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while considering eastern orthodox teachings I think we should carefully consider the teachings.for instance,Ethiopia one of the oriental churches has strong teaching regarding mariology.regarding the original sin Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido church briefly teaches that saint mary was spotless and free from the original sin which resulted from disobedience ...


Sirach 6:5-9 Be not without fear about sin forgiven, and add not sin upon sin: 6 And say not: The mercy of the Lord is great, he will have mercy on the multitude of my sins. 7 For mercy and wrath quickly come from him, and his wrath looketh upon sinners. 8 Delay not to be converted to the Lord, and defer it not from day to day. 9 For his wrath shall come on ...


James 4:17 If anyone, then, knows the good they ought to do and doesn’t do it, it is sin for them.(A)


I like in particular the approach present in Faithlife Study Bible [FSB]. The focus of this passage is the law and human weakness, which magnified the problem of sin. In vv. 6–12, Paul spoke in the past tense (“I was”). Here, he switches to the present tense (“I am”) to describe life under sin and law—a literary device to get the attention of his audience. ...

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