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Seclusion Good For Christian Walk

Are you one of those who realized that we are already saved when we accept Jesus, yet we could not help to continue on sinning as a result of our interaction with our fellow man? Would seclusion (cloisters, nunnery, monkhood) helps to lessen sin incurred due to interaction?

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 ---linda6546 on 6/6/05
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Isolation from others is not good.

True repentance is the only way to be free of habitual sins.
Jesus Christ sets the captives free not put them back into a cell of isolation. That is imprisonment.

Without the power from the Holy Spirit, resisting sin with our minds, trying to make the flesh submit is temporary. True repentance sets your body and mind free to follow your spirit into the righteousness of Christ Jesus.
---Cindy on 2/14/08


The saved are not those who necessarily have great conviction of sin, great impressions, great enlightment, have received the gospel, are baptised, make a profession, pray, who repent, leaders in religious work, doctrinally sound,don't doubt,or keep company with godly people. Those who are separated unto the Lord are separated from the evils of the world. John said, "Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world".
---catherine on 10/26/07


I am sure God is much more pleased with us who are here arguing than he is with someone quietly praying for us in a convent somewhere.
---John1944 on 10/25/07


Nunneries,cloisters,monkhood are all damnable creations of satan. Designed to deceive people and turn them against the Word of God. No where in the bible have I ever read anything cncerning nuns,monks and all of that foolery. It sounds good but it is not the Word of God.We have to stay on guard against the tricks of the devil. Stay prayerful and in the Word. Satan is like a roaring lion looking for someone,anyone, to devour with his lies, half-truths and wicked teachings. Look out!
---Robyn on 10/25/07


Seclusion is not good for Christians. If we go off into the woods and separate ourselves from others. Where would the growth come from? Grappling with and solving problems, fiery trials,tribulations come to make us stronger. Without them we would weaken and stop growing. Like a pot bound plant we would soon die and wither up. We need our families,work,school,our church to keep us alive and thriving. Take that away and we are useless beings.
---Robyn on 10/25/07




Sin originates in your mind " as man thinketh so he is" so no seclusion would not be of any consequence.
The only thing that lessens sin is the revelation of Christ in our spiritman overtaking our carnal mind. Feast on Him and His bread and wine and you will lessen sin.
---rachel on 10/23/07


No..where would be the growth in a closed community? We are told to "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every nation". We are also told that we have to be in this world..to live, work and play amongst others. We would sin even in a closed community because it is in our nature. We just have to rely on Christ and His strength and forgiveness to see us through on a day-to-day basis.
---Ann5758 on 3/23/07


Linda:
I don't thin seclusion is the solution to our sin problem. After all the Lord wants us "in the world" but not to be "of the world" loving that which worldly people like to do.
The solution is "inclusion" of JCh in every aspect of our life, ever more beholding him and become ever more like him.
---Pierr7958 on 6/14/05


In a way it kind of would be better to be cloistered,but I'm not sure that is what the Lord would want. I've kind of admired the Amish who keep isolated from the world but I think God would be more pleased if we would obey him,while we are still living among unbeliever's.
---Mark_A.Scott on 6/13/05


A person does not enter into "seclusion", as you put it, to escape the world and its attendant sin. One would only do so, I hope, if one feels that they have been called to such a life.
I have never experienced this, but I would imagine that such a life would not be easy, and, so not a way to escape the trials of this world.
I admire those called to lead such a life of prayer.
Much prayer on our own part, will help lessen the impact of sin in our present lives.
---Margaret on 6/7/05




well, that is because we are still on 'earth', a fallen world,that's why we still experience those things. it's a fact. but here's the good side: look at yourself as a 'Work in Progress', exciting! isn't it? :0) God's promise for you is this: "He who began a good work in you will be faithful to complete it" (phil.1:6) never stop pressing on. God is faithful, i can say. I am a product of much grace that is why i understand what you mean. God bless..
---Gwen_M. on 6/6/05


I dont think seclusion is the answer,infact if anyting I think you will tempted even more and most likely give in ,its importnat as a new beleiver to fellowship with a group of mature,christ minded spirit lead belivers let the word be the final & first authority.Sin will get you anywhere,time or place,even if you were the only person on the planet one would still sin.People dont make you sin,you sin when you are.dragged away and enticed by your evil desires,the bible says.I hope this has helped you:)
---Lucritia on 6/6/05


If we are truly saved, we are aware of it. All of us need to come to Christ and confess our sin and ask Jesus into our heart. Only God saves us thru the blood of His Son Jesus. Seclusion doesn't help anything. Only when we confess our sins and really mean it, will God forgive us. Then we change that behavior with our Lord's help. We are all sinners and need forgiveness in or out of a monastery even after we are saved. Sin is a condition of the human race.
---Elsie on 6/6/05


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