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Francis said: //You can repent of the same sin AS OFTEN as your heart is broken from the SAME sin//

Here you say that we can disobey the law CONTINUOUSLY as long as we repent with a broken heart.
BUT this contradicts your quoting of scripture saying we are to "do righteousness" and "be ye perfect".

Which is it to be?
If someone is continuously disobeying the law and repenting, then how does that fit in with your demand that we "do righteousness" and "be perfect"?

BTW, repent means having great regret over an offense.
But your claim about CONTINUAL repentance contradicts this. How can someone have TRUE regret and yet continuously do the same offense?

---Haz27 on 8/1/13


Nana, you said I should "complain to God" because He did not provide an answer in scripture for you to be able to answer my question.

I suggest you don't blame God.
Instead, blame the false doctrine you follow that has no support in scripture.

After all, ALL the world is guilty before God, under the law, Rom 3:19. If God says ALL the world is guilty, then how is it you oppose God's claim?

You did however suggest that we are to be perfect. Assuming you mean perfect in obedience to the law, then I would ask if you have PERFECTLY obeyed the law since the day you received Christ?
---Haz27 on 8/1/13


You can NEVER be too busy to repent

repentence is not what you say it is what happens to you when you realize that you have broken the relationship between God and you

Isaiah 59:2 your sins have hid his face from you,

It is the broken heart that is repentane, not the spoken word

Psalms 51:17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart,

How busy does one have to be not to notice that his heart is broken

You can repent of the same sin as often as your heart is broken from the same sin
---francis on 8/1/13


2 Chronicles 34:31_33 "And the king stood in his place, and made a covenant before the LORD, to walk after the LORD, and to keep his commandments, and his testimonies, and his statutes, with all his heart, and with all his soul, to perform the words of the covenant which are written in this book. ... And the inhabitants of Jerusalem did according to the covenant of God, the God of their fathers. And Josiah took away all the abominations out of all the countries that pertained to the children of Israel, and made all that were present in Israel to serve, even to serve the LORD their God. And all his days they departed not from following the LORD, the God of their fathers."
---Nana on 8/1/13


Haz, you question was a great question when you said,

"Nana. You have not answered my questions. As you claim that obedience to the law is such an integral part of salvation, then what level of obedience is acceptable enough to get to God's kingdom?"

If perfection was possible with humans, (not counting Jesus), then those who are perfect are the only ones going in. But as we know that all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. All means all. We should stife to be perfect, but we can never be perfect. There is no salvation by works, salvation is by grace through faith in the perfect works of Christ and His resurrection.
---Mark_V. on 8/1/13




Haz27,
Jesus said, "Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect." Ask Jesus how much is enough.

"..., then what level of obedience is acceptable enough to get to God's kingdom?"

"Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these, Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, ...., as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God."
What level of compliance? Go and complain to God, not me. And please, leave Hagar alone for Jesus said that the works of the flesh come out of the heart. Matthew 15:17_20.
---Nana on 7/31/13


"once you are made aware that it is sin, you are expected to repent"---francis on 7/31/13

What if a Christian forgets to repent due to a busy day?
Is it the lake of fire for them too?

How often can one repent of the same offense?

Nana. You have not answered my questions. As you claim that obedience to the law is such an integral part of salvation, then what level of obedience is acceptable enough to get to God's kingdom?

How can we have any assurance if, as your doctrine suggests, God keeps us in the dark as to what He requires of us?
---Haz27 on 7/31/13


Unconfessed sin, when you know that you have violated the law of God is rebellious and iniquity, it cannot be forgiven unless you repent

the result of this is the lake of fire, as the wages of sin is death

The only unconfessed sin that are overlooked are those done in ignorance

Acts 17:30 And the times of this ignorance God winked at, but now commandeth all men every where to repent:

but once you are made aware that it is sin, you are expected to repent
---francis on 7/31/13


Who is it that mandate to be perfect? Jesus. Who is it that will jugde compliance? It is God, he knows the measure.
"But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth:
That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.
"

Did you know that Mark_V. and Haz? That Jesus commanded and that God will judge (his word as well)? If you did not,
now you do. And henceforth you asking, "when do you know you've done enough good works" and "what extent of "try to comply" is acceptable enough to prove that one is saved" make of you both a pair of Lowlifes and meddlers for, "It is God that justifieth."
---Nana on 7/31/13


Jerry said: //at least I try to comply with Jesus' mandate to be perfect. Do you try?//

Can you give us scripture to confirm your doctrine of "at least I try to comply"?

And what extent of "try to comply" is acceptable enough to prove that one is saved?

These questions are relevant as you claim without such trying to comply, then one is lost.

BTW, your understanding differs from francis who calls for PERFECT obedience. Why do SDA's differ so much in doctrine?

And why do you say we are to do righteousness by obedience to the law, when you yourself FAIL to do the righteousness you preach about?
---Haz27 on 7/31/13




Haz, you are correct, salvation is not by good deeds we have done, it is by Grace through faith in the perfect works of Jesus Christ on the Cross and His resurrection.
Works of the law never saved anyone, because no one could keep the whole law.
Alexander the coppersmith was an idol maker, probably one of many who complained that what Paul was teaching was ruining their trade as idol makers in (Acts 19:24,25). The Lord was going to repay him according to his works. God will judge all unbelievers at The Great White Throne of Judgment by their works. The book of works will be opened and they will get their sentence.
---Mark_V. on 7/31/13


Matthew 5:19 "Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven."
---Nana on 7/26/13

You call me a legalist for quoting that verse?
Paul said, "Alexander the coppersmith did me much evil: the Lord reward him according to his works:"
How much evil did Alexander do to Paul? What evil works did he do? Why wasn't enough for Paul just to state that Alexander didn't believe, the Lord reward him accordingly?
Why was he so specific pointing to "evil" and "works" (plural)?
---Nana on 7/30/13


Nana. You've always argued for works of the law to prove righteousness, but now you seem to deny this. Are you now saying that obedience to the law is NOT necessary?

As for 2Tim 2:19, please give us your definition of "iniquity" so we can see what works you demand of Christians.

And regards 1Tim6:14 you misunderstand it. What commandment does it refer to?
BELIEVE IN JESUS, as so many scriptures confirm.
Note 1Tim6:12 "Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold of eternal life".
This speaks of believing in Jesus.
"professed a good confession"
What confession? Rom 9:10 "with the heart man believes unto righteousness and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation".
---Haz27 on 7/30/13


Haz: I think I understand your confusion. You seem to be suffering from cognitive dissonance. On the one hand you say:

"You ignored the obvious answer in my post. The obedient son loved his father."

But you next post claimed that the disobedient Haz was the obedient son.

You also say:

"Jesus kept the law.
And Christians follow Jesus and keep his commandments"

Yet you preach that you are above the law and need not keep it. Didn't you know that Jesus wrote the Ten Commandments with His own finger?

One last time: "you admit that you FAIL" Yes, but at least I try to comply with Jesus' mandate to be perfect. Do you try?

---jerry6593 on 7/30/13


"BUT, you see works as being deeds of the law."
You have said that, not me.
Here is a verse I recommend you study:
2 Timothy 2:19 "Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity."

What, 1 Timothy 6:14?
I sugest you read THE whole of 1 Timothy. Start here, 1 Timothy 6:17_18 Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy, That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate,
---Nana on 7/29/13


Nana, you asked //What part of "works" you do not understand?//

Clearly you misunderstand "works".

Our works are to BELIEVE IN JESUS, John 6:29.
We are to keep this commandment (works that shows our faith) without spot and blameless (1Tim 6:14).

BUT, you see works as being deeds of the law.

So what level of works of the law are required, according to the doctrine you follow?
Is it PERFECT obedience, as the law of righteousness requires?
Or is some lessor degree of obedience sufficient?
If it's the latter, what amount of lessor obedience is this?
Any scripture to detail and confirm this claim of yours ?
---Haz27 on 7/29/13


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Jerry, you asked: // You never answered the question. Which son loved the father?//

You ignored the obvious answer in my post. The obedient son loved his father. And Christians love God and keep His commandments to believe in Jesus and love one another (1John 3:22,23).

The legalists amongst the SDA's are disobedient, drunkards, fornicators, who deny God by their works of the law to be perfected by the flesh.

Jesus kept the law.
And Christians follow Jesus and keep his commandments to believe in him and love one another(1John 3:22,23).

Why do you quote scripture (that you don't understand) to do righteousness when you admit that you FAIL and DON'T do righteousness?
---Haz27 on 7/28/13


Bro. Peter, mima has not been around for several years now. I use to answer him a lot when he was on line. He was a good witness where ever he went. I heard he was sick. Hope he is doing ok.
---Mark_V. on 7/28/13


Philippians 3:9 - And being found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by Faith,

Titus 3:5 - Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost,

James 2:26 - For the Body without the spirit is dead, so Faith without works is dead also.

( These Works a saved person does, They do not save the person, there just part of faith)
---RICHARDC on 7/28/13


Haz27,
Revelation 3:15 "I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot."
What part of "works" you do not understand? All, I get it!

Matthew 25, "When the Son of man shall come in his glory...", he'll divide and separate the nations according to each man's deeds. Paul agrees:
Colosians 3:25 But he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done: and there is no respect of persons.
2 Timothy 4:14 Alexander the coppersmith did me much evil: the Lord reward him according to his works:
Romans 2:7_11 "To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life:..."
---Nana on 7/28/13


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Haz (or rather Jaz): You never answered the question. Which son loved the father? the obedient or the disobedient? Your pseudo-answer shows the typical carnal-hearted descent into irrelevant liberal-speak.

Rom 8:7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.

Two more questions for you:

1) Did Jesus keep the 10C Law?

2) Do you follow Jesus?



---jerry6593 on 7/28/13


Mima: do you mean sins that are known to the person who sinned?

For it is clear that there are also sins that we have done at some point in the past, and possibly even in the present when they relate to a way of tinking, that we may not know of
---Peter on 7/28/13


znsus, note also the verses before John 3:21 you quoted.

John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever BELIEVES IN HIM should not perish, but have everlasting life"

Clearly there's NO mixing of grace with works of the law here for righteousness.

And note Rom 11:6.
"if by grace, then it is no longer of works, otherwise grace is no longer grace. But if it is of works, it is no longer grace, otherwise work is no longer work".

znsus, you follow a lukewarm doctrine that mixes grace with works of the law. God spews out those who are lukewarm, Rev 3:15,16. Therefore repent of your dead works.
---Haz27 on 7/27/13


Nana you said: //Haz27 is confused and therefore equates legalism with sinning (Hebrews 10:26//

You misunderstand scripture.
Whatever the law says it says to those under it, Rom 3:19.
Legalists are under the law as they judge righteousness by deeds of the law. Thus, by being under the law, legalists make themselves a transgressor/Sinner (Gal 2:18) as they FAIL to perfectly obey the law they remain under.

By remaining under the law (therefore denying that our faith is counted for righteousness) after having the knowledge of the truth of the gospel, you are thus willfully sinning and counting the blood of the covenant wherewith you have been sanctified, an unholy thing, Heb 10:26,29.
---Haz27 on 7/27/13


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Refresher:

1 John 3:

7 Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.
10 In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother.
12 Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother's righteous.
See the word doeth?

Another similar:

John 3:21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God
See it again?

Your do nothing righteousnes is made up by you, not biblical doctrine.
---znsns on 7/27/13


Jerry, you have the story confused.

Haz was obedient. He loved God and kept His commandments to BELIEVE IN JESUS and LOVE ONE ANOTHER (1John 3:22,23).
Haz obeyed God's will for sanctification and to abstain from fornication with Hagar/righteousness by works of the law (1Thess 4:3).

Jaz however was disobedient and denied God. Jaz would not submit to the righteousness of God. Instead he sought to be perfected by the flesh seeking righteousness by works of the law.
Jaz rejected the will of God and was drunk with the wine of fornication with Hagar/righteousness by works of the law (Rev 17:1,2).
---Haz27 on 7/27/13


Nana, thanks for quoting Rom 1:32. It actually refers to legalists such Francis and it would seem you too.
But, as it's been a while since we debated, please refresh my memory as to what you believe.

If a believer does not obey the law perfectly are they still righteous?

How does one do righteousness?
---Haz27 on 7/27/13


Jerry, I took a pause myself and read what you said to Haz. You gave him a parable, just as Jesus spoke in parables so that many could not understand truth. So now you speak in parables to Haz. Why not just give the interpretation of the parable of the two sons? Is your parable more understanding then Jesus parable of the two sons?
---Mark_V. on 7/27/13


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Hebrews 10:26 "For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins, ... ,"

Haz27 is confused and therefore equates legalism with sinning (Hebrews 10:26). Sinning is doing wrong knowingly, Romans 1:32. Specifically, "unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness, full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity, whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:"
---Nana on 7/27/13


Haz: If you would hit the pause button a moment on your hateful name calling, I will try to explain by parable this concept you seem to be missing the point of. There were two sons of a righteous father, Haz and Jaz. Now father had laid down some specific rules that he expected his boys to comply with. Jaz was obedient and did what his father had commanded out of love and respect for his father, but Haz was rebellious, and did as he pleased, expecting that his kind father would not punish him for his transgressions.

Which boy loved the father the most? The obedient Jaz or the rebellious Haz?


---jerry6593 on 7/27/13


Righteousness by faith is the imputing and imparting of the results of His sinless life and atoning death. It includes both justification and sanctification. He imputes, or credits, to us the merits of His sinless experience to deliver us from the penalty of sin. This is justification.

James 2:23 Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness:


To deliver us from the power of sin, He does not merely reckon us as righteous, but He actually imparts the strength to overcome sin.

Ephesians 3:16 That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man, That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith,
---francis on 7/26/13


Nana. You quoted 1 Corinthians 5:11 "not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner, with such an one no not to eat."

The fornicator/drunkard etc refers to the legalists such as yourself and francis.

The legalists are drunk with the wine of fornication (Rev 17:1,2) with Hagar (righteousness by works of the law, Gal 4:24).

The legalists have trodden under foot the Son of God and counted the blood of the covenant wherewith they were sanctified, an unholy thing (Heb 10:29).

Legalists disobey God's will that we be sanctified and to abstain from fornication with Hagar (1Thess 4:3).
---Haz27 on 7/26/13


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Nana said: "Jerry and francis have it figured out."

Sadly legalists such as these 2 and Nana, have figured out that they want to go backwards.

Jerry admits to failing to do righteousness (PERFECT obedience to the law), thereby condemning himself in quoting 1John 3:7-9.

Francis likewise admits to SDA's failure to PERFECTLY obey the law, so likewise condemning himself and ALL SDA's.

Legalists quote scripture they do not understand and condemn themselves. They disobey God's will and thus are opposing God and even themselves.

Repent of your dead works Nana/Jerry/Francis, and believe in Jesus.
---Haz27 on 7/26/13


How do we do righteousness?"
---Haz27 on 7/26/13
First you have to accept what God says: we are able to do righteousness

Then you have to accept more of what God says: we do righteousness because of Christ in us, because he has granted us his Divine Nature

1 John 3:7 Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.

Deuteronomy 6:25 And it shall be our righteousness, if we observe to do all these commandments before the LORD our God, as he hath commanded us.

I do not try to dispute against God, I acept every word of God as true and pure
---francis on 7/26/13


"Jerry & francis.
How do we do righteousness?"
---Haz27 on 7/26/13

Jerry and francis have it figured out how to.
If you go backwards they'll go forwards, you go left-they'll go right.

1 Corinthians 5:11 "But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner, with such an one no not to eat."

Matthew 5:19 "Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven."
---Nana on 7/26/13


Jerry & francis.
How do we do righteousness?

Option 1: PERFECT obedience to the law of righteousness (aka Law of sin and death). To offend in ONE POINT makes you guilty of ALL the law, James 2:10.

Option 2: Our faith is counted for righteousness, Rom 4:5.

SDA's choose option 1, thus they're under the law for righteousness by works and they make themselves a transgressor/SINNER ,Gal 2:18 as they FAIL to obey the law PERFECTLY (Rom 3:19, James 2:10).
Under Option 1, SDA's only prove by their FAILURE to PERFECTLY obey the law, that they do NOT do righteousness.

But, Christians believe in Jesus, thus their faith is counted for righteousness.
---Haz27 on 7/26/13


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1 John 3:7 Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.
---francis on 7/25/13


Haz: "Hence 1John 3:4 "sin is transgression of the law" applies to those who bring themselves under the law for righteousness by deeds of the law."

That must be the gospel according to Haz. LOL! Here's what the Bible says:

1Jn 3:7 Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.
1Jn 3:8 He that committeth sin is of the devil, for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.
1Jn 3:9 Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin, for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.


---jerry6593 on 7/25/13


jerry6593. "Whatever the law says it says to those under it", Rom 3:19

Hence 1John 3:4 "sin is transgression of the law" applies to those who bring themselves under the law for righteousness by deeds of the law.

Legalists bring themselves under the law through their unbelief in Jesus. They deny that faith is counted for righteousness (Rom 4:5) as they refuse to see anyone as righteous unless deeds of the law confirm it.

Jerry are you righteous?
How do you know if you are?
---Haz27 on 7/24/13


Rita, it is necessary to call a heretic a heretic, I cannot call him a believer sinces his view are heretical. Yet I do not do it to others but him even though many others are heretics. I call him a heretic, which is a proper name for someone who is not of the same faith as Christians, he has a jesus that is an archangel, we have a Jesus who is God, Creator of all things even archangels.
And I begin calling him a heretic when he got personal and started calling me an idiot. I hope you understand but if you don't I'm sorry I disappoint you. Have a happy day Rita.
---Mark_V. on 7/24/13


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The Law you teach condemns you.
---Mark_V. on 7/23/13
People wonder why i call mark_V and idiot

well here is why
Mark_V says that I am condemned if I:

1: have no other gods before Jehovah.
2: Do not make any graven image, to worship
3: Do not take the name of the LORD God in vain,
4: Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.
5: Honour my father and thy mother:
6: Do not kill.
7: Do not commit adultery.
8: Do not steal.
9: Do not bear false witness
10: Do not covet

Do not eat anything God says not to eat.

I think you should stop posting such garbage, smarten up and repent

Surely we have very different gods, your god condemns those who are obedient to my Jehovah
---francis on 7/24/13


Mark V, is it really necessary to refer to another user here as a heretic EVERY time you address him? We all know your opinion of him, we all know why also, but can you not be more constructive rather that being dismissive and agressive?

You achieve nothing by doing this so it would be good to see your biblical answers standing out alone without the TWO WORD prefix of which you are so fond.
---Rita_H on 7/24/13


Haz: "How does one "sin"?
They bring themselves under the law..."

This is the exact opposite of what the Bible teaches.

1Jn 3:4 Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.

I could believe you, or I can believe the Bible. I'll go with the Bible.



MarkV: "Heretic francis, old Testament people were under a covenant of works, no salvation through works."

Did you know that ALL the New Testament authors and Jesus Himself believed and quoted from the Old Testament. They also believed that OT believers were saved. You are not equipped to judge another's salvation!



---jerry6593 on 7/24/13


---Mark_V. on 7/23/13
IDIOT
---francis on 7/23/13


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Francis quoted Hebrews 10:26 "For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins..."

This verse applies to the likes of Francis.

How does one "sin"?
They bring themselves under the law for righteousness (SDA doctrine). And whatever the law says it says to those under it, Rom 3:19.

Gal 2:18 "if I build again the things which I destroyed (righteousness by works of the law) I MAKE MYSELF a transgressor"(SINNER).

So to sin wilfully after having the knowledge of the truth of the gospel, is to turn turn back to the law for righteousness (Gal 2:18), thus making yourself a willful sinner. It's unbelief in Jesus.
---Haz27 on 7/23/13


Heretic francis, old Testament people were under a covenant of works, no salvation through works. The only righteous people around were those born of God. Who were saved by grace through faith. No one who is a child of God is ever lost. Jesus does not lie, you lie. Here is what Jesus said,
"My sheep hear My voice and I know them, and they follow Me. And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish, neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand." (John 10:27,28).
The Law you teach condemns you.
---Mark_V. on 7/23/13


For your information, Ez. 18:24 the righteousness mentioned there is not the righeousness of Christ since He had not yet come.
---Mark_V. on 7/22/13
Righteousness of Christ is BY FAITH.

Righteousness by FAITH was around long long before Jesus was born ( notice i say born)

Genesis 15:6 And he believed in the LORD, and he counted it to him for righteousness. ( JUSTIFICATION)

Deuteronomy 6:25 And it shall be our righteousness, if we observe to do all these commandments before the LORD our God, as he hath commanded us.( SANCTIFICATION)
---francis on 7/22/13


For your information, Ez. 18:24 the righteousness mentioned there is not the righeousness of Christ since He had not yet come. In this passage righteous means they were once doing everything according to the law, but broke the law in one way are another.
And in Heb. 10:26 nowhere mentions these people who left were saved. This is a warning passage that deals with the sin of apostasy, and intentional falling away. or defection. Apostates are those who move toward Christ, hear and understand His gospel and then rebel and turn away. Their sin will be worse then those who never heard the gospel.
True believers born of God no perish but have eternal life.
---Mark_V. on 7/22/13


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Ezekiel 18:24 But when the righteous turneth away from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, and doeth according to all the abominations that the wicked man doeth, shall he live? All his righteousness that he hath done shall not be mentioned: in his trespass that he hath trespassed, and in his sin that he hath sinned, in them shall he die.

Hebrews 10:26 For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins, but a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.
---francis on 7/20/13


Hello,Often forget,yet I realize if any way I have offended the Lord be thought,word,deed knowing I am a child of the Master, I realize I have to come into subjection to my risen Lord & come before Him, quickly ask his forgiveness/ seek Him diligently for this is no ordinary relationship, this is more Eph.4:1-5. Eph.5:8,9,10.Eph.5:15,16,17.Lk22:31
---lidia4796 on 7/20/13


No one who is born of God loses his salvation. He is a child of God forever.
---Mark_V. on 7/19/13


Leviticus 4:27 And if any one of the common people sin through ignorance, while he doeth somewhat against any of the commandments of the LORD concerning things which ought not to be done, and be guilty,
Or if his sin, which he hath sinned, come to his knowledge: then he shall bring his offering, a kid of the goats, a female without blemish, for his sin which he hath sinned.


Numbers 15:30 But the soul that doeth ought presumptuously, whether he be born in the land, or a stranger, the same reproacheth the LORD, and that soul shall be cut off from among his people. Because he hath despised the word of the LORD, and hath broken his commandment, that soul shall utterly be cut off, his iniquity [shall be] upo
---francis on 7/18/13


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Natalie, it is true that sins, even if not named individually, can still be forgiven. For who can know each and every sin as God seen every sin?
---Peter9556 on 7/18/13


I think it's not so much a question of whether or not we "have to" confess our sins to be forgiven (assuming we've already made the decision to receive by faith Jesus' death and resurrection in our place, turning from sin to God)--but one of the evidences of being a true Christian is how we respond when God convicts us of sin. Those who are truly born again will HATE their sin and want it gone. When they realize they have sinned, they will hate their sin because it offends and hurts God. They will not only rest in God's forgiveness, but they will WANT to seek his help to turn their backs on their specific sins.
---Natalie on 7/18/13


PART TWO:
The woman caught in adultery did not said three words "No man Lord." and his response? Neither do I condemn thee. Go and sin no more." John 8:11

Psalms 51:17, "The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise."
---Bruce5656 on 11/21/07


If you are saved none of your Sins, either before you were saved or after you were saved, will ever be charged against you again. When you obtain forgiveness from God, which you do by accepting his son THE Lord Jesus Christ into your life as your personal savior, you're not dealing with a mere human being. God has a divine forgeter waiting for you.
---Mima on 1/4/07


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The qualification to forgiveness is confession and repentance. Unless you confess and repent, you can NOT be forgiven.
---Leslie on 1/3/07


You wouldn't believe how many of your sins you never remebered to confess but they were forgiven. If you are saved, everytime you put your trust in Him and live uprightly, He puts all your old sins behind him, even those you never remembered to confess. he does the same thing when you pray and say "Lord, forgive me all my sins..."
---Okebaram on 5/18/06


1/2
This Q is questioning the limit and extent of Christ's Atonement.
In other words, did Jesus pay the price for just some sins of believers or all the sins of the believers?
If we say "some" then we have an incomplete salvation. There is something we have to add, confession of all our sins, to be completely forgiven.
---John_T on 4/18/06


2/2
That position also makes justification impossible. We can not stand in a position of righteousness before a just and holy God if only some sins are forgiven.

Jesus paid it all, all to him I owe, Sin had left a crimson stain, but He washed me white as snow.
---John_T on 4/18/06


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Amen Fred_S. Forgiveness is a wonderful thing and what Jesus did to exact it was great. However, it is even more wonderful to find out that He did away with the man (aka: the old man) who needed forgiveness and made us new creatures who are no longer under the dominion of sin.

"That the communication of your faith may be made effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing that is in you by Christ Jesus."

Begin to acknowledge who Father has made you and see what happens.
---Linda6563 on 4/18/06


What about death to the "old man" and born again a "new man"?
---Fred_S. on 4/18/06


Herb,
Where in the bible do we find the def. of a "realy bad sin"?

Psalms 51:17, "The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise."
---Bruce5656 on 4/18/06


Herb ... do you remember all your sins? Some we do not even know we have committed, or we forget, or maybe we do not even know are sins. For such sins, the blanket confession of total failure to do as God wishes we would do is valuable, if not essential
---alan8869_of_UK on 4/18/06


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Do any of you think the thief on the cross named all his sins and confessed them all? Or how about the jailor who asked "what must I do to be saved"? He didn't name off a lifetime of various sins. he just believed and was saved. Lets not make it any more complicated than that.
---john on 4/17/06


A blanket confession is a cop out. God forgive me of my sins, Aman. If we commit a very bad sin, we need to confess that sin. If we use a blanket confession, it may not cover everything.

If I took something of yours and came to you and said I'm sorry, I made a mistake. Have I truely made admins with you or am I just covering it up. A blanket confession just covers it up without really being sorry for it. But if you have to admit it, then it hurts and you can truely repent.
---Rev_Herb on 4/17/06


Well, you can always ask the Lord to reveal to you any sin in your life of which you are unaware.Ps 139:23-24 "Search me,O God, and know my heart; try me and know my thoughts. And see if there be any wicked way in me and lead me in the way everlasting". If you pray this sincerely and are willing to repent of any sin the Lord brings to your attention,you are doing all you can..Keep listening to the Lord (but don't get caught up in introspection where the focus is always on self)
---Donna2277 on 4/13/06


Donna,
It may be helpful to the individual to "confess" a specific thing but I don't see where it makes any difference to God.

The question was not, "Does it serve any purpose to confess an individual sin."

The question asks if "sins" must be confessed to be forgiven

However, when it comes to salvation, it is not a matter of confessing individual sins. Acts 16:31, "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved,"
---Bruce5656 on 4/13/06


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Please read Psalm 32.
---Eloy on 4/13/06


I agree with Bruce. If it is an absolute must to confess each one then we are all in a lot of trouble. And what about those guys who nailed Jesus to the cross? Did they confess their sins? And didn't Jesus say Father, forgive them"? We should do our best to confess but to make a rule that it is prerequisite is not of God.
---john on 4/13/06


I agree totally with Rev. Herb. Bruce, we must tell God what our sins are, mostly for our own sake, not for God's sake because he knows what they are. But acknowledging the exact sin will allow you to go on and then ask to be free from this bondage. For example, when I confessed my sin of anger, I then was able to work on it on a daily basis to get free from it. See my point?
---Donna9759 on 4/13/06


How can we confess all sins. Some of them we do not even realise we have committed, and some we do not even know are sins.
The slave traders were not sinning by what had been revealed to them at that time. Future generations will probably say that some of our normal activities are sins.(as some here now say smoking is a sin)
---alan8869_of_UK on 4/13/06


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No. A person has to ask for forgiveness in order to be forgiven. Any sin that we commit we need to ask God to forgive us. How can he forgive someone if one don't ask? He can't.
---Rebecca_D on 4/13/06


I am not exactly sure. But When I pray and ask for forgivenes I pray specificaly for the things I know I have done wrong. Then I pray for forgiveness for any way I have not glorified him. Then I ask him to shine the light in any dark areas I might have. I hope this helped.
---Dina on 4/13/06


Psalms 66:18 If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me:

If you have unconfessed sin in your life, God won't hear your prayers.

1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
---Rev_Herb on 4/13/06


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