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Commandments From Jesus
  
Those in Christ Jesus are walking in Christ. Not living in sin.
---Samuelbb7 on 8/1/17

I agree Samuel. We cannot be in Christ, in communion with Jesus, if we are living in sin. I am not declaring this. I do not know how you got here.

But what I am saying is that we in Christ are no longer under the law because the requirement of the law has been satisfied by Jesus for us.

And that's why there is no condemnation for those in Christ, because the law has no power over us to condemn us.


Commandments From Jesus
  
In (John 8:34) Jesus tells us everyone who sins is a slave to sin. Do you believe him?
---David on 8/1/17

I believe Jesus, I do not believe your translation.

First. Context. The context is about being a slave or free. Not about sin.

Second. The verse says "...everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin..." yet the word translated "commits" in English, is in Greek, a Present Tense Verb Participle which indicates continuous action, habitual action, or a "lifestyle" action.

For example, if you play tennis once in your life, you are not a tennis player. But if you play every week, why then you are a tennis player.

Jesus says if you habitually commit sin, you are its slave.


What Is Vain Philosophy
  
Worship is the act of Loving GOD. Which leads to loving our neighbor.
---Samuelbb7 on 7/31/17

I think your statement describes part of our relationship with our God, the Trinity.

I need to know I am loved, accepted, and I have assurance in my relationship with Jesus, His Father, and the Holy Spirit. I need to know that I was loved and wanted from the foundation of the world, and no matter what I do, good or bad, that love will never change.

For my part, I need to believe, trust, and depend upon God. I involve God in all aspects and activities in my life. God is the source and reason for every good thing in my life and I praise and worship Him for that.

Anything other than this relationship is religion.


Commandments From Jesus
  
If you are not under the Law, can you give me an example of sin that makes you a sinner?
---David on 8/1/17

I refuse to play your games about sin and the Law.

Read on in Romans until you get to this:

Romans 8:1-4 "Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death. For what the Law could not do, weak as it was through the flesh, God did: sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and as an offering for sin, He condemned sin in the flesh, so that the requirement of the Law might be fulfilled in us, who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit"


Commandments From Jesus
  
You don't believe you are a sinner, because you don't believe you are under the Law.
---David on 7/29/17

Where do you get this from? Is this your line when anyone challenges your belief that we don't believe we can sin?

I am a sinner saved by grace. I am no longer under the law, because I am now in Christ.

Read John 14:20 instead of quoting John 14:21.

I am in Jesus, and Jesus is in the Father. Is Jesus under the Law? Jesus is in the Father, is the Father under the Law?

You do not know the position of the believer. Read John 15:1-6.

We are abiding in Jesus, partaking of His accomplishments, including His fulfillment of the Law.


Commandments From Jesus
  
maybe the Holy Spirit gave you the correct interpretation
---David on 7/28/17

I am trying to answer you, Jerry, and Samuel and not all my posts get thru.

I may have been replying to a response by Jerry, although you two agree on this issue it seems.

As you have said, we will continue to disagree on this subject.

I understand your viewpoint, but you do not want to know mine. I am sad for you. You cannot have any peace and feel acceptance from God if you have to constantly confess and make sure everything is confessed. Where is the love, forgiveness, and acceptance from God that we all need?

Your G.O.D. is not the God of my understanding.


Commandments From Jesus
  
I will admit there are very few verses which use the phrase "confession of sin"... ---David on 7/27/17

I knew that 1 John 1:9 would be the only verse you would use. And you are reading into the verse, not out of it.

The verse does not say we must confess our sins before we are forgiven. No, read it again. The verse also does not say that if we do not confess our sins they will not be forgiven.

The context of the verse is 1 John 1:6 "If we say that we have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth".

Again the emphasis of the passage is on fellowship, relationship.


What Is Vain Philosophy
  
And all "RELIGION " is actually a philosophy....and is vain...appealing to the old sin nature
---kathr4453 on 4/29/17

I agree.

Religion is about "what I am doing" to be righteous toward God.

I think the most religious people in history were the Pharisees. They devoted their life to a difficult and tedious practice of commandments, festivals, and sacrifices.

And yet, Jesus said to them in John 5: "You have neither heard His voice at any time nor seen His form and You do not have His word abiding in you".

What a slap in the face!

But religion takes your focus off God, and places it on yourself. They did not know God, but they did know how hard they worked.


Commandments From Jesus
  
However, the NT uses the word "Repent" over 40 times, and confession of sin is inferred in these verses.
---David on 7/27/17

The word "repent" is a translation of the Greek word "metanoia" which means to change your mind or to change the direction of your thinking.

Metanoia does not have the concept of penitence in it. It does not infer confession. It does not infer regret, or sorrow, or contrition.

All these have been heaped on by a mistranslation of the word metanoia. Other words express these emotions, such as confession, contrition, and supplication.

The word Repent means "to pent again" or to be penitent again. Not to change your mind.


Commandments From Jesus
  
Only past sins are forgiven, and those only when repented of.
---Jerry6593 on 7/26/17

BCV please for your proof.

Here are some of mine:

Heb 9:26 "Otherwise, He would have needed to suffer often since the foundation of the world, but now once at the consummation of the ages He has been manifested to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself"

Col 2:13-14 "When you were dead in your transgressions and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He made you alive together with Him, having forgiven us all our transgressions, having canceled out the certificate of debt consisting of decrees against us, which was hostile to us, and He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross"


Commandments From Jesus
  
If God forgives your sin, you are under the Law. If there is no change, you are under Grace.
---David on 7/25/17

Do you ever read Romans 6?

Rom 6:14-15 " For sin shall not be master over you, for you are not under law but under grace. What then? Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? May it never be!"

It is plain that we are under grace and not under law. Period. No matter what the state of your confession is, we are under grace.

And God has already forgiven your sin way back at the cross. Confession of your sin is for you, not for God. If you don't believe that, then answer this. Why are you told to confess your sins one to another?


Commandments From Jesus
  
To be honest, I was completely ignorant that Protestants don't believe they can sin.
---David on 7/23/17

Sin is not the issue, relationship is.

As Jerry agrees, sin has been dealt with by Jesus death, burial, and resurrection. All sin has been forgiven by God as far as the east is from the west.

Why do you want to remember it?

Our relationship with Jesus is our primary focus. Our second focus is our relationship with all other humans.

It is that simple. Anything more complicated is religion, not relationship.


Commandments From Jesus
  
The only law that was erased by Christ's atoning sacrifice on the cross was the Levitical sacrificial law...
---Jerry6593 on 7/22/17

Funny. I do not see the Apostles telling us in their Epistles to continue to be circumcised, to continue to keep the dietary laws, to keep the festivals and Sabbath, to keep the agricultural laws, and to not mix fabrics.

All these are not the Sacrificial law.

Rather, the Epistles tell us we are called to liberty, not the letter of the Law.

If the law is still required, what is the Good news of the Gospel?


Commandments From Jesus
  
Isn't it true, sin must die so that we can live for Christ?
What did Paul use to make this happen in (Romans 7: 11)?
---David on 7/21/17

Why do you continually change the subject?

The subject was your previous post that contained "we gain freedom from sin when we obey the Law". Now you are onto sin and living for Christ.

I want to stay on your previous statement. You said in it that "I revealed the fact those who sin are under the Law".

Yet, Romans 7 says we who have died with Christ have been released from the Law, have been freed from the Law, have been made to die to the Law.

Our sin has been dealt with by the death of Jesus. So has the Law.


Commandments From Jesus
  
Because one gains freedom from sin, by obeying the Law (Romans 7:9)
---David on 7/20/17

How can you read Romans 7, quote it, and still think you are still joined to the Law? We are told:

Rom 7:4 "Therefore, my brethren, you also were made to die to the Law through the body of Christ, so that you might be joined to another, to Him who was raised from the dead..."

The whole cosmos died and rose again with Jesus. We are no longer mastered by sin and death. Remember your memory verse:

Rom 6:7 "For he who has died has been freed from sin"

Therefore, we are to consider ourselves dead to sin and alive to Christ.

Not alive to the Law, alive to Christ.


What Is Apophtatic Theology
  
If you don't have an original Greek or Hebrew MSS, how do you know that what you call "my Bible" is accurate?
---Cluny on 7/18/17

What I find fascinating, is the reaction of KJV supporters when they find out that the Textus Receptus/LXX/Septuagint was derived from "copies" and not from an original MSS.

It nearly blows their mind.

What is also fascinating is when they learn that the reference of Jesus to a "jot or tittle" is about the practice of Scribes copying the Scrolls of the Tanakh to continue and preserve them and it is this practice that the church fathers patterned their copying of MSS after.


What Is Apophtatic Theology
  
Few things have caused more damage in churches than when pastors say things like:
---michael_e on 7/17/17

I must disagree.

The most damage has been caused by people not searching the Scriptures for themselves.

When I study the Scriptures, their truth form a protective screen around my brain that error cannot penetrate. No matter how nicely wrapped the error is, it hits the truth screen and it stops dead.

People without this screen can easily be influenced and persuaded by false teachers of all kinds.

Saying we have no definitive manuscripts is the start of the same dangerous path that led Bart Erhman into error.


What Is Apophtatic Theology
  
Seems pretty clear to me.
---Jerry6593 on 7/14/17

why in Greek is "Agio Pnevmati" neuter?
---Cluny on 7/13/17

First, Jerry. As Cluny can attest, the word "He" in John 16:13 denoting the Holy Spirit is not in the Greek text. A form of the pronoun "ekeinos" is included which refers to the noun "pneuma" which Cluny rightly says is neuter. Therefore, the pronoun could rightly be rendered "he" or "she".

Second, Cluny, the Greek language renders the HS as neuter. The Syriac versions render the HS as feminine. "Ruach" in Hebrew is feminine, and the HS in Latin, is definitely masculine. I believe our God is neither masculine or feminine but contains both.


What Is Apophtatic Theology
  
In Hebrew, ruach (wind or spirit) is ALWAYS feminine. ---StrongAxe on 7/11/17

Thank you for stating this.

We, the Body of Christ, have lost track of who our God is.

If God created them "male and female" and we were created in God's image, there MUST be femininity in our God. Why are we so shocked to see or admit it?

Femininity is in our God and His word confirms it.

Ruach Ha Kodesh is the third person in the trinity and the Holy Spirit is feminine.

The Holy Spirit is the creative force in our God. She is the creative force behind all music, all art, all beauty, every good thing that we think man has created, Our God is the originator.



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