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Christians do not overlook any sins, else they would not be Christian.
---Eloy on 10/31/09

The sin of rebellion!
---Warwick on 10/27/09

Warwick, I don't think there is anything more rebellious as those who profess they are Christians, yet refuse to believe or understand we are called to bring the Gospel to sinners.

Those who continually preach they are the elect God saved and that God chose others specifically to go to hell is rebellion beyond words!

How do these so called Elete Elect actually KNOW they are the real thing? What do they actually base their salvation on other than I AM one of God's Elect??

Every ALL cults believing THEY are the only ones, the only saved, and are deceived.

There is not one verse to Gentiles that says Jesus came to save the says He came to save SINNERS!!!
---kathr4453 on 10/28/09

It is the life that now is and the life that is to come. It will be hard to live in the life that is to come if you don't live in the life that now is. One builds upon the other. Kath, if you think I am putting the body above the Head, you don't know me.
---Linda on 10/27/09

Linda, our new Life in Christ is not built upon our old adam life. Our Old adam is crucified with we died to our old life.

Our NEW LIFE is built totally and completely upon Jesus Christ, and it is Christ in us...Christ being formed in us that is our life today. Old things pass away ALL things become NEW.
---kathr4453 on 10/28/09

Of course the wrath of God is approaching, but we as Christians must still move on with our God given mission and seek to help lead as many to Christ as possible through the preaching and teaching of the Word so others might come to a saving faith.

Anne,I agree 100%.

However, Linda is talking about something altogether different. She believes God can't move unless WE do something,and He is waiting on us before Jesus can come, teaching not only WORKS, but that God can't move unless WE do something--and MarkV AGREES with this?????a total contradiction to his established beliefs! Yet he disagrees WE are called to bring sinners to Jesus , because the Holy Spirit doesn't bring light to the ones God doesn't want?
---kathr4453 on 10/28/09

I am convinced the greatest sin is rebellion. Adam and Eve knew they must not eat one specific fruit. But in rebellion they did and man has continued this way since, with terrible consequences.

Today many people refuse to accept God's Truth preferring mans opinions-Colossians 2:8 "See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary principles of the world, rather than according to Christ."

Christ is our Creator who spoke all creation into being, obviously knowing the truth, always treating Genesis as historical reality. But many refuse to believe Him! With severe consequences.

The sin of rebellion!
---Warwick on 10/27/09

So far I have not heard Linda say anything bizaare, and she is also very polite which I greatly respect and shows the fruits of the Spirit. Mostly Linda is saying that the greatest miracle is the miracle of rebirth/regeneration and she is absolutely right. Other miracles (physical healings, tongues etc.) are probably quite simple in comparison to the miracle of rebirth.

Of course the wrath of God is approaching, but we as Christians must still move on with our God given mission and seek to help lead as many to Christ as possible through the preaching and teaching of the Word so others might come to a saving faith.
---Anne on 10/27/09

Linda, I want you to know I agree on a lot of what you say. I did questioned your faith in the miracles, and tongues. But of such is everyone who studies. Somethings we agree and others we don't. We can discuss them but its hard for anyone to suddenly change. It takes a lot of study, and information, and a lot of prayer to come to the truth. Yet I want you to know I love you and Anne, even when we don't agree. You can question anything I say, and if I can answer I will. If not I will tell you. You were told by someone, if you agreed with me, someone would come after you, well she has.
---MarkV. on 10/27/09

Linda, Duality of Prophecy Part 1 of 9
There is a duality in prophecy, determined by the context, most dont know about this.
Lets focus first on our only teacher, Christ, do not call anyone else teacher.
Matthew 23:8 But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your teacher, and all ye are brethren.
Jesus shows the dual application of SOME prophecies in Matthew 17:10-12.
His disciples asked about the prophecy of "Elijah," who would precede the coming of the Messiah.
Matthew 17:10 .why then say the scribes that Elijah must first come? 11 And he answered and said, Elijah indeed cometh, and shall restore all things: 12 but I say unto you, that an Elijah is come already, and they knew him not.
---paul9594 on 10/27/09

Linda, Duality of Prophecy Part 3 of 9
We can see that He actually prophesied two events. Jerusalem's destruction was the type, and the Great Tribulation is the antitype.
The events Christ speaks of during this discourse with His disciples prove this:

For instance, as you said, He begins with the very temple In His presence that is GOING TO BE destroyed by the Judgment of that Generation.

But then He moves on to events of the future, even false Christs again for our generation because .Ecclesiastes 1:9
The thing that hath been, it [is that] which shall be, and that which is done [is] that which shall be done: and [there is] no new [thing] under the sun.
---paul9594 on 10/27/09

Linda, Duality of Prophecy Part 4 of 9
Ecc 1:10 Is there [any] thing whereof it may be said, See, this [is] new? it hath been already of old time, which was before us. There is nothing new under the which was shall be and that which was done shall be done!

Matthew 24:27 For just as the lightning cometh forth from the east, and is seen even unto the west, so shall be the presence of the Son of :man.. 30 and then shall appear the sign of the Son of :man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and shall see the Son of :man coming on the clouds of the heaven with power and great glory.
---paul9594 on 10/27/09

Linda, Duality of Prophecy 5 of 9

31 And he shall send forth his :angels with a great trumpet, and they shall
gather together his :elect from the four winds, from the heavens ends unto
their :ends. Where they gathered in the air in His generation? Obviously not.

Also mentioned twice are the facts about false Christs, Because of the two very far apart generations He is talking about!
The main reason for this duality is the repetitive cycle of Gods judgment to the generation of that time for His people. And Now revealing himself to the Gentiles, He grafts us into the common wealth of Israel by our faith in Him.
He treats us the same having been adopted to be Isralites, He chastens us! Not as Pentecostals, Catholics!
---paul9594 on 10/27/09

Linda, Duality of Prophecy 8 of 9
The type, often stops short of fulfilling the whole prophecy. A Sabbath day in Nazareth shortly after He began His ministry, He publicly read from Isaiah 61:1-2, stopping abruptly after the first line in verse 2.
He told the audience, "Today this Scripture is fulfilled in your hearing." This portion of the prophecy was fulfilled, in type, during His earthly ministry. It will be completely fulfilled, AS The ANTIYPE, throughout the whole world during His millennial reign. Had Jesus read further, He would have spoken of events exclusively about His second coming.
Do we imitate a false Christ that is lawless? Or Christ with the Torah mindset and manners?
---paul9594 on 10/27/09

Amen Linda! You are a wise lady. Let's pray we might be blessed with more truly Holy Spirit filled preachers in this world who might help turn this rebellious nation into one that seeks humility and righteousness once more.Anne***

I have only spoken with Linda for my first time this week so I don't fully know her beliefs. I don't doubt that God can possibly work miracles even in our day. God bless.
---Anne on 10/27/09

Anne, God said "lay hands on no man suddenly", yet you did! Before EXALTING someone, it is wise to KNOW what they do believe first!
---kathr4453 on 10/27/09

It is the life that now is and the life that is to come. It will be hard to live in the life that is to come if you don't live in the life that now is. One builds upon the other. Kath, if you think I am putting the body above the Head, you don't know me.
---Linda on 10/27/09

I have never heard of Christian Now theology. I only listen to preachers like Paul Washer. So I basically only listen to 3 or 4 preachers that I feel are firmly biblically based. In fact I just got off the phone with Heartcry Missionary Society where Paul works. lol

I have only spoken with Linda for my first time this week so I don't fully know her beliefs. I don't doubt that God can possibly work miracles even in our day. God bless.
---Anne on 10/27/09


Thank for pointing this out.

I watch very little TV, no Christian TV, and listen to very little preaching on the radio, so I have never heard of Kingdom Now theology.

This kind of false doctrine seems to be pervading our body. While we can disagree with preachers like Paul Washer on small issues, thank God for preachers such as him who still preach the truth of Jesus, the cross, grace and mercy.

What we can do is teach and speak against such doctrine, and pray for the people caught up in it.
---Mark_Eaton on 10/27/09

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Mark_Eaton, this is exactly what Linda is teaching...Kingdom NOW Theology. They believe Jesus can't come until WE bring in the Kingdom when we make everything perfect for Jesus to reutrn. She's placing the Body (us) OVER the HEAD, Jesus Christ!

It's a dangerous doctrine that will fall right into the hands of anti-Christ. When anti-Christ brings a temp peace with lying signs and wonders....she will think it's really happening her way! This is going to be a horrible time for those who are deceived!

Who knows, the wound on the head may actually be someone head growing back like a limb! (Just kifdding!)
---kathr4453 on 10/27/09

Anne, Linda is a person with a lot of faith, but faith in what? It has to be faith in the Truth. You can have all the faith in the world and if your son or daughter is dying of cancer in the liver or in the lungs, they will die no matter how much force of faith you are Linda has. And if they are physically dead for many hours not one minute or seconds, It is a gurantee they will not get up no matter how much faith you muster up or Linda or anyone. If God wants to bring them up because He is not done with them in this world, they will come back to life. For God knows the time for each one of us, and we will make it to that time. Not before, and not after. Everything has been preordained, it is written. Nothing can change.
---MarkV. on 10/27/09


You are trying so hard to prove your point you miss the obvious. Everyone born after God said that lived about 120 years or less.

I see this as a line in the sand. Those already straddling it are "grandfathered" in and those just approaching the line will be stopped.

I think you may have taken Millenium Reign passages and misunderstood them. My understanding of the MR is that we will return to the lifespan of 900-1000 years that you are speaking of. However, we are not in the MR yet and this is another indicator.
---Mark_Eaton on 10/27/09

Stay in the beautiful faith Linda for as you stated on 10/26: "I believe the greatest miracle that takes place is the translation of one from the power of darkness into the kingdom of His dear Son - someone being born-again, being taken from death unto life. It is because I believe this that raising the dead, healing the sick, casting out demons, and speaking with new tongues is no big deal."

You are not one of little faith like many here. I pray others might have such faith too, and know Christ's mighty power that can work through us.

For as we all know: Many have a form of godliness, but deny the power.
---Anne on 10/27/09

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Linda, I have to disagree with you on many points you have stated. Sorry, but doing what the apostles did is not for the church today. There is no limps been restored, and speaking in tongues does nothing to bring anyone to Christ. It only introduces pride and God would never give something to someone in order for him to sin.
If limps were been restored and dead people were rising, and cancer people were been give a bill of health through this power you believe in, why not send this people who do this to all the hospitals to do what you say they can do? Wouldn't that incourage others to come to faith? We would have the biggest revival ever. What good is it to bring someone who is dead to life, when he is going to die anyway?
---MarkV. on 10/27/09

Linda 2 continue: Just think people rising from the dead to have to die again. And when they die again people could bring them to life again with this force of faith, and on and on? until the Second Coming of Christ to be alive then?
Paul was angry with the Corinthians when they were abusing the gifts because they were given to bring the Church forward since there was no New Testament written yet, healing and other miracles authenticated the authenticity of Christ. But many abused the gifts to the point that Paul wrote 1 Corinthians 13 in the chapter of love. He wrote that chapter between 12 and 14, where he speaks against what they were doing. The force of faith is taught by Word Faith teachers.
---MarkV. on 10/27/09

Mark: and then He cleansed the world with a flood, a picture of Christ and His death. That ark landed on Mount Ararat, which means "the curse is reversed". After the flood, Noah lived 350 more years. Altogether he lived 950. God said 120 years. Noah lived 350 more AFTER the judgment of God fell on the earth. Why didn't God just give him 120 more years? After all, it didn't take him long to get drunk after he came out of the ark. By the judgment of God (the flood), the wicked were taken and the righteous were left. And as it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be in the days of the coming of the Son of man.
---Linda on 10/27/09

Mark, if you don't stop at Genesis 6:3 to try to prove your point, you will find that Isaac lived 180 years. Jehoiada lived 130. Terah lived 205 years. Ishmael, the product of Abraham's unbelief, lived 127. Aaron was 123. The only one I am finding recorded (so far) who lived exactly 120 years was Moses, the mediator of the law, the ministration of death. That speaks volumes. Those like Abraham and Jacob, it is said that they were old and full of years and no age is given. Genesis 6:3 is not supported by the rest of the Old Testament, especially among those who were in covenant with God or who had a specific revelation of Him.
---Linda on 10/27/09

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"Have you seen the false Christ raised among the Gods people? Who even does signs and wonders among us? Matthew 24:24"

Jesus said in verse 34, "THIS generation shall not pass away until all these things be fulfilled." He was speaking of a generation not even born again yet because He had not yet died and rose again.

Are we of that generation? Are any of them still living? Or are we the generation of Christ? Jesus was speaking of the temple in Jerusalem (v.2). He said, "See ye not all THESE THINGS? There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down."
---Linda on 10/27/09


Did you miss this verse or do you believe it to be OT and over?

Gen 6:3 "Then the LORD said, "My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, because he also is flesh, nevertheless his days shall be one hundred and twenty years".

I see this verse limiting our lifespan to 120 years.
---Mark_Eaton on 10/26/09

Would Christ contradict the teaching of His own lips?

Mat 5:17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill. 18 Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.

Many following false Christs say that this verse means:
Christ came to fulfill the Law so that we dont have to

Then why would Christ direct us with:
Matthew 7:12 Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.

Void this teaching from His lips? Right? Ah, not this time!
---Paul on 10/26/09

The biggest Sin overlooked is denying your own savior, by denying His sound words

John 14:26 But the Comforter, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said unto you.

Are you of very elect that ultimately cannot be deceived?

Are there men and women who deny the sound Words, teachings of your savior by not bringing to your remembrance the sound words of Jesus Christ? Then they are not of the Holy Spirit!! Some might mean well, some are straight out to deceive you.

Have you seen the false Christ raised among the Gods people? Who even does signs and wonders among us? Matthew 24:24
---John on 10/26/09

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Alan, what miracles do you think were performed by the apostles? The Word even tells us that "special miracles" were wrought by the hand of Paul. I suppose there is a reason we are not told what those miracles are simply because they are not the limit of what God can do through a believer.

I believe that the greatest miracle that takes place is the translation of one from the power of darkness into the kingdom of His dear Son---someone being born again, being taken from death unto life. It is because I believe this that raising the dead, healing the sick, casting out demons, and speaking with new tongues is no big deal to God...or to them that believe.
---Linda on 10/26/09

Alan, I have not yet seen a limb restored but I have seen a joint that had kept a woman from kneeling and getting back up without help restored when I laid hands on her. However, my husband has seen a limb restored. I can get him on here if you would like. I am sure he would love to tell the story(ies).
---Linda on 10/26/09

No, I am not a follower of Benny Hinn. I am follower of Jesus Christ. And I know what I am convinced and convicted of by the Holy Ghost. I know what He taught me and showed me personally back before I ever heard of Copeland or Hinn or had even seen them on TV, simply because I was wide open to the truth. I don't live out of another man's revelation. I live out of my personal relationship with God. I also know intimately (by experience in all three realms of my life) that God is a Healer, always has been and always will be. He does not have to do one more thing to heal us. He has already provided it in Christ and we are to receive it by faith.
---Linda on 10/26/09

Again, a man with an experience is never at the mercy of a man with an argument. It surprises me, kath, that you are so adamant to declare the finished work of Christ and yet deny that all things redemptive to the whole man has not yet been provided. Mortality must put on immortality and corruption must put on incorruption. There will be some alive and remaining who will never go by way of the grave. They will simply be changed, just like putting a garment over a naked body, not to be unclothed but further clothed from their habitation on high, to wit, the redemption of the body. It is all the same.

Keeping the faith,
---Linda on 10/26/09

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Linda, do you even know what that course is? Paul KEPT the Faith all the way to the end of his life. He wasn't talking about his faith, but THE FAITH...the TRUTH! The unadulterated Gospel.

When we are being conformed to His Image, we are being conformed to HIS DEATH..Philippians 3.

AND no one lived 969 years old AFTER the Flood!

We are not going back to what Adam/Eve were before the fall, as some actually believe.

And if Adam/ Eve never sinned, they would have lived forever. So in relation to that 969 years vs forever means DEATH fell on man regardless of how long they may have lived back then before disease.

Linda, are you a follower of Benny Hinn? Who exactly is filling your head with all this nonsense?
---kathr4453 on 10/26/09

Linda ... No doubt God could do it.

I was commenting on your expectation that you would see it, in your life time,that you would see amputations restored, and the dead brought back to life.

It's just that as this has not happened yet in the 2000 years since the Resurrection. your confidence is impressive
---alan8566_of_uk on 10/26/09

Alan, just because it has not been seen does not mean it cannot be done. After all, what Jesus did had never been done before and yet that didn't stop people, like the prophets, from believing. The point is that if man can live almost 1000 years (969 being the oldest) with Adam as their progenitor, how much more one who has Christ as his progenitor. I don't care how long I live as long as I finish my course....however long that takes.
---Linda on 10/25/09

Linda ... but who can you recall from history who has reached the age of 200 without being "taken out"?

Do you know anyone alive now who is anything like that age?

I asked you the same a couple or three years ago, but you did not answer
---alan8566_of_uk on 10/25/09

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Wow kath. If Adam, who initiated death by sin lived 930 years, I am sure one in Christ could live as long if He tarried. Paul didn't die because of old age or sickness. He finished his course. I do expect that.

The lion and lamb has laid down together. OT prophecy of Christ, kath. Surely you know that. The Lion of the tribe of Judah has prevailed and the Lamb as though it had been slain standing is in the midst of the throne. That is the lion and lamb laying down (resting) together. Both aspects are available to the believer. The child at 100, well, if 40 is midlife for an 80 year old, then 100 would be mid life for a 200 year old. We have been redeemed from the curse that took people out at the age of 80.
---Linda on 10/24/09

Linda, do you fully expect to see a Lion lay down with a lamb in your lifetime? Or a baby dying at 100 in your lifetime?

Sorry Linda,

Jesus said I AM the resurrection. Anyone who believes they have power to raise the dead ... meaning those who have passed from this life to either be asleep in Christ or awaiting Judgement is dabbling in witchcraft.

Lets be clear, if I pass tomorrow and go home to be with the Lord waiting until HE comes to raise me up fashioning my body like HIS...DON'T you dare try to raise me up from the dead before HIS TIME.

It is appointed for men to die ONCE and then the judgement!
---kathr4453 on 10/24/09

God had given judges to his people, not just to judge but to also teach judgement, but the people wanted a king like the kids next door, he obliged. In time Christ came and he rode the colt. He came as our king and not our judge although he taught judgement, "Man, who made me a judge or a divider over you?". Will he come as a judge and king for 1000 years to rule over our struggles? I believe that he came and setup what will be called God's kingdom for all eternity. "Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done". Who does the will of God has no need to be ruled, and the war is being waged and won in men's hearts.
---Nana on 10/24/09

Kath, the kingdom of God is within you. Is it supposed to stay there?

As far as amputees, I fully expect to see that within my life, along with healing the sick and raising the dead. The only thing that has prevented so far was I didn't move at the direction of the Spirit of God.

The enemy doesn't care if we believe, as long as we don't believe it is now. That is what a procrastinator who won't take now for an answer. Your error is believing that we have to wait for God to do something else to live in what Jesus has already done. When the Holy Spirit was sent by the Father at the request of the Son, all the works that Jesus did (and greater) should be done in and through the believer.
---Linda on 10/23/09

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Trying to step into the greater works without even believing that the works He did are available to be done is like trying to eat meat when you don't have any teeth. You simply cannot chew it. Believing it is all for later absolves us of the responsibility we have now to use what God has given us. He doesn't take it away, nor does it fade. We just simply, in unbelief, choose to not use it.

By the way, it isn't kingdom theology. It is kingdom truth. The King will reign in and through His people before He reigns on the earth. His people come first.
---Linda on 10/23/09

The fact is that not every believer is submitted to Him and fails to release the kingdom in the earth. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, in earth AS IT IS in heaven.
---Linda on 10/10/09

The truth is that He has already completed salvation, healing, reconciliation, deliverance, peace, wholeness, and every other redemptive thing found in salvation to the uttermost..
---Linda on 10/10/09

Linda, knowing you're Kingdom Now Theology (first post) you fail to see that on earth as it is in Heaven is NOT YET!!!

That's the 1000 year reign when Christ himself will bring in the Kingdom, not us!
>When I see an amputee grow back limbs here and now, but I don't..can you explain?

You're mixing truth with error.
---kathr4453 on 10/23/09

Pride! It prevents some from receiving Jesus as Lord and Savior, and others from making a genuine confession of faith. It keeps Christians from both repenting, and from learning. It's a root cause of contention, and also causes a man to hate his brother rather than love him.
Psalm 10:4, Proverbs 6:16-19, 8:13, 11:2, 21:24, 26:11-12, Malachi 4:1, Mark 7:20-23, Luke 8:10-14, Romans 1:18-32, 12:1-21, 1Corinthians 8:1-3, 1Timothy 3:6, 6:3-5, 2Timothy 3:1-5, James 3:14, 4:6-7, 1John 2:16-17, etc.
---Glenn on 10/23/09

kath, my Bible tells me that if we "walk in the Spirit, we will not fulfill the lusts of the flesh" which are, by definition, the root of sin in a believer. If you aren't fulfilling the lusts of the flesh, then you are not sinning. We have the very same Spirit in us that Jesus had when He walked the earth. It is not a different Spirit. We are to mature (be perfected) to "the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ". What do you think that looks like? It looks like Him. As He is, so are WE in this world. Doesn't say ME, but WE. Many members, one body all come into the unity of the faith.....
---Linda on 10/23/09

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unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, that we be no more children tossed to and fro with every wind of doctrine, but speaking the truth in love may grow up INTO HIM in ALL THINGS. All things, Kath, all things. The word "things" is used to signify all things redemptive, everything He did in His work. If we have been delivered from sin by the death of Christ and redeemed to new life by the resurrection, sin no longer has dominion over us because of grace. If I sin, it is my choice and I can't blame that on anybody, especially God who has given me authority and power over it.
---Linda on 10/23/09

There're no scriptures other than Psalms 2:7 which is Prophetic and Isaiah 53 of that wich was to come. No where in all the OT was The Word, LOGOS ever said to be the ONLY BEGOTTEN SON of God. Only AFTER He was Born was He TO BE CALLED The Son of God as was instructed to Mary.

---kathr4453 on 10/23/09

Amen Kath...
Just wonderful to see someone else that understands that Christ wasn't called the son of God until after he was born in the flesh.
---miche3754 on 10/23/09

The deity of Jesus Christ takes more hits then the Father or the Holy Spirit.
---MarkV. on 10/21/09
Yes MarkV this is true, one reason is the false doctrine of the Eternal Sonship doctrine.

Because of this faulty doctrine, JW's Mormons etc believe Jesus to be a lesser God.

The Only Begotten Son of God, born of the Virgin Mary, lived in total submission and obedience unto death of a cross,for the redemption of mankind.

There're no scriptures other than Psalms 2:7 which is Prophetic and Isaiah 53 of that wich was to come. No where in all the OT was The Word, LOGOS ever said to be the ONLY BEGOTTEN SON of God. Only AFTER He was Born was He TO BE CALLED The Son of God as was instructed to Mary.

---kathr4453 on 10/23/09

kath, if you do not want to believe that redemption is the total plan for the total man, ......

1 Thess.5:23
Now may the God of peace sanctify you wholly, and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ.

All three parts of man are listed there, and in the order of experience.
---Linda on 10/23/09

Linda, MarkV believes this too??? I think NOT!! You are advocating SINLESS PERFECTION here and now.

Gnostics believed one could do anything in the body, sexual immorality, and still be saved. However, we know this is not true. Paul is saying our bodies, soul and spirit are sanctified in Christ OUR HEAD, just as the wife is sanctified by her head, her husband.
---kathr4453 on 10/23/09

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Donna, thanks for today's smile. Yes, we seem to be quick to see other's sins.

One of the biggest sins is not trusting Christ every day every moment for our lives and what is happening in them.

Do we believe God is in control? Do we believe that Christ disciplines us and is disciplining us for our good. Do we believe that God is in control of the trials of the day?

So, I would say the greatest sin is unbelief.
---Rod4Him on 10/21/09

Reading over these blogs, it looks like some Christians are careful never to "overlook" ANY sin long as it's somebody else's!
---Donna66 on 10/21/09

Linda, while I like most of the answers that were given, Darline gave a good one, I believe your answer was the best. Not learning the nature and character of God first, brings the most redical answers to passages. Heretical views begin, with a lot of speculations. If people knew God's nature, character and attributes first they would not have their answers so corrupted. They allow implicit passages to take precedence over explicit passages. Anything goes just to justify their own believes, even the deity of God go down the drain many times. His Omniscience means nothing. His Omnipotence either. The deity of Jesus Christ takes more hits then the Father or the Holy Spirit.
---MarkV. on 10/21/09

Everything and anything you can imagine. Lying,gossip,disrespect for authority,pastors out of control, adultery,fornication, no love or concern for the brethren.Unsaved leaders leading God's people astray. Everything is really out of control. Too much to list here,that's for sure.
---Robyn on 10/16/09

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According to Scripture Blessed are those who hear his commandments and follow them. we are to cleave to the Lord Jesus Christ so we can be cleanse and perfect in our Lord. Let us lift our spirits to heaven and ask for mercy to deliver us from evil. Blessed be our Lord who is over all things for we have trust in one who truly can bring us to where we need to be. The Lord God asked us to pray in Spirit and in Truth. Let us keep our minds, hearts, spirit on our Lord Jesus Christ who will heal us for the remission of our sins. I thank thee Holy Spirit of God for being our Comforter, and all things for us in this evil world we live in. Amen
---john_camping on 9/9/09

donna,I never was referencing the physical weaknesses you are speaking about.My references were to the weakness of the flesh when attempting to obey Gods word,which by the way scripture tells us that any christian who continues after two confront them they continue we are too more or less disassociate ourselves from them.Infirmities can be spiritual also.
---tom2 on 9/8/09

tom2. I didn't think you were making a distinction between an "infirmity" and a "sin".
One does not choose infirmities...physical or mental incapacities, illness, mistreatment, trials.
Sin is always avoidable.
---Donna66 on 9/8/09

I do agree that gossip is a sin that is truly being overlooked. Many find it easy to gossip about other people, but not take the beam out of their own eye.

Rumors and judging usually starts via people who have nothing to do. It is due to nosey people with low self-esteem who feel better once they bring another person down to his/her level.
---Rickey on 9/8/09

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donna66,thats my whole point.there is a difference between helping someone who wishes to overcome their infirmities,and tolerating peoples sin.As I said,are there pro choice christians?is adultery a infirmity?how about drinking to excess?INFIRMITIES?Believe me I have tolerated peoples infirmities,and dealt with many of my own
---tom2 on 9/8/09

Pride. Selfishness. Self-centeredness, what can Jesus do for me? I need my prayers answered.

Pride is the number one sin in America. It may be different in other countries, but here in America, it's Pride.

The Apostle Paul tells us, they are all seeking after their own interest.
---anon on 9/8/09

All sins pertain to the god of this world(satan). From the first word in Genesis ' In ', all the way through to the last word in Rev, ' Amen ' satan has a detour away from. Anything that the devil will use to get your mind away from God & His Work.
---Lawrence on 9/8/09

Tom2 -- Ask the apostle Paul about "bearing"
(tolerating) infirmities.(Tolerating infirmities is different from tolerating sin).

One overlooked sin is impatience. The inability to WAIT. But there's more

I can't forget a Nigerian pastor once visited our church and said,(something like) "please forgive me...I love you like my own children..but I don't understand how your prayer can always be bless me, bless me, Lord. Don't you realize that you are ALREADY blessed beyond any people who has ever lived? You complain about this and that, yet you have blessings that many people in this world would not even dare pray for. Please repent of your ingratitude, that Almighty God can use you in greater ways than you know"
---Donna66 on 9/7/09

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There is one sin which I have "preached",as a lay person,against for many many years but it is something a lot of other commited Christians won't believe. Making copies of Copy Righted Material whether it be written or recorded music,or papers,without the owners permission is stealing. They are bad about making copies of music tapes or CDs for friends with the excuse,I'm not selling them ,I'm giving copies to them,or oh I'm going to use it myself,so its not against the Law. Wrong! If you do this it is stealing another person's property,plus you are stealing the money they would have made. Remember the Commandment, "Thou shall not steal"? Make no excuses,if you make copies of Copyrighted material what is that?
---Darlene_1 on 9/7/09

"punctuatate"...Now Jack, that is funny!!!!
---SusieB on 9/7/09

"I'd be more likely to take you seriously if you could spell, capitalize, and punctuatate correctly."

Jack, excuse me, Cluny, criticism, and/or sarcasm serves no purpose. Have you considered that perhaps written grammatical mistakes may simply be typos? Example, "punctuatate":o) Be gentle and simply share the wisdom the Father has blessed you to possess. Edify, rather than signify.
---josef on 9/7/09

Following, giving approval, and supporting those who time and time again have been proven to be FALSE TEACHERS who distort and pervert GOD'S TRUTHS.
---Rob on 9/6/09

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\\ we arent to help people tolerate their infirmities,we arent to tolerate anything,this is what you seem to misunderstand.teleration is a sin,\\

"Bear with infirmities" is just another way of saying "tolerate infirmities of others."

I'd be more likely to take you seriously if you could spell, capitalize, and punctuatate correctly.
---Cluny on 9/6/09

we arent to help people tolerate their infirmities,we arent to tolerate anything,this is what you seem to misunderstand.teleration is a sin,when it is direct conflict with the word,and there is plenty of that going on,even in your mind.infirmities are weknesses,which we fight against,and help each other fight against thru jesus,tolerating sin is still a sin no matter what you say or think.
---tom2 on 9/6/09

\\it is clear you have infirmities totally confused with being tolerant to sin.\\

Obviously, you have tolerance to sin totally confused with tolerance to infirmities.
---Cluny on 9/6/09

"What sins do you think are being overlooked by today's Christians?"

The lack of love shown our fellow man.
The yoke of oppression.
The pointing of the finger.
A way of speaking that serves no edifying purpose.
---josef on 9/6/09

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Outright unbelief in the nature and character of God.
---Linda on 9/5/09

I agree with the mod. Gossip.
---amand6348 on 9/5/09

are you calling adultery an infirmity?how about being a pro choice christian?is that another infirmity?it is clear you have infirmities totally confused with being tolerant to sin.infirmities,or as the definition says WEAKNESSES are overcome,but making decicisions to ignore sin are tolerating it as the definition describes.totally different,thats why they are two different words infirmities,and tolerance.
---tom2 on 9/5/09

helping a fellow christian deal with infirmities is not being tolerant of continuing sin,either on their part,or turning a blind eye to sin and doing nothing.we are all weak at times,these are infirmities,blatant sin which we never address is tolerance.pastors who know members are living adulterous lives yet say nothing.abortion,and many other issues arent weakness their choices to disobey Gods word.
---tom2 on 9/5/09

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\\ cluny,apparently you dont know the difference between tolerance,and infirmities.
---tom2 on 9/5/09\\

Are you saying that bearing the infirmities of the weak is not tolerance?
---Cluny on 9/5/09

cluny,apparently you dont know the difference between tolerance,and infirmities.
---tom2 on 9/5/09

\\ I would have to say tolerance.
---tom2 on 9/5/09\\

How is tolerance a sin?

After all, the Bible says, "We who are strong ought to bear the infirmities of those who are weak."

That sounds like tolerance to me.
---Cluny on 9/5/09

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