Posted by: the warrioress | January 17, 2012

The Biggest Sinner

100 SINS TO CONFESS TO GOD

1. Lying
21. Slander
41. Disobeying Parents
61. Coarse Joking
81. Disbelief
2. Stealing
22. Harshness
42. Judgment of others
62. Empty words
82. Praying to be seen
3. Gossip
23. Idleness
43. Dishonor Parents
63. Their god is their stomach
83. Prayer-lessness
4. Lewd Thoughts
24. Wrong for wrong
44. Evil suspicions
64. Their glory is their shame
84. Keeping Jesus outside
5. Profanity
25. Grieving the Spirit
45. Impatience
65. Hollow philosophy
85. Fornication
6. Hatred
26. Quenching the Spirit
46. Lose heart
66. Tradition for truth
86. Uncleanness
7. Anger
27. Pride in what is seen
47. Callousness
67. False humility
87. Forgetting our cleansing
8. Wrath
28. Grumbling
48. Unforgiving
68. Worship of angels
88. Denying our Lord
9. Railing
29. Faultfinders
49. Perverse-ness
69. Carnality
89. Seeking justification by the law
10. Shameful speaking
30. Flattering
50. Meanness
70. Rudeness
90. Arrogant
11. Passion
31. Scoffing
51. Factions
71. Easily angered
91. Faithless
12. Covetousness
32. Pride of possessions
52. Envy
72. Keeping a record of wrongs
92. Seared conscience
13. Sexual Immorality
33. Despise authority
53. Drunkenness
73. Failing to discern the body
93. Loss of first love
14. Idolatry
34. Lording it over others
54. Orgies
74. Luke-warmness
94. Love of money
15. Witchcraft
35. Haughty eyes
55. Hardening of heart
75. Stinginess
95. Unkindness
16. Jealousy
36. Insult for insult
56. Continual lust
76. Loving to have pre-eminence
96. Divorce
17. Selfish Ambition
37. Immodesty
57. Deceit
77. Shepherds who feed only themselves
97. Filthiness
18. Fits of Rage
38. Retaliation
58. Bitterness
78. Stumbling block
98. Unmerciful
19. Dissensions
39. Threatening
59. Greed
79. Disrespect
99. Unyielding-ness
20. Malice
40. Homo-sexuality
60. Foolish talk
80. Fearfulness
100. Always right

(I found the little chart above and the reading below to be quite enlightening, so I thought I would share with the readers here. If you care to read more, the sources are below. Enjoy!)

Who’s the Biggest Sinner?

By David J. Stewart 

“For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.” —James 2:10    

 You are! I am! We all are! It is human nature to look upon the sins and faults of others, while often overlooking our own sins. This is hypocrisy. One of the worst deceptions is overlooking our own faults. The Word of God proclaims in James 2:10 that committing even ONE SIN makes a person GUILTY in God’s eyes of breaking every command in the Bible. This is a startling doctrine that is hardly touched upon in churches today.

This is why the divorce rate amongst professed Christians is equal to that of the heathen unsaved world. In filing for divorce, a person is saying: “My spouse is a bigger sinner than I am; therefore, I have a right to abandon, quit and break my marriage vows.” No you don’t! Divorce is a horrible sin rooted in one’s own hypocritical self-righteousness. Nearly everyone who files for divorce blames their spouse. This is evil. The Bible teaches that we are all as guilty as the vilest sinner in God’s eyes. This doctrine is virtually unheard of nowadays, because few preachers stress the Law of God anymore, which condemns all of us as guilty sinners before God…

May I say, no matter how righteous I may try to live, the ONLY reason why I will ever be righteous is because of the imputed righteousness of Jesus Christ. Jesus paid my sin debt, and He alone is my righteousness. I have no righteousness to offer God, and neither do you.

People tend to selfishly judge themselves based upon what sins they personally DON’T commit. The Bible perfectly illustrates this in Jesus’ account of the Pharisee and the publican who went up to the temple to pray…

“Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican. I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess. And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner. I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted” (Luke 18:10-14).

The Pharisee in Luke 18:10-14 made the grave mistake of comparing himself with other people, instead of measuring himself up against the holy Law of God. If we foolishly look at other people who commit worse sins than we do, then we naturally become self-righteousness and think we are “better” than that person. I tell you, you are as filthy and rotten as Adolf Hitler in God’s eyes, and so am I…

“But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away” (Isaiah 64:6).

Would to God that Christians in churches today would stop saying, “he has sinned,” or “she has sinned,” and that we’d all start saying, “we have sinned.” It is sinful pride that causes a wife to publicly criticize or divorce her husband. It is sinful pride that causes the manure spreading newsmedia to mercilessly destroy people’s lives. It is sinful pride that causes children to broadcast their parent’s dirty laundry to others. It is sinful pride that causes self-righteous hypocrites to meddle in other people’s marriages. I came to the realization one day as a believer that I am as rotten and sinful as the worst sinner. I am just as sinful as any adulterer, mass-murderer, homosexual, thief, liar or Satan worshipper. My sins are just as woeful and wrong. I have no room to condemn.

The Apostle Paul realized this great truth…

“This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief” (1st Timothy 1:15).

Source

100 Sins

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Responses

  1. Hi Warrioress it is always good to read Scripture in contex and to view the Bible as a complete picture not just bits and pices. This is why I always use Scripture to confirm, when I share God’s Truth, if people refute what I’m sharing they are rejecting the Scriptures not me. I agree with you Salvation is a free gift and it will be shown in our words and actions.

    So what does it mean to believe in Jesus Christ what makes us a member of God’s Family, what does Jesus say…

    John 8:34-36 Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, everyone who sins is a slave to sin. Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free
    indeed.

    John 3:2-4 . Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be Born Again, he cannot see the Kingdom of God.

    John 3:5- 7 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is Spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be Born Again.

    So what does it mean to be Born Again and who is The Living Word of God …

    1 Peter 1:23 Being Born Again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the Word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.

    John1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God.

    When we are Born Again of God’s seed our words and actions will show we have incorruptible seed.

    1 John 3:1-11 ( 9 ) No one who is Born of God will continue to sin, because God’s seed remains in him; he cannot go on sinning, because he has been Born of God.

    Believing in Jesus is more then just words it will be shown in our lives the same as Salvation is a free gift but is accepted and shown by Heart Repentance, which means we turn away from evil and do good by the empowering of The Holy Spirit.

    Christian Love Anne

  2. I agree with what you’ve quoted here, Anne, but still stand by the fact that I have known no Christian yet who does not sin despite himself or herself. The best Christians slip up and continue to sin. Certainly many don’t engage in the same sin again and again, over and over, but Christians sin despite great love for God.

    Are you claiming perfection, yourself?

    I mean, look at the chart…

    How can anyone claim that they don’t still sin and be honest?

  3. Hi Warrioress are you saying you have known all Christians past and present even those in the early Church. Do you also not believe we can be perfected in Love.

    I feel grieved when someone who is Teaching or sharing with others from God’s word tells me we can’t know Him or His Truth because it shows they haven’t asked for God’s wisdom or if they have they don’t believe they have received it, I will leave a link that will cut out a lot of wordage here, it’s simple and straight forward. I have no doubt that I have God’s wisdom and that what I share is His Truth, yes I’m still learning but what God has already shown me I have no doubts about and the Scriptures always confirm it.

    http://freedomborn.wordpress.com/2011/10/10/the-gaining-of-wisdom/#comment-561

    God does tell us to be perfected in Love now not wait till we die, how said that unlike Paul there are those who hang on to their childish understanding and don’t aim for this. Here are just a few Scriptures that confirm this Truth there are more.

    1John 4:16-17 And we have known and believed the Love that God hath to us. God is Love; and he that dwelleth in Love dwelleth in God, and God in him. Herein is our Love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as He is, so are we in this world

    Hebrews 6:1 Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,

    2Timithy 3:17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

    1 John 4:17-19 Herein is our Love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as He is, so are we in this world. There is no fear in Love; but perfect Love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in Love. We Love Him, because He first Loved us.

    Christian Love Anne.

  4. I do believe we can be perfected through the love of Jesus Christ, though I have no idea how long this takes or when it actually comes to pass. I’ve just never come across a Christian who claimed never to have anymore trouble with sin in his or her life, no matter how much they loved the Lord — but no, of course I don’t know every Christian past or present. lol.

    At any rate, thank you for the scriptural references and I’ll certainly think about what you’ve shared here. I appreciate your thoughts and comments, Anne.

    Edited to add:

    I think I should probably add that not only have I not met a Christian who claims to never sin anymore, but personally I can’t imagine this kind of sinless perfection in my own walk with the Lord. I’m just being honest.. but like that song that Pastor Bryan from Broken Believers.com shared on his blog, “Stranger to Holiness,” by Steve Camp, I relate to these lyrics when it comes to sin.

    Try as I do, as hard as I do, I can’t seem to get beyond small sins, like letting a cuss word fly sometimes when I’m agitated and/or sins like this. So perhaps I’m projecting and assuming that other Christians are also having troubles with sin in their various lives.

    If you’ve been able to get beyond all sin and achieve perfection in thought and behavior, Anne, I think this is incredible and obviously a testament to the Lord working in your life. I can only hope for the same as I continue to strive and follow Christ to the best of my ability.

    On the other hand, maybe I’ll be like Paul with his “thorn in the flesh…” Just to keep me humble, maybe?

  5. We are not to flatter, or compliment others? Hmmm…that’s a new one.

    “Loss of first love” – I have to think they refer to our mothers?

    “Fearfulness” – But I fear I’m going to sin – again, and again, and again.

    It’s like a game you can’t win, isn’t it? Give up! Surrender…
    be continually forgiven – be it immediate – for everything you do.
    Because that which I would do, or should do, I do not. We know the story.

    Go, and be at peace with yourself. You are forgiven – ahead of time.

  6. That’s messed up, listing my sins for everyone to see. Why not pour lemon juice on my paper cut? And if anyone claims to be without sin – ever – I can’t say they’re guilty of #1(if they truly believe it), but how about #90? If there is a sinless one out there, other than The One, then add #81 to my personal list.

  7. So true Uncle Tree and because we have Salvation as the Scriptures tell us we will show it in our lives, if we don’t we have not come to real heart repentance but untill we do we are indeed under grace, yet if we choose to continue to sin we show we never were…But in Christ Jesus we don’t continue of course, our fruit is Holy.

    1John 3:4-10 Everyone who sins breaks the law; in fact, sin is lawlessness. But you know that He appeared so that He might take away our sins. And in Him is no sin. No one who lives in Him keeps on sinning. No one who continues to sin has either seen Him or known Him. Dear children, do not let anyone lead you astray. He who does what is right is righteous, just as He is righteous. He who does what is sinful is of the devil, because the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work. No one who is born of God will continue to sin, because God’s seed remains in him; he cannot go on sinning, because he has been born of God. This is how we know who the Children of God are and who the children of the devil are: Anyone who does not do what is right is not a child of God; nor is anyone who does not Love his brother.

    Romans 6:20 – 23 For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness. What fruit had ye then in those things where of ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death. But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto Holiness, and the end everlasting life. For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

    Christian Love Anne

  8. Hi Rich Peddy you seem to reject the Scriptures or have I miss read you or haven’t you read them. I don’t preach and never teach by my own understanding this is forbidden for a woman to do the same as being Ordained and so seek to have Authority over men, I feel secure being under male leadership and being their helpmate as God is my Authority first.

    I like to stay focused on the Scriptures many don’t, they trust in their own understanding, logic and reasoning or someone else’s. I have shared a lot of Scripture on this Blog that confirms that you don’t continue to sin till you die and there is more but for now because you are so sure you do continue to sin please provide these Scriptures and we will reason together, or if unable to please seek God’s wisdom for His understanding.

    Christian Love Anne

  9. I guess we’ll be a house divided on this topic because I’m inclined to agree with the writer of this article, based upon knowing my love for Jesus Christ and God. I still sin, despite myself, and I admit to my sins. I ask forgiveness for them in prayer and try again as I awake to a new day with what I feel is a clean slate daily.

    I do my part to make the sin right, most especially if I have harmed another, and I feel that because of Jesus Christ’s death on the cross, I am washed clean on a regular basis. I think this is what the verses Anne has quoted here imply. I don’t believe the verses are literal in that we never ever sin again.

    We are all entitled to our own opinions, however, and if we do find that we are struggling with sin or still sin, I don’t believe we are “children of the devil,” as has been implied/inferred.

    I know I have had a serious life-altering change when I accepted Jesus Christ and begin to believe. I have ventured off the narrow path more than once in my walk with Christ over these many years, but I’ve always returned, like the prodigal son, and I was accepted back into the arms of God with love, acceptance, and forgiveness.

    Should those who don’t believe be reading, I can only say that there are those who are far more learned in the bible than I and they agree with the writer of the article I quoted. Each to his or her own and we can simply agree to disagree if need be.

    We share far more in common through love of Jesus Christ than worrrying about bickering or argument over doctrine. Thanks so much thus far for all the comments from everyone participating. I’m so grateful for your clarifications on the matter of sin and Christians who still sin, even if we differ in perspective.

    It’s all about growing in Christ at the end of the day.

  10. Here is a link to another WordPress blogger’s post on this topic and it helped clarify things for me quite a bit, if anyone cares to have a read of it:

    http://ronbigblackgarrett.wordpress.com/2012/01/17/sin-size-coffee-break-by-lorraine-ezell/

    Here is another reading that makes this so much more clear. I apologize for the wording of “enslaved to sin” in my last comment. I am no longer “enslaved” to sin, once I am saved. The following reading explains why:

    “Furthermore, when we receive Christ, we are regenerated; we are changed; we are born again. This means that there is something different about us. Something has happened to us. This is why Jesus said, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God,” (John 3:3). To be born again means that something new has happened in us. This “something” is the change in us that is the result of regeneration.

    “Therefore if any man is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come,” (2 Cor. 5:17). The old things were the sinful passions and desires. Our enslavement to them is broken when we are born again. Furthermore, once we are born again, we are no longer our own and we are indwelt by the Holy Spirit who convicts us of our sins, “And He, when He comes, will convict the world concerning sin, and righteousness, and judgment,” (John 16:8).

    This conviction of sins occurs in the believer and is a method that the Lord uses to help us stop sinning. We are not saved so that we are free to go out and do that which is wrong. We are saved so that we might bring glory to God and demonstrate the work of regeneration in us as we turned from our sinful ways. This is why it says in Rom. 6:1-2, “What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace might increase? 2 May it never be! How shall we who died to sin still live in it?”

    And also, “What then? Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? May it never be!” (Rom. 6:15). And again, “Whatever you do, do all to the glory of God,” (1 Cor. 10:31). How can we bring glory to God by going out and sinning? We cannot. In fact, anyone who says that he is a Christian and then continues in his sins without seeking repentance and without conviction is a liar.

    The Bible clearly states, “The one who says, ‘I have come to know Him,’and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him; 5 but whoever keeps His word, in him the love of God has truly been perfected. By this we know that we are in Him: 6 the one who says he abides in Him ought himself to walk in the same manner as He walked,” (1 John 2:4-6).

    The Bible says that Jesus bore our sins in his body on the cross (1 Pet. 2:24) and that salvation is a free gift we receive by faith (Rom. 6:23; Eph. 2:8-9). When we accept Jesus, we are accepting the sacrifice of Jesus for our sins, by faith. We are trusting Jesus alone for salvation. When we do this, the Holy Spirit lives in us. Since the Holy Spirit convicts of sin, righteousness, and judgment (John 16:8) we then seek to please God and avoid sin. It is a natural result of being saved.

    No, accepting Jesus does not mean that we can then go out and sin. It means we have turned from sin and we are new creatures who desire to bring glory to God and not use the grace of God to sin.”

    This reading didn’t say that we never sin again; it means we have turned from sin, have repentence for sin, and the Holy Spirit convicts us of our sin. We seek to please God and avoid sin as a natural result of being saved. Basically, I already said this. It’s all about being convicted of our sin by the Holy Spirit, turning from it, and repenting of it.

    http://carm.org/questions/about-doctrine/if-we-accept-jesus-savior-can-we-then-sin-all-we-want

  11. I’m sorry Warrioress for your misunderstanding but God tells us we are not to agree to disagree but to be of one mind but I can see you would prefer to agree with man or woman then with God and you are doing this by rejecting the Scriptures that show very clearly that when we are Born again of God’s seed we do not continue to sin .

    Now I could go on showing you Scripture after Scripture but because you are not seeking God for His wisdom but believing in what others tell you, what is the point . There is a reason why you and many others continue to sin and that is because you believe you will, as a man think in his heart so he is and does.

    You can excuse your continued sin till you die but you will be accountable for it as the Scriptures tell us and for teaching error. Salvation is a free gift when accepted by heart repentance which means we no longer sin, this is what it means to believe in Jesus Christ He not only forgives us from past sins but sets us free from the bondage and slavery of sin, if we do not aim for perfection we will not achieve it and you can’t achieve it if we do not put our flesh nature to death by the Spirit, instead we will go on sinning and die Spiritually. God tells us… His Children perish for lack of knowledge to have God’s knowledge you have to have His wisdom and we are to ask for it and believe we have received it.

    If you are interested in knowing more about Freedom in Christ Jesus please contact me anne.7423@yahoo.com.au if not then as I said there is no point God cannot reach you with His Truth if you reject it and if you continue to disobey what He asks you to do….

    Romans 6:11 Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.

    Colossians 3:4-6 When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory. Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry. Because of these, the wrath of God is coming.

    Philippians 3:15 Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded: and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you.

    I will be praying for you Warrioress and many others.

    Christian Love Anne

  12. I’ll be praying for you too, Anne, hon.

    I thank you for the concern you have regarding my sins, but not to worry; I believe we’re both saying pretty much the same thing only I in my complete honesty am admitting that I’m a work in progress and that I am still a slave to sin despite myself, though essentially, biblically I am redeemed already for my failings through Jesus Christ.

    This is basically what Tree and others have said, including the writer of the article.

    You see? It sounds so much better put this way and less condemning 😉

    God bless & keep you, Anne. Thanks again for the wisdom, for the comments, and for the enlightenment in Christ Jesus. I’m so glad we can reach perfection within Christ Jesus because He removes the stains of our sin in the past, the present, and obviously the future. (hugs)

  13. If you Love someone you do not go on hurting them

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  15. Hello, Freedomborn,

    I wonder how well the author of 1 John (who claims to have actually been with Jesus as a companion) would have gotten
    along with Paul The Apostle, if indeed the two knew each
    other. I say that because Paul seems to understand salvation
    as being an act of grace. Paul realized his sinful nature, and knew he would continue to sin as long as his Spirit was housed
    in a body of flesh, blood, and bones.

    John seems to believe that salvation can only be redeemed
    by living a life free from sin – the proof is in the pudding for him,
    so to speak. To me, that means a sinner who claims to have been saved, baptized, and forgiven for a lifetime of wrongs
    is actually fooling themselves if they continue to sin after
    having been saved. So John proclaims that ever since he was saved, he no longer sinned. Not once. Not the teeniest one
    off the above mentioned list did he commit. How Bold! Or,
    how seemingly impossible. “Show me one good man…” John
    must have been that one man on earth who was all good.
    Everything he did was good. His works were his proof.

    Paul hangs out with Jesus, who is perfectly sinless, and John,
    who is perfectly good. What a humbling experience that must
    have been. If I were Paul, I couldn’t help being a bit jealous.

    Imagine a sinner meeting up with the disciples, including Paul
    and John, when Jesus happened to be absent. This sinner,
    who doesn’t like their life nor the thought of death, wants to
    know all about it. Who best to inform the sinner? Paul would
    have been sympathetic and loving as he went about telling
    the sinner about his new perspective in life, thanks to Jesus.
    I don’t think he would have made a life with Christ sound like
    an impossible task. He would not have pulled out a list of
    100 sins to avoid for the rest of their lives. Would you?

  16. Well thought out comment, Tree.

    I had no idea this topic was so controversial. I found another reading that explained exactly how controversial it is. Leave it to me to find something that would bring out argument… lol. I seem to inadvertently find these topics like a bee to honey. Thanks for sharing your thoughts here, Tree. God bless you.

  17. I have read them, thank you. What I infer from what you say is that if I truly have given myself to him, I won’t be capable of sin; ergo, since I am still a sinner, I am not yet saved. So if I get hit by a truck tomorrow, I’m condemned to the fire. I am still human; my foolish nature yet keeps me from being the perfect being you’ve apparently become. If I’m to forgive my brother seventy times seven, it’s certainly no less than I’m forgiven. Or are we still translating literally, and he stopped at 490? You’re right, then: I’m done for. Apparently, there is one among us without sin, and seems to me she’s casting stones.

  18. This is a harsh doctrine and is one of the unfortunate aspects of religious dogma that can separate Christians and cause bad feelings. None of the apostles would have approved, nor would Jesus Christ. I think God wants our focus upon what we share in common, not what can put us at each other’s throats. There are so many more important things to be sharing with those who may not know Jesus Christ.

    I don’t know about you, Rich, but I know I’m saved and belong to Him, no matter what anyone else thinks. Jesus didn’t suffer and die on that cross for nothing. And God is not unjust. He does not expect the impossible; this would make no sense and nullifies the death of Jesus Christ. Christ’s blood covers us when we screw up as Christians, though I’m not sure about how it goes when the screw up is intentional. Think prodigal son though…

    Romans 8:35-39 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? [shall] tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

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  20. I know I’m saved too. I agree; Jesus didn’t suffer and die on that cross for nothing. If I, you, and everyone else who believes in Him didn’t need His grace and forgiveness it would have been.

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  22. @Uncle Tree

    Unless I’m missing something (and please correct me if I am) the “John” that you seem to be referring to when you say, “So John proclaims that ever since he was saved, he no longer sinned. Not once. Not the teeniest one off the above mentioned list did he commit” wrote through inspiration, “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.” (1 John 1:8).

    I really don’t get your point that it seems like your trying to push on John.

  23. Yes, Eugene, I do have a bone to pick with the author of 1 John 3:4-9. If he says otherwise somewhere else, then I’ll say he’s contradicting himself. If he sees this as a paradox inherent in the theology of religious discourse, then I’ll agree with him on that.

    If the Warrioress will allow me, I’m going to post that list and my thoughts on this matter over at my place – Uncle Tree’s House. In fact, I’m working on it now, because I don’t think she’ll mind.

    Nice to meet you, sir. Peace, UT

  24. I don’t know if this is really the issue or not but 1 John 1:8 and 1 John 3:4-9 do not contradict at all.

    Chapter one’s issue is that a Christian cannot say they don’t sin. In other words they can’t say they don’t make decisions, have feelings or make mistakes that are sinful from time to time. If they do they’re lying and there’s no truth in them.

    As for 1 John 3:4-9, the conversation/context is about lifestyle and not individual “choices” that causes a person to sin. The simple truth is that if a someone calls him/herself a Christian but they are living a sinful “lifestyle” that cleary contradicts God’s will in His word then God does not approve of them.

    Anywho, thanks for the reply UT.

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