Simple question...do you believe that a person can get saved and then not bear ANY fruit for the first three years of their save.
Freedom in Christ
5 It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.
2 Mark my words! I, Paul, tell you that if you let yourselves be circumcised, Christ will be of no value to you at all. 3 Again I declare to every man who lets himself be circumcised that he is obligated to obey the whole law. 4 You who are trying to be justified by the law have been alienated from Christ; you have fallen away from grace. gal 5
paul was acting on authority for a different party, at the point in history.
personaly ,i don t need a bible to know what a sin is, i can take someone to the local grave yard and point to the first grave, i come to and say, this is adam and eves fault , would i be correct. (paul could read from the torah)
for paul to get the holy spirit, he had to convert to believing in jesus christ, at this point in history, very few people could read and write.
he quote bible verses, to back up his ideas with what we call scripture or bible verses,
no man or woman living in the modern day world , if they are not jewish, or from the tribe Levi have authority to read from the torah.
34 Then Peter began to speak: “I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism 35 but accepts from every nation the one who fears him and does what is right. acts 10
6 he says:
“It is too small a thing for you to be my servant
to restore the tribes of Jacob
and bring back those of Israel I have kept.
I will also make you a light for the Gentiles,
that my salvation may reach to the ends of the earth.”
if you /some people on this forum, cannot understand the meaning of this one sentence,(isa 49) what good is knowing the bible inside out, if you cannot enter into gods presence , if the only fruit they see in others people is a sin. (just point at the grave yard)
acts 15, what law did the gentile have, for some people on the forum, for them to understand what a sin is.. is more important to them, that getting them in to gods presence, yet seek justification from mans approval.