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Sometimes we just need to let things go. I think PennEd is right also. We all have made a mistake. Its better to just admit it.. Who cares of this dude proved you said something ten years ago or whatever, It does not change anything. You never claimed to be perfect. Neither Have I, Neither has anyone else for that matter, so proving we screw up means nothing.. and does not help support their case.
I can see calling one out if they claim we believe something we do not just to set the record straight but them trying to discredit us because we sinned. I mean come on they are not going to win any brownie points doing that (except with other like minded people such as themselves) any person coming in the middle of the conversation will see right through them.
Abraham sinned, David sinned, even Daniel confessed his sin. Did their message get tainted? Of course not
Let them rot in their pain and suffering. They have no gospel truth, so they have to attack our personal life and show us to be sinning to attack our message, because they can not attack our message with scripture.
Back to reality and the truth of salvation/justification
Yet we know that a person is not justified by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, so we also have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ and not by works of the law, because by works of the law no one will be justified.
If a liar will not repent, or acknowledge their sin, then they are no longer a brother in Christ.
It is odd for instance when someone says you are not defining sin correctly and then declaring
they are a sinner incapable of following Jesus.
Did Jesus come that man might stay slaves to sin, imprisoned by their fears and guilt,
unable to love and be free, to find forgiveness and mercy?
Those who have never followed Jesus or known His saving grace, the in filling of the Holy Spirit
are not capable of speaking with authority on the salvation of our God. John put it like this
8 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.
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.
1 John 3
It is true foolishness to claim to know God and yet abide in sin.
What sin is too difficult for God to conquer? Or is it more likely people want safety
in Christ, no judgement without repentance and cleansing, so claim reward without
having to change. Only fools would do this, because God cannot be cheated.
1 There is no fear of God before his eyes.
2 For in his own eyes he flatters himself too much to detect or hate his sin.
3 The words of his mouth are wicked and deceitful; he has ceased to be wise and to do good.
4 Even on his bed he plots evil; he commits himself to a sinful course and does not reject what is wrong.
7 Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.
8 The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction;
the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.
Not by works of righteousness which we have done (any good works whatsoever, including being baptized, going to church, giving to the poor, Giving to the church, Going on evangelistic visits, insert any work you can think of) but by Gods mercy HE SAVED US by the WASHING (baptism) and REGENERATION (new birth) which was performed by the Holy Spirit!
For God so loved the world that he sent and gave his only begotten son that whosoever BELIEVES (sorry, the word baptize, does good works, or any other thing one can think of is not written here, Just those who believe) will NEVER PERISH, but HAS ETERNAL LIFE
What a promise of God. Whoever entrusts their eternal lives to God based on his son will NEVER DIE (not might never die) and HAS (not may have) Eternal life!!