Thursday, 14 April 2016

Question: 1Jn 3:9 Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin ; for his seed remaineth in him : and he cannot sin ,because he is born of God 1.does it mean when a christian fornicates,or tell a lie,does it mean it's not a sin? 2.if what i understand to be born of God is true (which means to be born again),does it mean if a born again person sin that he was never truly born again? Because the Scriptures say whoesoever is born of God,doth not sin and went further to say "cannot sin")

 to explain this, one must first understand the following: 1. There are different types of sin.. 2. There is a big difference between the word "sin" in the old testament and in the new testament. 3. What GOD recognize now as "sin" to the believer and to the unbeliever. NO. 1: 1 John 2:2; told us of how the Lord Jesus' cleanse 'our' sins,(that's for the believer) and the sins of the whole world. Did you notice that he separated the sins of the believers from the sins of the whole world? This is because the believers' sin is totally different from the sins of the unbeliever. This takes us to NO.2. The scripture speaking said, " where there is no law, there is no sin because sin is the transgression of the law". Now, here is a question "if where there is no law, there is no sin, and Jesus Christ we know, came to abolish the law, what is then sin to the believer?". NO.3. Note: Christ abolished the law by fulfilling all it requirements in person. So therefore, if anyone believes in Him, in Him(Christ) he also fulfill the full requirements of the law and died with him, giving him freedom from the law. You know, Paul the Apostle explained (Roman7) that a wife is free from the law that binds her to her husband when her husband dies and therewith free to remarry. So, being dead with Christ, we become free from law and free to embrace another law. ( we were married to the law, but being dead to the law we are now free to be married to Christ and be bound by His laws being now our husband). Now, even though Christ abolished the law, He never left us lawless. A new law He gave unto us which is the law of LOVE (John13:34-35). Now, the book of first John speaking said "he that loveth not, knoweth not God for God is love". You see, if God is love and first John 3:9; the believer is "born of God", it means they are "born of love". Tell me, if now, the criteria for righteousness is love, and the believer doesn't just practice love but he is born out of love, how can it be possible for him to violate or break a law he is not practicing but carved out from. If an iron is carved out of a metal, is it even possible for the iron to possess plastic characteristics?? The bible said " the love of God is shared abroad in our heart by the Spirit". So, we are not trying to love, but we live by it. That's why we can not sin. Cause sinning is against our very nature....


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