Re: Whoever has been born of God does not sin
I would look at things a little differently. I agree with you that Paul wouldn't have claimed that Peter wasn't born of God. However, I do believe Paul would say to regard no one according to the flesh (2 Corinthians 5:16). In other words, I believe Paul would acknowledge that Peter's actions were according to the flesh and not the spirit. I believe Paul would say Peter's spirit is incapable of sin because it has been born of God and made one with Him (1 Corinthians 6:17). We are not mere physical beings with a soul. I believe we are tripartite just as our Lord is. We were created in His image.
Originally Posted by markedward
"What you do does not define who you are; it's who you are that defines what you do."
-- Dr. Neil T. Anderson