Uh... you said 80 at the time. If you're up to 100 percent now then cool... so be it. As to your perfection in not missing anything at all... folks will have to be the judge of that. Can't argue with a perfectionist!I did read 100% and as I suspected I didn't miss anything. Again, if you'd like to show otherwise, be my guest.
It has long graduated beyond that point. That has been answered many times regardless of folks going on about it not. Certainly it might not be the answers they want... that's up to them. But a "believer" that can't do what they want to do and instead do what they don't want to do (sin) is one that needs to check their faith because there is something broken badly and there is likely no faith at all. Either God has given folks all they need to live a godly life in this present age... or God hasn't. It really is as simple as Paul said... knock it off. It really is as simple as the writer of Hebrews said...
Hebrews 12:1 *Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance, and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,
2 *fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
God doesn't wave the magic wand making us no longer sin! We have to stop... lay it aside. Die to sin and live to righteousness. All the other pyscho-babble stuff we here out there that makes us feel better about our "you get an A for effort!" doctrine... that's just teachings of man and sadly will send more folks to hell than it will ever actually lead to eternal life.
As to my position here... you can start a thread in chat to mod's or ministers any time. Might even recommend it but for now... just a recommendation.
14 For the whole Law is fulfilled in one word, in the statement, "YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF."
15 But if you bite and devour one another, take care lest you be consumed by one another.
16 ¶But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh.
17 For the flesh sets its desire against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; for these are in opposition to one another, so that you may not do the things that you please.
18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the Law.
19 Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: immorality, impurity, sensuality,
20 idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions,
21 envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarn you just as I have forewarned you that those who practice such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.
24 Now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.
25 ¶If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit.
26 Let us not become boastful, challenging one another, envying one another.
Green.... GO and do.
Seriously... doesn't that answer the question?
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