Re: Overcoming Sin
No where did I say stop at your own speed, only that it is a process that takes a while. Can you show me one person in scripture that was fully sanctified to the point of sinless perfection? If it is a matter of "just stop sinning" why is it that contrary to mine an your best efforts, we still sin? Why don't we "just stop"? Paul wasn't perfect and struggled to do the things he wanted to do...
Originally Posted by ProjectPeter
Romans 15-20 I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. For what I do is not the good I want to do; no, the evil I do not want to do—this I keep on doing. Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it.
For what mortal has ever heard the voice of the living God speaking out of fire, as we have, and survived? ~ Deuteronomy 5:26
If you're not prepared to risk your very life for your "enemy" you have no right to speak to him of love. ~ Daughter
Many say they are called... but I am pretty convinced that with many of them it was the wrong number. ~ Project Peter