Re: Sinning as a Christian = sinner?
Your point is well received. I was not saying I agree with PJW's position, I was saying that I agree with parts of what he was saying, and I thought it was merely a disagreement based on how one defines sin. I did not read the parts where he was accusing people of not being Christians.
Originally Posted by chad
I still believe that the main point of disconnect is in how certain people define sin. Sin is the transgression of the Law, whether it is premeditated or not, whether it is knowingly or done in ignorance, whether it is done with a high hand or in a moment of weakness, whether it is done willfully, or due to carelessness, whether sins of omission or sins of commision. Christ died for all of our transgressions, even those committed in ignorance or unintentionally or due to lack of spiritual maturity. This is demonstrated by the foreshadow of the "sin offering" in Leviticus chapter 4. If you read some of my earlier posts, you will find that I tried to point this out, as well as pointing out that even Peter stumbled after the day of Pentecost in the event recorded in Galatians 2. Some people don't realize this fact
So to make it short, I thought it was a misunderstanding based on the way PJW was defining sin. Yet I did not read all the posts, and it is apparent that some statements got way out of hand.
1 John 1:7- But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
2 Corinthians 7:1- Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
"My heart was once hard and dark. Then God turned on the Light and the Water."