as for your claim to be no different than Jesus, that's a problem (in orthodoxy).
very popular though among the self-deceived. they make SIN and perfection their whole platform....but they never get around to showing in scripture how one abides in Christ and walks in the Spirit and is being sanctified...maybe the scriptures tell us.
btw: is Jesus I AM?
did you actually read the resources i posted? the scriptures, contexts and greek?
and i see others in this thread admit, like Paul, they are not sinless and perfect and no different from Jesus. yet you say you are.
why some people take the critical exhortations (and encouragements) to shun sin and put to deed the things of the flesh (in the greek “by the Spirit putting to death the deeds of the body” is in the continual present tense ), while at the same time learning to emulate Jesus (and the apostles)....and ruin it all by thoroughly misunderstanding what they mean i will never know.
here's a question about your perfection: did you fulfill this Commandment perfectly, seamlessly today?
what about yesterday....and tomorrow? dont forget lying is a sin.
how about today? did you love the LORD thy God and keep all His commandments today?
Therefore thou shalt love the LORD thy God, and keep his charge, and his statutes, and his judgments, and his commandments, alway
here's Jesus on the matter:
34But when the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together. 35And one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him. 36“Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” 37And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.
did you "love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind" today?
are you sure? what about tonight or tomorrow?
i don't think so....the standard is PERFECTION.
what else did Jesus say to the Pharisee?
38This is the great and first commandment. 39And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. 40On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.”
so, did you really, truly love your neighbour (pick somebody you've never met...say, in Iraq) as yourself today? did ya? really?
i don't believe you did.
is the above the Gospel? or is it THE LAW?
who fulfilled the whole Law (thereby being and remaining sinless) - you? or JESUS?
if you failed in just that FIRST great Command today (or last week), and you are banking on YOUR righteousness, you're done.
you know that, right? ya you do.
so let's get serious....okay?
now about that walking in the Spirit....the sanctified life. HOW do we do it?
now HOW does a true believer 'walk in the Spirit'? i've been through the thread and do not see your scriptural solution to the OP. perhaps i missed it. is it a "feeling"? you called it something "biblically experienced"...is that a burning bosom? subjective thoughts and impressions? moralism (exemplary behavior)? because no one believes you're without sin - scripture declares such a claim as self-deception, devoid of truth.....so let's drop that charade.
or is life IN THE SPIRIT something more active and real? you reject the name of our faith as "Christianity" (along with many other twisted notions), so perhaps you do not really obey what they say about the Christian life after all. correct me if i'm wrong.
but what do the scriptures say?
The Coming of the Holy Spirit
1When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place....
Peter’s Sermon at Pentecost
14But Peter, standing with the eleven, lifted up his voice and addressed them: “Men of Judea and all who dwell in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and give ear to my words....
[ THE GOSPEL IS PREACHED BY THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT ]
.....37Now when they heard this they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Brothers, what shall we do?” 38And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39For the promise is for you and for your children and for all who are far off, everyone whom the Lord our God calls to himself.” 40And with many other words he bore witness and continued to exhort them, saying, “Save yourselves from this crooked generation.” 41So those who received his word were baptized, and there were added that day about three thousand souls.
The Fellowship of the Believers
42And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. 43And awed came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles. 44And all who believed were together and had all things in common. 45And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need. 46And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, 47praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.
there it is...life in The Spirit.
the Scriptures, Fellowship, Communion and Prayer. >> THE CHRISTIAN LIFE.
THAT is how we overcome and how we are conformed and how we are LED.
and how does it all go south?
By Faith, or by Works of the Law?
1O foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you? It was before your eyes that Jesus Christ was publicly portrayed as crucified. 2Let me ask you only this: Did you receive the Spirit by works of the law or by hearing with faith? 3Are you so foolish? Having begun by the Spirit, are you now being perfected bya the flesh? 4Did you sufferb so many things in vain—if indeed it was in vain? 5Does he who supplies the Spirit to you and works miracles among you do so by works of the law, or by hearing with faith— 6just as Abraham “believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness”?
7Know then that it is those of faith who are the sons of Abraham. 8And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justifyc the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel beforehand to Abraham, saying, “In you shall all the nations be blessed.” 9So then, those who are of faith are blessed along with Abraham, the man of faith.
For a whole year they met with the church and taught a great many people. And in Antioch the disciples were first called Christians.
btw: " 5Does he who supplies the Spirit to you and works miracles among you do so by works of the law, or by hearing with faith— 6just as Abraham “believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness”?" << look into this before you continue to deny imputed righteousness. you need a PERFECT wedding garment. yours isn't. believe me.