Autumn/Winter 2016-17 Issue
The following posts are part of the Autumn/Winter 2016-17 Issue. Articles that are in this issue contain information about secret sodomites, imperfect Christians, Christian dating, what the Bible says about hating the government or its authorities, common misinterpreted scriptures in the new devotional series called “Wrong Verses Right,” healthy scalp maintenance for headcovering wearers, and more!full course
- Moment of Truth: Casting Down Lies #5
- Wrong Verses Right: Romans 7:25 KJV
- Wrong Verses Right: Phillippians 3:4 KJV
- Wrong Verses Right: Galatians 2:4 KJV
- Wrong Verses Right: Romans 3:23 KJV
- Wrong Verses Right: 1 John 1:8 KJV
- Wrong Verses Right: Colossians 2:20-22 KJV
- Moment of Truth: Casting Down Lies #6
- Moment of Truth: Casting Down Lies #7
- Wrong Verses Right: Philippians 1:10 KJV
- Wrong Verses Right: Galatians 2:21 KJV
- Wrong Verses Right: Galatians 2:16 KJV
- Wrong Verses Right: Galatians 5:1 KJV
- 3 Top Tips for Christian Headcovering Healthy Scalp Maintenance
- Learn How to Labor to Enter into the Lord’s Rest
- Modesty Minute: Yes, the Bible Says You Can Date If…
- How to Bring Glory to God Through a Christian Head Covering
- Lip Sync to Your Heart -by Rhonda Howard
- The Path of Sovereign Citizens, Government Haters, and Law Breakers
- Running to Feel God’s Pleasure -by Pat Jeanne Davis
- Share These 15 Perfection Scriptures with Imperfect Christians
- How John Squashed the Imperfect Christian
- Secret Sodomites: Committing Sins Against Your Own Body
How John Squashed the Imperfect ChristianEstimated Reading Time: 19 minutes
Have you been led to believe that Christians will never be perfect? I have written many comprehensive, biblical articles that show otherwise, but this book of 1 John in the Holy Bible is very concrete about being perfect without necessarily using the word “perfect.” I will explain how John squashes the imperfect Christian doctrine.
Modern Day Hypocrites
I used to know a person who would always try to catch me in my words by using this scripture below found in 1 John.
If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. ~1 John 1:8 KJV
This person would say, “sooo… are you saying that you are without sin?” It would be frustrating to deal with this person because they never listened to me, they only sought to catch me in my words.
God revealed to me what this scripture means and here I will explain it more clearly because many people who claim to be imperfect Christians, use this scripture to justify themselves. However, they use it in the wrong context.
John is not saying that “we should never confess that we are sinless.” John is talking about certain Christians who sin, but do not repent because they claim they have “no sin.” Some even say that “all their sin was cleansed at baptism and so they have no sin left to repent of because the blood of Jesus covers them continually.” We know John is saying this because of two things:
1.) The person, who would try to catch me in my words, believed the interpretation meant that “we could never be without sin” and that “it is too prideful to say such a thing, so if we do, we are sinning.” However, my point is this, if those statements were the actual meaning, it would contradict everything else John says in the rest of his letters and
2.) His next statement confirms the meaning by calling for a confession of sins.
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. ~1 John 1:9 KJV
Notice that confession leads to a cleansing from all unrighteousness. Therefore, these two scriptures together tell us that unrepentant Christians, or those who say that they were cleansed at baptism and will “never be perfect” because “Christ has done it all,” are misleading people about the doctrine of Christ.
At this point, I hope you can see how rude it is to God to declare that we could “never be perfect” seeing how this is the whole reason for Christ’s redemption.
Next, John supports his statement by telling us a bit more about certain, professing Christians who feel they never needed repentance.
If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us. ~1 John 1:9-10 KJV
I had never met anyone like this until I saw it through a man on television. Donald Trump, a Republican nominee, claimed to be a Christian who never repents and if he does, he does not bring God into it. He claims this because he feels that he has “not sinned.” However, the most shocking thing was discovering how many professing Christians embraced him, made excuses for him, and denied all of his confirmed lies.2 John tells us about people like that,
He that saith, “I know Him,” and keepeth not His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. ~1 John 2:4 KJV
Plus, I will add,
And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent: ~Acts 17:30 KJV
Perfection of God’s love
Christians Do Not Sin
Christians Know God and Purify Themselves
Being Righteous is Being Without Sin
Christians Abide in the Commandments
Christians Follow the Doctrine Rejecting Evil Ways
Christians Who Know God Fear God and are Heard By God
Christians Note Evil Doers in the Body
Imperfect Christian Doctrine Versus John’s Teachings
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