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    Quote Originally Posted by Jefferson
    What is your commentary on Romans 4:15 - where no law is, there is no transgression. (KJV)
    The Body of Christ is not under the mosaic law. That is clearly what the verse is about (read the verse in context and it will be clear).

    When God set aside Israel and paused the mosaic law He didn't repeal sin. After all... if He did, there would be no need for a Savior.

    Even after the cross sin still exists. It's just that some have their sin's paid for by the blood of Christ, while others are going to "go it alone" (so to speak).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knight
    Because prior to Christ's work being applied to us we ARE slaves of sin, we cannot save ourselves.

    After we are baptized into Christ's death God associates us with Christ and we are no longer viewed as sinners. All of our sins are covered, our past sin, our present sin and our future sin. All of our sin.

    But that doesn't mean that we still don't miss that mark and do sinful things. It's just that the penalty for that sin has already been paid for in full by Christ's death on the cross.

    Paul wrote to those in the Body...

    1Corinthians 8:6 yet for us there is one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we for Him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, through whom are all things, and through whom we live. 7 However, there is not in everyone that knowledge; for some, with consciousness of the idol, until now eat it as a thing offered to an idol; and their conscience, being weak, is defiled. 8 But food does not commend us to God; for neither if we eat are we the better, nor if we do not eat are we the worse. 9 But beware lest somehow this liberty of yours become a stumbling block to those who are weak. 10 For if anyone sees you who have knowledge eating in an idolís temple, will not the conscience of him who is weak be emboldened to eat those things offered to idols? 11 And because of your knowledge shall the weak brother perish, for whom Christ died? 12 But when you thus sin against the brethren, and wound their weak conscience, you sin against Christ. Therefore it is clear we can sin, but thankfully that sin is already been paid for.
    The word in the text that you sight is the word, hamariano in the Greek. It means, "to miss the mark" but that is not all it means. It also means, "to offend." It is also the same word translated sin. I really think you ask a very good question and one that is not easily answered. I wont to thank you for making me think about this. That is, as you know, one reason I love TOL. It often challenges one's beliefs and forces contemplation and prayer. We often dodge difficult questions but I will give this my best shot.

    Sin is not something that offends but something that contradicts God. Sin is the contradiction of God. There are many ways the Bible describes this contradiction. They are descriptions and not definitions any more that saying a Robin is a bird describes all birds. A Robin is a description of a bird but it does not define what a bird is. Violating the law of God is sin but violating the law of God does not define sin. Sin is the contradiction of God.

    Paul has made it clear that eating meat sacrificed to idles is not a contradiction of God and we are at liberty to do what, according to Jewish custom, was a violation of the Jewish law and was punishable offense. Most Christians at the time were converted Jews and eating meat sacrificed to idles was offensive to them. They were weak in the faith and if our liberty caused them to do what they believed what was wrong and they had a guilt trip because of it we offended them. As weak as these Jews were in the faith they were still in Christ and to offend one was the same thing as offending Christ. We should not use our liberty as an excuse to offend our brother by our actions. We are pretty good at that here on TOL. Myself included.

    I do not believe, and I think SOZO would concur that being with out sin means that we never do something wrong. I offend a lot of people. Most of the time on purpose. We should be aware of our weaker brethren and not use our liberty irresponsibly.

    1 Corinthians 10:22 *Do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? are we stronger than he?
    23 *∂All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not.
    24 *Let no man seek his own, but every man another's wealth.
    25 *Whatsoever is sold in the shambles, that eat, asking no question for conscience sake:
    26 *For the earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof.
    Galatians 5:13 ∂For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.

    The borrower is slave to the linder. What makes this country think it is rich and free?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knight
    Fantastic!

    What a great friend you are. I am so glad we could reason together.

    Sozo... the fruit of the Spirit, why is yours so sour?

    Maybe in the garden of heaven, Sozo's planning to be a lemon tree.

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    Sin works from within; with outward friuts;

    I feel two laws at war inside of me;

    One Law of sin and punishment, made accountable by Guilt unto an action for forgiveness,
    Leading to death

    That guilt will continue to burn until I take action to relieve

    And another justification that Christ has taken the punishment; that I should not seek to bear that which he has taken from the world; waging war inside that I now could be denying him and his death for my sins.


    A place of blatant accusing from inside?

    Sin worketh in me,

    Sin a violation of my conscience,

    My Conscience the acting law of right and wrong within

    My guilt burns that I bear fruit unto sacrifice for my conscience peace sake.

    Even the good I do is bad when I work from the law of right and wrong within.



    Sin on sin when I refuse to receive his grace and deny that he has paid and removed my sin as far as the east is to the west
    Turn to the battle within that every thought be taken captive to God; that no offering of good deed may replace his sacrifice of life for us.
    That you may be found with a pure heart, unto eternal salvation.
    One may only grow in grace by suffering.
    He who needs much grace is given much; and he who requires little shall only draw little.
    And he who has drawn much grace shall offer much grace to others

    Praise God in all your infirmities,

    My Grace is sufficient for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elected4ever
    I do not believe, and I think SOZO would concur that being with out sin means that we never do something wrong. I offend a lot of people. Most of the time on purpose. We should be aware of our weaker brethren and not use our liberty irresponsibly.
    I agree which is why all of this (from Sozo) is an unnecessary distraction.

    Ultimately, the only thing Sozo is really saying is that once a person is saved we can no longer refer to the awful things he might do as "sin". Instead we should call it what it is i.e., murder, rape, theft etc. Which of course only clouds and confuses the gospel.

    One might say... "Come to the Lord to have your past sin, present sin and future sin paid for." Which is a great message.

    Sozo's message would be... "Come to the Lord to have your past sins paid for and change the name of your future sins to anything but "sin" ".

    Where is the pay-off? What is the point? It would only confuse the lost.

    Sin is sin no matter who does it. The awesome thing that Christ gave us is the opportunity to not bear the burden, guilt and punishment for that sin. That is the power of the gospel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knight
    I agree which is why all of this (from Sozo) is an unnecessary distraction.

    Ultimately, the only thing Sozo is really saying is that once a person is saved we can no longer refer to the awful things he might do as "sin". Instead we should call it what it is i.e., murder, rape, theft etc. Which of course only clouds and confuses the gospel.

    One might say... "Come to the Lord to have your past sin, present sin and future sin paid for." Which is a great message.

    Sozo's message would be... "Come to the Lord to have your past sins paid for and change the name of your future sins to anything but "sin" ".

    Where is the pay-off? What is the point? It would only confuse the lost.

    Sin is sin no matter who does it. The awesome thing that Christ gave us is the opportunity to not bear the burden, guilt and punishment for that sin. That is the power of the gospel.
    Do you concur with my definition of sin?
    Galatians 5:13 ∂For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.

    The borrower is slave to the linder. What makes this country think it is rich and free?

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    Quote Originally Posted by elected4ever
    Do you concur with my definition of sin?
    Yes your definition is good, but you are also right in that it is not the ONLY definition of sin.

    Sin has several connotations which is one more reason that Sozo's dogmatic claim "Christians cannot sin" fails.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jefferson
    What is your commentary on Romans 4:15 - where no law is, there is no transgression. (KJV)
    Now that I gave you my commentary on Romans 4 can you give me your commentary on 1 Corinthians 8:6-12?

    It is clear.

    Paul (in the Body) telling brothers (in the Body) that they can sin against brothers and sin against Christ.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knight
    Yes your definition is good, but you are also right in that it is not the ONLY definition of sin.

    Sin has several connotations which is one more reason that Sozo's dogmatic claim "Christians cannot sin" fails.
    Oh yes, it is the only "definition" but there are many ways that sin is "described" in the bible and they are sin, each and every one. At the heart of each description is the single common thread; the offense against the person, character and plan of God. Sin opposes all that God is. Sin stands in opposition to the very essence of God. Do you agree that there is a difference between being in opposition and and offending. I can offend without being in opposition. I do not oppose you but I am sure that I have offended you on occasion. If my offense causes you to lose your faith then I have also offended Christ because you are His. For this I shell receive chastening from the Lord. The problem is when the Greek word "hamariano" is translated, the translator makes no such distention so translating the word as sin in all occasions of its appearance.

    Hebrews 12:5 *And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him:
    6 *For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.
    7 *If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?
    8 *But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.


    Hebrews 12:5 *And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him:
    6 *For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.
    7 *If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?
    8 *But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.
    Galatians 5:13 ∂For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.

    The borrower is slave to the linder. What makes this country think it is rich and free?

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    This swine was looking forward to reading sozo's commentary. I did not have time to read its length before it disappeared. I also wondered why we should accept his dogmatism over other commentators who have mastered the original languages and have strong exegetical skills. I did not think I could do justice without significant study (it has been years since I translated I John...I think sozo did once also...or was it Bob Hill?).

    Why is Knight not a Christ-hating, worse than Hitler person for questioning sozo's view on sinless perfection? This seems to be one of my bigger issues with sozo also. I appreciate most of Knight's posts on this thread, but do not find the Mid-Acts assumptions helpful, but more confusing. I would rather see relevant verses, including John, exegeted in context without the dispensational filter. I think we can reconcile the passages with other verses without dispensationalism.

    If sozo's commentary illuminates the Word of God definitively, perhaps he will put it back up for interaction. Verse by verse exegesis is the way to go, and I commend him for the original attempt.

    Let's all light lighters, stamp our feet, shout sozo over and over...perhaps he will do an encore
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    Sin is our motive; sins are the fruit of our motives.

    It was motives and guilt that drove those who put Christ to death on the cross

    As when we think others are bringing what we believe down we sort to accuse them.

    He has removed sin (motives) from the world at his death; that we are not held to our own law of right and wrong; for even as the Jews felt that under Moses law they were right, they were found very wrong.

    We are commanded to obey Grace; or we shall not see eternal life.
    That we should not rely on our own version of right and wrong, but always offer grace; that we will not be given the measuring stick that we have used on others, in our own self willed learnt idea of Good and evil.

    If your motives become pure, whatever you do is not counted against you as sin.
    Taking every thought captive; you are what you are to be transformed to the Image of the father and the son.
    God looks upon the hearts of man, actions are judged according to a unrighteous decieved heart relying on itself for direction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by godrulz
    Why is Knight not a Christ-hating, worse than Hitler person for questioning sozo's view on sinless perfection?
    Let me make sure you understand that I agree with Sozo that a Christian cannot lose their salvation.

    Every and any sin they commit is already paid for. And if your view is that your sins aren't paid for... well... well... how can you be a Christian? A Christian is someone who has acknowledged that Christ's work was sufficient. And there is nothing they can add to it.

    Where I and Sozo differ in opinion could be considered semantics by some. Sozo takes one definition of sin and applies it in every way ignoring other contextual definitions of sin.

    So while I disagree with his dogmatic stance "Christians cannot sin" I agree with his overriding theology that Christ's work on the cross was payment in full for those that accept it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knight
    Let me make sure you understand that I agree with Sozo that a Christian cannot lose their salvation.
    Matt 5:13"You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men..."
    1 John 4:7-8 "Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God; everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, for God is love."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Miller
    Matt 5:13"You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men..."
    The Jews could lose their salvation!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knight
    The Jews could lose their salvation!

    Always make sure you are reading your own mail and not someone else's.
    ???

    Matt 4:24and his fame went forth to all Syria, and they brought to him all having ailments, pressed with manifold sicknesses and pains, and demoniacs, and lunatics, and paralytics, and he healed them.

    25And there followed him many multitudes from Galilee, and Decapolis, and Jerusalem, and Judea, and beyond the Jordan.

    Matt 5:1Now when he saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, 2and he began to teach them saying:

    Sounds like all kinds of folks were gathered around, including his disciples.

    This explains alot. I pray that one day you find joy in knowing that the Beatitudes apply to you as well...

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