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  • Originally posted by godrulz
    This still sounds confusing and practically not different than sozo's view.
    My view and Sozo's view are very similar.

    Where we differ is....


    - Sozo says Christians CANNOT sin. (however they can just do "stupid things")

    - I say Christians CAN SIN but that sin is covered by the blood of Jesus.

    - You say... Christians CAN sin and must put Jesus back on the cross and ask for forgiveness.

    If the sins are automatically covered, then there is righteousness even while persisting in unrighteous adultery.
    Righteousness is accounted to us from God through Christ's faithfulness on the cross.

    It has nothing to do with anything we do.... or do not do.

    Each act and motive stands on its own basis and is judged that way. The standing before God is a different issue. The believer who continues to commit adultery is identical to the one who feels conviction and ceases the behavior. Both are forgiven and cleansed regardless of their behavior?
    Assuming they have been crucified with Christ, of course!

    I do not see this in Scripture. I am not saying that one loses their salvation, but they cannot say they are walking in the Spirit if they are in the flesh.
    We can give in to our flesh but that doesn't mean the Spirit leaves us.

    The Spirit is our guarantee, our irrevocable gift.

    Grace is only grace if we need not work to keep it.
    Last edited by Turbo; April 29th, 2006, 06:58 AM.
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    • Originally posted by Knight
      Yeah... I read some of that and that is one of the main reasons I decided to attempt to straighten Sozo out on this thread.

      Tragically Sozo has a massive self control problem and is incapable of discussing biblical issues with people.

      The really sad part is apparently Sozo has convinced some of the brighter TOL'ers (Lighthouse and Jefferson) of this silly theology. Tragic!
      Who are you to give advice to anyone. You don't even know the what salvation is.
      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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      • Godrulz... I would rather not get into a discussion on faith plus works etc. on this thread. I would rather stay focused on Sozo's claim. Thanks!
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        • Originally posted by elected4ever
          Who are you to give advice to anyone. You don't even know the what salvation is.
          Thank you.
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          • I apologize for post 122 knight, That was meant for pea brain godrulz. For some reason it got attached to yours. Completely unintended. I tried to delete it but it wouldn't go away.
            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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            • Originally posted by elected4ever
              I apologize for post 122 knight, That was meant for pea brain godrulz. For some reason it got attached to yours. Completely unintended. I tried to delete it but it wouldn't go away.
              Ahhhh!

              No problem.
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              • tsk tsk

                You are slowly becoming like the dark side. Hate not, Luke. Love, you must
                Last edited by godrulz; April 28th, 2006, 07:37 PM.
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                I say: "Where are the Elijahs of God?" (Ravenhill "Why Revival Tarries")

                Rev. 1:17, 18; Jer. 9:23, 24

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                • You say... Christians CAN sin and must put Jesus back on the cross and ask for forgiveness.
                  Hebrews refutes this concept. This is why I reject animal sacrifices and Catholic Mass. The cross cry "It is finished" is true. He does not die again every time we sin. The perfect provision is a once for all sacrifice. Just as it is not unconditionally applied to all men (universalism), so it is not applied to non-existent sins. He calls us to confession, repentance, and renewed obedience. I John 1:9 does not imply He has to die again every time a Christian sins (even in your circumcision view). His death is not a literal payment. If it was, universalism would be true. Forgiveness and restoration of intimate fellowship should not be confused with initial justification where our past sins were forgiven (does not mean blotted out of our memories). The same blood that forgives past sins, forgives future sins, but not before they are committed, Mr. Open Theist (otherwise there is no logical reason to not sin or to stop sinning).

                  We can give in to our flesh but that doesn't mean the Spirit leaves us.

                  The Spirit is our guarantee, our irrevocable gift.

                  Grace is only grace if we need not work to keep it.
                  I agree that the Spirit does not leave us. I do not believe in hyper-Arminian insecurity, but affirm the security of believers even if they sin (unbelief is a unique sin that cuts us off from His person and work). We can not say we are walking in the Spirit in that area if we are walking in the flesh (Pauline teaching).

                  Just as the saving work of the Spirit can be resisted before conversion, so the keeping grace and power of the Spirit can be resisted (apostasy is the extreme...less severe is the warning to believers to not quench or grieve the Spirit....we are not hyper-Calvinists, but free will theists).
                  Know God and make Him known! (YWAM)

                  They said: "Where is the God of Elijah?"
                  I say: "Where are the Elijahs of God?" (Ravenhill "Why Revival Tarries")

                  Rev. 1:17, 18; Jer. 9:23, 24

                  "No Compromise!" (Keith Green)

                  The Pledge: He died for me; I'll live for Him.

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                  • Originally posted by Knight
                    Godrulz... I would rather not get into a discussion on faith plus works etc. on this thread. I would rather stay focused on Sozo's claim. Thanks!

                    Yes, sir! I hear and obey

                    Do not
                    Know God and make Him known! (YWAM)

                    They said: "Where is the God of Elijah?"
                    I say: "Where are the Elijahs of God?" (Ravenhill "Why Revival Tarries")

                    Rev. 1:17, 18; Jer. 9:23, 24

                    "No Compromise!" (Keith Green)

                    The Pledge: He died for me; I'll live for Him.

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                    • Originally posted by elected4ever
                      I apologize for post 122 knight, That was meant for pea brain godrulz. For some reason it got attached to yours. Completely unintended. I tried to delete it but it wouldn't go away.

                      I am going to get an MRI or CT scan to prove you wrong. Mind you, a coconut up there does not prove it is intelligent matter. Now where are my keys and wallet?
                      Know God and make Him known! (YWAM)

                      They said: "Where is the God of Elijah?"
                      I say: "Where are the Elijahs of God?" (Ravenhill "Why Revival Tarries")

                      Rev. 1:17, 18; Jer. 9:23, 24

                      "No Compromise!" (Keith Green)

                      The Pledge: He died for me; I'll live for Him.

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                      • Originally posted by Knight
                        But not only that... it isn't biblical!
                        Yes, it is.

                        The Bible clearly destroys this view as I have demonstrated on this thread. Paul does not agree with Sozo, you and e4e, plain and simple.
                        Actually, all you've done is show that you don't actually know what we are saying. Of course, with e4e that's quite easy to understand. I'm not sure he knows what he's talking about most of the time. And, with Sozo, I understand that as well, because he doesn't always explain himsefl fully before getting too angry to take the conversation any further. And as for me, I will get to the answer with time...

                        Fruitful maybe. I hope so. I hope you will read the passages I have posted. After reading those verses I think you should change you stance on this issue.
                        Some of those verses are the very reason I came to this stance.

                        God and the apostle Paul disagree.
                        No, they don't.

                        That's where you are dead wrong according to the Bible.

                        Christians sin. The beauty is, through Christ's work on the cross God covers EVERY sin (past present and future) that is the gospel.

                        Do you realize that your argument is no more than a fight to call "sin" something else? There is NO payoff to your argument. There is no plus side. Even if you convinced somebody that Christians cannot sin the only thing you would have accomplished is you no longer call rape a "sin" for a Christian, instead you call it a "stupid act" (as e4e acknowledged). What is the point? You would still need to explain that God covers "stupid acts" for those saved by the blood of Christ.

                        Bottom line is...
                        The assertion that Christians cannot sin is biblically inaccurate. Confusing. Pointless. And has no apparent up-side.

                        Dump it and move on.
                        He does not cover them, He removes them. He has removed sin itself from us. Christ became sin, to remove it from us.

                        Do you want to know the three definitions, and why I believe the way I do?
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                        • Originally posted by Knight
                          Yeah... I read some of that and that is one of the main reasons I decided to attempt to straighten Sozo out on this thread.

                          Tragically Sozo has a massive self control problem and is incapable of discussing biblical issues with people.

                          The really sad part is apparently Sozo has convinced some of the brighter TOL'ers (Lighthouse and Jefferson) of this silly theology. Tragic!
                          Sozo isn't the one who convinced Jefferson. I am. And, also, if it weren't for Sozo convincing me of this, I wouldn't believe in eternal security. Then who knows where I might be?
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                          • Originally posted by godrulz
                            tsk tsk

                            You are slowly becoming like the dark side. Hate not, Luke. Love, you must


                            Yeah, but they have cookies.

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                            • He does not cover them, He removes them. He has removed sin itself from us. Christ became sin, to remove it from us.

                              Do you want to know the three definitions, and why I believe the way I do?
                              Sin is not a substance that is 'removed'. It is a volition that no longer exists. If one commits adultery 20 years before conversion, it is a past sin that does not exist to be literally removed. Justification means that He treats us as if we never sinned. He does not count or hold it against us based on a substitute for the penalty of sin, the Lord Jesus Christ. Without Christ, the demands of His holy law would be required (death). Without shedding of blood, there is no forgiveness. This satisfies God's love and holiness. We are cleansed and forgiven, just as if we never sinned (though it does not change the fact that we did sin nor does it mean that he/we literally forget it).
                              Know God and make Him known! (YWAM)

                              They said: "Where is the God of Elijah?"
                              I say: "Where are the Elijahs of God?" (Ravenhill "Why Revival Tarries")

                              Rev. 1:17, 18; Jer. 9:23, 24

                              "No Compromise!" (Keith Green)

                              The Pledge: He died for me; I'll live for Him.

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                              • Originally posted by Lighthouse
                                Sozo isn't the one who convinced Jefferson. I am. And, also, if it weren't for Sozo convincing me of this, I wouldn't believe in eternal security. Then who knows where I might be?

                                You do not have to believe in OSAS (Calvinistic) to have assurance from the Holy Spirit that you are a child of God. You can have biblical assurance without convincing yourself of a doctrine that gives some people (apostates) false assurance. Believers are secure. You are a believer. You should have assurance. If you ever decided to hate God and become a Satan worshipping pig, then you should not have assurance nor hope. It also does not mean that you were not a Christian all of these years. Fortunately, neither you nor I have any propensity to forsake the One who died for us so it is a moot point.
                                Know God and make Him known! (YWAM)

                                They said: "Where is the God of Elijah?"
                                I say: "Where are the Elijahs of God?" (Ravenhill "Why Revival Tarries")

                                Rev. 1:17, 18; Jer. 9:23, 24

                                "No Compromise!" (Keith Green)

                                The Pledge: He died for me; I'll live for Him.

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