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Galatians 5

1Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage. 2 Indeed I, Paul, say to you that if you become circumcised, Christ will profit you nothing. 3 And I testify again to every man who becomes circumcised that he is a debtor to keep the whole law. 4 You have become estranged from Christ, you who attempt to be justified by law; you have fallen from grace.

16 I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. 17 For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish. 18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.



I wonder if people really understand this or are applying their preconceived notions from "church" teachings. Walking in the Spirit is to ignore the law. Walking in the Spirit is usually defined wrong on this forum and with many Christians. Paul is very clear.

Earlier in the letter Paul said this;

2 This only I want to learn from you: Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? 3 Are you so foolish? Having begun in the Spirit, are you now being made perfect by the flesh?

And fake "Pentecostals" say that is only circumcision. Wrong. Paul is very clear. Under circumcision, you are indebted to keep the whole law. It isn't just about cutting of the flesh, which was foreshadowing.
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ok doser

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16 I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.

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Gal 2:20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

can one who is indwelt by Christ choose to commit immoral acts?
 

glorydaz

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can one who is indwelt by Christ choose to commit immoral acts?

"Immoral" covers a lot of ground.


When we walked in this world as unbelievers, we had no one to keep us on the straight path. We do now. I'm confident He will DO IT...even when I am weak.

1 Thessalonians 5:23-24
And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.


Philippians 1:6
Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:​
 

musterion

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were they truly indwelt?

Salvation being by grace through faith, Paul seemed to have had doubts about some, but nonetheless chose to believe/acted on the assumption that they were Christ's...even the guy having sex with his own mother. That's how I understand him, anyway.

were Ananias and Sapphira?
It's unwise to take a miraculous apostolic era incident and seek to connect it this dispensation of grace.
 

glorydaz

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Salvation being by grace through faith, Paul seemed to have had doubts about some, but nonetheless chose to believe/acted on the assumption that they were Christ's...even the guy having sex with his own mother. That's how I understand him, anyway.

Hmm...I don't think Paul considered that guy saved, because of what he wrote here. He was talking about how putting someone from out of the assembly might work toward their being saved down the road....after he was crucified with Christ and raised unto life.

1 Corinthians 5
1 It is reported commonly that there is fornication among you, and such fornication as is not so much as named among the Gentiles, that one should have his father's wife. 2 And ye are puffed up, and have not rather mourned, that he that hath done this deed might be taken away from among you. 3 For I verily, as absent in body, but present in spirit, have judged already, as though I were present, concerning him that hath so done this deed, 4 In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when ye are gathered together, and my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ, 5 To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.​
 

musterion

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Hmm...I don't think Paul considered that guy saved, because of what he wrote here. He was talking about how putting someone from out of the assembly might work toward their being saved down the road....after he was crucified with Christ and raised unto life.
1 Corinthians 5
1 It is reported commonly that there is fornication among you, and such fornication as is not so much as named among the Gentiles, that one should have his father's wife. 2 And ye are puffed up, and have not rather mourned, that he that hath done this deed might be taken away from among you. 3 For I verily, as absent in body, but present in spirit, have judged already, as though I were present, concerning him that hath so done this deed, 4 In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when ye are gathered together, and my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ, 5 To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.​

I respectfully disagree, beloved.

If Paul knew the man was unsaved...or only believed that he was...based on what we know of the Ambassador's heart for the lost, which would make more sense for Paul to have prescribed?

1. Kick the guy out of the congregation and hope he manages to hear the Gospel of grace and get saved while he's back in contact with no one but Christ-hating pagans?

2. Get the elders at Corinth to make sure the guy had understood and had believed the Gospel of grace, and was in fact saved (or not)?

Answer: Paul didn't do either of these. Instead, he treated the guy as if he [Paul] ASSUMED the guy was saved, though sinning grievously, and so treated him very, very harshly for his own good and the good of that stupid, carnal church that should have already dealt with him.

The turning over to Satan was, I assume, part of Paul's apostolic authority. But would Paul even need to turn over an unbeliever to Satan? No. If unsaved, the guy would already belong to the Devil.

I believe the guy was saved the whole time. That's the only way Paul's treatment of him makes any sense.

Right or wrong, let iron sharpen iron!
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glorydaz

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I respectfully disagree, beloved.

If Paul knew the man was unsaved...or only believed that he was...based on what we know of the Ambassador's heart for the lost, which would make more sense for Paul to have prescribed?

1. Kick the guy out of the congregation and hope he manages to hear the Gospel of grace and get saved while he's back in contact with no one but Christ-hating pagans?

2. Get the elders at Corinth to make sure the guy had understood and had believed the Gospel of grace, and was in fact saved (or not)?

Answer: Paul didn't do either of these. Instead, he treated the guy as if he [Paul] ASSUMED the guy was saved, though sinning grievously, and so treated him very, very harshly for his own good and the good of that stupid, carnal church that should have already dealt with him.

The turning over to Satan was, I assume, part of Paul's apostolic authority. But would Paul even need to turn over an unbeliever to Satan? No. If unsaved, the guy would already belong to the Devil.

I believe the guy was saved the whole time. That's the only way Paul's treatment of him makes any sense.

Right or wrong, let iron sharpen iron!
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Well, since you're so sweet, I'll let you disagree. But, I think we are told to put them out of the congregation lest their leaven affect the whole lump. Paul has been chewing them out because they were letting him stay among them with this open sin.

1 Cor. 5:9-13
I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators: Yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or with idolaters; for then must ye needs go out of the world. But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolator, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat. For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? do not ye judge them that are within? But them that are without God judgeth. Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person.
 

musterion

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Well, since you're so sweet, I'll let you disagree. But, I think we are told to put them out of the congregation lest their leaven affect the whole lump. Paul has been chewing them out because they were letting him stay among them with this open sin.

That's all true but in 2 Cor 2:7, he tells them,

So that contrariwise ye ought rather to forgive him, and comfort him

Forgive him for what: for sinning before he got saved? That doesn't make sense unless he was saved to begin with.
 

Nick M

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And one other thing. Thanks. :e4e:

This was one of those things Sozo harped on, and he is right. Paul mentions walking in the Spirit elsewhere and the "Pentecostal" bozos get it wrong. Paul tells you right there. To walk in the Spirit is knowing nothing you do justifies you. You rely on him to be set apart. And this is why so many perish. They want the glory for themselves.
 
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