Boy... for a few minutes there I thought I was gonna have to take you two out behind the barn!
_________________Robert Wurtz II
Words like 'you' don't necessarily mean the person you are talking to.
RobertW wrote:Quote:Boy... for a few minutes there I thought I was gonna have to take you two out behind the barn!Being out for a while makes me rusty at communicating in these forums. Being able to make posts that are non-offensive requires looking at what you write from many different directions. Words like 'you' don't necessarily mean the person you are talking to. So I have to be careful using generalities. since we don't know each other that well it is easy to be misunderstood. ;-) But, I could use a trip to the wood shed probably also. :-P
When sin is generalized US Christians ARE ALWAYS much more united and in agreement with each other.. but when we get specific on a certain sins and define and list them...then that is when the debate begins. Take the ten commandments for example. Someone who knows me well.. could justifiably argue.. that I don't do all do's and abstain from all the don't 24/7. Love thy neighbor as thy self... Am I as concerned with my neighbor as myself in my actions, with my money, etc.
RobertW wrote:This is really the material of a different thread, but simply put, there were 613 laws in the Old Testament. This was 'added to' by our Lord in the Gospels (if a person is keeping track of it). But the key is that we walk before God with a good and clear conscience. To him that 'knoweth' to do good and doeth it not to him it is sin. This is a conscious at the moment understanding of what God's will is and then choosing otherwise. We must walk in what we consciously know to be God's will. This is not the same as keeping all the laws perfectly- it is walking in the Spirit- fulfilling the law by our conduct - from the heart. .................................................Moe wrote:Yes sir, that's right, but I wasn't referring to what the Pharisees added, just the 10 God gave. The Pharisees couldn't keep the 10, let alone, adding to the 10, and we can't either. That's why all each person, who hasn't already, needs to accept Jesus' atonement on the cross for their sins, by faith (confidence) and then HE will give them a heart to serve HIM all the days of their life.