However tainted by sin it may be, there will be an element of His holiness and practical righteousness produced by Him if you are born again.
And this I have said from the start. 'However tainted it might be', even to the point of undiscernable, which is why it is no good evidence of salvation.
you seem to state....You seem to have denied...seem to...seem to
Joe, I have been using the word "seem" all this time and all of a sudden you take offense at it. That's fine. We can end it here if you like. Take care.
I think I have figured it out by the name of your blog.You believe you are promoting PURE christian truth IE 100% accurate with no mixture of error in your blog (little do you know how many places you are off). Even Dove never made the claim of 100% purity. Likewise with righteousness and the keeping of the commmandments, you believe that keeping them by 90% or 50% or even 10% is actually "keeping them" in the sense of fulfilling the righteousness that they require. But guess what, even Dove at 99.99% can't say it is 100% pure. Even your effort of 99.99% does not fulfill the law of righteousness, and guess what, that .01% makes you guilty of ALL of the law.James 2:10 For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of ALL.IE your inability to love the Lord your God with ALL your heart makes you as guilty as the murderer, the drunkard, the thief and even the sodomite, but worse than that, you do it in the light of scripture.What then marks the difference between you and they?OJ
Joe, I have been using the word "seem" all this time and all of a sudden you take offense at it.
That's fine. We can end it here if you like. Take care.
You believe you are promoting PURE christian truth IE 100% accurate with no mixture of error in your blog (little do you know how many places you are off).
A few more comments for you.On your blog you write this:"True faith in Christ has to do with placing all of our trust in the person and work of Jesus Christ alone for our salvation and not in ourselves or anything that we do."And then come in here and argue against that very premise. When you say ALL, it truly means ALL in spite of any evidence for or against.Then you have a statement of faith not written by you, but written by another, and then place articles contrary to that statement of faith in your blog. IE gotquestions definition of repentance is very different from Macarthur's. If you do not have the werewithal to write your own statement of faith, at least do not take credibility from one source and then deny it with another.I realize in the world of fast food it is much easier to cut and paste, which is why most blogs are simply regurgitations of the thoughts of about the same 100 people worldwide, but if you believe something, you write it, don't cookbook it. There is no credibility to someone who does not write their own statement of faith.OJ