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As Christians how do you tackle this sin nature you have. Also how do you deal with other people when they reveal their sin nature to you?
 

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As Christians how do you tackle this sin nature you have.
speaking only for myself.. it is not unusual for me to say out loud to me ... reba you know that is not Christlike .. knock it off.. or here i often delete a post in the draft mode.,.. I pray Lord help me through this day let me help some one some how.. let me be a blessing to some one..

Also how do you deal with other people when they reveal their sin nature to you?
Not as Christ like as i wish..
IF you mean how do i deal with a persons confession, for that i discern or judge if there is sincerity or just bragging... go on from there hopefully as He leads. Each person being different..
 
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As Christians how do you tackle this sin nature you have. Also how do you deal with other people when they reveal their sin nature to you?
It's easy WarZero.

You don't tackle it.
What happens is that one day you realize that God is real.
Then you start to understand about this idea of Jesus dying for you.
It sounds a bit like nonsense before this.

When this happens, you start to love Jesus for what He did.
Then you just don't want to sin and hurt His feelings.
But we always will because the sin nature is put under submission, but it's still there.
It just cuts sinning down a lot.

We start to understand God's love for us.
 
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speaking only for myself.. it is not unusual for me to say out loud to me ... reba you know that is not Christlike .. knock it off.. or here i often delete a post in the draft mode.,.. I pray Lord help me through this day let me help some one some how.. let me be a blessing to some one..

Not as Christ like as i wish..
IF you mean how do i deal with a persons confession, for that i discern or judge if there is sincerity or just bragging... go on from there hopefully as He leads. Each person being different..
That's a very nice reply, you seem very mature about this subject. I remember telling some Christians about my "Sins" once, I'll never do that again. But you sound like one in a million Reba.
 
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It's easy WarZero.

You don't tackle it.
What happens is that one day you realize that God is real.
Then you start to understand about this idea of Jesus dying for you.
It sounds a bit like nonsense before this.

When this happens, you start to love Jesus for what He did.
Then you just don't want to sin and hurt His feelings.
But we always will because the sin nature is put under submission, but it's still there.
It just cuts sinning down a lot.

We start to understand God's love for us.
I also believe in the creator, but it is one which has reveled itself to me.
I've tried to pair my super natural experiences with many other faiths, but it's hit and miss.
 
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As Christians how do you tackle this sin nature you have.
I struggle, with God's help, to replace habitual, toxic, self-destructive behavior with life sustaining behavior as prescribed by the Bible.
It takes time and persistence and perseverance, prayer and reading of scripture.
Also how do you deal with other people when they reveal their sin nature to you?
We all suffer from the self-centeredness that is the general issue of the so-called "sin nature."
The way to deal with it in others is to obey God's command to love one another. And that takes practice so, we keep practicing until we get good at it. (But we never stop practicing.)

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I struggle, with God's help, to replace habitual, toxic, self-destructive behavior with life sustaining behavior as prescribed by the Bible.
It takes time and persistence and perseverance, prayer and reading of scripture.

We all suffer from the self-centeredness that is the general issue of the so-called "sin nature."
The way to deal with it in others is to obey God's command to love one another. And that takes practice so, we keep practicing until we get good at it. (But we never stop practicing.)

iakov the fool
Ah but the fool must leave his cave of ignorance if he wants to risk the journey ahead.

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As Christians how do you tackle this sin nature you have. Also how do you deal with other people when they reveal their sin nature to you?
Depends on the sins. For the most part I don't deal with my own that well. For others with the issues I'm aware of, often I am a bit comforted that I'm not alone in struggling with these things, and I try to give comfort, or if
I have anything else to offer, possibly something to help them with that issue. There are exceptions though, don't always know why. I either say something or hold my tongue and say very little.

It's good to be bold in scripture and if there's an issue, relate to what's taught in the bible regarding it.
 
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Depends on the sins. For the most part I don't deal with my own that well. For others with the issues I'm aware of, often I am a bit comforted that I'm not alone in struggling with these things, and I try to give comfort, or if
I have anything else to offer, possibly something to help them with that issue. There are exceptions though, don't always know why. I either say something or hold my tongue and say very little.

It's good to be bold in scripture and if there's an issue, relate to what's taught in the bible regarding it.
Do you ever resolve such "Sin" problems?
 
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I also believe in the creator, but it is one which has reveled itself to me.
I've tried to pair my super natural experiences with many other faiths, but it's hit and miss.
I like Romans 1:18-20

18 tells us that God is mad at sin. Because He is so holy, that He cannot be in the midst of sin.
19 tell us that God can be known through creation, He is manifest in creation. All men wonder at how and why we are here. Who made the universe...or how it got to be in existence.
20 If there is a creations, there must be a Creator. So all men have no excuse in understanding that there must be a Creator.

So the creator has revealed Himself to you. This is a big step!
The next one would be to understand how.
Maybe through the person of Jesus?

Jesus is different from the leader of every other religion because He claimed to be God, the Son of God.
Did Buddha ever claim to be God?
Did Krishna ever claim to be God?
No.

For all their wonderful writings, they never did.
So for as much as I like the writings of krishna, much of which I've forgotten, he never did claim to be God.

So what are we left with??
The way I understand it, Jesus either had to be who He claimed to be, or he had to be a crazy man who went to the horrible death of the cross for a delusion of who He was.

So, you have to decide who Jesus is...
Mathew 16:13-17

The most important question in the bible:
"Who do YOU say that I am"?
 
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I like Romans 1:18-20

18 tells us that God is mad at sin. Because He is so holy, that He cannot be in the midst of sin.
19 tell us that God can be known through creation, He is manifest in creation. All men wonder at how and why we are here. Who made the universe...or how it got to be in existence.
20 If there is a creations, there must be a Creator. So all men have no excuse in understanding that there must be a Creator.

So the creator has revealed Himself to you. This is a big step!
The next one would be to understand how.
Maybe through the person of Jesus?

Jesus is different from the leader of every other religion because He claimed to be God, the Son of God.
Did Buddha ever claim to be God?
Did Krishna ever claim to be God?
No.

For all their wonderful writings, they never did.
So for as much as I like the writings of krishna, much of which I've forgotten, he never did claim to be God.

So what are we left with??
The way I understand it, Jesus either had to be who He claimed to be, or he had to be a crazy man who went to the horrible death of the cross for a delusion of who He was.

So, you have to decide who Jesus is...
Mathew 16:13-17

The most important question in the bible:
"Who do YOU say that I am"?
And how does that amount to evidence, it's just something someone said. It's not like words are evidence in themselves. You said no one claims Godhood but Jesus, this is not true. Many religious leaders have claimed to be God or the son of God throughout history.

From Babylon and Egypy all the way up to the Mormons.
 
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And how does that amount to evidence, it's just something someone said. It's not like words are evidence in themselves. You said no one claims Godhood but Jesus, this is not true. Many religious leaders have claimed to be God or the son of God throughout history.

From Babylon and Egypy all the way up to the Mormons.
Who claimed to be God?
People claimed to be gods.
Caesar was a god. Not God.
Babylon and Egypt had many gods.

There were other men in Israel who claimed to be the Messiah, the annointed one of God.
But they did not hold up to the evidence.

Words are evidence if they're the truth.
If you don't believe them, then for you they are not evidence.
People are sent to prison based on words when they could be confirmed.

Was Jesus resurrected from the dead?
This is another interesting question that demands a verdict.
(from the book of the same title... Evidence That Demands A Verdict)

Did you ever consider all the prophecies Jesus fulfilled?
Does this make any difference to you?

BTW, if you don't mind saying... what concept DO you have of God?
 
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Who claimed to be God?
People claimed to be gods.
Caesar was a god. Not God.
Babylon and Egypt had many gods.

There were other men in Israel who claimed to be the Messiah, the annointed one of God.
But they did not hold up to the evidence.

Words are evidence if they're the truth.
If you don't believe them, then for you they are not evidence.
People are sent to prison based on words when they could be confirmed.

Was Jesus resurrected from the dead?
This is another interesting question that demands a verdict.
(from the book of the same title... Evidence That Demands A Verdict)

Did you ever consider all the prophecies Jesus fulfilled?
Does this make any difference to you?

BTW, if you don't mind saying... what concept DO you have of God?
Nothing that would interest you unless you were thinking of leaving Christianity.
 

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Do you ever resolve such "Sin" problems?
For me, I've observed that sin is a package deal. When I fall back on one or two sins that I struggle with, other sins that haven't been a struggle become an issue. This lasts usually until I pray about it and ask for God's help and forgiveness. Then He helps me with the sin that I originally struggled with, and the other ones of a short temper, and a worse mouth, no longer are an issue.

I give God credit on this. When I sin it seems to loosen the bond between me and God and I'm not as influenced by His protection against sinning or temptations. When I lose that, I see the results in other aspects of my behavior. He has helped me so much that I realize that if I just resist the sin that I have an issue with a little, God will give me the strength to resolve it the rest of the way.

Two things that are important though. (From what I understand and some experience).
1) asking for forgiveness is very important.
2) giving forgiveness is also very important.

God will help resolve our sins much better then we can. And someday I hope to be closer to God and rely on Him more and then I do now. That'll help in a lot of areas for my life and my faith. It'll most likely resolve some of my sin issues (if not almost all of them).
 
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