- Oct 1, 2013
I agree with you. Before we are saved by Faith in God's Grace we were LOST. We in fact still DIE that is what God said, disobey Me and you will DIE. Life is in Grace by Faith in Jesus Christ. BUT,NOW we are in Jesus NOT SINNERS, yes we still fail, yes we still need to live in Jesus obedient to His commandments, yes all too often we must ask for forgiveness, But in Jesus, Living with Him as LORD, NOW we are not lost. Ro 8: 1-2Rev,
You won't debate the meaning of 'sin' with me but you go on to give your own meaning in modern English.
I read NT Greek and have taught NT Greek.
Why don't we discuss hamartia (sin) in the context of Romans 5:12 (SBLGNT):
Διὰ τοῦτο ὥσπερ δι’ ἑνὸς ἀνθρώπου ἡ ἁμαρτία εἰς τὸν κόσμον εἰσῆλθεν καὶ διὰ τῆς ἁμαρτίας ὁ θάνατος, καὶ οὕτως εἰς πάντας ἀνθρώπους ὁ θάνατος διῆλθεν ἐφ’ ᾧ πάντες ἥμαρτον—
Amen! That's my kind of faith. But before Jesus set me free and I was born again. I was 'dead in sin'. How do I know? The Bible tells me so!
Eph 2:1-3 (NLT) explains my wicked, dead in sin state before I was liberated by Jesus:
Once you were dead because of your disobedience and your many sins. 2 You used to live in sin, just like the rest of the world, obeying the devil—the commander of the powers in the unseen world.[a] He is the spirit at work in the hearts of those who refuse to obey God. 3 All of us used to live that way, following the passionate desires and inclinations of our sinful nature. By our very nature we were subject to God’s anger, just like everyone else.Oz
I think if we could see Jesus as LORD and live for Him, and see the result of God's mercy we may have a religion that so many would not leave as unfulfilling and empty, I want the Christian family to show the majesty of the Grace we have that makes being a Christian something very special.
Live by and look to the Majesty Of our GOD, know Him, do not focus on how evil everyone is. I was twice broken, once I disobeyed God, then I saw the Majesty of Grace and my heart was broken now I try all I know to live for JESUS. Still broken still trying BUT NOW I am a child of the KING.