Sin will never be in the church.Sin was already in the church.
It is Christ's body and there will never be sin in Christ.
Those who sin, those who walk in darkness are "not of us".
Thanks be to God we don't have to commit sin anymore !!!It had been from the beginning.
This is the reason confessing to a priest finally came to be taught
because persons were still sinning after Baptism - much to the surprise of the early Christians.
Rebirth from God's seed, and the gift of the Holy Ghost, and a divine nature saw to that.
There is no difference between anyone who tries to pollute the body of Christ.John was worried about gnostics entering the church and taking it over.
I'm sure you could find out about this on the net if you so wish.
If I have learned about one decimator of a good conscience, I have learned abut all of them
Holy means to be set apart for service to God.
That's all it means.
You could find out about this too.
It happened at my death and burial with Christ, and when I was raised with Christ to walk in newness of life. (Rom 6:3-7)