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originally posted by: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
The verse I cited says that living as he did is a requirement if you claim to live in God. Committing sin is not living or walking as he did.
14 For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.
But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. My little children, I am writing you these things so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father--Jesus Christ the Righteous One.
Do you live as Jesus did?
originally posted by: WakeUpBeer
(but what defines a sin?).
originally posted by: Akragon
a reply to: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
Sometimes I believe what is sinful needs to be redefined, outside of what various denominations of Christianity believe...
It seems to me, its quite hard to "sin" when one lives with love in his/her life
He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is none occasion of stumbling in him.
originally posted by: Klassified
a reply to: sacgamer25
The answer to your question is in the significance and symbolism of baptism.
2 Peter 1
9 But whoever does not have them is nearsighted and blind, forgetting that they have been cleansed from their PAST SINS.
10 Therefore, my brothers and sisters, make every effort to confirm your calling and election. For if you do these things, you will NEVER STUMBLE, 11 and you will receive a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
No one who is born of God will continue to sin, because God's seed remains in them; they cannot go on sinning, because they have been born of God.
1 John 5:18
We know that anyone born of God does not continue to sin; the One who was born of God keeps them safe, and the evil one cannot harm them.
Bible John 13
6 He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, “Lord, are you going to wash my feet?”
7 Jesus replied, “YOU DO NOT REALIZE NOW WHAT I AM DOING BUT LATER YOU WILL UNDERSTAND.”
8 “No,” said Peter, “you shall never wash my feet.”
Jesus answered, “Unless I wash you, you have no part with me.”
9 “Then, Lord,” Simon Peter replied, “not just my feet but my hands and my head as well!”
10 Jesus answered, “THOSE WHO HAVE HAD A BATH NEED ONLY WASH THEIR FEET"; their whole body is clean.