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If Jesus was made in EVERY respect like us, that can only mean one of two thing: A. Jesus was a sinner just like every one of us. B. We can become sinless just as Jesus supposedly was. Both options are supported by scripture.
Those who are born of God CANNOT continue sinning, meaning if we are born of God we can become like Jesus.
31 We know that God does not listen to sinners. He listens to the godly person who does his will.
That doesn't make any sense though, if they're sinful then they are sinners. That's like saying someone who drinks alcohol every day and gets drunk isn't an alcoholic.
If Christians are sinners and God does not listen to sinners, does that mean God does not listen to Christians?
Sounds to me like Paul is passing his own actions off to Satan. No personal responsibility basically, just believe and sin all you want because you aren't actually the one sinning, it's the evil within you that is doing it.
"But if I do the very thing I do not want to do, I agree with the Law, confessing that the Law is good." So basically sinning (doing what you don't want to do) means the Law is good? How does that make any sense? I thought the Law was to love others and God? What sin is there in that?
SotL has just rewritten hundreds of years of work by those in the church. We're full of sin and commit sin every day, but somehow we aren't sinners.
So you ARE a sinner? But you're a saint? But you're a sinner that is a saint so you aren't a sinner? But you are a sinner.