posted on Mar, 9 2011 @ 11:13 PM
reply to post by NOTurTypical
So you only know you're born again if you find yourself not doing any more "wrong" things?
Firstly however, thank you everybody for your wonderful contributions.
I think there is a lot of love here, and a lot of good, loving people.
It's quite refreshing considering where right-wing discourse on Christianity has taken the topic.
I'm not so sure. A whole generation was raised on popular Christianity, but if God really wanted His teachings like a Salvation booklet, then surely
He would have written it that way.
We were taught that unrepentant sin can make you "unsaved".
Or at least that was the notion, perhaps never really explained.
The message is:
1. One is saved and makes efforts to act accordingly by some interpretation of Scripture.
2. If one does not or cannot act saved, then one was not really saved in the "Spirit" in the first place.
In both cases of "salvation failure" the blame is put on the penitent.
Maybe a bit like witchdoctors in Africa blame some impurity or shortcoming of the ritual if the magic doesn't work.
edit on 10-3-2011 by halfoldman because: (no reason given)