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Originally posted by dbrandt
When people are born their spirit is dead(literally) because of sin. When you accept Christ, the Holy Spirit comes and lives inside of you(literally). He then gives your dead spirit back life. You surrender to Him and He teaches you how to live a life that is satisfying.
Without Him we are a slave to sin, which means we had no choice but to sin. He free's us from slavery to sin. We have direct access to God the Father.
Originally posted by beergoggles
ok, here is your chance to teach me something....
How does the above quote apply to my 3 year old daughter? Are you saying that her spirit is dead? That she has no access to God?
Please excuse the OT question.
I have 4 kids myself, 18, 14, 12, 11. We are ALL born with the the ability to sin. Does a 2 hour old baby sin? No. But the sin nsture is in him/her. It will show up and be evident and produce sin as they grow up. God sees and hears everybody and what they say and do(this doesn't mean He likes or approves of it all). I'm speaking of a personal relationship.that brings salvation & thatshe will have eternal everlasting life. Our sins past present and future are forgiven and we are restored to God through Christ alone. Your daughter has innocence, don't confuse that with her spirit.
Once she starts school and sees things that are not right and sinful , her "innocence" will be taken away by the world. She is also going to be making choices as she grows between right and wrong. She won't be able to trust herself in all matters. God forbid if something happened to her at this age she would immediately be with the Lord. But there is an age of accountability after which everyone must make a choice for or against Christ. The best thing you could do if you aren't already is buy a Bible story book for kids and start introducing her to Jesus and who He is and why He came. One of the greatest thrills of YOUR life would be to be the one to explain to your daughter who Jesus is and then be the one to pray with her to accept Christ as her Lord and Savior. Do you know the impact this would have on her as she grows? To know that her dad loves her so much that he would not listen to what the rest of the world says, "All paths lead to heaven". But he took the time to show me who my Heavenly Father is.
[Edited on 1-8-2004 by dbrandt]