ARE we capable of sin? – A Discussion


Now this is an issue that many a time I have had to discuss with several of my Christian friends. The question is this: is a born again person capable of sin? Or rather, is it even possible for any man born as a human to NOT sin, regardless of whether or not they are saved? Let us take a deeper look into this and use the Word of God as our reference point.

A verse from the Romans chapter 3 states:

“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:” (Romans 3:23-24) 

This verse very clearly states that ALL man has sinned. Of course we are all born of the flesh as humans, and the human being is a creation that has fallen short of the glory of 5131172-3x2-340x227God. Starting with Adam and Eve, sin entered our lives and our mankind, so it is impossible to say that any of us can be sinless.

However, Jesus Christ is the only one in the world Who was sinless, and thus He became the ultimate sacrifice for our redemption. When the most pure and innocent blood was shed as propitiation for sin, it covered the sin of the entire mankind from the beginning to the end, and thus our debts were all settled with God. The only thing He asked in return was our faith in this work He had done on the cross for us. 

So this being the story of true redemption, what will become of that man who has accepted Jesus into his heart as His savior and has been born again? Is it viable for God to expect that man to never sin again in his life? Some people think no. Some people have told me that based on the previously stated verse, no matter what, the life of every human involves sin because of the fact that no one can be perfect like God, and hence no one can be perfectly sinless like God.

But what if I told you otherwise? Would you hate me or call me a liar? Again let us turn to the scripture.

“Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him.” (1 John 3:6) 

He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.

Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.” (1 John 3:8,9) 

So as stated in these verses, sin is the seed of the devil, and committing sin is a sign that you are not of God. “But every man has sinned according to that verse in Romans. Does that mean that every human is a child of the devil? Is that a fair way of judgement?”

Well let me tell you. These are two different things, being born into a sinful world as a sinner, and actually committing sin. These verses in 1 John are talking about how a person who has truly been saved and born again is not capable of WILLINGLY committing sin. Committing sin is an action taken by a person. You can choose to do it or you can choose not to do it. And if you have truly accepted Jesus as your Savior, and if you have truly been born again, then you must be fresh and new as a newborn baby, and you will never be capable of choosing sin after having experienced the true love of the Jesus who died on the cross for your sake. However, if you claim to have been born again, and still continue in your sins, then it is high time for you to reconsider your life, and to really sit down and pray to God to help you let go of the dirty past life and become truly born again.

But by saying all this, I am in no way implying that we can be completely sinless in life. How? Well sometimes even a truly born again person may fall short because of their feelings towards something or they may be caught in a situation where they unknowingly make the wrong choice or think the wrong thing, but a true born again believer will always realize their weakness and ask God to forgive them again.

Constant cleansing of the heart and soul through prayer is the only way we can all remain pure and holy as God wants us to. None of us are perfect. We are all born into a world full of darkness and sin, a world that tortured and crucified our Lord the purest lamb that was given as sacrifice. And yet , God gives us the chance to become holy once again, and to be counted worthy of entering heaven, by allowing us the choice to believe in the sacrifice of Jesus. It is then OUR turn to choose whether or not to sin.

Choosing Jesus over sin is your ultimate key to a life of true peace and happiness, enveloped in the love of the Lord regardless of the pain and hurt of this world.

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What is the devil doing?


Good morning dear readers, this is a beautiful day! Let us continue our subject of thought, shall we?

Last time I explained to you exactly what the devil wants you to think. He disguises himself

Yeah, this guy IS NOT YOUR FRIEND..

Yeah, this guy IS NOT YOUR FRIEND..

as “alien beings” or whatnot to make you think that there are actually extraterrestrial creatures out there, “watching over you”. Please, my dear friends, do not be deceived.

Like I said before, the devil will disguise himself as an angel of light to trick the people of this world and make them doubt the Word of God.

Now,  the devil is always on the look out to harm you if he gets a chance. But do not be afraid, because we can make sure that he doesn’t get a chance like that.

First of all, if you are being tortured by any sickness or illness, or if you just can’t find peace of mind, then you must realize it is the doing of the devil, and not the Lord.

In Luke, Chapter 11, verse 14, we read of how a dumb person got healed:

“And he was casting out a devil, and it was dumb. And it came to pass, when the jesus-heals-blind-mandevil was gone out, the dumb spake; and the people wondered.”

It turns out that it was not the person that was dumb; it was rather the devil that had caught hold of him that was dumb. The devil had the defect, and so when he caught hold of that person, his defect played out as the person’s defect. Do you see how the devil can make his own characteristics play out in you? This is the same way that some people do the most devilish things to others around them. Some people commit such heinous crimes to other innocent souls, that anyone would wonder if a normal human would have the heart to do such a thing.. Yes, it’s not human nature to do these evil things. It is none other but the devil. The devil is very tricky, and you have to be careful and strong in your faith to repel him.

This is why I urge you to realize that the devil is the one responsible for all your illnesses. If you are diseased right now, all it takes is one rebuke in the name of the Lord, and the devil will flee.

Now, if you think that the devil can attack you and affect you at any time, then think again. The devil has no right or authority to harm you, UNLESS you give him that authority.

Here’s what I mean by that: Ephesians 04:27 says:

27 Neither give place to the devil.

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You’re the one responsible for not letting the devil inside

You are the one responsible for keeping the devil out of your heart. You have the decision to make about who you’re going to give place in your heart to: the Living Jesus Christ, or the devil. Sin, reject Christ, ignore the Word of God, and your heart is already occupied by the evil spirit. On the other hand, repent, pray, love God, be righteous, believe, and you your life will be much better, for the King of Kings will dwell within your heart.

You are the one responsible for holding up your faith and repelling the devil. How can you repel the devil? Here’s how:
Ephesians chapter 6 verse 11 says:

“Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.”

That is precisely how you can stan?????????????????d against the devil’s attacks. Put on the WHOLE armor of God, not just a few parts of it. In my previous posts, I have talked in detail about each and every part of the armor, and you can check each of them out by moving your mouse over the tab that says “Armor of God” and clicking on each article. 

The devil does not like anything you do to please God. He wants control over man, the creation of God, and he’s constantly trying to make his dreams come true. Our faith and righteousness is what shatters his dreams.

Every time we stand up for the Lord, every time we proclaim His kingdom, every time we turn away from sin, every time we pray for the will of God, we are trampling upon theMan_holding_Bible-370x278 devil’s spirit. Every time we preach the word of God, every time we lead another to faith, every time we reject the tempting offers of the devil, his plans are failing, and his powers are becoming useless against us and the ones around us.

No one wants to hear about the devil. Most people just go on about the blessings of the Lord and teach people of nothing but bliss and happiness. Yes, the Lord is a good God. He is the kindest Being to ever exist. But we need to also be aware of how the devil, our enemy, works. How can we defeat or proclaim victory over an enemy unless we know his tactics and know how to fight them?

I am not afraid to speak of the devil, because he is nothing but a liar, an evil entity that wants nothing but to destroy the happiness of the True Children of God, and if my readers know what tricks he has in his hat, then my readers will be able to foresee his deception and fight against him.

Our Lord has already claimed victory over sin and death. He is the King of all Kings, and the ultimate power is with Him. Victory is His, and victory is ours.

E-mail my father Evg. Joy Simon if you are in need of prayer, because like I said, any sickness can be instantly healed by the power of Christ: joysimonapb@yahoo.com

Or e-mail me for any guidance or concerns you may have: steny8295@yahoo.in

God bless you, and till next time, may the peace of Christ be with you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Second Commandment- Graven Images


Warm and heartfelt greetings to you today my dear readers! I must say that I just can’t stop thinking of how much I love our Lord and I feel (and hope!) that I am not alone, for otherwise you would not take the time to read my posts!
Today, let us go back to a subject that we started some time ago, which is the analysis of the Ten Commandments.

Today, let us look at the Second Commandment.

The Book of Exodus, Chapter 20, verse 4:

Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.

Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;

And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.

This commandment is very literal. God commands you to not make any graven image, which means “A carved idol or representation of a god used as an object of worship.”

This is what the Israelites did to God after He saved them through Moses. It is said that after Moses came down from the mountain of Sinai after his time with God, with the Commandments, he found them worshiping a calf made of Gold, and making offerings to it. He was enraged and thus shattered the very stones upon which God had written the Ten Commandments.

My question is, how is it that people are so fast able to forget the God that saved them? Why are people so willing to betray God and so slow to accept Him even though He has done such miraculous things in people’s lives?

Even now, I am so sad to say this, but more than 98% of the people I see around me do not care about God. Most of them are just ignorant of the fact that there is a living God watching over the actions of every being on earth, willing to forgive and bless if you are willing to repent.

When we have THE living, true and loving God for ourselves, why must we create sculptures and idols of dead or imaginary beings and worship them? Is it not like saying you are quenched of thirst by making a statue of a waterfall and looking at it, instead of actually drinking from the clean stream that is the only thing able to really quench your needs?

I must say that God hates it when people, especially the people that He has visited and touched in life, decide to disobey Him and make Him angry when they in fact know that He exists and that He despises their actions. Why? What need do we have to do such things?

So for the knowledge of my readers, I have to say this, but many of you may not like this. DO NOT bow down to any idol, to any statue or to any carved or drawn image.

DO NOT WORSHIP these false things when in fact you have the living God watching over you in heaven.

Statue Of Jesus Christ On Wood Cross

DO NOT WORSHIP ANY IDOL, EVEN THAT OF JESUS CHRIST, FOR IT DOES NOT CONTAIN THE LIVING GOD.

And this includes the sculptures in churches. Yes, I know many of you may by now hate me for saying this, but I must write the truth and nothing but the truth. DO NOT bow down to or worship the statues and idols in church, even if they are of the Son of God Himself. None of the Apostles ever made an idol of their Master. It is against the will of God.

He says do not create graven images of anything “that is in the heaven above”, which includes Jesus Christ. I am not saying that you must not worship Jesus Christ. If you for some reason think that is what I am implying, you are gravely mistaken my friend.

Jesus Christ is living. He is risen, and He is in heaven, watching over us and talking to God for our sake. You must worship Him the living Son of God, and not a statue or idol of Him, which does not contain any trace of the real Christ. Idols do not have life. They do not contain any part of God or the Spirit. They are dead, lifeless things which we made from clay and stone, which we shouldn’t have even made in the first place.

I must say that to please God, just worship Him, the one and only real God, in heart and soul. He is with you always. If you have been worshiping the idols and you now see that it was wrong, you can always repent and turn to God, for He is ever-forgiving and kind. If He wasn’t the kindest and just being ever to be, you and I would not be spared, my friend.

And one more thing. When I write these things, do not think that I am trying to force everyone into becoming a true Christian. I am not trying to imply that everything I do is right or anything like that at all. These laws were written by the Almighty God Himself. I am merely a being trying my best to bring the knowledge of God across the length and breadth of this world. You are welcome to either accept and practice or to reject these matters. It is in the end your personal decision.

But those of you who choose to accept the word of God and turn to Him, will definitely be blessed abundantly. True Children of God, will indeed have to face great hardships in life for this world is most likely to despise true Christians and to reject them. But we know in heart who we are and what a privilege it is to be close to God. We know what treasures await us in heaven.

So fear not for God is with you. Jesus loves you so much, and nothing can compare to His eternal love which led Him to even dying for the sake of you and me.

Until we meet next time, may the peace of Christ be with you and may God bless you! 🙂

P.S. Do not hesitate to e-mail me for questions and concerns: steny8295@yahoo.in
or my father Evg. Joy Simon for prayer: joysimonapb@yahoo.com

 

 

Sleepless Nights..


Greetings once again, dear readers!

Today I want to share with you a rather funny yet unbelievable thing that happened while we were in prayer, as I mentioned earlier. Me, my mother and my father of course- we were in constant prayer and for about 3 months that’s pretty much the only thing we occupied ourselves with. 

Now, as the prayer progressed, God started showing signs of starting a great chain of events that would eventually become the matter of talk for a whole neighborhood. People started coming into our house asking for deliverance from a wide variety of diseases, ranging from colds and coughs to cancers and tumors!

One such day, a man came in, talking about how he could not find peace because of all the illnesses surrounding him and his wife, which made life for them hard. He kept talking for about an hour and a half, and we patiently sat there listening to him. Finally, when he had finished talking, my father began to slowly talk to him from the Holy Bible as he does to any other person seeking healing, for if they are taught ( or reminded of- if they already know these things) from the Bible the words of God which reveal the true meaning of belief, and words which reassure faith, then they will instantly be healed if they accept these teachings and believe. 

But just as my father started to talk to him from the Bible, to our surprise, we found him swaying there in his seat, eyes closed, mouth wide open, like a baby, fast asleep! My father tapped at his leg and woke him. He asked the man why he had slept when he was being told the words of Christ. He replied “Ah! This is one of the other things I need prayer for- I fall fast asleep whenever I listen to Gospel teachings!” My father said, although at that time, we took it insignificantly, that he would, in the Name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, not sleep from here onwards till the day  he (my dad) says he can again. 

Anyways, my father taught him from the Bible and he kept awake. Every Saturday, we had a prayer meeting, to make it convenient for people with jobs and school to come for healing. The next Saturday, while we were in the middle of a blessed prayer, this man from before came in suddenly and fell down before dad, saying “Oh, you shouldn’t have done this to me, please!” At first we had no clue as to what he meant. We later found out that from that day my father told him so, he hadn’t slept for a whole week! 

Then my father said “I give you the blessing of sleep again, in Jesus Name, but never sleep again while you are hearing the Word of God.” He slept better than ever that night!

Remember, don’t ignore the word of God. It is very powerful. Even more powerful than anyone in this world can imagine. 

Send us an e-mail if you, my friend out there, need deliverance. God will heal you, He is willing to heal you, if you are willing to believe!

Till next time..