why does sin matter if youre sins are just forgiven if youre a christian?
anyone could plan to murder someone and just be like oh my sin will be forgiven.
This is what I know to be true - God being pure cannot even look upon sin - man, even in his very best state is a sinner - on judgement day, either: your sins are covered by the blood-shed sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the cross (salvation and only salvation - being a nice person isn't good enough - even at our very best, we are but filthy rags), and remembered no more or they are not (your sins are not covered) - where God's great love comes into play is, He provided a WAY (Jesus) for us not to perish and live in Heaven with Him (He certainly didn't have to do this but did because He loved us so) - if you read carefully John 3:16, this is exactly what it says - each person will either accept or reject, you must decide for yourself and yes, it's so important, it has eternal consequences - He Loves you and wants you to accept God's free gift to man - Jesus.
Here "HOW" to be saved:
Here's how you "KNOW" you are saved:
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him >>> Shall <<< not perish, but have everlasting life.
Shall means it is mandatory, not 'may be' and God cannot lie.
I hope this helps !!
"It is not possible to love God and love sin at the same time."
It is perfectly possible to believe in more than one insane idea at a time. Pick a religion - their all full of wacky ideas.
"When Jesus comes into ones heart..."
Muslims say "When Allah comes into ones heart". Every religion attributes these nice feelings to their god and tells others its proof of their existence. Do you see an issue with this?
"..he cannot continue to love sin... and love Christ"
Isn't fornication a sin? We could eradicate entire religions if people just stopped sinning all the time.
One of the 10 commandments is "Thou shall not commit adultery".
Jesus said "But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart." (Matthew 5:28)
It must be hard to live up to the impossible standards set down by god.
"The Holy Spirit comes to convict us of sin, and to lead us into righteousness."
Why not just do away with sin? What is so special about free will? Wouldn't an omniscient god know the results of giving us free will? Surely to an all knowing god we are the simplest of machines - why these games?
I want to say that sin matters because for 1) God knows your heart. If you're so called "repenting" with your mouth but in your heart not meaning it or planning what you're going to do next, it's not going to work. You cant fool God, He knows all, His understanding is infinite. He knows if you're trying or not. and 2) when you really love someone, the last thing you will want to do is hurt them. So if you really love God and have relationship with Him the issue will not be that the fact that you're going to be forgiven, you will WANT to do right and WANT to please God. if not, then that person may not have real relationship with God. Jesus might not really be their personal savior and they might want to be more worried about that then the sin, bc that's not the real issue. the issue is your heart.
It is not possible to love God and love sin at the same time. When Jesus comes into ones heart, he begins his work, thru the power of the Holy Spirit, of purging us from sin, it is his will to cause us to choose him over sin, and he is at work continually in us, doing just that.
If a person has no thought or remorse for sin, then, it is highly unlikely that the Holy spirit truly lives within that person.
That does not mean that a Christian is perfect, it does mean, that he cannot continue to love sin... and love Christ... at the same time, they are just not compatable.
The Holy Spirit comes to convict us of sin, and to lead us into righteousness.
How many times has that still small voice most people call their concience stopped you from doing something you knew was wrong. I'm not trying to make a huge debate here, but I know my God loves me,and I know that because he made me in the first place. Do you have kids? I can't imagine watching my child get hurt either.
Before I became a Christian my biggest argument was:
Say your child misbehaves, would you stick him in the stove. So why does God do it. And then my friend Jess says to me one day. Tori, he's not the one putting the kid in the oven, he's crawling in by himself. He's the parent who comes into the room just in time to pull the child out.
" It's your will to sin, not his"
God created me this way - who are you to question it?
"Just because He knows you will sin doesn't mean He's happy about it."
Imagine you have a beautiful 6 year old daughter. She is playing in the front yard, and you know she has a tendency to get a bit carried away and run onto the road on occasions. Do you sit by and say "it's her choice", or do you do everything in your power to prevent harm coming to her? What does god do? Is this really love or is he just powerless to stop it?
Yup! But who am I to usurp His ultimate authority? I don't have all the answers, I don't even have most of them. I have a lot of questions to ask when I finally get up there, but most importantly, I try to live by the fruits of the spirit and the commandments. For some reason, since I became a christian it seems like I want more to do His will than mine. I feel led to spend time I normally would have used to sin to pray or study my bible.
If you feel happy worshipping a being who willingly created another being (Satan) that would be responsible for the eternal suffering of billions more of his creations (us) and whose ultimate power is only used to extend a *chance* at redemption (Jesus) as long as we believe to spite the lack of evidence and the multiple saviours to choose from - be my guest. Such a creature does not deserve worship.
"This is what I know to be true ..." followed by a whole bunch of metaphysical and spiritual nonsense that has no supporting evidence at all, not which any evidence could even be conceived of.
It amazes me how Christians believe we are "nothing but filth rags" and in desperate need of salvation by an all loving god who created free will, sin and the whole mess in the first place.
"He's the parent who comes into the room just in time to pull the child out."
Yet god lets billions burn in hell because he has provided us with many holy texts claiming they are the one true path to redemption, or because his message is widely misunderstood, or because those who never hear of the saviour are doomed.
it doesnt work like that babe
God knows your heart and if your pure or not
he knows every hair on you head you dont think he knows your true intentions and if you did do something horrible like that on purpose dont you think these people arent trully for god in the first place
God hates it when you use his name for evil
God did not create sin, satan did.
Also, read John 3:17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through HIM might be saved. Wow! What an amazing God we have. Yes, by the way He gave us free will, would you rather He hadn't?
I'm very sorry you feel that way. I pray that one day the word will get to you. It's your will to sin, not his. He says over and over that He doesn't want any of us to perish. Just because He knows you will sin doesn't mean He's happy about it.
Once saved you are changed from the inside-out - your desires are no longer the same - your heart now wants to do those things which please God - prior to being saved this doesn't exsist...Hope this helps !!
Actually, God created Satan, but I pose a new question for you, are your parents to blame if they raised you, nurtured you and protected you and you turn around and murder someone?
not everyone belives that all sins are forgiven. even different aspects of christianity believe different things. it is all about what YOU believe will happen to you if you sin.
"God hates it when you use his name for evil"
God created evil and me with full knowledge of what I may do. This is true for anyone, or is your god not really omniscient?
The question does not apply to an all knowing god as it would know the ultimate consequences of its action before it even did anything.
"God did not create sin, satan did."
Who created Satan then?
How are you saved? how do you know you are?
But what does the BIBLE say.
...this is good