(07/29/2015) All Have Sinned?

Posted: July 29, 2015 in Adam, Atonement, Christ, Christian Beliefs, Faith, Grace, Repentance, Scriptures, Sin, The Human Predicament
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Scripture points are shared, today, discussing atonement, condemnation, grace, and sin.  A fighter at “Yahoo! 7 Answers (Australia)” using the ID “D” (Level 4 with 3,185 points, a member since February 10, 2014) posted the following:

When someone says "we’re all sinners", how am I supposed to react to that?

The term "sinning" covers everything from lying about how someone looks in their pants (their *** doesn’t look fat) to genocide.

Am I really supposed to react with relief when someone admits that everyone commits social "crimes" against one another?

In light of my knowledge of self-justification and how one of the best ways to dismiss all of your own dissonant acts is by saying everybody does it (IE it’s not a big deal, everybody lies about some things), it really doesn’t make me feel good when I hear "we’re all sinners".

Then again, if people actually thought critically about their religions, there’d be no religious people.

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son:  the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him.  But if the wicked will turn from all his sins that he hath committed, and keep all my statutes, and do that which is lawful and right, he shall surely live, he shall not die.  All his transgressions that he hath committed, they shall not be mentioned unto him:  in his righteousness that he hath done he shall live.  Have I any pleasure at all that the wicked should die? saith the Lord GODand not that he should return from his ways, and live?  But when the righteous turneth away from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, and doeth according to all the abominations that the wicked man doeth, shall he live? All his righteousness that he hath done shall not be mentioned:  in his trespass that he hath trespassed, and in his sin that he hath sinned, in them shall he die.  (Ezekiel 18:  20-24, KJV)

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  How Can One Man Die? (02/09/2015); The Sin Covered By Salvation? (12/28/2014); Mortality Is Required Because of Sin (12/29/2014); All Sins Are Equal? (06/25/2014); Sanctify Yourselves? (06/26/2014); Beyond Punishment (03/21/2014); A Guarantee of Heaven? (03/22/2014)

“D”, efforts to identify the most effective ideas and wisdom for human survival have led to descriptions of fixed and recurring conditions, and limitations that clarify the nature, process, and substance for mankind upon the earth.  As tools to fit us to life experience, Christian believers are given sacred knowledge and made alert to various aspects of the human predicament that include (1) each individual is capable of displaying an animal, human, or divine nature, (2) awareness and self-will may be determined, influenced and shaped by carnal, material, social and spirit events or objects, and (3) such finite tools as history, logic, philosophy, science, and technology developed by mankind (we say, the world) are not enough to eliminate the causes of human error, sin, and wickedness.  Believers understand that those having a personal relationship with divinity through Jesus Christ are permanently changed and transformed to experience life within the sphere of divine grace (i.e., as though all sin already has been removed).  Here are a few points from the holy writings that believers are encouraged to consider:

(1.)  Romans 3:  23, King James Version (KJV):  23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

(2.)  Romans 6:  23, KJV:  23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

(3.)  2nd Chronicles 7:  14, KJV:  14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

(4.)  Romans 5:  14-17, KJV:  14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam’s transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come.  15 But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many.  16 And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift:  for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offences unto justification.  17 For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)

(5.)  Numbers 15:  27-29, KJV:  27 And if any soul sin through ignorance, then he shall bring a she goat of the first year for a sin offering.  28 And the priest shall make an atonement for the soul that sinneth ignorantly, when he sinneth by ignorance before the LORD, to make an atonement for him; and it shall be forgiven him.  29 Ye shall have one law for him that sinneth through ignorance, both for him that is born among the children of Israel, and for the stranger that sojourneth among them.

There is far more that could be said, and that must be correctly understood and spiritually taken into account.  (For example (6.)  Romans 5:  1-5, KJV:  1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:  2 By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.  3 And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also:  knowing that tribulation worketh patience;  4 And patience, experience; and experience, hope:  5 And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith.

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC

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