Born Righteous And Choose To Become Sinners?

Q.  Are we all born righteous and only become sinner when we choose to sin?  In one statement (Romans 5:19) it seems clear that Adam’s sin has infected us, but other scripture tell us we do not bear the punishment of our fathers (Ezekiel 18:19-20).  Then you have those who are adamant in stating we are all born pure and that sin is a choice. Because of Adam the flesh dies but the spirit only dies if one chooses to sin.  As one person put it so directly: “Original sin is a doctrine of demons, we became a sinner by choice, not because of Adam.”  Please help explain this subject?

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Two Prophecy Questions

Q. I have a couple of questions I would like your input on as I have wondered about these for some time. First, a lot of talk lately has been that the Antichrist may be a Muslim. What are your thoughts on this? It seems that there is a change in some of the thinking on this recently. Secondly, do you believe that those inhabitants who are living in their mortal bodies during the millennium may continue throughout eternity in their natural bodies? It would certainly add credence to all of the new extra-solar planets being discovered recently.

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A Prayer Of Confession

Q.   I confess my sins as quickly as I realize that I’ve sinned. There are times however where I don’t confess anything because I can’t remember sinning at all. I spend my time either working, studying God’s Word and being on sites such as yours, and spending time with my wife, not necessarily in that order, and do nothing that goes against His commandments (as far as I know.)  Should I confess on a daily basis anyway?

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Confession And Forgiveness

Q.  I want to make a comment on your answer to Pre-Marital Sex.  You seldom use the word repent in your answers.  If this couple does not repent from their fornication it is unconfessed sin.  Turning from their sin is what they need to do, repent of it before they marry.  1 John 1:9.  Today, repentance seems to be a thing of the past & not used enough.  It is an integral part of our walk with Jesus. Continue reading…

Will God Take Our Life If We Don’t Repent?

Q.   I know there is a verse that states that if a Christian refuses to repent God might take his physical life.  I’m not referring to losing salvation, which we both know doesn’t happen; but to physical death.  Can you tell me what that reference is?

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Where’s The Repentance?

Q.  When I became a believer 5 years ago, I couldn’t find an appropriate church and so your site taught me most of what I know. I sincerely appreciate the effort you put into it. My question has to do with belief in Christ being all we need for salvation. My husband says he believes and has a clear understanding of Christ and God. He became a believer shortly after I did. He occasionally reads his Bible and listens to Christian music. However, I feel as though he is not repenting of certain sins. Don’t we need repentance as well?

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At What Point Am I Sinning?

Q.  A what point does sin take root in a person?  Examples: I get cut off in traffic and immediately I get upset but refuse to think negative about the other driver.  Or I see a very pretty girl and think about my carnal days and what I would do then but stop and refuse to go any further.  Or I see a beer commercial and again think about the old days and getting buzzed but stop and turn the channel. These things come at me all day long and honestly as the day wears on and I get tired I have a tendency to think a little more but again I stop.  Do I need to repent as soon as the thought crosses my mind?

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What Does God Think Of This?

Q.  I have a friend who is very liberal and we are always talking about coal. He of course is against it and I am for it.  His latest question to me is this “ what do you think God thinks when he looks down and sees us destroying his creation?”  So what could I tell him?

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Has Everyone Sinned?

Q.  How I can show my friend that where it says “for all have sinned” it really does mean “all”? This is one verse he tries to switch to make it say “not all will sin.” to prove he doesn’t sin and therefore doesn’t need a Savior. I’ve prayed constantly for him on this matter, and I pray the Lord will guide him to truth.

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