Q. Romans 6:6 says that we died with Christ, and he who has died has been freed from sin. I take that to mean that Christians can’t sin, after all we are dead and dead men can’t sin. The body of sin is done away with since we were crucified with Him. But 1 John 2:1 says, “…these things I write to you that you may not sin.” Is John saying that those that sin are not Christians?
Q. I know someone who says she has a deliverance ministry. She says that all sicknesses and diseases are from un-repented ‘sins’ in us! She believes if you repent enough (asking God to show you all the sins connected with a particular sickness/disease) and you repent that you eventually get deliverance and healed from those problems! She says that God puts and uses these diseases and sickness so we will repent and be made pure and perfect, so on the Day, we will be able to stand before The Lord! My question to you is: Does God put these sickness and diseases on us?
Q. I always thought that God was a spiritual form only but after reading one of your commentaries it stated that when God was living in the Holy of Holies the high priest would visit with him once a year and a rope would be tied around his ankles to pull him out if he displeased God to keep God from destroying him if he sinned in his presence. This indicates to me that God was in human form at this time. Is this correct?
Q. When believers choose to live sinful lifestyles (i.e. have an attitude of I do not care whether I sin or not, since I love sin and it is my lifestyle), does that mean they would reject eternal security if their intent is to live a sinful lifestyle? Or does it reveal that they are not truly saved?
Q. If a believer marries again after a divorce, is that person living in a perpetual state of sin?
Q. My son-in-law has spent 17 years in the service, and been out of country for 8 of those. He loves the Lord and he is born again, he can’t seem to accept the fact that God has forgiven him for the “killings” he did or the fact that he was in charge of other men and couldn’t bring them home safe. I know that the blood of Jesus is bigger than any sin, how do I get him to believe it?
Q. I know homosexuality is a sin but I also know people have trouble with it because they do not understand why it is wrong for two guys or girls to love each other. I know it is Bibically wrong, but is there any moral component to this? For example I know stealing is a sin but that’s because it hurts the persons involved. I am certified to do psychological research so I am wondering why homosexuality is so wrong (besides the Bible saying it is a sin).
Q. Re: Sin And Iniquity You wrote, “Everyone violates God’s law now and then, whether in thought or deed, so we’re all sinners. But those who live their lives in complete disregard for God’s laws are practicing iniquity.” I’m confused about the law. Doesn’t grace, Christ’s death on the cross, end the law? So if we are not following the law (Old Testament) are we as Christians living in iniquity or are we sinners saved by grace?
Q. I always thought iniquity and sin were the same thing. Recently I was informed that they are different. Could you please help me to understand this difference through scripture.