Ok, I am beginning to see the hand-writing on the wall.greenspun.com : LUSENET : church of Christ : One Thread
Listers (oh, that there were some.)
I looks as if no one wants to talk on this forum but two of us and we stopped for awhile on the subject I brought up. Anyone else care to bring up something else to talk about?
What about sin? That is, if we are Christians is it necessary to repent of all our sins or are they already forgiven? IOW can we sit down and wallow in grace?
Just a suggestion!
-- Nelta Brock (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 08, 2002
Good thoughts, Dan.
I still have trouble understanding the fact that our current and future sins are covered by grace BEFORE we repent of them. On a list once a fellow said, "I don't have to confess my sins because they are already covered." Then he added, "I do though, because it makes God happy." My thought was....such arrogance.
We know God judges our hearts (motives.)
Thanks, for responding, Dan.
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-- Nelta Brock (Nelta72000@yahoogroups.com), February 17, 2002.
We constantly repent of our sins...however, they are already covered by the death of Christ before we commit them! The practicality of salvation is that we are constantly in a saved relationship with Jesus in spite of our human weaknesses. We can't sit down and "wallow in grace" however. We are to "work out our salvation with fear and trembling," which means being constantly alert to Satan's schemes. So while we can rejoice in salvation, we also keep an eye out for the serpent.
Grace and Peace, Dan
-- Dan B. Hodge (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 17, 2002.