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  1. tdidymas

    I Am Not A Sinner

    You keep harping on your false interpretation of all these passages. You have a dilemma (whether you recognize it or not). In all this, why aren't you explaining how 1 Jn. 1:8 fits? It obviously is contradicting what you are saying. Therefore, your polemic interpretation must be wrong, since 1:8...
  2. tdidymas

    I Am Not A Sinner

    What do you do with "if we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us"? Since John included himself in that statement, he was speaking of himself in his present tense. The application to this is that if you are claiming you have no sin, you are deceived.
  3. tdidymas

    I Am Not A Sinner

    Wrong again, Sherlock. Your pride is showing.
  4. tdidymas

    I Am Not A Sinner

    I'm not arguing with John, as I agree completely with the meaning of his words. I'm debating with you, because you consistently take his words out of context and conform them to your private interpretation. But since this is where our paths diverge, I'll just abandon the conversation and let...
  5. tdidymas

    SINNING WILLFULLY

    I disagree with your interpretation. I read it exactly the way I described: in ch. 1 he begins with a description of Christ, and faith in Him is the whole subject matter of the entire epistle. He clearly says so in 4:11, and in 8:1 it is even clearer, in which he says "Now the main point of...
  6. tdidymas

    I Am Not A Sinner

    Great avoidance of my question. But let's cut to the chase. IMO your interpretation of 3:9 is wrong. You're teaching that a true believer is sinlessly perfect. That's not what 3:9 is teaching. The Greek verb "sins" which is translated in the KJV "committeth sin" is a tense which has the ongoing...
  7. tdidymas

    SINNING WILLFULLY

    Your point might have been valid, if the subject matter was the same, but it's not. In v. 2-18, the sin is general because it's talking about the sacrifices made for them. But in v. 26, it's talking about believing in Christ's sacrifice for sins, as v. 29 explains. Therefore, the sin in v. 26 is...
  8. tdidymas

    I Am Not A Sinner

    What do you do with sin not unto death in ch. 5? Do you think that Christians commit sin that doesn't lead to death? Or do you think that "brother" who sins a sin not unto death is a fake brother in that context, and really of the devil, as you claim ch. 3 teaches?
  9. tdidymas

    SINNING WILLFULLY

    You have the burden of proof to support your claim. I've already shown by scriptural context that my interpretation is correct. The sin of unbelief is certainly the root of sin in general, isn't it? After all, didn't the serpent convince Eve not to believe God? Isn't any sin of disobedience...
  10. tdidymas

    SINNING WILLFULLY

    The context of this is the theme running throughout Heb. which is having faith in Christ, and what the next chapter (11) is about. So, the "sinning willfully" is specifically the sin of unbelief, that is, not obeying the gospel message (Heb. 4:11). The writer of Heb. doesn't change the subject...
  11. tdidymas

    Once enlightened

    It's not a creation. I'm making observations from the text. Do you think Jesus uses the term "sheep" in the same sense as Isaiah did when he wrote "all we like sheep have gone astray..." in some contexts? Do you think maybe Isaiah is using it in the general sense for all Israel?
  12. tdidymas

    Once enlightened

    It's all part of interpreting what the term "sheep" means. In Mat. 15, Jesus calls people sheep generally who belong to the 12 tribes of Israel, I believe even if they have gentile ancestry, if they are Jewish by practice. The idea is to exclude gentiles, even those who live within the borders...
  13. tdidymas

    Once enlightened

    Would you agree that there is a difference between "the lost sheep of the house of Israel" (Mat. 15:24), and "My sheep" (Jn. 10:25-26); that is, there is a difference of which people "sheep" is referring to in these two contexts?
  14. tdidymas

    Calvinists...time to reflect...from one to another.

    Based on what I wrote at first about God's powerful influence, you agreed, and then I asked you why do you have a problem with irresistable grace. You chose not to address that. Now, after I described the spiritual force that God uses to persuade His elect (the force of His grace, as I described...
  15. tdidymas

    Calvinists...time to reflect...from one to another.

    You made an assertion, and now you can't back it up. I can't believe what you say, then, because it certainly appears disingenuous to me. The only conclusion you force me to take is that you just want to make a quarrel. Perhaps that will give you a feeling of being justified in your hostility...
  16. tdidymas

    Calvinists...time to reflect...from one to another.

    https://forums.carm.org/threads/calvinists-time-to-reflect-from-one-to-another.3214/post-406377 This is an example of what you do. You nitpick at the truth of what the Reformed position teaches by focusing on one wrong thing that you think a "Calvinist" wrote, and you make that the whole issue...
  17. tdidymas

    Calvinists...time to reflect...from one to another.

    Not like what you're doing. Paul warned Timothy about people who practice endless debating, and it's what appears you are doing, because you evade the issues by continual fault-finding, without conceding to the obvious truths presented. Therefore, I think I'm done with you.
  18. tdidymas

    Once enlightened

    Anyone who says that this passage refers to saved people hasn't read the whole chapter. V. 9 says that the apostle believes more of those people, things "having to do with salvation." This clearly distinguishes the state of salvation from the "once been enlightened." And does not Judas Iscariot...
  19. tdidymas

    Calvinists...time to reflect...from one to another.

    I didn't comment on what "Calvinists" have said. My comments were about the Reformed Position. If there are so-called "Calvinists" who deviate from that, then that's their problem, not mine. I'm here to say what the Bible says, and what it means by what it says, which I hold that's the Reformed...
  20. tdidymas

    Calvinists...time to reflect...from one to another.

    Yet again, you caricature the issue by exaggerating. You're the only one talking about physical dragging, and you're trying to discredit the Reformed position by it. Your argument is clearly a straw man, and a fool's errand. I'm starting to think that all you want to do is argue, and that you...
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