So how is it that these little ones can Believe in Jesus, but not believe what Jesus believed about their Sinfulness?So you think that Jesus, while He is holding an actual living breathing child (Matt 18:2), is being figurative when He said these little ones which believe in me? The comparison to adult believers is made in verses 3 and 4, but verse 6 He is holding an actual child and said they believe in Him. He calls children believers. You dont believe Him?
There would be no need for them to believe in him as their Savior since they're sinless and need no salvation.So how is it that these little ones can Believe in Jesus, but not believe what Jesus believed about their Sinfulness?
The context has Jesus literally holding a child (matt 18:2) while saying these (referring to said child) believe in me (verse 6). When He wanted the adults to behave figuratively as children, He said "AS this little child" (verse 3) and "AS little children" (verse 2). Your interpretation has Jesus telling His disciples to behave..........like unbelievers???
Great example. You see how a fig tree the doesnt BEAR FRUIT can be compared to a nation that doesnt? Well it works the same way in Matt 18.I suppose this must mean the fig tree he cursed was literally Israel. Thus we see the fallacious hermeneutic he employs.
According to you maybe. According to Jesus, children believe in Him (matt 18:6) and the kingdom of Heaven is for them (matt 19:14). I'll give you one guess who I believe.There would be no need for them to believe in him as their Savior since they're sinless and need no salvation.
Johns used "little children" as a way to describe adults, agreed 100%. As little children is what Jesus told His disciples to be in Matt 18:2-3, after all. But here is this:Note how John uses "little children" when referring to toddlers...oops...I mean believers in 1 John. Wonder where he came up with that theopneustos term?
if you are in a body here,It has nothing to do with congregations, one is either alive to God by New Birth, or Dead in sin. Those dead in sin dont thirst, it takes life my friend to be thirsty for the things of Gpd !
Tell me what you believe Original Sin teaches. I don't think your view of it is the Reformed view, if I am understanding you correctly. TIA.Oh no, I don't reject Original Sin and I don't hold to an Age of Accountability. I've come to the conclusion that Infants don't Lie while in the womb. As far as Jesus saying these little ones love him, I'm looking for it. It was probably in a certain Translation, and I can't find it right now...
if a soul doesn’t choose then sin is meaninglessAnd even repentance is a gift of God per Rom. 2:4, 2 Cor. 7:10, 2 Tim. 2:25, Acts 5:31, Acts 11:18.