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Confession of Sins in 1 John 1:9

Explanation of 1 John 1:9 1 John 1:5–2:1 (NKJV) 5 This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. 6 If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and don’t practice the…

Confession of Sins (James 5:14-16)

James 5:14–16 (NKJV) 14 Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. 15 And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committ…

Confession of Sins and Eternal Security

Romans 8:1 says this: Romans 8:1 (NKJV) 1 There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who don’t walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. Many Christians read the above passage and again they add in their mind, without even…

The Conviction of Sin and of Righteousness

In the night before His crucifixion, in John 16:7-11, Jesus gave His disciples some instructions, telling them the following: John 16:7–11 (NKJV) 7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth. It’s to your advantage that I go away; for if I don’t go away, the Helper will not com…

Believers Cannot Sin (1 John 3:9)

1 John 3:9 (NKJV) 9 Whoever has been born of God doesn’t sin, for His seed remains in him; and he cannot sin, because he has been born of God. Many people struggle to understand this passage because its context clearly shows that Christians still sin: 1 John 1:8 (NKJV)…

The Great Exchange

2 Corinthians 5:21 says the following: 2 Corinthians 5:21 (NKJV) 21 For He (God, the Father) made Him (Jesus Christ) Who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. Question: In what way was Jesus Christ made sin on the cross? Wa…

What Is Sin?

Now that we defined righteousness, we are in a better position to define sin, by comparison with righteousness, in a more holistic way. We said earlier that righteousness is the nature of God that defines His character and His ways of doing all things. 2 Peter 1:2-4 say…

Positional vs. Practical Righteousness

Now let’s talk a little bit about positional vs. practical righteousness. The fact that they still do sinful actions after they were born again, bewilders believers. On the one hand, the Bible says that Christians ARE ALREADY righteous, but on the other hand, in reality…

What Is Righteousness?

We’ve been talking so much about righteousness and about the fact that our new spirit has become the righteousness of God in Christ. But what is righteousness really? You may or may not have asked yourself that question before. Righteousness is that nature of God that d…

Who Are You in the Spirit?

A total transformation has taken place on the inside of every person who has been born again. You can see that in many places in the Bible, 2 Corinthians 5:17 being the cornerstone Scripture in that direction: 2 Corinthians 5:17 (NKJV) 17 Therefore, if anyone is in Chr…
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