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Discussion in '2006 Archive' started by Shiloh, Jan 5, 2006.
According to Scripture is there anything a Child of God should not do?
Blaspheme against the Holy Ghost, for starters. Sow to the flesh. Many more, but then I am a "legalist"
Expand on sin, what is and what isn't?
What does the Bible say is or isn't?
Well, for starters, "Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man."
True response from confused individuals.
Sin is the transgression of the law
Yes, there are many things a child of God should not do.
Not to sound like a smart aleck, but . . . . for a comprehensive list, see the Bible.
According to this "Fundamental" board there is NOTHING forbidden to a Child of God in Scripture. Examlpe, dancing is ok, drinking alcohol is ok, gambling is ok, a cocaine addict is taken into church membership, woman preachers are ok in fact the only thing that's taboo on this "fundamental" board is the KJV. Many places in the Word of God we are told to separate from the world. Not on here! Most on this board are like the proverbial little boy that was told to sit down and replied, "I am sitting on the outside but I'm standing on the inside. These people are not one bit concerned with the "good and acceptable, and perfect will of God" Some folks here need to read and understand 1Co 5:6 .... Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump? I am an old fashioned Bible believing, preaching independent fundamental baptist preacher. I would be the first to tell you that I am not right all the time however if I am going to err, I'm going to err on the right side.
Preach it, Brother!
Shiloh said, "I would be the first to tell you that I am not right all the time however if I am going to err, I'm going to err on the right side. "
What exactly does it mean to err on the right side?
1Co 6:12 All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.
1Co 10:23 All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not.
I realize Paul was talking primarily about food here however there is not much a Christian is not capable of doing. "No believer has the right to do something that he may consider innocent, if his actions might prove detrimental to others. Everything about the believer's life must be regulated-not only from an ethical point of view, but from the standpoint of whether or not it is pleasing to the Lord. If the believer abuses his liberty it will lessen his power of self-control; and if this happens, then what is supposed to be liberty will become bondage." Oliver B. Green
AMEN and AMEN! I think we all need to take a look at God's word and see the issues in all of our lives. We are getting more like the world everyday. God have mercy on all of us. Thanks be unto God for grace, that precious grace he bestows in times like we are in now.
"Romans 5:20 Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound:"
God bless and worthy is the Lamb!
I still don't get it. Explain again please what it means to err on the right side.
Ok guitarman I'll try to talk real s-l-o-w so you can understand. I realize as a Christian I am capable of doing almost anything. There are some "things" that have been kicked around on this board for ever as "Christian liberties". Does the Bible say it is a sin to drink wine....what about ect. If something I'm doing is questionable, I would rather not do it than do something that will cause a brother to fall or keep some sinner from Christ. If you think I am wrong to call drinking a sin..so be it.
1Cor.10 All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not.
It's kind of like this...I'm a kid walking the board fence between the pasture that has a ferocious bull in it on one side and an apple orchard on the other. If I'm going to lean one way or the other, this gal is going to lean toward the apple orchard--where there is no danger of getting hurt beyond falling off the fence. Better to actually stay off the fence--why put your life in peril?
Shiloh will have to speak for himself but, it seems to me that the idea is that, to have standards, to have personal convictions and preferences, you must "draw the line" somewhere. We can't always hit the nail on the head and be exactly right in our attempt to live Godly lives. So, if we are going to have to decide SOME practical aspects of daily living then let us lean toward that side which is more Godly and not the other way which is more "pushing the envelope". Let's take a simple everyday example to illustrate. The Bible says that we are to obey the Government. The government says that we are allowed to go 55 mph on the highway. Now let's suppose that the weather is getting worse, raining a little bit and we want to drive safely. Do we reduce our speed to increase our safety or do we stubbornly insist on driving 55 because it is techically allowed? To err on the side of right is to take at least one step further away from sin than is absolutely decessary to avoid "crossing the line". We spend a great deal of time trying to find out the EXACT boundary between sin and not sin when we could just as easily take a step away and not worry about that exact point.
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