Don’t Be Idle Today

Did you hear the news story about the man who streaked through a Tennessee supermarket?
It’s kind of reminiscent of the Ray Stevens song The Streak, in which a character in the song also ran through a supermarket. Continue reading

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The Soul Who Sins – Part 3

And the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin. 1 John 1:7
Does that really mean “all” or “some”?
Does “all” include just past sins? Or does it also include present and future?
Does being forgiven of “all” give us a license to sin more, since “all” those sins are also forgiven? Continue reading

The Soul Who Sins

Behold, all souls are Mine; The soul of the father as well as the soul of the son is Mine; The soul who sins shall die.
But if a man is just and does what is lawful and right; if he has not eaten on the mountains, nor lifted up his eyes to the idols of the house of Israel, nor defiled his neighbor’s wife, nor approached a woman during her impurity; if he has not oppressed anyone, but has restored to the debtor his pledge; has robbed no one by violence, but has given his bread to the hungry and covered the naked with clothing; if he has not exacted usury nor taken any increase, but has withdrawn his hand from iniquity and executed true judgment between man and man; if he has walked in My statutes and kept My judgments faithfully — He is just; He shall surely live!” says the Lord GOD.
Ezek 18:4-9
I have had a few ministers quote the first part, “the soul who sins shall die”.
It is used as Godly evidence that if a person sins he/she is worthy of death, this I agree with.
But this verse has even been used on Christians that may commit sin, that they, too, are eternally lost and worthy of death.
I don’t see it that way.
I don’t diminish God’s word but after reading the rest of the scripture, I find myself guilty and failing as a Christian.
No one can walk in God’s statues and keep his judgments faithfully.
If I’m wrong, please point this wonderful person out to me.
I’ll tell you what it says to me next time.