Sunday, August 14, 2011

Walking in the Light but still Sinning.

Tom's Journal.

Some of the 'tags' and other supporting related articles below the main topic/ body give additional foresight and wisdom to me-- further defining the ideas with 'sub-titles/ divisions'-- that I personally feel are helpful.  "Only Saved if we keep confessing,"is the one that I read to help me understand the main item better.

Some of you smart guys and gals out there reading this prob know that it wouldn't take much to rip out my PC - mouse and take it to the PC store to replace it-- Gateway model, as mine is just bout kaput and I have to click on it harder until it 'catches'... lol.  Just put it on my list of chores "to-do" after I run to the Milwaukee VA tomorrow-- to affect my statement/ request of transfer to Great Lakes Naval Station in N. Chicago.  I just hope that I am doing the right thing.   And then, I just ordered a new book by John Bunyan...Pilgrim something, mentioned by the pastor this morning as being a close 2nd best seller through the ages, written back in the 1600's.  Reading outside on the picnic table in the back yard is such a good habit in the Summer time, before the flies and mosquitoes come to wreck my serenity, peace and quiet.  I always used to figure that I needed to get as much sunshine/ vitamin D as possible to last me the whole Winter season in Wisconsin.  

Does anyone else reading this post feel a sort of uneasiness, electricity in the air as if the "other shoe will drop" or is the devil and 'lame-media' succeeding in scaring us half to death with all their foreboding doomsday tactics including major international economic melt down...?  I am not trying to make more bills-- but a year ago, I was reading about the same problems in Russia, where the people feared their currency was losing it's buying power/ value-- and so they started  "investing" in "durable hardware and goods" like quality autos, refrigerators, etc. while they still could.  Well, we are already feeling some inflation and higher interest rates now.  We just might get skinny soon and be in fashion, and better health... lol.  "Back on the Diet again!!"  OK, shop for more fruit again-- put that on the list, and my power scooter battery  is charging as I speak/ type. Without my mobility, I would really be in a pickle! 

I ask prayers for me when I get lonely for some companionship, even just to talk and enjoy a lunch or dinner.  "Lord, please help me find other useful alternatives, like reading, studying, exercise, training my gentle, cheerful Rottweiler boy, etc., getting back into my woodcarving and woodworking in the basement- wood shop, helping others in need and cheering them up with the Gospel, and my personal Christian ministry of handing out Bible Tracts and Bibles.  In Jesus name. Amen." 

Warm Regards,
Tom Schuckman  

Walking In The Light But Still Sinning

Q. 1 John 1:5-10 seems to contradict itself. At one point it talks about walking in the light and if we say we have fellowship with Him but walk in the darkness we are liars then it says if we have no sin we are deceiving ourselves, what do these verses mean?

A. When John spoke of walking in the light he meant being born again. Jesus is the light of the world and when we’re walking with Him we’re walking in the light (1 John 1:5-7). If we say we’re walking with Him but aren’t born again the truth is not in us (1 John 1:8).

Even if we’re walking with Him we still sin. Therefore if we confess our sins He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and will purify us from all unrighteousness (1 John 1:9). If we try to say we haven’t sinned we make Him out to be a liar (1 John 1:10) because in effect we’re saying He claimed to have died for sins we didn’t commit.

By the way, this is not a confession to renew our salvation. It was guaranteed to us the moment we first believed (Ephes. 1:13-14). This confession purifies us again from the unrighteousness caused by our sin and puts us back into a state of fellowship with God.

Tags: Christian Life, Forgiveness, Sin

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◦Does Hebrews 6 Deny OSAS?

◦Only Saved If We Keep Confessing?