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TO SIN, OR NOT TO SIN

"The sanctification now gaining prominence in the religious world carries with it a spirit of self-exaltation and a disregard for the law of God that mark it as foreign to the religion of the Bible. Its advocates teach that sanctification is an instantaneous work, by which, through faith alone, they attain to perfect holiness. “Only believe,” say they, “and the blessing is yours.” No further effort on the part of the receiver is supposed to be required. At the same time they deny the authority of the law of God, urging that they are released from obligation to keep the commandments. But is it possible for men to be holy, in accord with the will and character of God, without coming into harmony with the principles which are an expression of His nature and will, and which show what is well pleasing to Him? – {GC 471.3}"

How do we become holy and perfectly aligned with Christ's character if we continue in rebellion against that holy and pure character? Some will say that we will be changed into holiness and into His character when He comes, not before. But if that were true, why did Jesus come and die to save us FROM our Sins? If His death finished it all at the cross, and the work was completed there, why is He coming AGAIN? Why was the world not finished at that time? If it had been finished there at the cross, the whole work, then there would be NO PURPOSE IN HIS RETURN. But then, some might say that He is coming again to reign on this earth as it's king. That can't be true, because in John 14:2, Jesus deliberately says concerning "many mansions" in "my Father's house," He says, "I go to prepare a place for you (John 14:2)."
Then He says, "And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also (John 14:3)." Jesus is taking us away from this world, not to reign over the world as it's king in its current condition.

Obviously, the work was not completely finished at the cross, but is to be finished in Heaven. And If Jesus has gone to prepare a place for us, then we also have a DUTY to prepare ourselves for that place.


Thus Saith the Lord, "[13] Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. (Ecclesiastes 12:13 KJV)."

Then the first angel's message reiterates in Revelation 14:6 and 7:
Revelation 14:7 KJV
[7] Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.

Folks, "Here is the PATIENCE of the Saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and have the Faith of Jesus."


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Bible study:
“The sinners need of Christ” What is the definition of a sinner? A person who transgresses against divine law by committing an immoral act or actions. Synonyms: wrongdoer, evildoer What is a sinner according to scrip...
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To walk as Enoch walked
“To walk as Enoch walked” Let’s talk about Enoch: How many years after creation was Enoch born? Lineage from Adam to Enoch (Gen 5:1-18): Adam begat Seth at 136, Seth begat Enos at 105, Enos begat Cainan at 90, Cainan beg...
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A book, or the Word of God?
Matthew 5:18 "For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled." Luke 16:17 "And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one titt...
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How can a person preach love? How can love exist in lawlessness?
Love has been attacked and distorted because the law of God has been attacked. God's law is love. Thus saith the Lord, "If ye love me, keep my commandments." The whole moral law, or the law of God, the Ten Commandments, are the guidelines of love. The first four commandments are about our love to God, followed by six commandments about our love to one another. If we keep these guidelines, we will be dwelling in love. John 15:10 Says,
"If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love."
We live in this world where everything is placed under a so-called banner of love, but lawlessness is not love. Those who commit crimes against their fellow men, are they showing forth fruits of love? Of a surety they are not. Those who fight in the name of equality cannot teach love where there is no law of God. Sin is lawlessness, and disobedience to God's law is Sin.
"1 John 3:4 KJV
[4] Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law."

So, how can a person preach love without the law? It cannot be done. Sin entered this world by disobedience to God's law, and the cure for sin in this world is a sacrifice for love: "16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved."
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Previous bible study:
Part 1 GC chapter 25—God’s law immutable What we are going over in this particular study involves a lot of the subjects we have already studied some on, such as the studies of the law (Ten Commandments), the Sanc...
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Very true. Thanks for posting Nathan :-)
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"We must recognize the true nature of sin in order to comprehend our essential need for Christ. Those who feel they may continue on in sin, in violation to God’s divine commandments, do NOT realize their true need for a Savio...
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Ask, and Ye shall receive...
“Ask, and Ye shall receive” Matthew 7:7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: How often we tend to over think the simplicity of just asking the Lord...
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What is Love?
What is love - Love is illustrated in length throughout the bible. God loves His people; Christ loves His people, love is unconditional, or so it is commonly believed. Unconditional means "not subject to any conditions," but ...
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