Thursday, April 19, 2012
1 John 2.29-3.10
This coming Sunday we will be focusing on 1 John 2.29-3.10. In this passage we learn that we are called children of God. In this proclamation we learn how much the Father loves us and cares for us. As children of God we are to purify ourselves ----- just like our Father is pure. This is a call for holiness ----- for us to participate in the right things that the Lord has planned for us. This is really a call for holy living. Because then it gets a little tough for us. In chapter 3 verse 6 the author writes: "No one who abides in him sins; no one who sins has either seen him or know him." That gets to the nitty-gritty of the matter. Does that mean we can't say anymore that I am just a sinner? Or that Christians are just sinners that have been forgiven? Is it possible to be a child of God and also to be a sinner?