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December 11, 2019
“The Bible simplifies sin when it makes the bare bones statement that everything not of faith is sin (Rom. 14:23). Or to put it another way, all unbelief is sin. (Unbelief means that we do not believe what God says about us–that as Christians we are joined ot Christ, and He is one spirit with us). IN view of this fact, the first thing Satan must accomplish in his effort to get any believe to commit a sinful deed is to tempt him and get him to believe he is an independent self-operating self. In other words, to see himself as an ‘alone I’ or ‘just me.’ When/if Satan is able to lure us by this lie into the sin of unbelief, he gains the power to boss us on the soul/body level and lead us into any sin deed he chooses. Our union with Christ is not broken; however, our sin temporarily blocks the Holy Spirit from living through us. Confession and repentance on our part is the only way we can receive God’s grace and forgiveness and once again walk in the light–in actual fact, have Christ live through us.”
Taken from: “Life: The What, The Who, The Why”
By Page Prewitt