1. Standard memberRajk999
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    11 Jan '17 15:30
    What do Christians make of this verse:

    Now we know that God heareth not sinners: but if any man be a worshipper of God, and doeth his will, him he heareth. (John 9:31 KJV)

    God does not hear sinners, but hears those that worship and obey?

    How can this verse be interpreted?
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    11 Jan '17 18:35
    Originally posted by Rajk999
    What do Christians make of this verse:

    Now we know that God heareth not sinners: but if any man be a worshipper of God, and doeth his will, him he heareth. (John 9:31 KJV)

    God does not hear sinners, but hears those that worship and obey?

    How can this verse be interpreted?
    Far more interesting is how you interpret it.

    Are you just using it to load up your gun again against Christians?

    Are you claiming that God does not hear Christians?

    We realize that you consistently claim that Christians not only profess with their mouth without speaking from their heart, but also do not obey God. The problem is that this is clearly shown to be not true, especially applying it, as you do, to the entire category called "Christians".

    Come down off your high horse for just a moment and just try to entertain that you may be wrong. What does the Bible say about arrogance and narcissism?
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    11 Jan '17 18:43
    Originally posted by Rajk999
    What do Christians make of this verse:

    Now we know that God heareth not sinners: but if any man be a worshipper of God, and doeth his will, him he heareth. (John 9:31 KJV)

    God does not hear sinners, but hears those that worship and obey?

    How can this verse be interpreted?
    Well, since omniscience is an attribute normally associated with God one has to wonder what is meant by "heareth not". Presumably this implies some sort of focus in the same way that one can hear a conversation but not pay attention to it.
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    11 Jan '17 21:37
    Originally posted by DeepThought
    Well, since omniscience is an attribute normally associated with God one has to wonder what is meant by "heareth not". Presumably this implies some sort of focus in the same way that one can hear a conversation but not pay attention to it.
    I guess that would be correct. God hears and would not respond to sinners, but would respond to those who please him.
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    11 Jan '17 21:471 edit
    Originally posted by Rajk999
    What do Christians make of this verse:

    Now we know that God heareth not sinners: but if any man be a worshipper of God, and doeth his will, him he heareth. (John 9:31 KJV)

    God does not hear sinners, but hears those that worship and obey?

    How can this verse be interpreted?
    They are a on another planet in a galaxy far far away?
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    11 Jan '17 21:50
    Originally posted by Rajk999
    What do Christians make of this verse:

    Now we know that God heareth not sinners: but if any man be a worshipper of God, and doeth his will, him he heareth. (John 9:31 KJV)

    God does not hear sinners, but hears those that worship and obey?

    How can this verse be interpreted?
    I'm sorry, what?
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    11 Jan '17 22:06
    Originally posted by whodey
    I'm sorry, what?
    Read your Bible.
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    12 Jan '17 00:07
    Originally posted by Rajk999
    What do Christians make of this verse:

    Now we know that God heareth not sinners: but if any man be a worshipper of God, and doeth his will, him he heareth. (John 9:31 KJV)

    God does not hear sinners, but hears those that worship and obey?

    How can this verse be interpreted?
    Jesus was not a sinner so he was able to get his prayer answered in healing that blind man.
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    12 Jan '17 00:53
    Blessed are those whose sins are not counted against them.
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    12 Jan '17 01:25
    Originally posted by RBHILL
    Jesus was not a sinner so he was able to get his prayer answered in healing that blind man.
    Ok but the general rule still applies. Plus the same thing is written in other places.
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    12 Jan '17 01:27
    Originally posted by Eladar
    Blessed are those whose sins are not counted against them.
    God alone knows who those are.
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    12 Jan '17 01:45
    Originally posted by Rajk999
    God alone knows who those are.
    Exactly but it does answer your original question.
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    12 Jan '17 01:49
    In verse 38 the blind man worships Jesus after believing in Him. So believing in Jesus is doing God's will.
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    If we say we have no sin we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.
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    12 Jan '17 10:24
    Originally posted by Eladar
    If we say we have no sin we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.
    And how do you reconcile that with the verse in the opening post?
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