Originally posted by Ghost of a Duke
I'm sure you'll get round to it.
There are two doctrines that people use when looking at the scripture, OSAS is as it is
described here something used that the devil and people can use to keep people in sin.
If you think it matters not what you do why repent, why follow after the Holy Spirit in this
life, if it matters not. You say a few magic words by asking Jesus in, you think your home
free to sin without consequence.
The other doctrine that you have to be good enough, you must earn your spot, the devil
and people use this to keep people in guilt each time they stumble, each time they sin,
each time they see a fault in their lives they are condemned, not worthy. This doctrine can
be as bad since it revolves around our performance. There is no way anyone can do
enough to earn their way into God's Kingdom, after all when push comes to shove doing
good works is what we should be doing no matter what, it isn't a job where we should
look forward to a wage as if we earned entrance into God's Kingdom.
The truth is that Jesus came to save the lost, us *sinners* as we come to Him, He comes
into us, and gives us His Spirit to help us change inside out. He will led us and guilde us to
where we need to go, and help us over come this sinful world. As we follow the Holy
Spirit's led as He is teaching us, so we will not be following the desire of our flesh, and as
we are doing the works of God we will not fall. If we do sin, we get back and confess our
sins to Him repenting of them and follow the Lord.
If any here thinks they don't have sin, they are calling God a liar, and those that spend all
of their time condemning others should be aware they belong to another not you, so they
will stand or fall according to Jesus Christ, not someone bent on finding fault in another.