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How to overcome sin

Truth_seeker
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7/22/2014 6:49:29 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
The original Hebrew of the word "sin" doesn't mean to do wrong, it means "to miss the mark", in other words to fail to uphold a standard. Sin destroys lives...you may think as a Christian you are the one doing it, but you are not.

Romans 7:16-17

"if I do the very thing I do not want to do, I agree with the Law, confessing that the Law is good. So now, no longer am I the one doing it, but sin which dwells in me."

We cannot overcome sin by our own efforts, all we can do is simply pray and ask God to give us the power to live in his Spirit and help us to grow in love for him and others. Put others first before yourself...
bulproof
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7/22/2014 8:02:36 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
Religion claims the existence of sin.

To overcome sin.

Ignore religion.
People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do. Isaac Asimov
bulproof
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7/22/2014 8:38:28 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 7/22/2014 8:02:36 AM, bulproof wrote:
Religion claims the existence of sin.

To overcome sin.

Ignore religion.
People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do. Isaac Asimov
dee-em
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7/22/2014 8:39:08 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
Religion is the ultimate snake oil product.

First come up with a non-existent malaise that the victim is suffering from (sin).
Convince the victim of how terrible the consequences are if left untreated (hell).
Then tell the victim you have a miraculous cure (Jesus).

This is how religions get you and hold you in their grip. Everything is invention and yet they keep selling their useless snake oil, bottle after bottle, getting filthy rich in the process. It's disgusting.
Fatihah: It's like your mother making spaghetti and after you taste it and don't like it, you say "well my mom must not exist". Not because their is no logical evidence but because she doesn't do what you want.
bulproof
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7/22/2014 8:41:30 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 7/22/2014 8:39:08 AM, dee-em wrote:
Religion is the ultimate snake oil product.

First come up with a non-existent malaise that the victim is suffering from (sin).
Convince the victim of how terrible the consequences are if left untreated (hell).
Then tell the victim you have a miraculous cure (Jesus).

This is how religions get you and hold you in their grip. Everything is invention and yet they keep selling their useless snake oil, bottle after bottle, getting filthy rich in the process. It's disgusting.

Nail meet Hammer.
People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do. Isaac Asimov
LogicalLunatic
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7/28/2014 8:21:45 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 7/22/2014 6:49:29 AM, Truth_seeker wrote:
The original Hebrew of the word "sin" doesn't mean to do wrong, it means "to miss the mark", in other words to fail to uphold a standard. Sin destroys lives...you may think as a Christian you are the one doing it, but you are not.

Romans 7:16-17

"if I do the very thing I do not want to do, I agree with the Law, confessing that the Law is good. So now, no longer am I the one doing it, but sin which dwells in me."

We cannot overcome sin by our own efforts, all we can do is simply pray and ask God to give us the power to live in his Spirit and help us to grow in love for him and others. Put others first before yourself...
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