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Old 07-17-2009, 04:50 PM
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Default Sin & the Sinner

I can see where Amanda is coming from:

2 Cor.5:11 “Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men;”

The cross of Christ was there to change men – not God, He remains the same regardless forever. To suggest that He isn’t angry with the wicked everyday is to say that God has changed and has now simply re-categorised child molesters, rapists, murderers and adulterers. People aren’t found guilty of sin on the basis of an act alone – they are sinners first. Sin is a state of the heart and thus their sinful acts are the manifestation of whom they truly are.
It isn’t just the acts that God condemns it is the people who carry out the acts. In other words – It isn’t that God just hates adultery being acted out (thus judging our ignorant mistakes) God is angry with rebellion (which is as the sin of witchcraft).

Yes Christ’s death is 100% acceptable before the Father on the behalf of repentant sinners, and He will in no wise cast out any that come to Him. But that doesn’t change the destiny of His enemies and their standing before Him (the cross hasn’t changed their position with God – if they remain in their rebellion they are now in a more serious position).

Ac.17:30-31 “And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent: Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.”

God bless