I saw this in another Answers post. Someone stated categorically along the lines of "once saved, always saved" and she went so far as to say that once you were saved, nothing could change that, even committing murder. She told people to read their bibles and see it for themselves. Now I see a lot of what I call the "new" christianity; this idea that since christians aren't perfect, but believe in god/Jesus, they can do whatever they want, and all they have to do offer a quick, "whoops, sorry god" and all is well. Her post pretty much says, nope, you don't even have to do that.
But I thought somewhere in there was supposed to be the concept that you truly had god in your heat, you didn't want to do these things. That while you might slip, you don't pursue sins deliberately and malicious aforethought because you "can".
Answer by roachiesmom at 5:19 PM on Jul. 18, 2009
Answer by teamquinn at 5:27 PM on Jul. 18, 2009
Answer by NovemberLove at 5:40 PM on Jul. 18, 2009
I have to agree with teamquinn, if a person is truly saved it is difficult to actively pursue sin. A Christian person who has read the Bible knows that sin hurts God and that true penitence is required. In the case of murder, that means confessing and taking the punishment.
It rubs me the wrong way when I read "I'm tempted to forget I'm saved" when a person on CM is thinking of using violence to make a point. I guess only her God knows if she saved or not.
Don't even get me started on my opinion of "backsliding". Bah! What a lame excuse.
Answer by LauraMi261 at 5:40 PM on Jul. 18, 2009
Answer by NovemberLove at 5:44 PM on Jul. 18, 2009
I request you all move to SC and educate the ignorant christians here. :O)
I'm really hoping this catches the attention of the post-er that inspired it, either here, or on that post.
Answer by roachiesmom at 5:51 PM on Jul. 18, 2009
roachiesmom, I have noticed these things as well. And while I understand what the pp's are saying, the people that do and say the things roachiesmom is talking about believe in their heart of hearts that since they said those little words proclaiming Christ as their Lord and Savior, then they are saved and can do no wrong in God's eyes. They can do anything they want. I have experienced this IRL and here on CM. I've never understood it and I never will. The only thing I ever have to say to those people is that they will be very surprised at where they end up when they die...
Answer by Anonymous at 6:01 PM on Jul. 18, 2009
Answer by Lexylex at 6:05 PM on Jul. 18, 2009
Answer by Marwill at 6:15 PM on Jul. 18, 2009
Answer by Lexylex at 6:19 PM on Jul. 18, 2009
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