I’m having trouble distinguishing those two sentences. Don’t they mean the same thing?
If I am “selling”, it is for the purpose of sharing the joy of understanding and forgiving people. It is a very awesome feeling!
That is your conclusion, Steve, not mine. Everyone is guilty of every sin they commit… I say that at the risk of being very repetitive. Are you defining “guilt” as “God holds something against them”? That might change things a little. “Guilt” to me means imputability, it means people taking ownership of their choices. Do you mean that no one is “culpable/blameable” by my words? That is going to depend on the observer, but for sure we are called to forgive rather than blame, right? Yes, with understanding I do drop blame/desire to punish/.
This may seem a bit tedious, but it looks like we are defining some terms, maybe, which is something that needs to happen in the beginning, but I always fail to remember…
Well, there was everyone present, plus some:
Acts 3:15 You killed the author of life, but God raised him from the dead. We are witnesses of this. 16 By faith in the name of Jesus, this man whom you see and know was made strong. It is Jesus’ name and the faith that comes through him that has completely healed him, as you can all see.
17 “Now, fellow Israelites, I know that you acted in ignorance, as did your leaders…
Innocent or not, it is still their personal responsibility, but again, I cannot create a scenario where a person knows what they are doing when they choose ignorance. Just try, Steve, and you can see what I’m talking about. Try to determine what is going on in a person’s mind when he chooses ignorance, whatever it is, its not rational.
Well, try answering this question: “what is going on in the mind of Fred, who is choosing to be ignorant?”