=pwlj_christ87;10465670]St. John says: “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.” (1 John 1:8)
this referes to someone before the sacrament of reconciliation is this correct? surely you can acknowledge you have sinned in the past but if your sins have bene forgien you canno say you have sin…
or is this a statemnet to always acknolwedge that we have sinnned?
Here’s the “Rest of the Lesson”
**1John.1 Verses 8 to 10 **“If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just, and will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.”
1John.5 Verses 16 to 17 "If any one sees his brother committing what is not a mortal sin, he will ask, and God will give him life for those whose sin is not mortal. There is sin which is mortal; I do not say that one is to pray for that. All wrongdoing is sin, but there is sin which is not mortal.
AND GOD’S SOLUTION TO SIN:rolleyes:
John.20 Verses 20 to 23" When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I send you.” [with my godly powers & authority] And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and said to them, "Receive the Holy Spirit. If you [SINGULAR] forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven; if you [SINGULAR] retain the sins of any, they are retained"
One can try their way and attack God’s Soverignity OR do it HIS WAY! Amen.