[quote=RobedWithLight]When a man sins, the entire person sins, not just the physical body. Since the soul moves the body, isn’t it subject to justice and purgation more, compared to the body, just as when a man fires a gun to commit murder, the man, not the gun, is held responsible?
Great post which raises some very interesting questions.
When we believe in Christ we have our hearts circumcised by the Holy Spirit. Christ the Son of Man grows in us and we also have the Holy Spirit living in us. Now Jesus doesnt sin and neither does the Holy Spirit. Now in the Lord’s prayer we pray to God that His will be done on earth (our flesh and inner man) as it is in heaven ( our flesh and inner man). This means done the same way, God’s way according to God’s will. As Jesus grows in us we grow in His likeness, the inner man grows and the will of the flesh ( sin) recedes.
See John 5:19 “Then Jesus answered and said to them,” Most assuredly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father do; for whatever He does , the son also does in like manner."
So we can see that Jesus was not Rambo, but His eyes were open and He could see into the Kingdom of heaven and He only did what the Father did and in the same way. So when God healed the man in the kingdom of heaven ( a copy being on earth) Jesus did also and in the same way, ie mud and spittle etc. Jesus obeyed His Father in all things, " For I do nothing of myself"
In many parables the words say about people being cast out of the kindgom of heaven and sorted etc. When we believe in Christ we become members of the kindgom of God, which is here on earth. But the Holy Spirit wont leave you and so you are not cast out of the kingdom of God, you die and leave it for paradise or hell, waiting for the resurrection of the godly and ungodly and judgement except those killed for there witness in the first resurrection during Tribulation. Those live and reign with Christ a 1000 years and do not face the 2nd death which all else must face.
So No, the whole body does not sin, Christ and the Holy Spirit and the inner man, but flesh does as sin is in the flesh, but through the power of the Holy Spirit we are to put sin to death and become one in Him.
Christ be with you
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