Tuesday, October 18, 2011

He who argues against opinions with Scripture, does so in vain

Steve Gallager said something similar to, "People generally belive what they want to". This is a relatively simple statement that is full of truth. I think it is so pointless to try to help people with anything because they aren't going to listen to what the Bible says. They will just go with what they think and come out with some nifty notion that sounds wise but has no biblical basis.

Repentance is defined in the NIDNTT as, " Whenever someone gives his thought and life a new direction, it always involves a judgment on his previous views and behaviour. This process is expressed in the NT by three word-groups which deal with its various aspects:epistrepho, metamelomai and metanoeo. The first and third both mean turn round, turn oneself round, and refer to a man’s conversion. This presupposes and includes a complete change under the influence of the Holy Spirit."...Conversion and surrender of the life to God is done in faith, and includes faith in Jesus Christ (Acts 11:21). Such a conversion leads to a fundamental change of the whole of life (Acts 26:20). It receives a new outlook and objectives. God’s original purpose in creating man is realized in the new life. The converted man is to serve him alone with a clear conscience in voluntary dependence (1 Thess. 1:9; Acts 14:15; cf. Heb. 9:14). The effect of conversion is the forgiveness of all sins (Acts 3:19; 26:18)."

Tell me this:  Where in the Bible does it say that after a man repents that he goes back to living in his sin?  A man who struggles with pornography in an ongoing manner is not repentant.  I don't care what you say or how you put it.  You can say that you love God or whatever but if you continue in this sin then you don't.  It is as plain as that.

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