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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
3:9 Whosoever is born of God - By living faith, whereby God is continually breathing spiritual life into his soul, and his soul is continually breathing out love and prayer to God, doth not commit sin. For the divine seed of loving faith abideth in him; and, so long as it doth, he cannot sin, because he is born of God - Is inwardly and universally changed.
1Jo 3:9 Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin. The thought is that he does not live a life of sin. The spirit born of God, the new creation, does not sin, and cannot sin and remain God's child, but sometimes the old nature revives and for a moment exerts its power. See Ro 7:20. See PNT "1Jo 5:21". For his seed remaineth in him. The principle of divine life, and hence he cannot live a sinful life. And he cannot sin, because he is born of God. "That which is born of the Spirit is spirit" (Joh 3:6). This new nature cannot sin. If we sin, it is the old nature revived. Unless at once we repent and flee to him he will depart from us.
Sharlotte's comment on 2013-12-06 07:13:21:
the seed is the holy ghost which is God spirit...children of the flesh these are not the childeren of God but those with the holy spirit they are the sons of God. our promise is the holyghost which is the seed.....be blessed by revelation from God...
David's comment on 2013-10-01 04:01:36:
when a person is born again or has accepted Lord Jesus as his personal saviour thus he has been washed by the word of God which is the seed and that means God comes first in everything he is doing and the word of God is rooted in him it really is impossible for that person to sin for the word of God which is the seed is planted in him and works in him.
Bro. D's comment on 2013-06-09 11:24:44:
Sorry Harold, anyone can sin if they CHOOSE to! Your comment is not correct..! No excuses for sin; God keeps those who want to be kept...if u still sin; your heart is not right.!
Harold's comment on 2013-05-27 19:25:23:
In reading 1John 3:9 we need to define "sin".
Sin is NOT referring to our physical failings.
Instead, it's transgression of the law, 1John 3:4.
But we're NOT under the law, Rom 8:2, Rom 10:4, Gal 5:18. Hence believers CANNOT be charged with this sin.
Sin is unrighteousness, 1John 5:17.
But a believer's faith is counted for righteousness, Rom 4:5. Hence we CANNOT be charged with this sin.
Sin is unbelief in Jesus, John 16:9.
Believers CANNOT be charged with this sin.
So, as believers, we CANNOT sin.
AFENI MAKEBE NELSON!'s comment on 2013-03-07 19:02:02:
AMEN AND HALLELUJAH!
Afeni Makebe Nelson's comment on 2012-09-19 14:45:16:
HI! THANK YOU, ALL who mentioned by the Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin. May I realize that me who Is all brand new do not commit sins, venial and not venial. I will never commit sins, transgressions and evil in the new me, myself and I, because we did not sin and are not going to sin, by us being brand new incorruptible infinite creatures! KINDEST REGARDS, Afeni! I will not ever let the me, who sins interfere with the new me, who don't sin. PEACE!
Afeni M Nelson's comment on 2011-07-10 17:10:30:
A new spirit me(Afeni, etc.,) must be a spirit who didn't receive attacks, who didn't get hurt, who is not getting hurt and not going to get hurt: A new spirit me who is not going to ever receive attacks that come from The Lord, Righteous Angelic beings, righteous people, unrighteous people, Saints, sinners, the devil and others! Sincerely, Cordially, Afeni!
Afeni M Nelson's comment on 2011-07-10 17:01:50:
Hi, and Thank you for receiving my true comment and news! I hope that I have a new spirit me, who exist in this real life and true life without receiving attacks that are attacks that came and come from the Lord God, Angelic Holy, Right Elected Beings, people who are saints, Saints, people who are sinners, the devil and others; a new spirit me must be, a spirit who didn't get hurt, is not getting hurt, and will not get hurt: A brand new totally spirit me, who did not receive attacks, is not receiving attacks and is not going to receive attacks that come from God, Angelic Holy Beings, the Righteous Living Creatures, people who are saints, people who are sinners, people who are Saints, wicked people, the devil and others, with their tools, instruments, weapons, words, etc, and without words, tools, etc, and without words. They, pains, etc, plus me and myself & I, including the new me, myself and I, New Me, Myself and I, is not to and are not to harm me who is new, New Me, Myself and I.
Afeni Makebe Nelson's comment on 2011-07-10 16:14:42:
Hi! God Bless you, all who are for the authentic Bible, especially the King James Version! I have been praying that I will become a New mind, spirit, soul & body who never committed accidents, mistakes, sins, transgressions and evils before, plus who never going to commit them against God, Angelic beings, Good principles, manners, proper etiquette, myself, etc. I have been praying that I must or am going to become a new lady, a brand new creation, a new mind, spirit, soul & body that is & who is eternally righteous, Righteous to God, the Lord, Angelic Beings, kind & righteous, Righteous peoples, Great, good principles, etiquette, manners, good conduct & myself( me & myself plus I), who not ever going to be hurt by African people, African American people, African European people, other African people in Other parts of the world, Asian people, Asian American people, Asian European people, Asian people, elsewhere, Native American people, Indigeous people, Latino people, Latina people, & other peoples! AMEN!
Dennis Clough's comment on 2011-01-05 23:23:39:
The new nature never once sins; if it did, the Holy Spirit could not live there nor could we be sealed into the body of Christ. Christ has no sin so neither do we; He is risen to a new life and taken us with Him. Sin comes from the old nature which was crucified with Christ thus seperated from us in God's view.
Harold's comment on 2010-12-27 22:12:59:
1John3:9 means what it says. Whosoever is born of God does not sin. Christians are born of God 1John5:1, so it is referring to Christians.
Using God's definitions of sin we see why God said what He did in 1John3:9
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