Bible Discussion Thread

  • 1 searching on 1 John 2
    Matthew Henry explained vs 1 and to saying when the gospel 'rightly understood and received sets that heart against all sin and stops the practice of it, at the same time gives blessed relief to the wounded consciences of those who have sinned. I agree with this statement for all those who once saved never look back and live a life for the Lord. But people like me who knew the truth, lived it and then fell away, we don't get that blessed relief of consciences at least i don't. I know I am saved but the joy of life is gone, unless i am not understanding.
  • Bendito Palavra - in Reply on 1 John 2
    If you are miserable, that's a good indication the Holy Spirit is working on you:

    Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded. Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up. ( James 4:8-10)

    In 1 John 2:1, Jesus is our advocate, much like a defense attorney, defending us before the throne of God against the condemnation.

    Read Psalm 51 to see that David was in a situation where his sin separated him from God. He could not bear it so he confessed and pleaded with the LORD to restore the joy of his salvation.

    The prodigal son in Luke 15 deliberately departed from the way until his abject misery brought him to his senses. He was then welcomed back heartily by his loving father.

    Satan the accuser would celebrate your being so overcome with despair that you become swallowed up in it and give it up.

    If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. ( 1 John 1:9)

    All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out. ( John 6:37)

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