Continuing the new Agora series by Ruddy Adam.
Question Regarding “Believers Cannot Sin”
“Doc R, our group loved the study `Believers Can No Longer Sin.’ All us ‘old heads’ agree totally, thank you! As always, though, a couple of the new members of our group asked the same old question: `Does Paul’s teaching mean we can do anything without fear of the Lord punishing us or taking our salvation from us?’” Love to you and the crew. H & D, SC.
Note: Because the concept that “Khristians Can No Longer Sin” is so important to our faith in Khrist, I am going to do several parts to this question, along with ancillary studies that will provide more evidence.
Answer: One of the main problems we run into with fellow Believers is that over the centuries teachers of the Scriptures have not stressed the difference between Divine laws, rules, regulations, and reasonings that affect only the flesh—versus those that affect only the soul. Most have not, in fact, differentiated at all between the two. As Yohn tells us in his First Letter, there is sin that leads to death, and he means death of the soul—and that is unbelief.
This is the root of the thesis that, in the Ever-Living’s eyes, Believers cannot sin: There are fleshly sins; there is one spiritual sin. And trust me on this one: That is what counts. What the Lord believes—not what the media say about who is a good person or about whom Kultic Khristianity says is a good person.
First, let’s say that somehow a person gets through life and never breaks the first Divine law, rule, regulation, or reasoning. In theological words, they are sinless. They are good to the poor, they respect the environment, they are not greedy, they don’t gossip, they have not broken any of “The Ten Commandants (better: Reasonings)” (Exodus 20.3-17), and they never say one bad word about another human. They are essentially perfect as far as fleshly wrongs go, because they have done no wrong whatever.
Yet they do not trust that Yasu Khrist is their God and Savior. Indeed, after having every opportunity to accept and acknowledge Him—they reject Him. And then they die. That person will not be in good stead with the Ever-Living, for He will not even take into consideration that they committed no fleshly sins.
If they indeed had the opportunity to accept Khrist, they will be judged harshly; and they will be placed on the negative side of the gulf in the Upper-Levels that rests between the positive side where the Lord is and the negative side where non-believers must stay until the Khilism (1000-Years) begins or the Final Judgment which begins at the end of the Khilism.
That means—at best—that person must go through the 1000-Year Period in which Khrist’s Chosen will be teaching, directing, and forcing them to listen to His Message—a Message which He informs us in the Book that Khrist Reveals the Scriptures that at that time (during the Khilism) will be as fire tormenting them, His Message, His Logos, His Word, that is. (Revelation 14.9-11)
On the other hand, let’s say that several people broke every, single law, regulation, rule, and reasoning the Scriptures mention—and they broke these by some means and to some degree all their lives—to the day they die. Yet, at sometime in their lives they began trusting that their belief and acceptance and acknowledgment that Yasu Khrist had cleansed/purified them of all their wrongdoing saved their souls and granted them eternal life—at their death they would take their place on the positive side of that gulf where they would wait—in an area that is described as Paradise—for the Final Judgment, during which they will receive further honors because of their faith, and after which they will spend the ageless ages with their Lord and Savior, Yasu Khrist.
That’s the absolute, definite teaching from the Scriptures. Good people as defined by this world-system do not make it to the Positive Side of that gulf. But no matter what the world-system says about them—whether good or bad—those who trust in Khrist do make it, to live eventually with Khrist in a state of no pain, suffering, worry, or sickness, in a place where everything is positive; and there they shall be for the ageless ages.
Note: The gulf in the Upper-Levels between the positive and negative sides is described by Luke as a “gargantuan gulf.” (Luke 16.26) This broad gulf is one that no one can cross.
In those passages in Luke, Abraham is used figuratively as an example of the Lord. While most translations use the made-up, non-Scriptural word “hell” in these verses (a word made-up by the Popes to scare the ever-living “hell” out of their flocks to keep them under their evil control), the word is Hades, which is the holding place in the Upper-Levels for Adamics who hate Khrist, or who refused to accept Him, or who simply ignored Him. Hades stands in contrast to the positive side where there is Peace and Joy and Tranquility, because Khrist is there.
Fire is used figuratively for the Lord’s truth, which is now burning those Adamics who would not worship the Lord Khrist while they were still alive in the flesh on earth. The only thing that will quench that spiritual pain is the Lord’s saving grace, which those on the negative side of the gulf cannot receive.
Water is used figuratively for the Lord’s saving grace. The rich man represents Adamics who would not accept Khrist while in the flesh. The poor beggar represents the Lord’s followers in this world-system that all Believers must live in, who are looked down on as if they are rotten street scum, covered with sores.
In the Lord’s story in Luke, the rich man begs the Lord (Abraham) for mercy after death, but the Lord refuses him that drop of mercy-water which would take him out of the agony of being separated from Khrist. The Lord informs him that his entire family will not listen while they are in the flesh, even if One rises from the dead to prove He is God and Savior. This was not the case, however, for many Adamic families who quickly accepted Khrist and His Message. (See Matthew 21.9 for one example of how the masses of people worshiped the Lord.)
Point to the Luke Text: The poor beggar had faith in Khrist and was rewarded immediately upon his death by being with Khrist in a wonderful place; the rich man had no faith and was rewarded by being separated from Khrist in a miserable place.
End Part One