Beloved57,

You have a very distorted view of God and sin. From reading your reply to my post it appears that you either didn't read all of my comments and the links I attached or you failed to comprehend them.

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beloved57 said:

even sin in the lives of true belivers today is good, in that it keeps us focused not on ourselves but on the merits of christ.


I'm shocked by your quote above. To say that sin in our lives is good and helps us focus on the merits of Christ is ridiculous. Sin does not give light! Sin only serves to blind us and lead us astray. Sin actually keeps us focused on ourselves. Only grace through faith allows us to see and benefit from the merits of Christ.

I'd like to suggest that you go back to my previous reply and read the link that I added shortly after I wrote it. It dicusses Supralapsarianism and Infralapsarianism. Neither position supports what you believe but you may find it helpful if you are able to get your mind around it.


Wes


When I survey the wondrous cross on which the Prince of Glory died, my richest gain I count but loss and pour contempt on all my pride. - Isaac Watts