Friday, May 01, 2009

1 Corinthians 10:13 – regarding “The Believer and Sin”.

In a (now deleted*) comment from the “Am I an Arminian” thread, I was accused of “proof-texting” when I made reference to 1 Corinthians 10:13.
I quoted that verse to show that when a believer sins it is a result of his/her choice and not because of some irresistible tendency to sin that drives the believer to live in disobedience to God.

“No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.”

That verse makes it clear that no believer is tempted by anything that is beyond their ability to withstand. God Himself makes sure that all temptation we face IS resistible – and we therefore need to take PERSONAL responsibility for our sin. If we do not take that personal responsibility, then I cannot see how we can genuinely come to the Lord to confess OUR sins in order to receive forgiveness and cleansing from unrighteousness.

It is clear that I am not the only one to be faced with this same accusation of “proof-texting” by drawing attention to the promise God gives in the above mentioned verse.

See the blog entry at the following link:

A Contextual Examination of 1 Corinthians 10:13


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* I do not make a habit out of deleting comments, but the person referenced above became abusive and showed himself to be a wilful liar. Further information on the reason for the deletion of of his comments can be found in the comments section of the “Am I an Arminian” thread.

3 comments:

Pizza Man said...

Wow, he's pretty vitriolic.

Onesimus said...

Yes,
There's a little bit of history with the man, starting on another blog - And then he found his way here...

Constantino della Brazos said...

I see you've been harrassed by the TrollBlog People (or Trialblogue, as they call themselves). They show the fruits of their "faith" by calling people who dissent or defeat them in debates names like "Moron" and "Ignoramus".

You must be doing something right!

The Trollbloggers apparently haven't found my blog yet, because if they did, they would go into apocolyctic fits. You are just a Moderate (in comparison to me), and they treat you as if you had horns.

Regards