" Freely you have received, freely give " (Matthew 10:8)

HOME  |  SITEMAP  |  CONTACT US  |  HELP    
Bible Studies Free Christian Books Free Christian eBooks About Us
 



 FAQ on the Christian Faith

 

  • If we say that Jesus has already eliminated our sins of the past, the present and the future according to your assertion, how would the future of a person turn out if he continuously commits sin just thinking about the fact that he has already gotten his sins pardoned by believing in Jesus' baptism and the Cross?
  • First of all, I thank you for raising questions about the gospel of the water and the Spirit. The questions you have made are thoughts that many Christians have before they are born again. I know that your questions arose out of the worry if it is right for a believer in Jesus to continuously commit sin even in the future. However, I want to tell you that people who believe in the gospel of the water and the Spirit are not able to lead the life you have mentioned and rather lead a holy life instead.

    You should first think about this part. If there is truly the Holy Spirit inside you then you will bear holy fruits even if you don't wish to do so. On the other hand, if you don't possess the Holy Spirit within you, you won't be able to produce any kind of the fruit of the Spirit no matter how hard you may try. How can a person possibly bear fruits of the Spirit if he doesn't have the Holy Spirit in his heart even if he believes in Jesus? This is never possible. The Lord said that a bad tree could never bear good fruits (Matthew 7:17-18).

    Now I want to ask you this question and also give an answer to it. You do believe in Jesus, but are you truly leading your life while having won over the worldly sins? Are you living as a righteous servant of God winning over the worldly sins, serving the Lord more closer and letting others be saved from all the sins by delivering them the gospel of the water and the Spirit the Lord is talking about? Have you truly become a righteous person who doesn't possess even the slightest amount of sin after having believed in Jesus? The only faith and gospel that lets you answer 'yes' to this question is the gospel of the water and the Spirit the Lord has born witness to in the Old and New Testaments.

    I am certainly not trying to draw you into a religious sect out of the many existing sects in Christianity. We continue to sin in the world even after we believe in Jesus. However, our Lord was baptized by John and shed His blood on the Cross in order to save us from all the sins of the world. Therefore, the Lord has done a righteous deed for us and we have also been saved from the sins of the world by the faith in God's righteousness and in the Lord's baptism and blood by which He has eliminated our sins.

    I want to ask you the following question. Are you free from the sins of your conscience? Were you not a sinner even after you believed in Jesus just like you were before you believed in Him? If this is true, it is probably because you did not know about the gospel of the water and the Spirit. Therefore, you have fallen into the worries of the flesh because you don't possess the Spirit in your heart. Even if you are a true believer in Jesus you can only escape the thoughts of the flesh by emptying your heart and taking in the gospel of the water and the Spirit. You should discard your carnal thoughts and return to the written words of God in order to understand the fact that the gospel of the water and the Spirit is the truth.

    There are many people in this world who change the law of salvation which the Lord has established according to the way they wish, even though they say they believe in the Lord. If you are one of these kinds of people, you will be abandoned by the Lord on the last day. I hope that this won't happen to anyone in this world. I believe that you are a person who believes that Jesus' Cross and blood is the only thing that saves you, and that you have asked questions out of the desire to live the remaining time of your life apart from sin.
    However, your thoughts are thoughts of the flesh that are "not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be" (Romans 8:7). Paul says, "Those who walk with the flesh cannot make God happy" (Romans 8:1-4). If you truly wish to have the faith that makes God pleased, you should believe in the remarkable work of the Lord in which He came to this world through the virgin Mary, taking over the sins of humankind through the baptism at the Jordan River He received from John the Baptist, and thereby fulfilling all the righteousness of God.

    Who do you think can carry out God's righteous work, a righteous person or a sinner? A sinner is still in the midst of sin because he has not been able to get his sins pardoned before God. Therefore, the only thing awaiting him is the judgment for his sins. God cannot let sinners into His kingdom. It is because "God is not someone who takes pleasure in wickedness" (Psalms 5:4). God said that if a sinner came out to Him and asked something from Him, He would not listen to the prayers of the sinner because "iniquities have separated them from God" (Isaiah 59:1-2). A sinner will definitely fall into hell since the wages of sin is death.

    Only righteous people who have become holy and therefore possess no sin in their hearts can do righteous deeds. Also, the Holy Spirit dwells inside the hearts of the righteous people who don't possess sin after believing in Jesus' baptism and the Cross. The Apostle Peter said on the day of Pentecost, "Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit" (Acts 2:38). What this line is saying is that people should truly believe in Jesus who was baptized by John, taking over all the sins, later shedding His blood at the Cross and being resurrected. After they believe in this, they should receive baptism by the name of Jesus Christ as an antitype to this faith. Jesus commanded His disciples to baptize everyone in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19). Furthermore, the Apostle Paul said, "Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ is not a person of Christ" (Romans 8:9).

    God gives the Holy Spirit to the righteous in order to seal them as His children. There is no Spirit inside sinners because they possess sin. The Holy Spirit doesn't like sin but likes holiness (becoming apart from sin) instead. He also guides righteous people to the righteous way and leads them to follow the will of the Father. Then, what is this will of the Father? It is to spread the gospel of the water and the Spirit to every nation and to baptize them according to the Great Commission.

    The flesh of the righteous and sinners commit sin until they die. However, the Lord has done the righteous deed of eliminating all the sins people commit with their flesh and their hearts by His baptism and blood. This is the righteousness of God Jesus has fulfilled. Therefore, it is written in the Bible, "For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, 'The just shall live by faith'" (Romans 1:17). A person who has received the remission of sin after believing in God's righteousness will win over the destiny of having no other choice but commit sin by his flesh and follow righteousness instead. This is only possible due to the Holy Spirit, who comes on those who believe in the gospel of the water and the Spirit.

    All the sins of the past, the present and the future of a righteous person have been passed over to Jesus at the time He was baptized by John the Baptist. The flesh of the righteous has also died together with Jesus due to his iniquities. When a person believes in this, it is then when he unites together with Jesus and in the likeness of His death. This becomes also the judgment for all his sins (Romans chapter 6).

    Therefore, even if the flesh of a righteous person that has died at the Cross together with Jesus has no other choice but continuously sin in his life, the Holy Spirit dwelling in his heart guides him so that he can follow the Spirit. A righteous person follows the Holy Spirit and does His work because the Holy Spirit dwells within him.

    Even at the times of the Apostles many people believed that the people who believe in the gospel of the water and the Spirit wouldn't be able to live the rest of their lives holy because there is no sin in their hearts. However, these kinds of people were people who misunderstood the true gospel of the water and the Spirit the Apostles delivered, as the instinctive thoughts of the flesh. Therefore, the apostle Paul said to these people, "What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? Certainly not! How shall we who died to sin live any longer in it?" (Romans 6:1-2) He also added, "I thank God - through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, with the mind I myself serve the law of God, but with the flesh the law of sin" (Romans 7:25).

    In conclusion, the flesh of the righteous is still insufficient and has no other choice but to continuously sin, but he still follows the Holy Spirit, preaching the gospel to the whole world. The righteous walk in the Spirit because their hearts rest under grace. "What then? Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? Certainly not! Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one's slaves whom you obey, whether of sin leading to death, or of obedience leading to righteousness?" (Romans 6:15-16)

    Just like real flowers are different from artificial flowers, the masters inside the hearts of a righteous person and a sinner are different. Since the master inside the heart of a righteous person is the Holy Spirit, he is able to walk in the Spirit and follow the righteous truth in his life, which makes God happy. On the other hand, a sinner has no other choice but to follow sin because the master inside him is sin itself. A sinner is unable to lead a holy life because he doesn't possess the Spirit due to his iniquities.

    The belief that believers in the gospel of the water and the Spirit are not able to lead holy lives is just a fallacy arising from the instinctive thoughts of the flesh. Many people nowadays don't understand the lives of the righteous people even though they acknowledge the gospel of the water and the Spirit as the true gospel, because they don't know it and also haven't received it.

    What do you think about the righteous work of offering so many substance and sacrifices in order to spread the gospel to the whole world? According to your own thoughts, why do you think that we as the people who believe in the gospel of the water and the Spirit should commit a sin on purpose on the pretext of the gospel? The righteous do good by faith in the midst of the light of truth and God's righteousness. Those who practice righteousness have been born of God. We are just letting the entire mankind know about the gospel in which Jesus has washed away all their sins by His baptism and blood. Furthermore, what we hope is that you and others receive salvation from the sins of the world by believing in the gospel of the water and the Spirit truly with their hearts and meet the Lord on the last day.

    Back to List


     
    Bible studies
        Sermons
        Statement of faith
        What's the gospel?
        Biblical terms
        FAQ on the Christian Faith
     
    Partner's Zone

    register as a coworker
    Bookmark
       
    Copyright © 2001 - 2017 The New Life Mission. All Rights Reserved.