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Ron Bingham June 11, 2018 at 9:42 pm

I like to keep it simple:

Not doing the good you know you ought to do is sin. James 4:17
And, Whatever is not from faith is sin. Rom 14:23
What other definitions for sin do we actually need?

As we learn to continually walk by faith, we put an end to sin in our lives.

Our “Mission” is to become able to say, as the the apostle Paul said, “I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” Galatians 2:20

Jack Wellman June 11, 2018 at 10:18 pm

Thank you Mr. Bingham. Great insight sir.

Timothy September 20, 2019 at 3:22 pm

What if my mom tells me to lie but liying is a sin and not listening to my parents is a sin

Jack Wellman September 20, 2019 at 4:10 pm

Hello Timothy. You must obey God rather than man (Acts 5:27-29), for His is the Supreme Authority, even over parents. You can acutally honor your parents more by telling the truth and not lying, even if you disobey your parents…to obey God is more important that obeying parents. Good qeustion my friend. Thank you for that. I am so encouraged you want to seek the right think to do.

Toby February 14, 2020 at 5:34 pm

so what if i already did it and i don’t know if it’s a sin

Jack Wellman February 15, 2020 at 1:16 pm

“So what” Toby? Are you not concerned about sinnng? I would think twice about that. We are to hate sin.

John June 27, 2020 at 3:18 pm

The Governor sent out a executive order to wear masks if social distancing could not be maintained. I’m part of church leadership and I voted to comply. The majority didn’t want to comply because it affects congregational singing and used the obey God rather than man thing. Only I think it does not apply here. Should I just go along with the majority even though I think we’re breaking the law?

Jack Wellman June 27, 2020 at 3:54 pm

Hello John. The use of they ought to obey God rather than man is taken out of context for their purposes. That verse refers to the Jewish authorities warning them not to preach the gospel, and had nothing to do with this situation about the Covid-19. I agree…this verse does not apply in this situation, but rather, the Bible teaches us we must submit to those in authority if it doesn’t prohibit preaching Christ, and we are to submit to them as we would God (Rom 13:5). I agree about them breaking the law.
The singing is so less important than obedience as God desires obedience over sacrifice! I wrote on this subject about what churches should so sir, so please click here for more: https://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/should-churches-meet-and-defy-shelter-in-place-orders/

Null September 2, 2020 at 3:06 pm

So, you probably know what the game “Fortnite” is, right? Recently, I found someone on the internet who wanted to trade a certain in game product with me. I gave him two “codes” he could redeem on the game in exchange for his account, which had items I liked. I gave him the correct codes, but he tried to scam me and pulled back the account he gave me. He used the codes on that account, but would not give me the account as he promised, so I was forced to take matters into my own hands. I was already signed into the epic games website with his account, so I managed to change the password, and sign him out. I know I should be happy that I didn’t get scammed, but I feel guilty for taking his account. I know that he tried to scam me, was almost successful, and me getting the account was part of the “deal”, but I don’t feel right about it. Could I have more advice on the matter?

Jack Wellman September 2, 2020 at 4:08 pm

I see what you did as fine and it may have prevented others from being scammed. The fact that he was not using the site honestly and to defraud others was reason enough to sign him out and so I don’t see any sin in this my friend. Thank you for your comment and question. The only other thing you could have done was to contact the site administrator, if that was possible.

null September 2, 2020 at 5:10 pm

Thank you for the advice, but you misunderstand me.I will just give you an example of what happened. Let’s say that there is a man who is selling something expensive he has bought for $1000 at a price of $500. You take the offer, and you give him the money, but he tells you he has tricked you and will not honor his part of the deal. You are forced to either lose your money or take the object from him secretly since he broke his promise and the object would have been yours anyway. You take the object, revoking their access to it. That is something closer to what happened. I traded him something for his item, but he would not give it to me and broke his promise, so I took it. I know he was a scammer, but was it the right thing to do? He promised it to me but did not honor his part of the deal.

null September 2, 2020 at 5:11 pm

I will just give you an example of what happened. Let’s say that there is a man who is selling something expensive he has bought for $1000 at a price of $500. You take the offer, and you give him the money, but he tells you he has tricked you and will not honor his part of the deal. You are forced to either lose your money or take the object from him secretly since he broke his promise and the object would have been yours anyway. You take the object, revoking their access to it. That is something closer to what happened. I traded him something for his item, but he would not give it to me and broke his promise, so I took it. I know he was a scammer, but was it the right thing to do? He promised it to me but did not honor his part of the deal.

null September 2, 2020 at 5:11 pm

I will just give you an example of what happened. Let’s say that there is a man who is selling something expensive he has bought for $1000 at a price of $500. You take the offer, and you give him the money, but he tells you he has tricked you and will not honor his part of the deal. You are forced to either lose your money or take the object from him secretly since he broke his promise and the object would have been yours anyway.





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