Why Christians Sin?

We will do look at a scriptural stand point why Christians Sin.

John 8 : 34

Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, everyone who sins is a slave to sin.

The bible says we are all slaves of Sin, Sin is an abstract entity here, which is controlling our lives. Like disease, you know its not a part of you, but it is attacking your body. Just because a disease is inside you,and it is also made of flesh doesn’t mean its a part of you.

Although Sin is like that, you commit sin, it is just a symptom .
Like if your arteries  get block for some reason, you experience heart pain , the heart pain is just the symptom.

So if you suffer a heart attack, its not that your heart that is weak but because of blockage

So if you sin, it is just a symptom. One needs to look it from a doctors perspective.

The fact you are coughing means you either have a cold, or be dying of the flue.

There are limited cases.

Romans 5:12 ,13,14

Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all people, because all sinned–

To be sure, sin was in the world before the law was given, but sin is not charged against anyone’s account where there is no law

Nevertheless, death reigned from the time of Adam to the time of Moses, even over those who did not sin by breaking a command, as did Adam, who is a pattern of the one to come.

So If you have sinned

Case A: You are a sinner. Because you have not accepted Jesus Christ your Savior. You are going to Hell.

Luke 13:22 to 28

The Narrow Door

John 14:6

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

22 Then Jesus went through the towns and villages, teaching as he made his way to Jerusalem. 23 Someone asked him, “Lord, are only a few people going to be saved?”

He said to them, 24 “Make every effort to enter through the narrow door, because many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able to. 25 Once the owner of the house gets up and closes the door, you will stand outside knocking and pleading, ‘Sir, open the door for us.’

“But he will answer, ‘I don’t know you or where you come from.’

26 “Then you will say, ‘We ate and drank with you, and you taught in our streets.’

27 “But he will reply, ‘I don’t know you or where you come from. Away from me, all you evildoers!’

28 “There will be weeping there, and gnashing of teeth, when you see Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, but you yourselves thrown out. 29 People will come from east and west and north and south, and will take their places at the feast in the kingdom of God. 30 Indeed there are those who are last who will be first, and first who will be last.”

Case B:

Romans 12:2

Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–his good, pleasing and perfect will.

Case C:

Romans 8:7

Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.

There are 3 cases, actually but they religious people say Oh you sinned you are going to hell

For example symptoms of flu include

A 100oF or higher fever or feeling feverish (not everyone with the flu has a fever)A cough and/or sore throat.
A runny or stuffy nose.
Headaches and/or body aches.
Chills.
Fatigue.
Nausea, vomiting, and/or diarrhea (most common in children)

If a person walks up to you and say dude do you have a head ache
And you say yes man. He says dude I heard symptom of flu is Head ache , you have flu. Stay away from me.

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That would be your reaction. Likewise for Sin. Its a symptom but for what????☺☺☺

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God’s Grace and Holiness

Revelation 4:11

You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power: for you have created all things, and for your pleasure they are and were created.

Gods grace or unconditional favor was upon man. Man and Woman were meant to rule the earth.

Genesis 1:26

And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

There was absolutely no real reason or purpose for God to put man in the position he was. Only possible reason was unconditional love.

Genesis 1

28 God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.”

29 Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. 30 And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds in the sky and all the creatures that move along the ground—everything that has the breath of life in it—I give every green plant for food.” And it was so.

Man was king of all of Earth including the land as well as the Seas. It was the Grace of God.

Genesis 2
10 A river watering the garden flowed from Eden; from there it was separated into four headwaters. 11 The name of the first is the Pishon; it winds through the entire land of Havilah, where there is gold. 12 (The gold of that land is good; aromatic resin[d]and onyx are also there.) 13 The name of the second river is the Gihon; it winds through the entire land of Cush.[e] 14 The name of the third river is the Tigris; it runs along the east side of Ashur. And the fourth river is the Euphrates.

So what is really interesting point to the verse you have read is the fact this really supernatural. The river seems to flow ,and become 4 different rivers. Which is abnormal because here it Identified as source. Usually rivers are formed from tributaries. That small river sources ,add up to make a huge river. But here a small river ,why small because it watered a garden. If the river was too big,it might have washed away the garden.

God genuine genius way of providing Grace. So no way Man can say
Well those people just found really cool place thousands of years before and blamed God.It was actually supernatural.

1 Corinthians 1
28.God chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things–and the things that are not–to nullify the things that are,
29.That no flesh should glory in his presence.

God is loving and almighty God.

Psalms 96:9
 O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness: fear before him, all the earth.

36 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”

37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’[a] 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[b] 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”

So if ultimate standard of Holiness for us is love ,how much more does God loves us and all the world, his unconditional love and favor or grace is the beauty of his holiness

Remember God loves you.

Grace received through Faith brings forth Righteousness

Matthew  22:36-40

36 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”

37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’[a] 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[b] 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”

Breaking the first two commandments makes you the greatest sinner,breaking these commandments makes you a sinners.
Christians often emphasize on reading the bible,coming to church.
But Love is the greatest commandment, that should be kept.

But here’s the twist in the blog

Luke 7 37:50

37 A woman in that town who lived a sinful life learned that Jesus was eating at the Pharisee’s house, so she came there with an alabaster jar of perfume. 38 As she stood behind him at his feet weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears. Then she wiped them with her hair, kissed them and poured perfume on them.

39 When the Pharisee who had invited him saw this, he said to himself, “If this man were a prophet, he would know who is touching him and what kind of woman she is—that she is a sinner.”

40 Jesus answered him, “Simon, I have something to tell you.”

“Tell me, teacher,” he said.

41 “Two people owed money to a certain moneylender. One owed him five hundred denarii,[c] and the other fifty. 42 Neither of them had the money to pay him back, so he forgave the debts of both. Now which of them will love him more?”

43 Simon replied, “I suppose the one who had the bigger debt forgiven.”

“You have judged correctly,” Jesus said.

44 Then he turned toward the woman and said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? I came into your house. You did not give me any water for my feet, but she wet my feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair. 45 You did not give me a kiss, but this woman, from the time I entered, has not stopped kissing my feet. 46 You did not put oil on my head, but she has poured perfume on my feet. 47 Therefore, I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven—as her great love has shown. But whoever has been forgiven little loves little.”

48 Then Jesus said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.”

49 The other guests began to say among themselves, “Who is this who even forgives sins?”

50 Jesus said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.”

Now you have read the story

47 Therefore, I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven—as her great love has shown. But whoever has been forgiven little loves little.”

Jesus says the Women loved him more than Simon did. But the greatest law is love. By being forgiven more of her Sins, Did she not love God more. That means she became more Righteous.

So Can I not say Grace leads to Righteousness? Is Jesus not Holy!!

Even the enemy said he was the Holy one of God.

But what is grace really means : Grace means Unmerited favor

Grace from God means favor,actually from doing some bible search
found out Grace means unmerited favor.

Grace is an act of Love from God,

1 John 4:19

We love him, because he first loved us.

If we see it vice versa , we love God ,then God loves us , It becomes the law .
But we love him because he first love us.

How does he love us , by his unconditional favor .By receiving it through faith, we love him because he loves us . We end up fulfilling the greatest commandment Love. We become righteous.

So through Grace received by faith we become Righteous.

Why Ananya and Sapphira died ?

The story Ananya and  Sapphira  starts in Acts Chapter 5 1-10
is a very scary story spooked allot of people for a really long time.
Personally I haven’t given such thought for really long time.
But unfortunately in my church people have used this to spin ridiculous theories and just scaring people to be good.

Usually this verse is used in combination with,

Philippians 2 12-18

Do Everything Without Grumbling

12 Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling,13 for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.

14 Do everything without grumbling or arguing, 15 so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.”[c] Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky 16 as you hold firmly to the word of life. And then I will be able to boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor in vain. 17 But even if I am being poured out like a drink offering on the sacrifice and service coming from your faith, I am glad and rejoice with all of you.18 So you too should be glad and rejoice with me.

If you see the verse 12

You would see oh, a not scary verse ,ends with

Work out your salvation with fear and trembling .People often quote this verse to Scare people like wise, as you can see it is completely taken out of context.

Next we examine Ananya and Sapphira , It does not mention Ananya and Sapphira are Christians. Let’s assume they are,but

Romans 10:9

If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

So it is not really possible to really tell properly a person is a Christian or not. The second part of verse says believe  in your heart.
One cannot know what that person thinks in his heart.

So let’s exercise reasonable doubt whether they were Christians.

Second question one should ask is why did they lie. Let’s read through shall we .

Ananias and Sapphira

5 Now a man named Ananias, together with his wife Sapphira, also sold a piece of property. With his wife’s full knowledge he kept back part of the money for himself, but brought the rest and put it at the apostles’ feet.

Then Peter said, “Ananias, how is it that Satan has so filled your heart that you have lied to the Holy Spirit and have kept for yourself some of the money you received for the land? Didn’t it belong to you before it was sold? And after it was sold, wasn’t the money at your disposal? What made you think of doing such a thing? You have not lied just to human beings but to God.”

When Ananias heard this, he fell down and died. And great fear seized all who heard what had happened. Then some young men came forward, wrapped up his body, and carried him out and buried him.

About three hours later his wife came in, not knowing what had happened. Peter asked her, “Tell me, is this the price you and Ananias got for the land?”

“Yes,” she said, “that is the price.”

Peter said to her, “How could you conspire to test the Spirit of the Lord? Listen! The feet of the men who buried your husband are at the door, and they will carry you out also.”

10 At that moment she fell down at his feet and died. Then the young men came in and, finding her dead, carried her out and buried her beside her husband. 11 Great fear seized the whole church and all who heard about these events.

The lie here is that he kept part of the money. But why ? Here’s my understanding.

Like always ,let the word of God translate word of God.

2 Thessalonians 3
We hear that some among you are idle and disruptive. They are not busy; they are busybodies. 12 Such people we command and urge in the Lord Jesus Christ to settle down and earn the food they eat. 13 And as for you, brothers and sisters, never tire of doing what is good.

Notice these people did not work ,yet enjoyed good food and were comfortable. Busy bodies means really fat people. Remember people those days did not have access to junk food such as Lays and Coke. They had to buy the good food like meats and delicacies.

If you guys know your history, these was not much you could spend money on those days, eating good food without working means considerable amount of money.

These Christians piled all their money, living with each others help.
The money was quite allot, enough for people not to drag their part of weight.

So Ananya and Sapphira were actually Con Artists, they wanted to steal the huge pile of money. Not sure about their grand plan.
They didn’t invest all their money because, if their plan failed ; They needed a escape plan. But they needed a substantial amount of money to earn the trust of the people.

You might say this is all nice but I don’t think so

I will let bible explain itself

Proverbs 9 : 17,18

“Stolen water is sweet; food eaten in secret is delicious!”

But little do they know that the dead are there, that her guests are deep in the realm of the dead.

The Bible just says your life expectancy drastically decreases when you are a thief.

Here’s how I see it, how many of you are stupid enough to get killed by your own soldiers guarding the border.
God was protecting his people from the wolves in sheep’s clothing.

Say you and your friends are hostages under gunpoint by terrorists. Say soldiers and terrorist get into a gun fight, terrorist get popped.
All blood falls on your face. Would be afraid of the soldiers who rescued you or be glad the terrorist is dead. If you are afraid of the soldier, either you are a terrorist or just plain dumb.

All of you people who used these verses to condemn people ,Read this

Proverbs 17:15

He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both are a abomination to the LORD.

Romans 5:1

Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,

Remember let bible explain itself, no need to come up with your own explanations.

Theoretical Paper on How to heal a person

Introduction
Healing in Christianity have been observed many times throughout time of its existence. Unlike everything in nature, it is a force that came into existence. Due to the sacrifice of our lord Jesus Christ.
(This applies to everyone Christian or not ). Unlike other forces such as gravity and other natural forces .

Isaiah 53:5

But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.

Let’s learn from Laws

Like all creations of God, things don’t work on wishful thinking and fantasies. It works based on some basic Laws.

James 1:6,7

But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.

Such a person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. 

To put it simply, you can’t try healing. You can’t say let me go to pastor, ask him to heal him. Just in case try some medicine anyway.
You might say that’s just dumb, its not like that.

Say you have a mobile phone that needs to charge. You don’t connect the charger, after every two seconds and see if it has got charged. You leave it for few hours and it gets charge.

Explaining Faith

2 Corinthians 5:7

For it is by faith that we walk and not by sight.

Faith is really opposite of sight. The things you see after you attempted to heal the person not necessarily align with what you are believing for.

Hebrews 11:1

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

    
Basically faith is what you believe rather than what you see.
A Interviewer once asked a Scientist on the research on Magnetism.

What is the use of this ?

Scientist replies What is use of a baby?

It was a good reply .A baby is literally useless, requires attention and care, when we asses it from sight but from faith the baby could be a Einstein , next Tom Cruise , or anybody great. That is what faith is.
The ability to see things from a perspective which sounds dumb from a perspective by sigh.

Doesn’t work like Magic

Heck even magic doesn’t work like magic. Its only the illusion of magic.

What I mean is there’s a Big difference between a waiting to see a person healed and believing that person is already healed.

When you are waiting to see the person healed, you are functioning by sight, not by faith. Hence Oops you don’t see the healing manifest.

Mathew 11: 12 – 25

20 In the morning, as they went along, they saw the fig tree withered from the roots. 21 Peter remembered and said to Jesus, “Rabbi, look! The fig tree you cursed has withered!”
22 “Have faith in God,” Jesus answered. 23 “Truly[f] I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them. 

As you have noticed here when Jesus Cursed the fig tree,it did not die immediately

There was no reason for Jesus to say have faith, if they believed the tree was dead . It required them to see that the tree was dead.

Say for example you drank some deadly poison that will kill you in a matter of days. But if a naive person looks at you and says your just fine, See nothing has happened physically yet, doesn’t really change. Doesn’t it ? You still are going to die.

Same was the case with tree.

Family Christians may have Probs

Some people have strange idea if they are born in a Christian family. They must be one. Its very simple to become a Christian.

Matthew  10:32
Whoever acknowledges me before others, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven.

Praying for person is different than healing a Person

Sometimes people come and say I am gonna heal you instead of pray for you.

Mark 10  46-52
Then they came to Jericho. As Jesus and his disciples, together with a large crowd, were leaving the city, a blind man, Bartimaeus (which means “son of Timaeus”), was sitting by the roadside begging. 47 When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”

As you have noticed in this verse, there is huge crowd in front of Jesus, probably much much more than the celebrities of this day have.

The point I am making, It was quite difficult to approach Jesus.
What we Se later

When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”

48 Many rebuked him and told him to be quiet, but he shouted all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!”

The blind man tried to get Jesus attention by shouting “have mercy on me” . He could have given up hope and walked away. He didn’t give up. He was not thinking let me try Jesus out. He trusted in Jesus for his healing.

49 Jesus stopped and said, “Call him.”

So they called to the blind man, “Cheer up! On your feet! He’s calling you.” 50 Throwing his cloak aside, he jumped to his feet and came to Jesus.

51 “What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked him.

The blind man said, “Rabbi, I want to see.”

52 “Go,” said Jesus, “your faith has healed you.” Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus along the road.

Notice what Jesus says By your faith. Jesus had faith, he knew it was not by his faith alone, but the critical factor in healing is your faith. In this Case the critical case was beggar. He needed to believe.

Let’s look at another case.

John 9

Jesus Heals a Man Born Blind

As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?”

“Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” said Jesus, “but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him.As long as it is day, we must do the works of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work. While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”

After saying this, he spit on the ground, made some mud with the saliva, and put it on the man’s eyes. “Go,” he told him,“wash in the Pool of Siloam” (this word means “Sent”). So the man went and washed, and came home seeing.

Remember as you read towards the end, only he washed it away
and then came home seeing. So until then he was blind man with mud pie on his face walking across the city, all the way to the river.

Think how embarrassing it would have been for him. He would have looked like an idiot. He might have thought omg why, my self esteem going down the drain. If he would have been you and me , we might have not gone through the embarrassment.

We observe from these verses that It is by your faith you are healed , and not by the persons faith. Especially as far as study goes related to targeted healing.

The role of the healer is to tell what the sick person should believe.
It is by his authority he or she has in God , the sick person is healed

And Sick person needs to act in Faith. Essentially you are  completing a circuit. Where you need difference in potential. Healer shall declare his authority. And the recipient acknowledging and acting under that authority.

Mark 16  17,18

And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues;

They will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well.”

So according to verses, those people who believe, will have the authority to cast out demons , and finally you see they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall get well.

Conclusion It is your responsibility to believe and Heal People and not Gods

This emphasis was required, Since most Christians give up their authority  to God. And say God is sovereign . Which is false, usually belief taken by lazy or faithless Christian.

Saying Faithless Christian borders on a misnomer .But what can I say we live in a weird and fallen world.

Why not all churches are not successful

There are, in fact many religious reasons why churches are successful as well as failures . It is one  of the many institutions tough to grow as it is not motivated by profit.

I am gonna go into more secular reasons why churches are not growing at the rate they should.

In order to to do that there are some successful ministries and churches I would like to set as the base line or standard for success.

1.Andrew Wommack Ministries

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Usually all successful ministries consists of charming people whether young or old .They all have charisma and flair to them .But this guy, he is plain as dirt, the last person you would think to survive in television, radio,previously pastored many churches.

I really love the fact this guy has no charisma at all. But beautifully compiled, consistent and presented content.
Also undoing the damage done by religious nut cases.

The truth is majority of people listen to sermons because of religious obligations. Not only content has actual use for your life but really difficult to misunderstand unless you are religious nut lol.

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2.This guy is one of the, pastors of the biggest Asian churches.He presents the love of God so beautiful, you literally feel your heart melting, at the same time awesome content

I would say how allot of religious nut cases present the love as a chronically depressed maniac with a harsh words and condemnation and ending with a God loves you . They all use seemingly contradictory words such a as love and judgment in the same sentences. They all logically contradict themselves so many times, I feel like Oh man when will he stop

Joseph Prince presents such indebt content, but although he is extremely charming but he lacks sticking to the topic. Its sometimes easy to say Nah he’s just charming and misleading people

He presents allot of complex yet beautiful content, which if presented without charm, everybody would fall a sleep listening to him.Honestly speaking its that elaborate. There’s allot of content.

Although he’s not as organized content provider as Andrew Wommack.

So having covered to our standards of successful ministers.

Basically all good ministers are good content providers. You might think how can majority of churches go wrong.
Usually discipline breaks down in the church and get a wrong sense if they are  harsh on themselves enough they would change so would others, usually discipline themselves .
Pastors stopped presenting good content, started simply pushing people to be holy. Basically everything becomes a mess.

I can start talking about Miracles ,Healings, and other stuff but both  these ministers are doing excellent job. Check them out!!!

The Case for Slow Programming

Nature -> Brain -> Technology

My dad used to say, “Slow down, son. You’ll get the job done faster.”

I’ve worked in many high-tech startup companies in the San Francisco Bay area. I am now 52, and I program slowly and thoughtfully. I’m kind of like a designer who writes code; this may become apparent as you read on 🙂

Programming slowly was a problem for me when I recently worked on a project with some young coders who believe in making really fast, small iterative changes to the code. At the job, we were encouraged to work in the same codebase, as if it were a big cauldron of soup, and if we all just kept stirring it continuously and vigorously, a fully-formed thing of wonder would emerge.

It didn’t.

Many of these coders believed in thefallacy that all engineers are fungible, and that no one should be responsible for any particular…

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