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The reality is........The Blood of Christ has already cleansed our Sin.....all of it.....>Tomorrow's included.
"Where SIN abounds...Grace moreso Abounds".... = means....when you sin, after you are saved, the Blood Atonement has already paid for that one ALSO.... It means that when you sin a year from now, on a Monday morning, just before you come here to argue about OSAS, and you sin....THE CROSS has already taken care of that one also.
Realize the revelation that something that happened 2000 years ago on a CROSS, is still your Salvation 20 yrs from NOW !

If a Legalist could actually comprehend that you can't out-sin the BLOOD of CHRIST, that this blood, has actively and permanently SOLVED your "sin" issue, then what a happy Christian they would be, as then they could actually Trust Christ, totally., and not just partly, and then they have to work the rest of their way into heaven.
This is why Jesus died for you. Its what He's doing on the Cross. He is Paying for (cleansing) our sin, from us, by dying FOR IT ALL.
Amazing how many people who claim to be Christians can't even begin to comprehend SALVATION.
Legalists don't understand that the CROSS is a completed work (Blood Atonement), so, they reach into the bible with eyes closed, and never care to learn or realize that not every verse is aimed at a born again believer.

Now, for those of you who have not been taught anything about your NT, or your bible in general..... Scriptures in the NT, and OT< are sometimes literal, sometimes symbolic, and sometimes allegorical....in meaning.
For example, "all who call on the name of Jesus, shall be SAVED"...is literal.
But, "take this cup, as its the blood of the New Covenant"...... this can't be LITERAL, as Jesus's blood is still in HIS BODY, when He's drinking the cup.

See it? ?

A legalist does not understand that "where there is no law, there is no transgression".....as "Christ has ABOLISHED THE LAW"..... is in the NT, reader.  Ephesians 2:15
A legalist, reads Romans 4:8, where they are told that God does not hold them accountable, for sin...(impute)....... and they just ignore this and run back to Hebrews, a book-letter not written to the CHURCH, but to UNSAVED JEWS...... and then they get lost in it.

And why LEGALIST,..... does God not hold you accountable, in Eternity, for your sin that you do tomorrow and next week?
A.)  Because God already held Jesus accountable on the CROSS for them ALL.
Understand? as this is so so important for you to understand.

A Legalist will take a verse out of Matthew, given before Jesus was on the Cross, that is not NT doctrine for the Blood Bought Redeemed Church, and use this verse out of context to prove to themselves they can "lose it".(Their Salvation)
A Legalist thinks they are in Christ, then fall out of Christ when they sin, and if they confess = do penance or whatever other deeds they can come up with, they get back INTO Christ.
However, Christ has contradicted you, as He said "I will never leave you or forsake you"...so, "Christ in you, the hope of Glory", is a fact, that you need to start believing.

A Legalist actually believes they are saved untill they sin, then confess, and are saved again, ... as if Salvation is a type of Yo-Yo, of sinning confessing, sinning confessing, sinning confessing.....up down, up down.,... kinda crazy, isn't it?
And all of this confusion and chaos is not only the misunderstanding the Blood Atonement, its also not giving FULL Credit DUE to the finished work of Jesus on the Cross.... and that is the REAL issue, for the Legalist.
 

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There is no mention of legalism in the Bible, so once again, there is no reason to care.  In addition, all sins are not automatically forgiven according to Hebrews 10:26

For if we sin willfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins.

OSAS is not true.

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Speaking of confession, 1 John 1:9 says...

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteous.

That is where we get the idea we must confess our sins.  The Bible says forgiveness comes if we confess them.

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12 hours ago, Behold said:

A legalist does not understand that "where there is no law, there is no transgression".....as "Christ has ABOLISHED THE LAW"..... is in the NT, reader.  Ephesians 2:15
A legalist, reads Romans 4:8, where they are told that God does not hold them accountable, for sin...(impute)....... and they just ignore this and run back to Hebrews, a book-letter not written to the CHURCH, but to UNSAVED JEWS...... and then they get lost in it.

Interesting post, Behold. And I can relate to a lot of it. Yet a couple things are a bit amiss. One would be Christ's completion of the law, not abolishment of it. 

Matthew 5:17  Think not that I have to come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill. KJV

The other is the book of Hebrews. Of course it was meant for Jewish believers, 0therwise Paul would not have written it, nor were any of his letters aimed at unbelievers. 

Hebrews 3:1  Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus; KJV 

Hebrews 10:39  But we are not of them to draw back who draw back from perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul. KJV

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Usually, but certainly not always, people throw around the words legalism, legalists, legalistic, and that kind of lingo to basically say one thing: "I don't like your beliefs."

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51 minutes ago, Brother Notlad said:

Usually, but certainly not always, people throw around the words legalism, legalists, legalistic, and that kind of lingo to basically say one thing: "I don't like your beliefs."

No, not really.  When I use the term legalistic, I am referring to a belief that if you don't do ABC, then you are not saved, as if the person making such a statement can know the hearts of anyone.

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32 minutes ago, OneLight said:

No, not really.  When I use the term legalistic, I am referring to a belief that if you don't do ABC, then you are not saved, as if the person making such a statement can know the hearts of anyone.

While a person cannot claim to know who is saved, we have scripture that says who is not saved.  One example is Galatians 5:19-21, where we are told that if you do certain things, you won't inherit the kingdom of God.  There are people that were once saved and living for God that will go back to their old lifestyle and do those things.  The OSAS crowd claims they remain secure and if you don't believe that, you are a legalist, but the Bible opposes them.  I agree with Brother Notlad.

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3 minutes ago, Firm Foundation said:

While a person cannot claim to know who is saved, we have scripture that says who is not saved.  One example is Galatians 5:19-21, where we are told that if you do certain things, you won't inherit the kingdom of God.  There are people that were once saved and living for God that will go back to their old lifestyle and do those things.  The OSAS crowd claims they remain secure and if you don't believe that, you are a legalist, but the Bible opposes them.  I agree with Brother Notlad.

Are you saying that when a sinner turns to God and asks for, and receives forgiveness for their sins, but have not yet dealt with their flesh and addictions, that they are not really saved?  Does your theology have room for babies in Christ who continue to sin as they turn their lives over to the guidance of the Holy Spirit?  I can think of nobody who, once accepting Christ, became perfect and sinned no more.

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1 minute ago, OneLight said:

Are you saying that when a sinner turns to God and asks for, and receives forgiveness for their sins, but have not yet dealt with their flesh and addictions, that they are not really saved?  Does your theology have room for babies in Christ who continue to sin as they turn their lives over to the guidance of the Holy Spirit?  I can think of nobody who, once accepting Christ, became perfect and sinned no more.

I am saying I believe what the Bible says.  Don't you?

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Yes, I do.  Would you mind answering my questions to clarify your stance?

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