Adam and Eve were created without sin. The only counsel they needed from God was regarding obedience to God’s righteous commands (what work to do, what to eat and not eat, and marriage). Because they were created without sin, God didn’t need to counsel them on how to deal with
Sanctification (the process of how a Christian becomes more holy) has three basic steps (Ephesians 4:21-24 and Romans 12:1-2): STOP – Spot the sin and stop it RENEW – Think about the sin and its replacement with a Bible-informed mind START – Select a replacement and do it instead of
In John 8:2-11 Jesus makes the statement “Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone“. Normally Christians, or at least professing-to-be-Christians quote this line from Jesus to rebut any who points out sin in their lives. Although this is certainly the context of
The Apostle Paul knew that the Christian walk to maturity does not happen automatically. The Gospel saves effectively all by itself – thank God for that (for an example of such a prayer, read Colossians 1:3-8). But once converted, we are required to labour hard towards spiritual maturity, spiritual completeness.
WHEN others are set in their ways, they’re obstinate; when you are, it is firmness. WHEN somebody doesn’t like your friend, he is prejudiced; when you don’t like his, you are a good judge of human nature. WHEN others try to treat someone especially well, they’re slimy; when you try