So, "the devil made me do it" is a sound defense ...but only if the act being scrutinized is committed post conversion.<quoted text>I just looked at some of the news reports today... Conflicting reports if the cops have an exact motive or not from the little that I've seen.
<quoted text>Speaking from my viewpoint: Both... whether he was mentally ill or not, saved or not or if it was a bad reaction from any prescibed or any other drugs he was taking. If a bad reaction from prescribed drugs then it takes on a whole new motive but still found in both soul and flesh.
I believe initially, that out of men's hearts come these things.. murders and the like as Jesus stated. And if those desires get out of hand or aren't controlled then it is acted upon. Starts off in our hearts (our soul) first. I believe satan or any other demonic force takes or can take full advantage of this when one isn't disciplined to control theirselves. Come to think of it, it may not always be satan.. it could be that the person was just being evil.
James "When tempted, no one should say,God is tempting me. For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone... but each one is tempted when, BY HIS OWN EVIL DESIRE, he is dragged away and enticed. Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death." James 1
<quoted text>If undisciplined, yes... and yes... it is also possible that their names could also be blotted out of the Lamb's Book of Life. You know, I read just yesterday the book of life is also mentioned in the OT... I haven't studied that yet but just happen to see it. I thought it was interesting: Exodus 32:33, Psalm 62:28
Now the OSAS Lite gospel doctrine may take a different standpoint to the above.
~Adam & Eve should get a retrial~
And it is possible to lose one's mind, post conversion, and commit heinous acts for which one shall be forgiven.
Of course I'll have to give this more thought, but this one I might be able to accept, as illness is what it is.