Shame on you, Grace Walker.You have to learn all that from reading scripture. Better yet, ask God to show you.
You say that this isn't a game, but then, this is your reply to me. Following are all the questions you chose to ignore rather than answer. You know...sometimes, it's just better to be honest and say you don't know than to answer as you did, or ignore the questions, altogether. First...
But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear.
Which of the following identifies with your definition of "unbeliever?"
1) A person that does not believe "God" exists, nor that He has an only-begotten Son that died for us, so therefore, does not feel it's expected of us to keep the commandments.
2) A person that does believe "God" exists, and that He has an only-begotten Son that died for us, but doesn't feel it's expected of us to keep the commandments.
3) A person that does believe "God" exists, and that He has an only-begotten Son that died for us, and feels it's expected of us to keep the commandments.
Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear.
In this verse, the term for "reverence " is the Greek "deous." The term "fear" is derived from the Greek "eulabeias. " The definition of "reverence " is "fearful, " and the definition of "fear" is "awe" AND "caution. "
Fearful of what, I ask? Cautious of what, I ask?
There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death
Point #1: There's no condemnation to those who are in our anointed Savior.
QUESTION: How do we define one who's IN our anointed Savior?
Point #2: There's no condemnation to those who do not walk according to the flesh.
QUESTION: How do we define one that walks according to the flesh?
Point #3: There's no condemnation to those who walk according to the Spirit.
QUESTION: How do we define one that walks according to the Spirit?
What are the law of the Spirit and the law of sin and death?
I know the answers, Grace Walker. I'm wondering what answers you'll give. And if you don't mind, I'd appreciate it if you could share what you believe and not what some other theologian or commentator believes.
Thank you for your time and consideration, Grace Walker.
Until next time...