What a hypocrite. Your husband calls us pagan idol worshippers every day because we don't agree with him.who="Anthony MN"
Well Kay, I hope it's your infirmities causing you to now misrepresent what you wrote; Here is your post without parentheses:
I mean that I do not willfully sin. I live a moral life. I want to be like Him, and to be pleasing to Him. If I...or anyone else should do otherwise, they do not know Him.
However, we are flesh, and behave in sinful ways at times. Pouty, angry, vengeful reactions are not good. But John says that, "If we confess our sins TO HIM, He is faithful and just to FORGIVE US our sin, AND to CLEANSE us from all unrighteousness."
Serious question; Do protestants always add "HIM" to this verse in order to avoid the other biblical verse telling us to confess to one another?
Anthony, it amazes me that anyone professing to be 'Christian' would stoop to infer that anyone is suffering BECAUSE THEY DIDN'T AGREE with them.
So, I only thought I used parenthesis...but my capital letters indicate that that was my intent.
I did not say that we were not to confess our sins TO ONE ANOTHER, the Bible plainly calls for it. It does not say that we are to confess to someone who is considered to be on a plain higher than we are...especially when that one may have just molested a child. What authority could they possibly have over anyone?
The Christian would hope and assume, as I did, that it was your infirmities and not an intention to deceive. I was wrong. You used capital letters in other parts of the quoted verse, so that can't be a truthful explanation.
Now Kay, since we are, EVERYONE OF US, sinners, and Jesus knows this, why would He tell His disciples to instruct us to do so?
I'll ignore your snide and unChristian comment about priests.