In the Bible it talks about if you give your life to God...then basically your slate is wiped clean.
In my church, my pastor preaches this ALL the time, but when someone asks to become a member of the church...you would think that no matter what that person did in the past their slate is clean. Not the case...so, I wonder if my pastor preaches what the Bible says and does the opposite does that make him a hypocrite?
Ideally accepting Jesus into your life is synonymous to
having your slate wiped clean. But that doesn’t mean it stops there the
challenge becomes trying to live a life that seeks God all day everyday which
believe you me is a challenge in it self.... read more
Jesus died on the cross and was resurrected, for the remission of all of man's sins, past present and future. If you accept this as truth, and accept Jesus as your saviour, asking Him to forgive all of your sins, and repent, your sins are immediately forgiven, you are cleansed of all of your sins and your unrighteousness and then have the priviledge of knowing that you will someday stand before God holy and justified from all your sins.
This does not mean that you will never sin again, as we all sin until we are recalled to heaven, but our sins are cleansed by the acceptance and belief of the death and resurrection of Jesus.
Keep in mind, it is not we in human form that God sees or looks at but our spiritual selves. God is spirit and we were created in God's image which is spiritual. It is our spirit that is judged.
Repenting only wipes out the sins in the past and the current moment. It does not wipe out future sins. It is not Immunity
Yahshua did not do away with God's law. He was the Son of God.
If you really are of God. You don't sin. Sin is the transgression of the Law.
1 John 3:4
Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.
1 John 2:1-29
3. And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments. 4. He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him 5. But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him 6. He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked 7. Brethren, I write no new commandment unto you, but an old commandment which ye had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word which ye have heard from the beginning. 29. If ye know that he is righteous, ye know that every one that doeth righteousness is born of him
This is the word of God/Bible.You're not voting me down, but the word of God. If you believe Paul and not Yahshua and his Twelve Apostles..What can I say
Many Pastors are led by legalistic denominational man-made rules and regulations. This is common in denominational churches. Many denominations teach that you have to "earn" your way, and this is a blatant lie! Our sins are forgiven IN CHRIST! We cannot glory in our own righteousness, because our own righteousness is as filthy rags! We cannot "earn" salvation. It is a gift. Now that brings up another point:
We are not sons of God at first! The Bible states that we BECOME the sons of God. In other words, it's a process. We instantly are CHILDREN OF GOD, But not SONS OF GOD! We have to grow up into sons of God...and that takes time. And with that growing up, we learn what to do, and what NOT to do. This is where God's grace comes in.
Too many Pastors try to "control" their congregations by presenting a false gospel stating that you have to "earn" your way into 'sanctification'. This started historically with the Roman Catholic Church. They started this process to earn money to fund their agendas and efforts.
Yes that makes him a hipocrite.Remember you are not to put your faith in your pastor only in God must your faith be.
(A) "In the Bible it talks about if you give your life to God...then basically your slate is wiped clean."
1st John 1:9 "If we confess our sins He (God) is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness."
This is God's promise to all of us. Whether we are coming to God for the first time or fifty years later. God forgives our sins...and cleanses us..that means the blood of Jesus Christ washes away our sin. Jesus has paid the penalty for it. This was God's plan. When He sent Jesus to live among us; He showed us what God is truly like. He didn't just live some perfect holy man's life. It was a loving, forgiving and compassionate life. He was loving, forgiving and compassionate to the people around Him..especially those who had great and desparate needs.
We all need God's forgiveness..some realize it more than others.
(B) "In my church, my pastor preaches this ALL the time, but when someone asks to become a member of the church...you would think that no matter what that person did in the past their slate is clean. "
When Jesus came to earth..it was not to be a judge of mankind. He came as a help...a savior.
But after His work on earth was finished and the Father raised Him up to heaven again; God gave Jesus the name which is above all names. Now, whenever a man or woman dies, we must each face the Lord Jesus Christ and give an accounting. Some will face Jesus as a terrible Judge..those who did not call on His sacrifice, His death on the cross..and ask for the free gift of His forgiveness..then they will face His wrath for scorning the price He paid for their sins.
The rest of us..those who cried out for His blessing and forgiveness..we'll still give an accounting of what we did..but ours will be for rewards and heaven...not judgement and hell.
(C) "Not the case...so, I wonder if my pastor preaches what the Bible says and does the opposite does that make him a hypocrite? "
There is a Proverb that says,
"The mind of a man plans his way,
but the Lord directs his steps."
I think we try
to do our best;
our best intentions.
Why not talk to your Pastor in private...ask him.
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