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VerseD: 1 John 1:9

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
1 John 1:9, ESV

Both as Christians and not, we continue to sin. It is in our nature until Christ returns.
But, by Christ’s sacrifice and resurrection, all our sins – past, present, and future – are forgiven if we trust Him, confess, and repent.

VerseD: Matthew 6:14

For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you
Matthew 6:14, ESV

Refusing to forgive others may show that you are not saved.
The forgiven person desires to share God’s grace with others.

VerseD: 2 Timothy 1:7

for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.
2 Timothy 1:7, ESV

Our world is hostile toward God and His people, so let the Holy Spirit guide us in all wisdom, power, and love to share the Gospel with this world.

VerseD: John 15:7

If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.
John 15:7, ESV

When are seeking God and His righteousness, we will want the things He wants and want to ask for the things that line up with His character and will, not selfish desires or unjust, evil requests.

VerseD: Colossians 4:2

Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving.
Colossians 4:2, ESV

Our world will need constant prayer until Christ’s return, so let us constantly and boldly seek God and thank Him for His power and promises.

VerseD: Acts 1:9

But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
Acts 1:8, ESV

The greatest reason we receive the Holy Spirit is to share the Gospel: the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus for our forgiveness.
If anything is taught as more important, that is a false Gospel from a false spirit.

Be careful with the words “All” and “Every”

Yep.

The Domain for Truth

Going to take a break from our Sunday Church series to write this post in light of everything going on in America with the issue of police, race and rioting.

Remember in the next few days you are going to see and hear a lot of things from others that can be better worded or nuanced.  We got to practice a lot of grace at this time.  You will very likely see wrongs and evil done from all sides of the political spectrum.  Yes you can call them out.

But be very careful of saying “All ___ are like that” or “Every ____ is _____.”

Please be very careful of this kind of thinking at this time.

Christians should be careful of such fallacious thinking in general.  Christians should especially be careful of this kind of fallacy at this time.

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