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SIN AND REPENTANCE

In liberal churches and cults, people no longer like to think in terms of sin as God does. Sin and sinners is replaced in modern language with phrases like “mistakes”, “falling short”, “immature ones”, “human nature” etc.

Some versions of Matt 9:13 makes it seem like a good thing to be a sinner, and as such, specially sought out for fellowship by the Lord.

Some versions of 1 John 5:19 places the guilt for sin onto the devil instead of on those who are guilty of such. This is the proverbial, “The devil made me do it” excuse. This is what Eve’s immediate response to sin was; she blamed the devil. Modern counselors play into this deception when they try and transfer the responsibility for sin, rather than to teach repentance and the supernatural eradication of its dominion over a person through the re-birth offered by God.

Neither confession to a priest in a confessional nor an elder judicial committee has the authority to forgive sin; only God can do this according to His specifically prescribed way. If people don’t feel guilty, they will not see the need for, nor seek out a Savior. Many other scriptural variations apparently seem to minimize the gravity of sin.

* Yellow Highlights Indicate Versions With Missing Text, a Weaker or Unclear Meaning compared to the KJV or Even Historically Deviant Doctrinal Understandings.

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Luke 7:30 rejected the counsel of God against themselves

rejected God’s purpose for themselves rejected God’s purpose for themselves disregarded the counsel of God to them
I Corinthians 5:1-6:13 fornication immorality sexual immorality fornication

Matt 9: 13 I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance

I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners I came to call, not righteous people, but sinners
Ephesians 5:5 Whoremonger immoral person immoral person fornicator

Galatians 5:19 adultery immorality sexual immorality fornication

Deuteronomy 23:17

(homosexual acts are condemned, not just multiple partners)
There shall be no whore of the daughters of Israel, nor a sodomite of the sons of Israel. cult prostitute temple prostitute temple prostitute

Galatians 5:21 murders omitted omitted omitted

Romans 13:9 Thou shalt not bear false witness

omitted omitted omitted
Mark 10:24 them that trust in riches

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I Timothy 6:10 root of all evil root of all sorts of evil root of all sorts of evil root of all sorts of injurious things

Mark 11:26 But if ye do not forgive, neither will your father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses

omitted (marginal note) omitted (footnote) omitted
Matthew 5:22 angry with his brother without a cause angry with his brother (marginal note) angry with his brother (footnote) continues wrathful with his brother

John 7:53-8:11 Passage included included with marginal disclaimer included with parenthetical disclaimer included with footnote disclaimer

I John 5:19
           
(people are wicked but God is still in control, Satan is not the supreme ruler of this fallen world)
the whole world lieth in wickedness the whole world lies in the power of the evil one the whole world is under the control of the evil one the whole world is lying in the [power of the] wicked one

Revelation 2:15 which thing I hate

omitted omitted omitted
II Timothy 3:2 blasphemers Revilers abusive blasphemers
Titus 2:5 that the word of God be not blasphemed

dishonored malign spoken of abusively
Revelation 22:11 unjust does wrong does wrong doing unrighteousness

II Corinthians 4:2 dishonesty shame shameful ways the underhanded things of which to be ashamed

Matthew 23:14 ye devour widows houses and for a pretense make long prayers

Parenthetical with disclaimer omitted(footnote) omitted