Apostles and Remission of Sins

Question: According to John 20:23, were the apostles given some special power in regard to remission of sins? Answer: John 20:23 says, “Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained.” This text seems to say something that it does not teach and must be…

Sin of Division

Question: Please discuss the sin of division; or is it actually all that much sin? Answer: The basic principle of sin is rebellion against God and His expressed will; disobedience to His Word a transgression of His law. Hence, division is obviously a very grave sin because it is in total contradiction to the whole…

Sin Which Is Not Unto Death

Question: Will you please explain and discuss I John 5:16-17? Answer: I John 5:16-17 reads, “If any man see his brother sin a sin which is not unto death, he shall ask, and he shall give him life for them that sin not unto death. There is a sin unto death: I do not say…

Sinning Without Knowledge of the Law

Question: Please discuss and explain Romans 2:12-15. Answer: Romans 2:12-15 reads thus in its entirety: “For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law: and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law; (For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but…

Those Born of God Do Not Commit Sin

Question: Please explain I John 3:9. Answer: This text reads, “Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.” The first part of this verse interposes little or no problem. Numerous Scriptures make it clear and plain that one…