We best understand the concept of sin at its most fundamental level—as deriving from the nature of God. Come along on a journey to the very heart of what sin is.
A popular statistic says nearly 85 percent of people who make a decision for Christ do so between the ages of 4 and 14. But how young is too young? And is there an age that is right for a child to become a Christian? When does a child reach the age of accountability where, in God's eyes, he needs a savior?
I hope you will enjoy this paper on "An Exegesis of 1 John 1:5-10." Decoding the theology-speak, the word "exegesis" simply refers to trying to understand the original, intended meaning of a written text. My goal therefore is to look at and understand this critical passage of Scripture in light of its first century context. Why was it written, and to whom? With this we can understand what John originally meant when he wrote it, and also how it applies to us today. Also, 1 John 1:9 is of some controversy as it deals with confession of sin: does it refer to the Christian’s need to acknowledge having sin in general, or is it a decree for the Christian to confess everyday sins as they occur in order to stay forgiven?