(253) Thu 12 Dec 96 13:10 By: DAVID RICE To: JIM STAAL Re: Ask And Ye Shant Receive -+gt;

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(253) Thu 12 Dec 96 13:10 By: DAVID RICE To: JIM STAAL Re: Ask And Ye Shant Receive -=> Quoting Jim Staal to David Rice <=- >>JS> I have never said Jimmy Swaggart was innocent. >>JS> Nobody is: (Rom 3:23 NIV) for all have sinned >>JS> and fall short of the glory of God[sic]. >DR> I have never sinned. *POOF!* goes your sillyassed claim. JS> I guess it is however one defines the term... sin1 (n.) 1. A transgression of a religious or moral law, especially when deliberate. 2. Theology. a. Deliberate disobedience to the known will of God[sic]. b. A condition of estrangement from God[sic] resulting from such disobedience [to that god]. 3. Something regarded as being shameful, deplorable, or utterly wrong. See Synonyms at OFFENSE. --sin intr.v. sinned, sin\ning, sins. Let's see. If one stretches reality past the breaking point, 1 could possibly apply if I were living in a theocracy; since I don't, it doesn't. Since there is no such thing as a "known will of god," 2A is not possible and therefore does not apply. Since 2A is not possible, 2B is also not possible and thus does not apply. 3 I can accept as being a "valid" sin, but I don't do anything that is shameful, deplorable, or utterly wrong (i.e. murder, rape, theft, calling my spouse "Wilbur," urinating on small forest cretures) so that also does not apply. Well golly! Once "sin" is examined, one can see it does not aplly to me. Looks like the author of Romans was yet again wrong! ... Blasphemy is the breastplate of the heartless. * Shy.David@EdenBBS.com --- Silver Xpress Mail System 5.4H1 * Origin: "I wish life could be Swedish magazines." (1:124/9005)

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