Is One “Born of God” Sinless?

Question: Please explain 1 John 3:9, ‘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.’ How can this be? Answer: Taken at face value, this verse seems to say a believer is wholly incapable of sinning. However, this cannot … [Read more…]

Why did 70,000 Israelites Have to Die for David’s Sin in Numbering Israel?

Question: “Why did 70,000 Israelites have to die for David’s sin in numbering Israel? Was that fair?” Answer: When we think about fairness, we think of impartiality, freedom from self-interest, prejudice, or favoritism. When we think about a punishment being fair or unfair, the most likely criteria would be the issue of whether or not … [Read more…]