“Has Not” or “Will Not”?

“Blessed is the man to whom the Lord HAS NOT imputed sin.” ~ Imaginations 4:8

~ Past tense “has not imputed”.

Doesn’t Romans 4:8 beg the following questions, why Paul (saying David ALSO said the same thing),  ~

1. does not say “men”, plural, after all, “the world” is made up of men, plural.

2. Why didn’t he say “all men” for that matter?

3. When he said “the man”, he meant individuals who believe the gospel and are saved, they are the individuals who are blessed in this dispensation; to whom God isn’t imputing sin; (Galatians 3:8-9).

4. If Christ forgave everyone’s sins 2000 years ago, Paul would have used the word ” imputed”, past tense and would not have preached Galatians 3:9;

The hereticks’ different variations of Romans 4:8:

“Blessed are all men to whom the Lord HAS NOT imputed sin.”

“Blessed is mankind to whom the Lord HAS NOT imputed sin.”

“Blessed are the men to whom the Lord HAS NOT imputed sin.”

“Blessed is the world to whom the Lord HAS NOT imputed sin.”

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“Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin.” ~ Romans 4:8

~ Now. Present tense. When one believes the gospel, the Lord will not/does not impute sin to one’s account. “Impute” – present tense.

“(For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law.” ~ Romans 5:13

Paul said “but sin IS not imputed….”. Why didn’t he say, “(For until the law sin was in the world: but sin WAS not imputed because there is NO LAW”. Isn’t this how some people read this verse?

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“For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye ARE not under the law, but under grace.” ~ Romans 6:14

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“But NOW we ARE delivered from the law, that being DEAD wherein we were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter.” ~ Romans 7:6

Who is Paul addressing in the epistle to the Romans?

“By whom we have RECEIVED GRACE and APOSTLESHIP, for obedience to the faith among all nations, for his name: Among whom are ye also THE CALLED OF JESUS CHRIST: To all that be in Rome, BELOVED OF GOD, called to be SAINTS: Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.” ~ Romans 1:5-7

God is reconciling the world unto himself by the Cross, by Jesus Christ today.

“And all things are of God, who hath reconciled US to himself BY JESUS CHRIST, and hath given to US the ministry of reconciliation; To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto US the word of reconciliation. NOW THEN we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.” ~ 2 Corinthians 5:18-20

The Ministry of reconciliation we’ve been given, namely (to wit), how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again on the third day, also informs us that we have salvation security since our sins are no longer being imputed to us because we believe Christ took them all upon himself, hence the reason we do not repent of them nor confess them. He took them all and never gives them back to us.

“Now he which stablisheth us with you in Christ, and hath anointed us, is God; Who hath also SEALED us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.” ~ 2 Corinthians 21-22

“In whom ye also trusted , after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were SEALED with that holy Spirit of promise,” ~ Ephesians 1:13

When one trusted the gospel of one’s salvation after having heard it, meaning, after one believed Christ’s (in whom) finished work on the Cross and resurrection, one was sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise.

Nowhere in Paul’s writings does it say the seal can be broken to impute those sins back to us for us to lose our salvation.

“For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, was not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law, but through the righteousness of faith.” ~ Romans 4:13

 

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Why “by” and not “at”

The word “by” is a preposition, used to identify the agent, which in this case would be the Cross with which an action was performed, which indicates the means of achieving something, and in this instance it is Christ’s death for our sin.

By = action, achievement.

“And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:” ~ Ephesians 2:16

If Paul used the word “at” instead, it would have a different meaning entirely, expressing the location or time where the action or achievement took place, that is at Calvary, almost 2000 years ago.

It is Christ’s achievement on the cross which matters and is important because it is what saves one’s soul, not the time and location of the deed, this is why Paul uses the term “by the cross”, and not “at the cross”.

“For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.” ~ 1 Corinthians 1:18

8th Grade English?

If the King James Bible is written in what some state to be the equivalent of Grade 8 English, why can these same people not identify figures of speech, namely, metaphors and similes which are present throughout the Bible, especially in the Old Testament, while others who so happen to be English Teachers, Greek it in order to understand it…….?

It’s an enigma.

©Audrey Henry – 12 September 2018

Similes

Similes

A simile is a figure of speech involving the comparison of one thing with another thing of a different kind, used to make a description more emphatic or vivid.

Similes are used as a method of comparison.

Examples of biblical similes:

1 Thessalonians 5:2 1 For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.

Matthew 13:52 Then said he unto them, Therefore every scribe which is instructed unto the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which bringeth forth out of his treasure things new and old.

Proverbs 25:11 A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.

Psalm 102:6 I am like a pelican of the wilderness: I am like an owl of the desert.

The difference between a metaphor and a simile:

“A simile is a figure of speech involving the comparison of one thing with another thing of a different kind. It is used to make a description more emphatic or vivid. You know you’ve spotted one when you see the words like or as in a comparison. (e.g., as brave as a lion, crazy like a fox ).

metaphor is a figure of speech that describes an object or action in a way that isn’t literally true but helps explain an idea or make a comparison. It states outright that one thing is another thing. If you’re a black sheep, you get cold feet, or you think love is a highway, then you’re probably thinking metaphorically.”

 

Metaphors

Metaphors

A metaphor is a figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable.

Another word for metaphor is analogy – a thing regarded as representative or symbolic of something else.

Examples of Biblical metaphors:

Proverbs 13:14
The law of the wise is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.

Isaiah 64:8 But now, O Lord , thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand.

Psalm 23:1 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

John 6:35 And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.

John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

Matthew 5:13 Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.