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