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John 9:41

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 41 Jesus said to them, "If you were blind, you would have no sin; but now you say, 'We see.' Therefore your sin remains."3 [Christendom today is exactly like the Pharisees in this verse. Christendom says: "We have a free pass to heaven. Our sins, past, present, and future are paid for by Jesus. We are righteous believers in Jesus, we can see and understand, we have need of nothing more." But Jesus said to church-going, Christian believers in Laodicea: you are wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked. Rev 3:17-19.]

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3 Jesus said to them, "If you were blind, you would have no sin; but now you say, 'We see.' Therefore your sin remains." The Pharisees said they could see, and they thought they were either without sin, or excused from sin. If they would have admitted in humility that they were still sinning, unable to see how to become righteous, then the Lord could have forgiven them, and in time even freed them from sin so they could have become righteous.

Christendom today is exactly like the Pharisees in this verse. Christendom says: "We have a free pass to heaven. Our sins, past, present, and future are paid for by Jesus. We are righteous believers in Jesus, we can see and understand, we have need of nothing more."

But Jesus said to church-going, Christian believers in Laodicea: you are wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked. Rev 3:17-19

Now how does just believing fit in with this warning from Jesus to believers? If a so-called Christian hears all the New Testament warnings about sin, impurity, immorality, greed, lying, partying, rage, pride, etc., and says: "We are believers, we know all about Jesus, go away;" then their sin remains because they think they can see, they think they are righteous, they think they have need of nothing. They were damned before they became believers; they remain damned because they are still sinning and slaves to sin — their damnation does not slumber, remaining in the condemned state of Adam.

Jesus said: "I have come into the world for judgment, that the blind might see; and that those who see might be made blind." John 9:39. Christendom has been made blind because they showed no love for the truth and so were deceived by the Whore of Babylon, the beast with horns like a lamb, the false church, who told them they could see and they were righteous, despite being locked in their sins. And the whole world worshiped this false church of Christendom, thinking they were worshiping Christ, but worshiping the dragon (devil) instead. For this false church excuses its believers from sin, telling them they must be subject to sin until they die, telling them there is no victory over sin, telling them no one can overcome sin — clearly, this is the voice of the devil which totally contradicts the scriptures.

From the Word of the Lord within: "I work with the blind; but if you think you can see, and you are not with me in heaven, I will make you a laughingstock."

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