Robin,

Yes, I understood you to be focusing upon the psychological manipulation used by some (many?) in our day. As I stated, my response was with the intent that someone might not take it otherwise and think that there is no "guilt" when a Christian sins. grin

Of course, the Lord often uses means to confront a child of God who sins, e.g., Nathan with David (2Sam 12:1-10), the preaching of the Word (2Tim 3:16,17), a true friend who pricks the heart with loving, albeit sometimes firm probing and confrontation (cf. Ps 141:5; Prov 27:6).


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simul iustus et peccator

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