2 Peter 3:15-18 (ASV) 15 And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also, according to the wisdom given to him, wrote unto you; 16 as also in all [his] epistles, speaking in them of these things; wherein are some things hard to be understood, which the ignorant and unstedfast wrest, as [they do] also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction. 17 Ye therefore, beloved, knowing [these things] beforehand, beware lest, being carried away with the error of the wicked, ye fall from your own stedfastness. 18 But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him [be] the glory both now and for ever. Amen.

To quickly jump to the conclusion that you have not the indwelling Spirit because at this time you aren't able to come to a satisfactory resolution about Rahab and lying is rather unwarranted. Do you REALLY believe that all true believers throughout history have been able to grasp everything they have read in Scripture? scratchchin What I am hoping is that you will at least hold fast that lying is a sin and thus regardless of the circumstances it is something a believer would be moved by guilt having lied and petition God for forgiveness and restore any broken relationship experienced with Him. (1Jh 1:9,10). And, having established that indisputable fact, you can ponder the Rahab incident from a solid foundation and resolve the issue in your own mind and heart. But, should you not be able to do so, my advice is to put it aside and focus upon those things which you do assuredly know. wink


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