James 5:19 ASV My brethren IF ANY AMONG YOU ERR FROM THE TRUTH AND ONE CONVERT HIM... that is proof a child of God can so sin to be lost.
" For freedom did Christ set us free:stand fast therefore and be not entangled again in a yoke of bondage.Behold i Paul say unto you,if ye receive circumcision ,Christ will profit you nothing.Yea i testify to every man that receiveth circumcision that he is a debtor to do the whole law.Ye are severed from Christ ,ye who would be justified by the law ye are fallen away from grace." ASV.
Hill Top wrote: ↑Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:49 pmWould you have preferred "the apostle" to refer to the sinner as "a born of the devil son of satan"?Spiritblade Disciple wrote: ↑Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:12 pmWhy would the apostle call one that could err from the truth and be converted a brother if such were not possible?Hill Top wrote: ↑Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:28 pmSince when are the 'unconverted' our brothers?Spiritblade Disciple wrote: ↑Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:06 pmPlease, explain James 5:19-20:
James 5:19-20 King James Version
Brethren, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him; let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.
How does one of the brethren become a sinner in need of having his soul saved from death?
They are born from different seed !
The premise of Christianity is the redemption of all men, and being nice to such helps in the persuasion of the lost.
If you are quoting James 5:19-20, the "brethren" he mentions are those who should be trying to convert the sinner., clearly says that a brother can err from the truth, be converted, and that such conversion can save that erring brother from death and hide many sins.
He isn't calling the sinner a brother.
Paul does the same thing in Galatians 6:1.
Sinners are not the Christian's brother, as they have different fathers.