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But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,
And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
Matthew 24:37-39

America Israel, And Great Britain In Prophecy

The Mark Of The Beast

The True Church


The Secret Rapture

The Dreadful Day Of The Lord

Answer To An Atheist


Radiocarbon Dating A Fraud

Pre-Existence Before The Material Universe

Does God Exist?

7 Proofs God Exists

The Bible Superstition Or Authority

Seven Keys To Understanding The Bible

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Answers To Questions About Genesis

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How The Bible Counts A Generation

The Bible Verses The Dead Sea Scrolls

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How Religion Deceives You

A World Held Captive

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The Bible Story For Children

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Genealogy And The Bible Family Tree

God As King

Who Really Discovered America

Oldest Known 10 Commandments Were Found In America

USA And Britain's Common Wealth In Prophecy

Tea Tephi

Britain's Coronation Chair And Jacob's Pillow Stone

Jacob's Pillar Stone

The Two Witnesses

Russia In Prophecy

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Who Are The Arabs

Seeing The world Throgh Islamic Eyes

The Race Question

The Origin Of The Races

Military Service And War

Why Does God Allow Wars

The Sure Way To End The Fear Of Nuclear War

What Is Armageddon?

There Is A Way To Escape

Understanding The Way To Peace

World Peace How It Will Come

The key To Human Survival

Petra The Safe Place

Is There Life After Death

World Peace And How It Will Come

The Mark Of The Beast

Mark Of God's People

The Key to Revelations

The Book Of Revelations Unveiled At Last

Christian Symbols, The Fish, Cross, And Crucifix

The Pagan Cross

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The Council Of Laodicea

Why The Church

Fundamental Doctrines

How And Why We Know We Have The Truth

The Abomination That Maketh Desolate

God's Temple Excepts The Mark Of The Beast

Joseph Tkach Sales God's Church

WCOG Changes Name

WCOG vs. Philadelphia COG Court Records

God's Church Is The Temple

The True Church

The History Of The Church

Where Is The Original True Church

Beginning History Of The Worldwide Church Of God

The Real History Of The True Church

Foundation, History, Authority, And Doctrine Of The Worldwide Church Of God

Philadelphia Era Of The Church

Just What Is The Church

God's Church Does Not Compromise

Worldly Churches Are Social Clubs

The Tongues Question

Tongues- Is The Pentecost Experience Being Repeated Today

Does God Exist

7 Proofs God Exist

What About God Revealed Knowledge

Why God Is Not Real To Most People

Is God Fair

How To Put God First

God Was King

God's Divorce

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Should We Pray To God Or Only To Christ

70 Weeks Of Daniel

Was Jesus Really Dead

Why Christ Died

If You Lived At Time Of Christ Would You Have Believed Him

The Mystery Of MELCHIZEDEK Solved

What Is Man

How God Planned To Reproduce Himself

What Led To The Creation Of Man

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Why You Are Alive

The Incredible Human Potential At Last Revealed

Why Humans Were Put On Earth

The only real value of a human life

Bridging The Gap Between Human Mind And The Ultimate Spirit Composed Sons Of God

What Science Can't Discover About The Human Mind

Human nature - Did God create it?

Human Nature And How A Whole World Is Deceived About It's Origin

Why Were You Born

You Were Born To Be King

The Great Purpose Of Your Life

Man To Rule The Universe

Your Children - FUTURE GODS

If You Were God How Would You Look At The World Today

God's Invisible Agents

Where Is Enoch And Elijah

Lazarus And The Rich Man

Can Men Actually Communicate With Departed Spirits?

Life After Death

Is There life After Death

Did God Create A Devil

Is There A Hell

God's Holy Days Or Pagan Holy Days

List Of Holy Days

How Often Should You Partake Of The Lord's Supper

Should The Lord's Supper Be On The 14th Or 15th

How To Observe The Passover In Your Own Home

The Resurrection Was Not On Sunday

Does Easter Really Commemorate The Resurrection


What Is The Purpose Of The Resurrection?

The Plain Truth About Easter

The Pentecost

How To Figure The Pentecost

The Sabbath A Perpetual Covenant

Which Day Is The Sabbath Of The New Testament?

Why Do You Observe Sunday

Neglecting The Sabbath


Should You Celebrate Birthdays


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Valentines Day

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Should Christians Tithe

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The Man Who Couldn't Afford To Tithe

Did You Ever Know Why Money Is The Root Of All Evil

Does God Hate The Rich

Has Time Been Lost

God's 19 Year Cycle

Calendar With Holy Days

God's Calendar

What is a Prophetic Year

The World's Oldest Surviving Inscription Of The Ten Commandments Found In America

Job, Joseph And His Brothers (Israel's Sons) Built The Great Pyramid

The Truth About The Free Masons

There Is Nothing New Under The Sun

The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun. Is there any thing whereof it may be said, See, this is new? it hath been already of old time, which was before us. There is no remembrance of former things; neither shall there be any remembrance of things that are to come with those that shall come after. Ecclesiastes 1:9-11


God's Great Sex Law



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Conspiracy Against The Family

The Surprising Origin Of Modern Education

Pre-Existence Before The Material Universe

Does God Heal

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Are We Back On Track When We Lost Faith

How To Receive Answers To Your Prayers

Have Christians Lost Their Power?

The Plain Truth About Fasting

The Importance Of Fasting

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What Fish And Fowl Are Good For Food

The Key To Radiant Health

10 Simple Rules That Lead To Health

Why Man Must Suffer

Christ's Gospel Was Suppressed - Not Heard From First Century Until Now!

The Startling Revelation Of What Was Christ's Gospel

What Is The True Gospel?

The Gospel Jesus Taught

The Gospel Is Education


All About Baptism

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What Do You Mean Born Again

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Were The Ten Commandments In Force Before Moses

The Ten Commandments

What Is Salvation

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What Do You Mean Reward For Your Works

Just What Do You Mean Conversion

What Is True Spirituality

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False Conversion

A Letter From Armstrong To The Newly Converted

What Is A Liberal

Is It Wrong To Be A Cultured Individual

The Old And New Covenant

Let God Fight Your Battles

The Law, The Catholics, And You

Do Christians Sin

Education For Life

Keep Your Eyes On The Goal

How FAR May I Safely Go, In Doing What I Want But Know I Ought NOT?

Christianity Is A Growth Process

Are You Being Tested

How You Can Overcome

How To Prevent Sin

What Is The Worst Sin

How You Could Commit The Unpardonable Sin

What Do You Mean The Unpardonable Sin

Ending Your Financial Worries

The Blessings Of Abundant Living

How To Live Life Abundantly

The Way Of Life That Causes Success

The Seven Laws Of Success

Should You Try To Change Others

Should You Listen To Others

We Must All Speak The Same

The True Meaning Of Predestination

Is Your Ultimate Fate Decided For You In Advance

What Is Friendship

What Is Emotional Maturity

The Incredible Human Potential

Christ's Gospel Was Suppressed - Not Heard From First Century Until Now!

The Startling Revelation Of What Was Christ's Gospel

The Incredible Human Potential At Last Revealed

Pre-Existence Before The Material Universe

What Led To The Creation Of Man

How God Planned To Reproduce Himself

Bridging The Gap Between Human Mind And The Ultimate Spirit Composed Sons Of God

Why Today's World Evils

Why The Church

Just What Do You Mean Conversion

Human Nature And How A Whole World Is Deceived About It's Origin

Is There Life After Death

World Peace And How It Will Come

Jesus Is Coming Soon...Too Good To Be True

What Is The Kingdom Of God

What Will You Be Doing In The Next Life

Looking Into The World Tomorrow

Where Will The Millennium Be Spent

TheWonderful World Of Tomorrow

Mystery Of The Ages

The Seven Mysteries

How The 7 Mysteries Were Revealed

Who And What Is God

Mystery Of Angels And Evil Spirits

The Mystery Of Man

Mystery Of Civilization

Mystery Of Israel

The Church

The Kingdom Of God




Herbert W. Armstrong

Armstrong's Calling

Armstrong's Conversion

How Christ Educated His Apostle

This Is The Life

How I've Been Providentially Protected From Harm And Death

No! I Was Never A Jehovah's Witness Or Seventh Day Adventist

The Little Book

The 19 Year Time Cycle

The Need To Make The Truth Plain

Must God's Ministers Be Ordained By The Hands Of Man?

You Won't Believe It Armstrong's Final Sermon

End Time Elijah

Armstrong's Autobiography

Josephus Antiquities Of The Jews

Josephus War Of The Jews

Josephus Against Apion

Josephus Hades

Josephus Autobiography

March 1972

THE ARTICLE on the Unpardonable Sin (July 1971 -- TOMORROW'S WORLD) brought a heavy and most gratifying response. Thousands were helped -- many minds freed from doubts. Consequently I want now to make plain a related truth.

I have written on this subject before. But perhaps I can approach it in a different manner, and explain more clearly.

Do Christians ever sin? If one does, is he lost?

First let me ask -- and answer the question, WHAT IS a Christian? Does joining a church make one a Christian? Does saying, I accept the Lord Jesus Christ as my Saviour make one a Christian?

Let's get the Bible definition. In Romans 8:6-9 you will read: For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind (fleshly mind) is enmity (hostile) against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. So then they that are in the flesh (fleshly MINDED) cannot please God. But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.

A Christian, then, is one who has received, and in whose mind dwells the Holy Spirit of God. Otherwise he is NOT Christ's -- NOT a Christian.

But how does one receive the Spirit of God?

On the day the Church of God was started, the Apostle Peter said, Repent, and be baptized ... in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:38).

Repent of what? Of sin. And what is sin? Sin is the transgression of the law (I John 3:4). What law? The law that the carnal mind, hostile to God, is not subject to -- the Law of God (Rom. 8:7). Again, we read of the Holy Spirit, whom God hath given to them that obey him (Acts 5:32).

There are the two CONDITIONS to receiving God's GIFT of the Holy Spirit: REPENTANCE and FAITH. Being baptized is the outward manifestation of the inner faith in Christ. Repentance is not merely being sorry for something one has done -- or even many such sins. It is a real repentance of what one IS and HAS BEEN -- of his whole past attitude and life apart from God. It is a total CHANGE of mind and heart and direction of life. It is a CHANGE to a new WAY OF LIFE. It is a turning from the SELF-centered way of vanity, selfishness, greed, hostility to authority, envy, jealousy and unconcern for the good and welfare of others to the God-centered WAY of obedience, submission to authority, love toward God MORE than love of self and of love and concern for other humans equal to self-concern.

LOVE is the fulfilling of God's Law (Rom. 13:10) -- but God's Law is a SPIRITUAL law (Rom. 7:14) and can be fulfilled only by the love of God, shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Spirit (Rom. 5:5).

The Holy Spirit will open one's mind to UNDERSTAND God's instruction on how to live, but it will not force one to live God's way -- it will not pull or push one. Each Christian must take his own initiative, though God's Spirit will give him help, faith and power. But it is as many as are LED BY the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God (Rom. 8:14).

So a Christian, then, is one who has received God's Spirit, which is dwelling in him, leading him, and he is following GOD'S WAY of life. A Christian has forsaken his former habitual way of life -- his selfish way unconcerned with God. Now he lives in the habitual way of God's Word -- in the light of the Word of God.

But suppose, like an 8-or 10-month-old baby trying to learn to walk, as he walks this NEW WAY, he stumbles, falls down, as it were, and sins. Is he then condemned -- lost -- no longer a Christian?

I would like you, now, to notice, and UNDERSTAND, what the Apostle John was inspired to write for our admonition. It is in the first letter (epistle) of John:

Speaking of Christ, in his opening salutation, as That which was from the beginning ... which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us; that which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ (I John 1:1-3).

The true Christian has been reconciled to God through Christ. And, having God's Spirit, he enjoys actual FELLOWSHIP with the Father and the Son Jesus Christ. And even his fellowship with fellow-Christians is through God and Christ. He is joined to them, as the different branches are joined to a grape vine and joined together through and by the vine. Compare Jesus' analogy in John 15:1-7. Christians, then, are actually WALKING with Christ -- and two cannot walk together except they be in agreement (Amos 3:3).

Now continue in I John: This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not (are not doing) the truth (verses 5-6). That is, He -- the living Christ -- is walking in the light -- as if on a brilliantly lighted path. But if we are walking in darkness, we are walking on a different path altogether, where it is dark. Therefore we are not walking WITH Him at all, and if we say we are, we are lying.

But suppose, while walking with Him -- in the light -- one of us stumbles and falls down. This is not a case of having turned away from Him and the path He is treading, to a different and darkened path. If we say, Oh I'm sorry, would He not give us a hand and help us get up and continue on the lighted path with Him? Would He become angry and say, Get off my path -- go walk down a darkened path?

In still other words, the true Christian has turned FROM his former life of HABITUAL sin -- and from his former attitude of selfishness, and self-seeking when he had no serious intention of living God's way. But now he has turned from his former way. His life, in general, now, is the HABITUAL way of the Christian life.

But he is not perfect the minute he is converted and receives God's Spirit. He must GROW spiritually, in grace and the knowledge of Christ, as Peter writes in II Peter 3:18. He is the creature of habit, and all old former habits do not just automatically leave him without any effort on his part to overcome them. He must learn to OVERCOME sin. It is inevitable that he may be caught off-guard and make a mistake. So, continue in I John 1:

But if we walk in the light -- that is, even though we may stumble occasionally, it is now only the occasional slip -- not a turning our back on God's WAY -- NOT a turning back to the HABITUAL and constant way of sin.

Do you begin to UNDERSTAND the difference? The true Christian INTENDS to live God's WAY. He wants to live God's way. He TRIES to live God's way. And, in general, it now actually is his habitual NEW WAY of life. The occasional slip, or sin, does not mean that in his mind and heart he has rejected God and God's WAY. Continue:

... As He is in the light -- if that is now our goal and purpose and habitual way of life -- then we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us (us who are now Christians) from all sin. If we -- (Christians) -- say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us (verses 7-8).

If we, now Christians, say that we are already perfect -- that we never slip up and make a mistake or commit a sin, we are deceiving ourselves. I knew a woman who deceived herself in this way. She claimed to be above sin -- claimed she NEVER sinned. And although she was what most people would call a GOOD woman, she actually was committing the biggest sin of all -- spiritual pride and vanity! She gloried in her sinless state. She lacked Christian humility.

But if, while walking down this LIGHTED path with God, one stumbles and falls down, does God kick him aside?

Verse 9: If we (we who are Christians -- it is NOT talking about the unconverted) confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

So notice the IF. If we CONFESS our sins. When we stumble, we must admit it -- we must repent of it -- we must ask forgiveness. If we deny it, or blame it on somebody else, we shall not be forgiven. We must confess it -- to God!

If we say that we (as Christians) have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us. The context continues right on into the second chapter: My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. In other words, we SHOULD not sin -- we must strive to avoid any sin. God gives us no license to sin. But, ... if any man sin, we (we Christians) have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: and he is the propitiation for our sins (those of us who are Christians): and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world (chapter 2:1-3). But, of course He is the propitiation for the sins of the unconverted in the world ONLY when they come to real repentance, and faith in Christ.

God looks on the heart -- the attitude -- the INTENT.

As long as one, in his heart, has the real desire to walk God's WAY with Him -- is deeply sorry and repents when he commits the occasional sin -- and is seeking to overcome sin, and to make God's Way his habitual way of life he will stumble on occasion, but if he confesses it and repents, he will be forgiven. But, if he is diligent in his Christian life, his occasional stumbling will become less and less -- he will be making good progress, overcoming, GROWING spiritually and in righteous godly character.

What is your attitude? When you have sinned, have you been carelessly indifferent about it? You are on dangerous ground. Do you justify it, feel OTHERS are to blame? That will never justify your sins. Do you still DESIRE to go God's Way? Then it's not too late. Turn from sins, CONFESS your sins to God. REPENT! Pick yourself up, with Christ's helping hand, and go on overcoming and GROWING spiritually.

And once you know you have repented and been forgiven, don't repeat it, but FORGET it. As the Apostle Paul wrote, FORGETTING those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus (Phil. 3:13-14).

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