“The Way of Holiness: this is obviously a seriously meant requirement, for the unclean cannot travel it. This is the equivalent of the ‘law of God’ passage in 33:14–16. The Lord never reduces his standards to match the weaknesses of his people; he raises his people to the height of his standards. How this will happen Isaiah does not say; he simply leaves us to assume that such meeting of the requirements of the law is achieved for the Lord’s people by his work of salvation (4f.) and redemption (9d, 10a), for the redeemed will walk there! Unclean (ṭāmē’) refers to impurities catered for by the sacrifices. Those disqualified from walking the Way of Holiness are therefore self-disqualified through failure to use the means of grace available to them.”—J. Alec Motyer,
Not only will you receive this biblically grounded article on a sin versus practicing sin, but there will be a few related linked articles throughout this article to help the reader get an even wider picture of sin, sin that leads to death, the unforgivable sin, salvation, and much more.
Even though Adam and Eve were created to live forever, they were not immortal. Also, the angels, not even Michael the archangel has immortality. This is not really semantics, where the two different Greek words basically mean the same thing. Thus, immortality involves more.
All sin leads to death, of course. However, Jesus' ransom sacrifice can save us from sin and death. (Romans 5:12; 6:23) Thus, a “sin that leads to death” would not be covered by Christ’s ransom. Here is the meaning of what John meant in a nutshell.
1 Corinthians 2:16 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 16 For who has known the mind of the Lord, that he will instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.
All Christians are to fulfill the law of Christ. Jesus did not do as Moses did and author a list of commands. However, he did give the disciples instructions, commands, and principles that were meant to guide them after he was gone.
Paul used the imagery of the triumphal procession illustratively, which was a reference to the Levitical sacrifices of the Old Testament when he wrote his second letter to Christians in Corinth in 55 C.E. While such (εὐωδία euōdia) “aroma” is likely repulsive to unrighteous individuals, it is a pleasant fragrance, pleasing aroma (2Co 2:15; Eph 5:2; Php 4:18), sweet-smelling to God and righteous hearted ones.
How should persons be baptized? Some scholars would argue that it is acceptable to pour or sprinkle water on the head of the person. Yet, we need to consider more than the meaning of the Greek word (βαπτίζω baptizō). We must also consider the example set by Jesus Christ and John the Baptist as well as the early Christians, and how they understood the meaning of baptizō.
Acts 18:18 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 18 After this, Paul stayed many days longer and then took leave of the brothers and set sail for Syria, and with him Priscilla and Aquila. At Cenchreae he had cut his hair, for he was under a vow.