1 Cor 3:17 Doesn’t Say God Will Destroy Anyone that’s Born Of The Spirit

1 Cor. 3:17 says, “God will destroy anyone that teaches those who are born of the Spirit, false.”

In the world today there are many people that claim to be Christian that say, “1 Cor. 3:17 says, if you are born of the Spirit, and you smoke, or get a tattoo, that God will destroy you”, that teaching doesn’t agree with the Bible.

When it comes to reading the Bible, it is important to understand that the Bible doesn’t contradict itself, if one verse says that no one born of the Spirit can be taken away from God, then another verse can’t say someone that is born of the Spirit can be taken away from God.

Ephesians 1:13-14 & 1 Peter 1:3-5 make it very clear that those who God baptizes in the Holy Spirit, can never be taken away from God. Those who God baptizes in the Holy Spirit are born from above (born of the Spirit).

Eph 1:13 – In him [Eashoa the Christ] you [the Ephesians] also who have heard the word of truth, the glad tidings (gospel) of your salvation, and have believed in {and} adhered to {and} relied on Eashoa the Christ, were stamped with the seal of the long-promised Holy Spirit.

Eph 1:14 – That [Spirit] is the guarantee of our inheritance [the firstfruits, the pledge and foretaste, the down payment on our heritage], in anticipation of its full redemption {and} our acquiring [complete] possession of it–to the praise of His glory.

1 Peter 1:3 – Praised (honored, blessed) be the God and Father of our Lord Eashoa the Christ! By His boundless mercy we have been born from above to an ever-living hope through the resurrection of Eashoa the Christ from the dead,

1 Peter 1:4 – to {obtain} an inheritance {which is} imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for you,

1 Peter 1:5 – Who are being guarded (garrisoned) by God’s power through faith [God’s divine persuasion] [till you fully inherit that final] salvation that is ready to be revealed [for you] in the last time.

Now, since Ephesians 1:13-14 & 1 Peter 1:3-5 say no one born of the Spirit can be taken away from God, then 1 Cor. 3:17 is not saying God will destroy anyone who is born of the Spirit.

In 1 Cor. 3:10 Paul says that he is the one that God has used to teach the Corinthians, but now someone else is teaching them, then Paul goes on to say that if the man that is now teaching the Corinthian church doesn’t teach the truth, that he is corrupting God’s temple, and God will destroy anyone that corrupts His temple by false teaching.

In 1 Cor. 3:16, Paul teaches the Corinthians that they are God’s temple,

then in 1 Cor. 3:17, Paul says if anyone causes harm to God’s temple by teaching God’s temple false, that God will destroy the false teacher.

1 Cor. 3:10 – According to the grace (the special endowment for my task) of God bestowed on me, like a skillful architect {and} master builder I laid [the] foundation, and now another [man] is building upon it. But let each [man] be careful how he builds upon it,

1 Cor. 3:16 – Do you not discern {and} understand that you [the whole church at Corinth] are God’s temple (His sanctuary), and that God’s Spirit has His permanent dwelling in you [to be at home in you, collectively as a church and also individually]?

1 Cor. 3:17 – If anyone does hurt to God’s temple {or} corrupts it [with false doctrines] {or} destroys it, God will do hurt to him {and} bring him to the corruption of death {and} destroy him. For the temple of God is holy (sacred to Him) and that [temple] you [the believing church and its individual believers] are.

To be born of the Spirit, a person has to believe that God’s Son, Eashoa is the Messiah (the Christ), and then God willing, God will baptize the person in the Holy Spirit, it is the baptism in the Holy Spirit that makes a person stop practicing sin, only those who believe Eashoa is the Messiah that don’t practice sin are Christian (born of the Spirit).

No one has to say a prayer, confess sin, or be water baptized to be born of the Spirit.

1 Jn 5:1 – Whoever believes that Eashoa is the Messiah is born of God [born of the Spirit].

1 Jn 3:9 – No one born of God practices sin, because His seed [the Holy Spirit] abides in him or her; and he or she cannot sin, because he or she is born of God [born of the Spirit].

1 Jn 5:18 – We know [absolutely] that anyone born of God [born of the Spirit] does not [deliberately and knowingly] practice committing sin, but the One Who was begotten of God carefully watches over {and} protects him [the Christ’s divine presence (the Holy Spirit) within him who is born of God preserves him against the evil], and the wicked one [the spirit of the natural man] does not lay hold (get a grip) on him {or} touch [him].

In the world today there are many people that claim to be Christian that say, “1 Cor. 3:17 says, if you are born of the Spirit, and you smoke, or get a tattoo, that God will destroy you”, but that teaching doesn’t agree with the Bible.

A Christian is someone that is led by the Holy Spirit, no one led by the Holy Spirit will ever say,”God will destroy anyone that is born of the Spirit”, because that doesn’t agree with what the Bible says. No one led by the Holy Spirit will ever say something that doesn’t agree with what the Bible says.

If someone claims to be Christian and says something that doesn’t agree with the truth that is written in the Bible, the person is not led by the Holy Spirit, the person is led by the flesh, those who are led by the flesh are not the children of God.

Rom 8:14 – For all who are led by the Spirit of God [the Holy Spirit] are the children of God.

In the world today there are many people that claim to be Christian that say it is ok for there to be different denominations in the church, that it is ok for a Christian to believe something different than what another Christian believes, but the Bible does not support different denominations in the church, 1 Corinthians 1:10 says that the church is supposed to believe the same thing.

1 Cor. 1:10 – But I urge {and} entreat you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Eashoa the Messiah, that all of you be in perfect harmony {and} full agreement in what you say, and that there be no dissensions {or} factions {or} divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in your common understanding and in your opinions {and} judgments.

A Christian doesn’t believe, we are in”the last days”, here is a link to my post that will show why we are not in the “last days” https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/2014/09/20/we-are-not-in-the-last-days/

The New Testament makes it very clear that just because someone believes Eashoa is the Christ that that doesn’t mean that the person is born of the Spirit, here is a link to my post that will show why all who believe Eashoa is the Christ aren’t made alive in Christ (born of the Spirit) https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/category/all-who-believe-in-christ-arent-made-alive-in-christ/

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