Mr. Weathers, you quote 1 John 5
If anyone sees his brother sinning, if the sin is not deadly, he should pray to God and he will give him life. This is only for those whose sin is not deadly. There is such a thing as deadly sin, about which I do not say that you should pray.
All wrongdoing is sin, but there is sin that is not deadly.[/quote:36tmthcg]
So I know all about those verses, but what about those verseI pointed out to you? God’s word is truth and there aren’t any contradictions in Scriptures. As my artuicle points out – the sins of 1 John are [u:36tmthcg][b:36tmthcg]physically they die[/b:36tmthcg][/u:36tmthcg] as in Acts 5 -with the two that lied about what
they were giving to the Church and 1 Corinthians 11:30 where Paul said
[color=red:36tmthcg][i:36tmthcg]For this reason many are weak and sick among you, and many sleep.[/i:36tmthcg][/color:36tmthcg]
Do you doubt? then look at Uzza in 1 Chronicles 13:8-10 –
[color=red:36tmthcg]8 Then David and all Israel played music before God with all their might, with singing, on harps, on stringed instruments, on tambourines, on cymbals, and with trumpets.
9 And when they came to Chidon’s[a] threshing floor, Uzza put out his hand to hold the ark, for the oxen stumbled. 10 Then the anger of the LORD was aroused against Uzza, and He struck him because he put his hand to the ark; and he died there before God.[/color:36tmthcg]
would you say his sin was only venial? yet the Lord took his life! Or Adam and Eve eating the fruit – yet they and the whole world were separated from God because of that “little” sin.
Now you take James verses and see if you can make sense about venial sins. Most likely you will ignore it, simply because you can’t make sense out of your situation.