Six Spiritual States

Safe/Innocence--Man is born in "safety".

  • He does not inherit the guilt of sin (Ezek. 18:20, Is. 59:1-2).
  • He has not had the opportunity to sin (II Cor. 5:10).

Accountability--At some age man is able to understand accountability to an invisible God.

  • He can understand actions and consequences.
  • He can have improper desires (James 1:14-15).
  • The age varies with individuals.

Separation--When man sins, he separates himself from God.

  • All sin (Rom. 3:23, I Jn. 1:8).
  • Man sins in various ways (I John 3:4, II John 1:9, James 4:17).

Saved--An obedient faith can reconcile a man to God.

  • It requires the blood of Christ (Eph. 1:7).
  • It requires man's response and obedience (Heb. 11:6, Acts 17:30, John 8:24, Acts 2:38).

Separated Again--If man sins again, he is again separated from God (Is. 59:2, Acts 8:23).

Saved Again--If a man sins, he can be forgiven by repentance and confession to God in prayer (Acts 8:22, I John 1:7-9).


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