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God does Not Dwell in All Men
Spiritual scriptural knowledge is necessary to correct all false ideas which motivate sinful actions. One such idea that can be rejected or corrected through the study of the Bible is the evil teaching that states that “God dwells in all men”. It is taught in religions like Hinduism and Roman Catholicism. The teaching is definitely not true and the implications of believing such falsehood are soul-destroying. It supports gross wickedness in the name of God or Religion.
If God is in all men, then He is in the wicked too and is therefore responsible for the evils they commit. Then how can he punish the sinner, if He dwells in the man while he is sinning? You see, this false doctrine charges God with evil.
The Bible tells us that God does not dwell in the wicked. In fact, the sinner’s sinful experience makes him a child of Satan. “He that committeth sin is of the devil…ye are of your father the devil…” 1John 3: 8; John 8:44.
God dwells in the mind of a person when that individual repents, believes the Gospel and is justified or rectified by God. “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel…And by Him all that believe are justified from all things…” Mark 1:15; Acts 3:39). God himself makes a clear division between those in whom He dwells and those in whom He does NOT dwell. So, who dare say God dwells in all men when God says He does not? Who dare say every one of us, no matter how bad we are, has good/God dwelling in us”? God does not dwell in all men. “ …for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? And what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial?...” 11 Corinthians 6:14-16.
False doctrines like the aforementioned have many persons deceived. They justify sin (in their own lives and the lives of others especially other professed Christians) yet call themselves Christians or children of God. Again, this is blasphemous and charges God with evil. Such unbiblical teaching propagates Satan’s argument that good and evil dwell together.
Come out of such error and be saved! God dwells only in the man whom He justifies or makes sin-free. Repent now and allow God to change you that you would not be wicked anymore and that God would not destroy you with other wicked at His soon second coming.
Sis. Ann-Marie Ballantyne
5/25/2016 07:38:35 am
Grace and peace sis Ann-Marie
5/25/2016 08:36:25 am
Thank you sis Ann-Marie for this great reminder, that God does not dwell in all, but only the justified. Many claim to have God dwelling in them without conversion, but God clearly shows that sins separate man from him. Isaiah 59:2.
5/26/2016 03:20:06 am
Amen sisters! You are welcome. God bless you through the indwelling of His Holy Spirit in your minds at all times.
5/26/2016 07:14:33 am
Amen sis Ann-Marie God does not dwell in evil men, they are evil from the mere fact that they are without God in the heart...but "God is in the generation of the righteous" - Psalm 14:5
5/26/2016 02:16:57 pm
Amen to this wonderful truth. As I consider more and more Satan's hatred for God, I see that it is impossible for God to be said to dwell in those whom Satan influences to fight against him. A kingdom divided against itself cannot stand.
Br. Maydon Paris
5/26/2016 07:37:50 pm
Amen sis Ann-marie, beautiful truths from scripture showing that God dwells only in the righteous. The principle is: God must first change the heart from sinful to righteous before He can dwells in it by His holy Spirit which is shown in the Bible verses below clearly.
5/26/2016 08:59:27 pm
Amen, Amen brethren! Thanks for your feedback.God bless you all.
4/28/2023 08:57:31 am
Thanks for wrriting this
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