Collectively, the contents of scripture is inspired by God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.
When you study the word of God, to be able to rightly discern what it says, you must first know and understand that: You yourself are already approved unto God [by Christ Jesus], and that you have absolutely no reason to be ashamed towards Him!
The Bereans were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.
When you study the word of God, to rightly discern what it says is to know you are already approved unto God [by Christ Jesus] and you have absolutely no reason to be ashamed with Him!
we are counted as sheep for the slaughter.
We Are Not "Sinners Saved by Grace"!
We Have the Kingdom and Authority Now
The Sins of the Flesh and Sin of Not Believing
For us to see oneself as a sinner is to actually reject the Devil and Satan’s defeat, and rejecting who God sees you and every human being as: righteous. To acknowledge oneself as a sinner can create false doctrines and a false mindset that can often be seen in the notion that we have to offer sacrifices for sins over and over again. As a Christian, this is not talking about animal sacrifices, but the ritualistic ungodly sacrifices of asking God for the constant forgiveness of one’s sins. The verse often quoted for this process is this:
Doctrinal Mistranslations & Misinterpretations
Just as God planned to make all righteous through the accomplishment of Christ Jesus and the Cross. But this gifted righteousness was rejected by the self-righteous (the Pharisees) and the Jewish nation as a whole. Hence why their hardness and rejection brought salvation to the Gentiles. Yet it was not God who hardened their hearts, but they themselves hardened it in response to God's righteousness.
Kingdom of God vs Kingdom of Satan
Lastly, let’s look at the story of Job. When we read the story of Job, we can see the trouble and hardship he faced—a trial that saw the destruction of his family, his belongings, and almost his own life. But was God responsible for this trial in his life. This is not only seen in the conversation between God and Satan, but confirmed by James in the New Testament.