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This promise of no sin in Him is not saying that you're guaranteed never to be in sin again, but it's like Abraham, who is called the "father of the faithful", where he did many horrible things, as did David later, yet both were counted as righteous because of their belief.
    It's also saying that this promise is sure to all believing in Him (Romans 4:16), that is, even if you still may sin on your way to your reward
    What's true of us in God's thinking Rod Stewart sang about in the song-Forever Young--".....whatever road you chose, I'm right behind you win or lose....."

If we hold fast our belief in Him (Hebrews 4:14,15; 10:23), He'll continue to cleanse us (Ephesians 5:26), that is, bring to our attention things which we can decide to remove from us -2Corinthians 7:1; 1John 1:9; James 4:8
    John is saying here in 1John 3:4 that if you are into thinking you still sin (after Christ has taken it away), you're into law (not good), because in your mind you must be thinking that something apart from Christ's righteousness reigns.
    Sin is breaking a law that one believes is necessary in order to keep in a relationship with God. There is no more law of sin -2Corinthians 3:11. We are free from it and, for Christians, it is now dead -Romans 8:2. One can't transgress what is no longer there -Romans 4:15
   2Corinthians 3:14-17 tells us that if one is still thinking about themselves as being subject to sin (believing in sin), they are out of the liberty in Christ.
    If one is into law, they'll miss this mark, they can't see the purpose of it all, as they won't see beyond law to grace until they believe in and focus upon Jesus Christ.
    In Christ, His righteousness is exchanged for the unrighteousness the law produced. He became sin for us -2Corinthians 5:21
    Paul is saying that if you feel that you are sinning, you obviously believe that there is some standard that you must be transgressing. Your mind is on law, not on Him. 
    1John 3:5 is saying John is noting Christ came to take away sin (no plural in the original) and that in Him is no sin (only sin "in the law" -Romans 3:20) as it's a knowledge thing – what you know in your mind and have accepted as true, because sin is not imputed where there is no law -Romans 5:13. Those accepting the law as a form of righteousness necessary to remain in God's good graces, have accepted the idea of sin being done by them when they break this law. 

You have all things that pertain unto godliness through having the knowledge of Him (that He is in you and He has nothing to do with anything not perfect, righteous and pure). 
    How can you be less than perfect if you actively believe in Him, having His nature? -2Peter 1:3,4
    No one still of a mind to be a murderer (hate = murder) has eternal life because, if Christ is in you and dominant in your thinking, you are loving toward others and would never hurt others in any way because of how mean they personally may be toward you -1John 3:15. Why?
    1John 3:10 says that this is the difference between the children of God and the children of the devil who think more about-their-(basically selfish thinking) sins than the needs of others. 
    The children of God are desirous of others to have the advantage (1Corinthians 10:24; Philippians 2:21; Luke 17:33; John 5:30,44; 8:50) and not desirous of gain for strictly selfish reasons. But many peoples' minds (even Christians who may not yet fully understand the hope of their calling) are on what they are after for the self -Romans 8:1,4,5,13.
1John 1:7 ".....the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses-(original Greek is 'has cleansed us', 'made us clean')-us from all sin." ...even though John realized that we still do "sin"... 
1John 1:8 "If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us." 
1John 1:9 "If we confessour sins-(sin is 'missing the mark' missing the mark of what? Not being in His righteousness {1John 5:7} and thus not in a relationship with God)-He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." 
1John 2:29 "If you know that He is righteous, you know that every one that does-(original Greek is 'render from within')- righteousness is born of him." 
1John 2:1 "My little children, these things write I unto you, that you sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous." If we miss the mark, He's always right on. 
1John 3:7 "Little children, let no man deceive you. He that does-(original Greek is 'render from within' so focus on Christ in you)-righteousness is righteous, even as He is righteous."

How many persons think: 
Feeling down begins with thoughts focusing on problems and/or worries where one sees little if any hope.
    Often we may be under negative influences from ancestors deceased many generations ago. There is a way to deal with this. It will break any pall of gloom that may be covering you or someone else's life, someone perhaps that you love dearly.

There is a way to avoid suicide
    Many think that if they're smokin' and drinkin', getting angry, feeling discouraged, harboring resentment-(on and on our individual lists could augment this one) etc., that we are "in sin". Paul said when your in law and not in Him you're in sin. The law even that held us in sin is now abolished. Making laws for yourself-(the 'letter' of things)-is unnecessary when you live in righteousness-(the 'spirit' of things -Romans 2:29; 7:6; 2Corinthians 3:6), a higher form of living where love expressions and not regulations reign. Believers in Jesus Christ are in good stance with the Father, held in and by the righteousness of Jesus Christ.-...continues


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