Mike, John is speaking a profound truth that many of us don't have the courage to believe. Simply put the covenant that leads to being born again is made not with our blood but his. The work is complete and unbreakable. The law brings the knowledge of sin. (The Old Covenant) The New Covenant is based on love; there is no curse in love. If Jesus did not secure our salvation we can't. Think security through his work not ours. Love in Christ, Pastor George -----Original Message----- From: Mike Cantrell [mailto:mcantrell@...] Sent: 24 September 2003 21:27 To: pastorsforum@... Subject: Re: [PastorsForum] Unconditional Salvation Hey Guys, how do you interpet this verse-- 1 John 3:9 Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God. --- Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free. Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com). Version: 6.0.520 / Virus Database: 318 - Release Date: 9/18/03 -- To unsubscribe, send ANY message to <pastorsforum-unsubscribe@...> "In essential things, unity; in non-essential things, liberty; and in all things, charity."