The Sinless state of Christians
One of Angley’s main teaching that is in contention with Scripture: he teaches when one believes in Christ they achieve Sinlessness because the blood resides inside their soul.
Angley speaks of himself as being without sin. He tells a story of after he was married he became afflicted with an ulcerated stomach where his body was almost a skeleton. His condition continued to worsen, knowing he was going to die unless God intervened. “I cried out to God, to no avail. He says “ I was without understanding. He had called me to preach when I was eighteen—gifted me with preaching. I thought my faith had gone, and hope of living much longer was fading fast. Without a doubt I was going to die.”
“So very ill, I stood in His presence—in the very presence of the Almighty—with a heart pure and clean. I examined my soul with His Holy Word and could find nothing against it in my life. I had lived free from sin every day, every minute my salvation. God brought no accusation against me. Knowing God hadn't moved for my healing even though no sin tainted my life, put me into dungeons of despair. Why would He want me to die so young? There didn't seem to be any answer, but inside of me were those tears I didn't understand, the tears of Calvary reaching out to the Lord to bring healing to me.” (The Tears Of Calvary For The Sick And Afflicted By Ernest Angley).
To say he was without sin since he was saved (at least for a year) and then describes himself as without understanding; had thought his faith had gone, with a diminished hope of living, sure he was going to die is contradiction to not having sin. The Bible says anything that is not of faith is sin. Anything that falls short of perfection is sin. Angley is promoting himself to the status of the sinless Son of God by saying he is sinless. 1 Jn.5:17 “All unrighteousness is sin,” there is only one righteous one without sin.
He is according to the Bible self deceived to say he had (or has) no sin and what is worse is that he is teaching this to others. Ecclesiastes 7:20 “For there is not a just man on earth who does good and does not sin.” Only God is holy in his nature. There is no human like the Lord, Exodus 9:14 that you may know that there is none like Me in all the earth. 1 Samuel 2:2: "No one is holy like the LORD” Isaiah 40:25: "To whom then will you liken Me, or to whom shall I be equal?" says the Holy One.”
The only person who could claim this is Jesus Christ who is God in the flesh, no man that is right with the Lord would think of claiming this. No apostle or prophet ever claimed such a condition, yet Angley claims this is the teaching of the Apostle Paul.
“When I came to the Lord, when I realized I could live a week without sin, I knew I could live a whole month free from sin, then a year and more, a lifetime witness to the saving grace and keeping power of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. If it is your will to walk with God, if you really want that close communion with Him, you stop sinning. Sin and righteousness do not mix” (The Way Into God October 1988 Issue).
Angley portrays himself as a non sinner while others do sin. This is classified as the doctrine of the Nicolaitens (to rule over). This two class system was found in the early church where the laity was made separate and superior to other believers.
To say Angley is promoting a holiness movement is an understatement. Angley preaches complete holiness with a special qualification, sin once and you lose your salvation. Angley believes that blood will cleanse us of ALL sin- completely. In other words one becomes sinless (just like him and Jesus). If you do sin – you have lost your salvation.
No blood to cleanse
“As long as the blood is in your soul, as long as you do not contaminate yourself with sin, the blood will always be there. It's eternal blood. You have an eternal right to it as long as you stay sin free” (Now For The Blood Test By Ernest Angley Vol.19 The Mysteries of God)
“But if you have one particle of sin in you, one speck of deceit, you are not in the beyond zone. Heaven won't be yours unless you let the blood come into your heart. It will come, but you must want it. If you don't have that divine blood in your soul, pray this prayer” (December 2005 Issue “Go beyond” By Ernest Angley) [underline mine]
“The blood of Jesus, not one drop, will stay in a heart with sin in it.” (The Powers In The Blood By Ernest Angley). If you sin the blood of Jesus vanishes from inside you (where it isn’t in the first place).
A “soul cannot live if sin is within it. Any soul harboring a speck of sin has no life of God” (the Remedy By Ernest Angley)
This means every prophet and apostle had no life of God because the Old Testament prophets sacrificed for their sins, and certainly we find contrary statements of the apostles in the New Testament.
“Sin and divine blood will not mix, impossible; it can't be done and will never be done. If you have one speck of sin in your heart, willful sin, then you don't have the blood of Jesus in your soul”
(The divine blood of Jesus controls April 2006 Issue By Ernest Angley)
“Sin does not have the rule over you who have been born again as long as you remain saved. … If, however, you willfully reach out for sin again you will lose your salvation” (Ernest Angley, "The Power of the Holy Ghost: The Way Into God," October 1988). This does not make any sense. According to Angley if you sin you lose your salvation but sin cannot rule over you if you remain saved? So where does this sin come from?
“If you are not completely holy, you are not experiencing what the blood has done or will do for you. Therefore, you are not qualified to use the blood, to plead the blood.” (How To Plead The Blood By Ernest Angley). This means that you cannot be cleansed because you must be “completely holy,” to use it. The whole point is to have the blood cleanse you when you have sinned. This is fatal flaw in his made up theology.
Salvation is a free gift of grace to all who believe; to think he takes it back because of one sin and then gives it again then takes it back like a yoyo going up and down is disrespectful to God. This legalistic teaching brings condemnation, guilt to those who are unable to live up to this perfect standard Angley presents, something he himself is unable to achieve.
If we sin and the blood does not cleanse us how can we be sure we were cleansed when we first believed.
Its purpose is to continually cleanse us from sin, its guilt and keep us in fellowship yet Angley says it wont do this if we are not in sinless state.
Hebrews 4:15- speaking of Jesus but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin.”
Why say it like this unless we can sin from temptation. And James describes where sin comes from. Jm.1:14-15 “but each one is tempted when, by his own evil desire, he is dragged away and enticed. Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.” The source of sin doesn’t come from the outside but from within. We are drawn away from our own desires, influenced from outside.
Without understanding the source of sin one cannot preach the solution correctly. According to Angley’s theology there is no fallen nature of the flesh residing with the believer.
When Adam sinned he was influenced by his wife and made a decision. His wife of course was influenced by the devil, an outside source that deceived her.
“The Bible is filled with the message of Living Free from Sin, and this second volume continues the study of this much-neglected subject. Scripture by scripture, the Lord continues to uncover the damnable doctrine of eternal security in Paul's writings to the Romans, the Corinthians and the Philippians” (Living Free From Sin, vol. 2).
Instead, Angley has the opposite teaching of flawed saints never truly being secure in salvation. That you lose your salvation by one sin. And he never seems to give any clear scripture on it, only his opinion. He is an extreme Armeniast while he preaches against extreme Calvinism.
“If you don't believe you must live sin-free, you can't control the divine blood of Jesus; you have no say over that blood. In fact, you're not even carrying that blood. It's only through salvation that the blood becomes your possession. Divine blood in your soul is your eternal possession. How sad that such a few of God's people have understood the divine blood! (April 2006 Issue “the divine blood of Jesus controls” By Ernest Angley)
How sad that Angley does not understand how deep sin is in our nature. So the Christian life is a treadmill of eggshells to exercise on. According to Angley if you don’t believe in being sinless you don’t have the blood of Jesus applied (or as he teaches-living inside your body), that salvation equals becoming sinless.
All sin is the breaking of the law or command given, it is to violate God’s perfect standard. One of the main definitions of sin in the Greek is Harmatia it means missing the mark or target. To keep the law perfect means to have a bulls-eye every time. No one can do this, not Angley not any apostle.
Angley has the audacity to say, “The ones who teach that a person cannot be sinless do not really believe in the divine blood of Jesus As long as you yield to the blood of Jesus, you stay free from sin; but the moment you stop yielding to that blood, you go back into sin” (The Powers In The Blood By Ernest Angley)
Where does the Bible teach to yield to the blood and not the Holy Spirit who is the one that lives in us?
“There is no chance that God will overlook one speck of sin in such a relationship. This is Divinity; this is man becoming associated one hundred percent with Divinity, man living totally in the holiness and righteousness of God. There is no excuse for sin; the Lord said we are without excuse” (Behold The Glorious Church! By Ernest Angley)
Angley preaches a sinless perfection for the believer now, where he believes we are so united with divinity that sin is eradicated.
“The ones who teach that a person cannot be sinless do not really believe in the divine blood of Jesus. They give lip service, not heart service to the Word of God. If the blood were applied to their hearts, they would be living free from sin knowing it is the only standard the Lord has for His people. God doesn't have a double standard; He has only one: holiness. Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy (I Peter 1:16). The blood separates you from all sin unto righteousness, holiness” (The Powers In The Blood By Ernest Angley)
Angley has condemned a whole lot of great preachers throughout history by this statement. To claim to be completely without sin is pretending to be holy and to teach others that they are sinless automatically because of Christ is careless.
Let me quote one of the great preachers in our modern times, Charles Spurgeon “you will trip yet if you look away from him who is able to keep you from falling. Ye whose love is fervent, whose faith is constant, whose hopes are bright, say not, “We shall never sin,” but rather cry, “Lead us not into temptation.” There is enough tinder in the heart of the best of men to light a fire that shall burn to the lowest hell, unless God shall quench the sparks as they fall.” (Charles Spurgeon Evening “Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins.”- Psalm 19:13)
Once you become believer you’re sinless by the blood not in a judicial sense but in reality.
On his website "Anyone who doesn't live free from sin doesn't believe in the God of heaven" (August 2008 Issue By Debbie DeRonde and Doris Salna out of darkness into the light)
“if you're born of the Spirit of God, free from all sin” (Grace and truth April 2003 Issue by Ernest Angley)
Angley cites John 6:53,54- The blood is in you when you are born again; now use it, the Lord is saying.” “If you have one speck of sin in your heart, willful sin, then you don't have the blood of Jesus in your soul.” That “Paul used the blood wonderfully” (April 2006 Issue “the divine blood of Jesus controls” By Ernest Angley)
Did Paul speak of the blood as Angley does, or teach the church sinlessness for their life on earth? No and he will be quoted throughout this article to counter Angleys teaching.
“The voice of God today is still crying, the soul that sinneth, it shall die! People say they can't live free from sin, but Paul said he could do all things through Christ” (The Meat Of The Word Is Our Victory By Ernest Angley)
Paul never claimed what Angley claims about living sin free. Lets look:
Rom 7:14-15 “For we know that the law is spiritual, but I am carnal, sold under sin. For what I am doing, I do not understand. For what I will to do, that I do not practice; but what I hate, that I do.”
Rom 7:17-20 “But now, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells in me. For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh) nothing good dwells; for to will is present with me, but how to perform what is good I do not find. For the good that I will to do, I do not do; but the evil I will not to do, that I practice. Now if I do what I will not to do, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells in me.”
“Sin dwells in me” is Paul’s teaching by the Holy Spirit to every believer yet Angley says that those that teach this are unsaved and unwashed by the blood. Why did Paul confess he was a sinner and not teach sinless perfection for himself or anyone in this life?
Romans 7:15-25 speaks of the believer's will in action in the area of contrary choice. This passage describes the two natures struggling for control in the believer. We choose to act on the old nature or the new nature by our will. God has given us the Holy Spirit so we can choose not to sin but as Paul states, no one is perfect and we do sin
Angley: Paul Taught the Peace of Living Sin-Free
“ (Philippians 4:9). Paul said that if we do the things he taught us, the God of peace would be with us. Just what did Paul teach? He taught blood salvation, sanctification, holiness, righteousness and living free from all sin. If Paul gave us nothing but the sixth chapter of Romans, it would be more than enough to let us know we are to be without sin. However, he gave us much more. The things Paul taught he learned from the Lord through the Holy Ghost” (You must use the peace of God’ June 2007 Issue By Ernest Angley)
Angley further states on Romans 6: “The promise of eternal life is not yours until you meet the condition of living free of sin," said Reverend Angley. "Romans 6 is the greatest chapter against sin in the Bible." “The man of God gave many other scriptures on living sin free” (“They came to receive and receive they did April 2007 Issue By Maxine Young)
Is teaching incorrectly sin? The bible says it is, so how can Angley be sinless as he claims and teach this doctrine to others. This is works based system of righteousness, that is contrary to being kept in the covenant by the grace of God. The new covenant is unconditional. It is not based on our performance.
“Romans 6:14 tells us, For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace. Sin does not have the rule over you who have been born again as long as you remain saved. Through the power of God, the sin-bondage has been broken in your life. If, however, you willfully reach out for sin again you will lose your salvation.” (Ernest Angley, "What Meaneth This?" December 2003)
This is an extreme pelagian view, Romans 6 means is that sin will not control your life as it did before. That we are given the power to choose righteousness and serve God over sin and the devil. We still have our old nature but when we walk in the Spirit we cannot be slaves to sin.
Of course everything needs to be read in context. Paul followed Romans 6 with Romans 7, so we cannot be sinless if he admitted we have sin in us. Not that we sin but it is indwelling us. “sin that dwells in me. For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh) nothing good dwells” Our present life is like having a car with unbalanced wheels whose steering turns toward one side and you are driving it on a pot hole beaten up road. It is hard to keep it straight. It would take effort and sometimes you will not stay in your lane but as long as you put the effort in you can keep it straight on the road.
“By faith that blood flows for every real Child of God. But if you have contamination of any sin whatsoever in your life, that blood won't flow” (The Powers In The Blood By Ernest Angley)
“If you have the blood of Jesus applied to your heart, you have salvation. But if you commit willful sin, that blood leaves; Jesus no longer provides His blood to you. You cut off the offer by your sin” (The Blood Of Jesus By Ernest Angley).
We control the sacrifice of the Lord according to angley. And it is not available to anyone who intentionally sinned. Then how does the blood apply if we do sin? Isn’t the blood there for our sin?
The church living without any sin
“The Bride of Christ knows she has been redeemed through the atoning blood of Jesus, that she is free from all sin to never return to it; she has power and dominion over sin just like Jesus had.”
“The Holy Spirit will not live with sin; but He has come to live and dwell in the hearts of each member of the bridal company, saith the Lord. The Holy Spirit will not dwell in a life if there is one sin in that life” (The Bride At Last Is Ready By Ernest Angley)
“Today the Lord is walking and talking with the Bride because she is free from sin. Were she not free from sin, the Lord would not be walking and talking with her; for the Lord cannot embrace sin in any fashion” (The Bride At Last Is Ready By Ernest Angley)
According to Angley the Bride, which is only a portion of the church that is perfect (it is the whole body of Christ according to the Bible) is sinless and this is why we have fellowship. Our relationship is restored because of the blood, it is an unconditional covenant. Something Angley does not understand. It operates on grace, not on works.
Because we are without sin Angley teaches we are just like Jesus.
He is teaching sinless perfection in our life before the resurrection.This would mean Jesus is not the only sinless man. The world is still under sin and until the resurrection occurs sin is not removed and this is not a reality.
Angley believes you must live without any sin and have a perfect life to enter heaven
“People with sin in their souls will not be in heaven; and since John saw great multitudes in heaven, it must be possible to live free from sin.” (The 144,000 And The Seventh Seal's Trumpet Judgments By Ernest Angley)
John was the very one who wrote about saying is if we have no sin as believers we are calling God a liar. Angley’s giving an opinion with not Scripture support. Sin is part of the fallen nature that resides in the flesh. When we discard our body of sin we can go to heaven. Why do we need to have a transformation for a new body if we are sinless? It says the corruptible will put on incorruptible, there would be no corruptible if we are sinless.
“The Cross tells you that sin can't enter heaven. If you die with any sin in your heart, hell will be your destiny. No matter what anybody tells you,… there is no excuse for sin” (Steping over the crucified body of Christ April 2002 Issue by Ernest Angley)
One can say they are without sin in a judicial sense because we re in Christ, as God pronounced them not guilty and will not judge them. But to say they are sinless in a practical sense of everyday living in a fallen world is deception. We are justified but we are still being sanctified. If we did not need to be sanctified we would be in the last stage- glorification, where we are sinless and immortal. We are both Justified (a one time vent) and sanctification begins with our justification, it is a process that daily conforms us to Christ’s likeness (moral likeness). This means we still sin.
Rom 8:30 Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified.” Phil 1:6 being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.”
The completion is to be glorified, which is the end result of our salvation- it is future glory of the believer. Angley is confusing the Doctrine of Sanctification with glorification. Sanctification is a continual work of the Holy Spirit in the believer to conform us to the image of God’s Son (1 Cor. 6:11 it begins, with our justification.) justification is always depicted as a one-time event that begins with our possession of salvation. Rom. 5:1 says, “Therefore having been justified by faith,” it is a past event. Glorification is a future event – is also a one time event, it comes at the end of the sanctification process and occurs when we get to Heaven, either by means of death, rapture, or resurrection. We are then in an eternal state permanently righteous in our nature. The Bible states in Rom. 8:30 that “we are already seated in heavenly places.” It is a "done deal" from God’s perspective. Yet we still have to wait to be united with our body to be glorified.
Rom 8:17-19 “and if children, then heirs-- heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together. For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God.”
This glorification of the body with the spirit takes place at the same time for the whole body of Christ. this is when we become sinless, not before.
1 Cor 15:42-43: “So also is the resurrection of the dead. The body is sown in corruption, it is raised in incorruption. It is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory. It is sown in weakness, it is raised in power.”
1 Cor 15:52-54: “For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible has put on incorruption, and this mortal has put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written: "Death is swallowed up in victory."
The commands of things not to do would not make sense if we could not sin as believers. The New Testament is filled with warnings of sin for the believer yet it does not say that if you sin once(willfully or not) you lose your salvation. 1 Cor 15:33-34 “Do not be deceived: "Evil company corrupts good habits." Awake to righteousness, and do not sin.” 1 Cor 8:7-13 Paul explains how to use our new found liberty should not make a brother stumble V. 12 thus sin against the brethren, and wound their weak conscience, you sin against Christ. V. 13 Therefore, if food makes my brother stumble, I will never again eat meat, lest I make my brother stumble.” I
Col 3:5-9 Therefore put to death your members which are on the earth and names various sinful activities. Heb 12:1 let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us.” It is all through the teachings to the church. But nowhere does it say that a single sin has us lose the gift of salvation (denying the faith, blasphemy would be more apropos for this).
To demand perfect sinless living now is a denial of sin, which is still a condition of all believers. Jesus spoke of sin in your heart without doing any physical act. This is where Angley disagrees from the teaching of Scripture. For one to be sinless without the resurrection that transforms their body they would have to be virgin born, there is only one that qualified for this. If we were sinless as Angley claimed, we would not die and be able to live forever in our bodies. 1 Cor 15:26 “The last enemy that will be destroyed is death.” And death comes because of sin- Rom 6:23, even Christians still die.
Angley insists that to teach Christians that still sin and are saved (and go to heaven) is a teaching of the Devil
“Are you without sin? Do you think no one can live free of sin? The idea that no one can live sin-free is the deceit of Lucifer. If you go to heaven it will be because you are without sin. No one with sin in his life will enter heaven” (Armageddon, At The Time Of The End By Ernest Angley).
“Lucifer has tried in every way to deceive man about God's mercy. He seeks to instill the belief that you can sin and still get to God's heaven. But the Bible clearly tells us that the soul that sinneth, it shall die (Ezekiel 18:20).
“One day judgment will fall on all who have even one sin in their heart.” (editors note: certainly God will judge sinners one day who reject the Lords solution).
“The devil is deceiving many people today, making them think they can sin a little and still be all right with God. Countless ministers preach that everyone sins a little—everyone going to hell does. But everyone going to heaven sins not at all; they're sinless Christians” (The Divine blood of Jesus controls April 2006 Issue By Ernest Angley)
"Anyone who doesn't live free from sin doesn't believe in the God of heaven" (August 2008 Issue By Debbie DeRonde and Doris Salna out of darkness into the light)
If sinless perfection is needed to possess salvation, and enter heaven, then every believer is in deep trouble. The Apostle Paul wrote,“Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected” (Phil. 3:12-14). The word means to be made complete, or mature. Paul is saying he had not arrived to that state of glorification. The Bible makes it clear “All have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” if you do not sin you are already glorified.
In I Timothy 1:15, written toward the end of his life, Paul said:“Faithful is the saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.” He used the present tense: not past tense, he made himself an example of the continual grace of God.
“People with sin in their souls will not be in heaven; and since John saw great multitudes in heaven, it must be possible to live free from sin.” (The 144,000 And The Seventh Seal's Trumpet Judgments By Ernest Angley) The problem- they got there because of Jesus not by living perfect lives. Cleansed from Sin because we have an advocate who is able to plead before the Father because of what Christ did not because of what we do.
I Jn 2:1 “My little children, these things I write to you, so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.”
John did not eliminate sin but says that when it happens we have an intermediary, a lawyer that goes to bat for us declaring us not guilty because of the blood he shed.
John was the one who wrote about saying if we say we have no sin as believers, we are calling God a liar. (see- are we sinless)
To say that we have no sin in a fallen world and fallen body, we are truly self deceived, this is a special kind of delusion brought on by ones own pride (James 3:2, 5). Claiming to live without any sin, shows that one is deceived in regard to himself, and he makes himself to be equal with God who alone is in a perfect state, having no sin.
It is the resurrection that will make our bodies sinless, it is not a yet a reality for the church or any individual. We are positionally righteous in Christ but we are still working out our sanctification. This holiness teaching removes people from reality of life, the conviction of the Holy Spirit and actually severs their communion with the Lord.
For Paul says “Some men's sins are clearly evident, preceding them to judgment, but those of some men follow later. Likewise, the good works of some are clearly evident, and those that are otherwise cannot be hidden.” (1 Tim 5:24-25) According to Angley If we do any sin we do not get to heaven, Paul says otherwise (2 Cor.5:10.
John says we cannot be sinless
I John 1:7-10 “But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us.”
This is how you know one is a true teacher of the word or they are self exalting their walk with the Lord to be more anointed and special. The assumption begins by thinking as Christians we become sinless are not able to sin. Error like this will always lead to more error.
If you are not a sinner any longer than you have nothing to confess, then this scripture has no application to your being cleansed by the blood of Jesus. Confession of sin proves that we are walking with Christ, that we are aware of our flaws and falling short of the standard – which is Christ himself
We are now saints that sin, but we once were sinners that could do no righteousness. We still sin but he is faithful to cleanse us from all the sin we commit- if we confess it. “IF” is an important word especially when dealing with a holiness, sinless, perfection doctrine.
Angley cleverly changes the focus of the meaning: “The blood cleanses us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us (I John 1:8). Many have misused this verse by claiming people cannot live free from sin. That is not what the Bible is saying to us. It means we are deceived if we say we don't need the blood because we have no sin. All must have the blood to be cleansed from sin. When you say you don't need the blood, you trample the blood underfoot” (The Powers In The Blood By Ernest Angley)
Let’s focus on his statement of correction “we are deceived if we say we don't need the blood because we have no sin.” This is an oxymoron statement; any believer who admits they have sinned recognizes the blood is what cleanses them.
The Bible actually says “If we say that we have no sin” “the truth is not in us.” In fact John repeats this twice “If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us” (the word being the truth). This is building on the earlier verse 6, it is a worse condition than “not doing truth.” The truth is contained in the whole body of Christian doctrine” it is the revealed counsel and will of God. To claim to be sinless for any reason is to be void of truth of the word and be removed from reality. The Bible says you are self deceived. The truth—we are sinful and God ALONE is holy all the time. Only in him is no darkness at all (1John 1:5).
Again V.10 if we have not sinned—(parallels v.8) John is focusing on any act of sin that springs out of our sinful nature, we make God a liar.
Maybe Angley has not understood the human condition accurately as the Bible teaches, we still have sin even if we believe in Jesus. However we have the ability not to continually sin because of the power of the Holy Spirit in us as believers. Everyone who has the new birth- has passed from death to life, is no longer a habitual sinner; but has the power of the indwelling spirit to overcome the temptation of sin as a saint. Will we be an overcomer everytime to live a sinless life, no, we all have weaknesses of the flesh. But we can resist and we can overcome what we once were unable to.
Angley is not teaching what the Bible teaches on sin and the blood but has gone beyond the words, into an extreme personal opinion that does not square with reality. His mistake- that the blood prevents all sin instead of cleanses us of all sin. To cleanse—is to purify us from all the affects of sin (a sense of our guilt, impurity or being trapped).
We have the blood for when we sin, the blood does not prevent us from sinning– there is no scripture that states this. The Bible says to walk in the Spirit so we will not have the flesh rule over us.
This is why we groan for the resurrection (Rom.8). We are still corruptible. We all naturally die (which proves we are sinful), because the wages of sin is death. This is why we need to be transformed, then we will be immortal, incorruptible and sinless like Christ. Until then we have what Paul describes as “the body of sin.” We are not classified as sinners but we still sin. And the Bible calls those who deny having sin as liars.
If we lose our salvation by only one sin then we must be resaved. Imagine a whole church where the people think they lost their salvation over one sin. They would all be getting re-saved each week. Angley tries to make his church and ministry exclusive by his own standard of holiness but if it is not scriptural, then how can anyone live by his standard- they can’t and neither can he. No apostle ever claimed they were without sin or in a sinless state. In fact it is just the opposite. The closer one gets to the Lord the more aware they become of their sin and His holiness. They realize how sinful they really are in light of Jesus’ perfection.
No one who is a Christian promotes sin or wants to sin as a lifestyle. Yet they cannot deny sin is still with them.
Angley preaches that blood will cleanse one of ALL sin- completely. In other words one is sinless (just like him). If you do sin – you have lost your salvation. So if you sin and are no longer sinless (which none of us are) then you have no hope. It’s amazing that he can call his church “Grace Cathedral” and have a requirement of sinless perfection for all believers, when the Bible does not speak of this. What will happen to those trained under his teachings of the blood, sinlessness. Telling people that God requires a perfect life without any sin whatsoever to enter heaven excludes all, even Angley.
I hope God will have grace and mercy on him, even though he does not show this kind of grace to others by his teachings.