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I had a discussion with a young preacher one time that told me, “I have been saved and I never sin.” I asked him to explain to me the old apostle John’s words: “If we say we have no sin, we are only fooling ourselves and refusing to accept the truth. But if we confess our sins to him [God], he is faithful and just to forgive us and to cleanse us from every wrong. If we claim we have not sinned, we are calling God a liar and showing that his word has no place in our hearts” (1 John 1:8-10 NLT).

He read the verses — perhaps for the first time — and responded, “I don’t know what it means, but it doesn’t mean what it says!