The Most Famous Basketball Players Essay

1369 Words Nov 21st, 2016 6 Pages
Michael Jordan is one of the most notable basketball players in history. He 's retired now, but his name still gets brought up when people talk about great players. When he was playing professionally, he was always the first person to arrive at practice and the last person to leave. He always practiced the basics over and over again. He was a great player because he was someone who was devoted to practicing and there are similar stories about other great athletes. The only way someone gets great at something is by practicing. Even people who are said to have natural ability need to practice in order to grow and get better. In some ways the same is true for the Christian life. John says that everyone who practices sin is also practicing lawlessness. In verse five he says that Jesus came to take away sin, to defeat it and remove it and in him there is no sin. Then in verse six John says, "No one who abides in him keeps on sinning and no one who keeps on sinning has either seen him or known him." Verse eight says, "Whoever makes a practice of sinning is of the devil." What is John saying here? Is he saying that a person who is a Christian no longer sins? Is he saying that if we sin, we are not really Christians, not really saved? That is what it might sound like? If that is what John is talking about then, my guess is that no one reading this is saved. Would anyone say they no longer sin? Even though it might appear that that is what John is saying, it isn 't. Context is…

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