Can Christians Go On Sinning 1 John 3:9 by Dan Corner

Can Christians Go Back To A Life Of Sin

No one who is born of God will continue to sin, because God’s seed remains in him; he cannot go on sinning, because he has been born of God. (1 John 3:9)

Does this mean that someone who is truly saved cannot go back to a life of sin?

To say a truly saved person can’t go back to a life of sin contradicts the extreme version of once saved always saved.

To conclude from that verse that one can’t go back to a life of sin is obvious error, as the Biblical examples of Solomon, the younger widows of 1 Tim 5:11-15, those referred to in 2 Pet 2:20-22, etc. show. Such a possibility is also implied from 1 Pet 1:14:

As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance.

God’s seed (his word) impedes sin if it is hidden in our hearts (Psa 119:9-110). However, as one might not remain in the Vine (John 15:6), God’s seed might not remain in the person who gets born of God.

If 1 John 3:9 had the meaning the once saved always saved folks give it, then Paul’s warning to those born of God, which he gave multiple times (Gal 5:19-21), would be meaningless.

Copyright Dan Corner.

Age Of Accountability | Dan Corner | Refuting Calvinism

It is strongly implied in Scripture that there is a time period when all babies and/or very young people are protected from hell fire. That protection from eternal fire is both rational and Scriptural. If that was not the case, then innocent babies and little children would be thrown into fiery torment upon their untimely death with no choice of their own, which is unthinkable. Besides that, here is Scriptural support:

Once I was alive apart from law; but when the commandment came, sin sprang to life and I died. I found that the very commandment that was intended to bring life actually brought death. For sin, seizing the opportunity afforded by the commandment, deceived me, and through the commandment put me to death. (Rom 7:9-11)

Babies and little children are alive, not dead. Total depravity (original sin) is a false teaching. The age of when a person starts to sin will vary, based on their knowledge:

Anyone, then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn’t do it, sins. (James 4:17)

But the man who has doubts is condemned if he eats, because his eating is not from faith; and everything that does not come from faith is sin. (Rom 14:23)

All babies and young children lack the knowledge about right and wrong:

But before the boy knows enough to reject the wrong and choose the right, the land of the two kings you dread will be laid waste. (Isa 7:16)

Dan Corner firmly believes the Calvinistic doctrine of infant damnation for the non-elect is shown to be absurd and out of harmony to the rest of Scripture, like all of Calvinism. The Calvinistic false concept of God could allow him to send innocent babies to be tormented in fire forever! Shocking, but true! That is part of what Calvinism is!

Dan Corner Exposes The Beliefs Of Jehovah’s Witnesses

Dan Corner has extensive experience exposing and refuting the misleading arguments of the Jehovah’s Witnesses. View his popular video.

The Jehovah’s Witnesses are so indoctrinated that they most often refuse to consider the evidence of Scripture, even when exposed to the errors from their own literature! If they were to become real Christians, they would be considered apostates and shunned by other Jehovah’s Witnesses, even their own family. The price is too high to pay for most of them, but some JWs do find eternal life.

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The Apostasy of King Solomon | Dan Corner

The apostasy of King Solomon is a strong indicator of the intensity of our spiritual warfare. Though he had outstanding godly wisdom, this did not keep him from falling into great idolatry and pagan worship. Was Solomon saved before he turned away from God? What were the consequences of his great sin? Find out in this powerful audio message from Brother Dan Corner.

The Apostasy of King Solomon

The Teaching of Eternal Security is False

Once Saved Always Saved is the dangerously false teaching that once you have been born again you will always remain saved and that your entrance into God’s kingdom is absolutely guaranteed, even if you horribly backslide. The reality is, those who turn to sin which leads to death after they have been saved have no more expectation of eternal life than those who have never attained salvation in the first place. We have many teachings which explain why once saved always saved is not God’s truth. Many seeking salvation are torn between the ear tickling eternal security doctrine and the clear evidence found in the scriptures to the contrary. The Biblical evidence is overwhelming against eternal security.

Bible teacher Dan Corner explains the misconceptions about once saved always saved and provides more scriptures and arguments refuting eternal security than any other resource on the worldwide web! Read more from Dan Corner on this at

Herodias, One Of The Most Evil Women

Herodias is one of the most evil women in the Bible. We don’t have much information about her, but what we have is disturbing! In a nutshell, Herodias was a truth rejecting adulterous woman, who wanted John the Baptist dead more than she wanted half of Herod’s kingdom (Mk. 6:22-28)! She was a hateful and revengeful woman, who wasn’t willing to pay the price for her own forgiveness and salvation, nor did she appreciate the truth of God or the servant of God (John the Baptist), who jeopardized himself to speak the truth. Here are the facts:

For Herod himself had given orders to have John arrested, and he had him bound and put in prison. He did this because of Herodias, his brother Philip’s wife, whom he had married. For John had been saying to Herod, “It is not lawful for you to have your brother’s wife.” So Herodias nursed a grudge against John and wanted to kill him. But she was not able to, because Herod feared John and protected him, knowing him to be a righteous and holy man. When Herod heard John, he was greatly puzzled ; yet he liked to listen to him. (Mark 6:17-20)

Herodias was still married to Philip though she was divorced and remarried to Herod (Antipas). She was therefore in adultery with Herod. John rebuked their open adultery through that illegitimate marriage and Herodias nursed a grudge to kill John and waited for an opportunity. She actually succeeded and finally got John’s head handed to her on a platter, but that didn’t change her adultery or desperate need for salvation. Queen Herodias is in fiery torment today unless she had a radical change toward God in her life.