First John 1:6-9

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1 John 3:6-9: Whoever abides in Him does not sin. Whoever sins has neither seen Him nor known Him. Little children, let no one deceive you. He who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous. He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil. Whoever has been born of God does not sin, for His seed remains in him; and he cannot sin, because he has been born of God.

Romans 3:23: for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
1 John 1:8-10: 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.

1 John says that there are people who do not sin, but Romans and 1 John say that everyone sins.

Clearly none of us achieve true sinless perfection. You must read things in their context to understand the author's intentions.

In this case, the answer is simply that the children of God are looked upon as if they have no sin—a theme articulated throughout the New Testament writings.


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