Do we have to sin? The common message today from many Churches that call themselves "Christian" is that "everyone sins more or less every day." Is that statement true? What does the Bible actually teach concerning this...
Sin You Will, Sin You Must?
|Sometimes we hear the expression "sinning Christian". There's no such thing as a "sinning Christian". A Christian is one that is Christ-like and He did no sin. He says in His Word (Bible).Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for His seed (Word of God) remaineth in him; and he cannot sin because he is born of God. (I John 3:9) The next verse tells us that in this (sinning and not sinning), the children of God are manifested and the children of the devil. The children of God don't sin, But the children of the devil do sin.|
|It doesn't matter how much one professes to belong to Christ, if he's committing sin, he's not His; but according to the Word he belongs to the devil. In the eighth verse it's written, He that committeth sin is of the devil. For this purpose (What purpose?: Because men sinned and were of the devil) the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.. |
Jesus Christ, if believed on from the heart, will destroy the works of Satan out of your heart and give you power to keep from committing sin. Then you'll be a child of God. You'll have been delivered from the kingdom of darkness and translated into the kingdom of His dear Son. In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins. ( Colossians 1:13, 14 KJV)
|We also hear professed Christians say, "I'm a sinner, saved by grace." That statement isn't true, and is misleading; for if one is saved by the grace of God, he's no longer a sinner. If you confess Christ, but you still sin, you're of the devil, according to the Word of God. |
One could truthfully say, "I was a sinner, but now I'm saved by the grace of God. He is certainly saved; but, "I'm a sinner, saved by the grace of God", is a sentence invented by Satan to confuse souls and keep them in bondage to Satan and his infernal hosts. Dear one, If you're saved by the grace of God, you're no longer a sinner. If you're a sinner, you're not saved at all, no matter how much you profess. You're just deceiving your own soul and are a servant of sin.
This is what the apostle Paul said, Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we that are dead to sin live any longer therein? (Romans 6:1-2 KJV) No one that sins is saved at all no matter how much that one professes. A professing Christian who commits sin is on the broad way to destruction just the same as one that makes no profession. Such one will hear the words of Jesus at the final judgement day; And then will I profess unto them I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity (sin).