"Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe (do) all things whatsoever I (Jesus Christ) have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.2 Corinthians 7:1 ... dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God."
I am a retired pastor of
the Church of God (Tennessee).
My name is Isaac Livingston. I am from Neyyoor India.
Editorial Help : Sister Lynn near Atlanta, GA
Preachers say that it is not possible for us not to commit sin. They say: we must realize it and ask God for forgiveness so that God may save us by his grace, and the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ wipes out all our sins (past, present and future sins). That is, we can enjoy our sins and go to heaven since Jesus Christ has died on the cross for us. Jesus Christ died for the sins of the whole world and every Christian believes it. Just because we believe it, can we sin without fear and go to heaven as if nothing has happened?
Even Jesus Christ was made in the flesh of sin, but that did not make him a sinner. "Romans 8:3 ... God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, ... 1 Peter 2:22 Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: 1 John 3:5 And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin." So what we made out of, is not sin, but what we do is either sin or righteousness. See, Jesus did not commit sin. So, we do not have to commit sin. Further, babies are wonderfully made, even though mothers and fathers are sinners. Refer to Psalm 139: 13-18 and Psalm 51:5. "139:14 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. 51:5 Behold, I was shapen in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me." Babies have no sin and their innocent mischief is not counted as sin. As they grow to youth, they will have a conscience and their mischief will be turned into sin and will be counted as sin. Job 20:11 His bones are full of the sin of his youth, which shall lie down with him in the dust. Psalm 25:7 Remember not the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions: according to thy mercy remember thou me for thy goodness' sake, O LORD. Jeremiah 3:25 We lie down in our shame, and our confusion covereth us: for we have sinned against the LORD our God, we and our fathers, from our youth even unto this day, and have not obeyed the voice of the LORD our God. They all have begun to commit sin from their youth. When they have committed sin, they knew that they were sinners. So, those who feared God have repented and cried out to God for salvation. How to escape from this sinning? "Romans 8:13 For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. 14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God." How to mortify? Link: "Mortify".
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