The question of sin

Casalis's picture

Would someone please answer this question... Jesus came to free us from sin but sin still remains a struggle in the lives of His church. How exactly did He free us from sin as He said in John 10? Surely God can give abundant grace to His children so that they sin no more but its as if though He holds back that grace and allows the struggle though He hates sin.. Could someone find a consensus here?

sgcorcoran's picture

many answers

There are many ways to address this issue depending upon what exactly is motivating your question. I'll just point out one thing. If you are thinking about the many surveys etc that point to the fact that "christians" have the same divorce rate, views on many wordly issues, watch the same God dishonoring TV shows, watch dishonoring movies, drink excessively, etc... I would just point out that these surveys never give results for the "true church" but only professing Christians. As such, sadly the surveys are probably correct. Scripture points out that most professing Christians are in fact not true believers and in fact are not saved. I'm afraid that this will only get worse as churches move away from sound doctrine in an effort to entice people in.
When addressing professing Christians:
Matthew 7
22Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?

23And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

Matthew 7
13Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:

14Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

15Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.