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?

rodria1's picture

How exactly did He free us from sin as He said in John 10?

This is a very good question, and please allow me to explain and expound in it a little.

First, let me share a scripture in Romans 3:21-25a
"But now a righteousness from God, apart from law, has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. God presented him as a sacrifice of atonement, through faith in his blood."

Romans 4:3, Galatians 3:6 and James 2:23 say "Abraham believed God and it was credited to him as righteousness."

Our salvation in Christ means we are forgiven of our sins because we believe in Jesus, we believe He is the Son of God and that His sacrifice is the only sacrifice acceptible to God for the forgiveness of our sins. Most of the New Testament letters address issues that call for rependance from sinful practices within the body of Christ. These are people who have done what God asked them to do in accepting Christ, and now must be taught to live according to God's Word, His Ways and His plan. The blood of Christ cleanses us from the stain of sin and unrighteousness. His blood covers us. Therefore, accepting the blood of Christ as the only acceptable sacrifice before God for the payment of our sins is what makes us righteous in God's eyes. We are now a new creation in Christ, learning from God how to foresake the practice of sin in our lives and learning how He wants us to be and how to be careful to keep His commands. 2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!" This means fighting the good fight of the faith. We will not receive our new sinless nature until Jesus returns and makes all things new, but in the meantime, He will teach us to practice His Ways.

1 Corinthians 15:50-58 says, "I declare to you, brothers, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable. Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed— in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality. When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: "Death has been swallowed up in victory."[g]
"Where, O death, is your victory?
Where, O death, is your sting?"[h] The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

We're going to fight the good fight of the faith all our lives. However, God promises us victory over sin through His Holy Spirit when we trust in His power, not our own, and we persist in doing good, seek glory, honor and immortality. . ." Romans 2:7

I hope this answered some of your questions. Please continue seeking God in prayer and His Word for more direction on what He wants you to do in this regard.

God Bless you.