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?

dhcolesj's picture

The Question of Sin

Ok, first you have to understand what it means to be "Free from Sin". Biblically speaking it never meant that sin would be absent from your existence, only that those who were no longer SLAVES to it, had a choice. Once Christ paid the penalty for sin, and God forgave us, according to Colossians, we were "transfered" into a new Kingdom. We were freed from the kingdom of Darkness and brought into the Kingdom of Light, we passed from death unto life. Jesus said that who ever commits sin is a servant of sin, however, He will set us free. Therefore, we are now free, not to do what we want, but to do what we aught!
A slave (addicted person) has no choice, no will of his own. A freeman has a choice, and can move at will. The problem is that we still have that base sin nature, which we have "exercised" unto godlessness. You see by the time anyone is old enough to even get saved, they've already gotten pretty good at sinning.

Its about who your Lord is, the flesh or the Spirit (read Romans 8).

PS Anyone who thinks sinless perfection in this life is possible needs to read 1 John. (1:8, "If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us." Notice the "we" meaning John was including himself. 1:10, "If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.")

See Ya'
Howard Coles Jr.
John 3:16!

See Ya'
Howard Coles Jr.
John 3:16!




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