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?

Maria Smith's picture

Dear JW- Thank you.

Dear JW-

Thank you.

Today's gospel reading from Matt 5:43-48 teaching us to love includes Jesus' command to be perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect.

I feel it is so hard to do but Jesus is telling us to do so, which makes me rethink that it must be possible for us to attain, otherwise He would not have said for us to do it. I think we will ever be able to because of the struggle to do so but maybe the important thing here is the struggle.

The struggle and the sacrifice of self and the world is part of it. I don't know. I know that we must continue to go forward each time we fail.

So many areas to clean up at times, but it can be done - takes perseverance and prayer and a contrite heart.


Yours in Christ,

Yours in Christ,
Maria 玛丽亚
CCEL Hostess