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Are you sure Christians can not be perfect and can not avoid sins?

Thu, Oct. 15, 2015 Posted: 07:16 PM


We see many Christians claim to be continuing sinners saved by grace rather than using the past tense, "While we were still sinners, Christ died for us" (Rom 5:8).God says that we can live without sin by God's grace and the power of His indwelling Holy Spirit to pursue holiness to overcome the world, the flesh, and the devil. Many Christians are so defensive of sin because they have not been able to stop sinning through their own strength and effort. Instead of making the humiliating confession that they can't conquer it, they fabricate arguments that sin really doesn't hurt them and provide rationalization through a quote such as “no one can be perfect” or “no one can really live without sin anyway” or ‘There is no one that is righteous, no, not one person." Jesus Christ came to save sinners perfected through His own sacrifice. We are perfect in Christ not by our own human efforts. The wicked people encourage themselves in sin and also delight in those who commit sins. They also have numerous unbiblical excuses to commit sin and to defend their sinful ways. When God's people do not obey Him, He allows a spirit of blindness to come over them. The wicked and sinful people do not have self-control, they hate discipline, hate God's law, commandments and His ways.

We can be morally perfect when we walk in God's ways, fear God, abstain from all sins, be obedient to His commandments by being holy, pure, and living a Godly life. Col 1:28 says:” Him we preach, warning every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus.”

Many often forget Jesus said, “Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect” (Matt 5:48). Many people pick and choose the bible verse to defend themselves that suits their life style but ignore rest of the verses. "For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men. It teaches us to say 'No' to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, while we wait for the blessed hope—the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good" (Titus 2:11-14).

God hates sin, judges sin & chastises the sinner. No immoral, impure or greedy person—such a man is an idolater—has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of such things God's wrath comes on those who are disobedient, For from within, out of men's hearts, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, greed, malice, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, arrogance and folly (Mark 7:21-22). God's word says that the wicked encourage themselves in an evil matter, make a mock and boast at sin, Cannot cease from sins and they throw blame on others and God (Psalm 64:5, Isaiah 3:9, Proverbs 14:9, Genesis 3:12, Genesis 3:12-13, Jeremiah 7:10)

Each one is tempted when, by his own evil desire, he is dragged away and enticed. Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death (James 1:14-15).

Scripture says that Man can live without sin: God wants us to pursue holiness. He wants us to live the Holy Spirit filled life. True Christian believers who have truly come to know Christ will be free from sin, they will be holy, in thought, in word and in deed. God's power is at work in us (Eph. 3:20). Through Christ, we ARE dead to sin (Rom. 6) and we ARE crucified with Christ; He lives in us (Gal. 2:20) and Word of God keeps from sinning (Psalms 17:4, Psalms 119:11)

No one who abides in Him keeps sinning. No one who sins knows who He really is...for God is holy and righteous. (1 John 3:5-9). God says that EVERYONE who sins is a slave to sin. James 4:7-10 says submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come near to God and he will come near to you. We need to watch and pray at all times and resist evil ways and pursue God's ways by putting on the whole armor of God and covering ourselves with the Blood of Jesus. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Grieve, mourn and wail. Change your laughter to mourning and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves before the Lord, and He will lift you up. Hence let us clothe ourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the sinful nature. (Romans 13:14). Eph 5:5-6. Those who are in Christ are dead to sin, under no circumstances they continue to live wickedly instead they have been raised to walk in newness and purity of life, lives of righteousness, morality and integrity.

Perfect and righteous people in the Bible show by obeying God's will bring perfection. God says that saints are made free from sin and have became slaves of righteousness (Romans 6:18). Adam, Abel, Joseph the Earthly Father of Jesus Christ, Enoch, Abraham, Joseph, Jacob, Isacc, Rahab, Ruth, Deborah, John the Baptist, Zacharias and Elisabeth, the parents of John the Baptist, Miraim and many others were all found righteous before the Lord. God's word says that as obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance. But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; (1 Pet. 1:14, 15). All of us have the capability of sinning, yet we need to choose NOT to sin by the tools God has given to us to help us to avoid sin.

Shaila Touchton