Nov 28

I see the experience of sin-free living and obedience to God as something that real Bible salvation gives us. Not something positionally that needs to be realized, so that we can have it experimentally through some kind of additional experience after we are converted.

I like the picture of a pure young couple getting married that have kept themselves for each other, and have had a godly courtship, not giving into the flesh. You see them stand there and look into one another’s eyes with intense love.

Jesus is the bridegroom, we are the bride of Christ. To think that it is normal for a Christian to prostitute themselves to the devil by sinning makes no more sense than for that lovely, newly-married wife to go to the bar by herself and act as a prostitute.

God demands faithfulness, and part of what God works in the heart of those that have been truly converted is godly sorrow and heart repentance from the old ways of living for the devil, sin and the flesh. To say you are sorry and then continue committing sin, when God has made a way of escape for every temptation (1Cor 13:10), clearly shows that a person is being either dishonest, deceived, or perhaps both.

Salvation is a divine operation that delivers us from the control of darkness, and transfers us into his kingdom, where He rules in our heart (Col 1:13). When we are spiritually immersed into Christ, we become a new creation and the old moral and spiritual condition passes away (2Cor 5:17).

God’s precious and exceedingly great promises (2Pet 1:4) are given to mankind through Christ, that they may be made partakers of the divine nature and escape the moral decay and corruption that is in the world.

This is what the coming of Christ was all about and what He came to do. You “shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins” (Mat 1:21). This saving is not just from the penalty of sin, but from the power, pollution, and-if we are faithful unto the end-the very presence of sin. Hallelujah! Even so, come Lord Jesus (Rev 22:20).

This was the very purpose that Jesus was manifested, that “he might destroy the works of the devil” (1Joh 3:8) in us. Let us never be guilty of turning the grace of God into a license for immorality (Jud 1:4) by promoting any teaching that brings disobedience to the moral law of God.

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