God can do anything! If he says he will “make a way of escape” for every temptation (1Cor 10:13), and that he gives us “all things that pertain unto life and godliness” (2Pet 1:3), then I believe that. If he says that the “abundance of grace” which he offers whereby we “reign in life” is “much more” than the power of “death reigned by one” – then I believe it. When he says that “hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments” and further “he that saith I know him and keepeth not his commandments is a liar”- I accept that.
I accepted these scriptures (and many more) when this wasn’t my experience. It was hard for me to do, but after looking at both positions my faith took ahold and I renounced my life of sinning and repenting, and thus by faith believed in the promises I found in the Bible. I can now identify with these scriptures. I have them working in my life. They are a reality for me. I have experienced a great change in my life!
Some accept Romans 7 as the Christian experience. Where Paul states “the evil which I would not that I do” is held that this is the best a Christian can do. Further, when he states that “I see another law in my members… bringing me into captivity to the law of sin” they agree. When John says “if we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves” they agree with that. To some degree I understand why they hold to these positions – as this is their experience.
If Adam and Eve can live sinless lives, I hold it is more than possible for God to clean up people and empower them to live without willful disobedience.
If God had decided to empower man to live free from willful acts of disobedience:
1) Do you think God could?
2) Do you think that God could also empower a person that is saved from committing sin to not be proud about something he has done nothing to receive? If God can empower a person to live obediently, he can empower him to have grace to not be proud in that position.
I think it is rather interesting that God has stated in the Bible that he has done all these things. So the question is… why don’t you accept what God states? Why take the low road? Why stand up for sin in the believer’s life, when sitting in front of you is a clear promise to make a way out? These are questions that you shouldn’t bypass.
Here is the Word of God that will judge you in the last day:
1Co 10:13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
If you don’t think it is possible to live a life free from sin, is it then not the norm for people to fall into sin? And if that is the case, do you think it is the norm to fall into just smaller sins such as anger, a small lie, and lusting in their mind? Or would that include bigger sins?
If God can save us from big sins, why can’t he save us from little sins? Is it that he can’t do it or he wills not to do it? If you answer that God wills not to save from small sins, would you tell me why that would be? Is God so weak that he cannot give the believer enough grace to be free from pride? If so, then he must leave in man that which he claims to have come to destroy – to keep him humble?
These questions are good to meditate on. Don’t go by your experience and bring the Word of God down to match your life experience. Get a hold of what the Word of God teaches and then bring your experience up to the Word. Remember, sin will never enter there and if the blood of Christ can’t or won’t save you from sinning here how to you expect to get into heaven?