If ye love me, keep my commandments. — Joh 14:15
I have posted on my blog a good number of articles concerning what the Bible has to say about sin and the believer. I hold to the teaching that we are to love God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength to be the most important commandment. Hence, this subject is of great importance.
I want to post a very clear warning here. If you support willful sin1 in the believer as normal or unavoidable, you are standing with Satan and all the demons of hell. You are teaching a false gospel and another Jesus. You are deceived and deceiving souls, and no matter how high you are professing and what good feelings you have, if you live and die this way you will be lost.
This is no small matter. This is not about something trivial such as whether Judus was there when Jesus washed the disciples feet or he had already left. You can be wrong in that and still go to heaven. This is about the first commandment. About what Jesus said was the most important thing – our love for God, which is shown by our obedience to him.
Jesus came to destroy the works of the devil for those who would accept him. From the first chapter in the new covenant Bible to the last, it is holiness unto the Lord. Matthew chapter one tells us that this Jesus will “save his people from their sins” (Mat 1:21), and John closed the cannon with the solemn warning “he which is filthy, let him be filthy still” (Rev 22:11).
Dear readers, don’t bring the Word of God down to your experience, but rather bring your experience up to what the Word of God teaches.
Here are a dozen articles that deal with the sin question:
Pauls Experience in Romans Chapter 7
Grace Offered For Obedience
Progress From Grace to Sin in 8 Steps
How To Stop Falling Into Sin
Considering Eternal Security & the IF Scriptures
Are Errors, Faults, and Mistakes Sin?
How To Overcome Sin
Instructions For New Christians
Commiting Sin Brings Spiritual Death
God’s Part & Man’s Part in Salvation
God Promises Complete Victory Over All Sin
1 Sin is an actual, voluntary transgression of the law; of the revealed, written law of God. See Biblical Definition of Sin.