Keep Sinning = Sin’s Slave = Death Eternal
July 22, 2015
“It’s okay [that you keep sinning]. Everyone sins.” This is a favorite line of many. But is it okay? Jesus taught otherwise. This is why He said that gouging out, or cutting off, whatever part of our body is causing us to sin, is better than being thrown into Hell. (Mt. 5:28-30) Yes, Jesus taught that if we keep sinning, we’ll go to Hell in the end.
In John 8:34 we read Jesus’ words: “I tell you the truth, everyone who sins is a slave to sin.” In the next verse He says that “a slave has no permanent place in the family” (v. 35), and by speaking about showing oneself to be His true disciples, the true children of Abraham, and the true sons of the Heavenly Father (v. 12-59), Jesus certainly is teaching that by sinning a person negates his freedom and his inheritance of Eternal Life. Heb. 10:26-31 is just one of the numerous Scripture passages that confirm this plain Truth.
Throughout God’s Word we are taught that by sinning, and by refusing to repent (to renounce and forsake every sin), a person is not walking in Eternal Life, but is walking in spiritual death within the devil’s kingdom, and is thus headed toward Death Eternal. (Luke 3:7-9 & 13:3 // Rom. 7:5 & 8:12-14 // Gal. 5:19-21 // Heb. 12:14-17 // 1 John 3:8 // etc.) Rom. 6:16 states it very clearly: If we obey sin, then we “are slaves to sin, which leads to death.” In the whole of verse 16, as well as on through verse 23, we are being warned that by remaining in sin, we will be paid with eternal death, but, to become God’s slave, which means to be a slave to righteousness, we will walk holy and thus reap eternal life in Christ Jesus.
To keep sinning is to be Sin’s slave. This is the opposite of belonging to Christ.
Quit fooling yourself.