Concerning Sin, Let’s Ask Ourselves…

September 7, 2015

Let’s very soberly ask ourselves, “Has the ‘Law of the Spirit’ (Rom. 8:2) –that Law which we walk in by faith– negated God’s Moral Law (God’s Law of Morality / God’s Law of Love / God’s Law which requires us to love Him above all else and to love others as ourselves)?” I would hope that we would answer, “Absolutely not.”

Then let’s also ask ourselves, “While committing sin knowingly, can a person be in submission to the rulership of God?” Surely we would answer, “Of course not.”

Let’s include this question: “While being aware that we are engaging in a sin, can we consider ourselves to be under the control of the Holy Spirit, and if not, then can we legitimately consider ourselves to belong to Christ?”

This last question should be contemplated with Rom. 8:9 in mind, which says, “You, however, are controlled not by the sinful nature, but by the Spirit, if the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Christ.”

Let’s understand: God does not pardon sin. Because of His grace, He pardons people. But He only pardons repentant people. Repentant people are those who have renounced and rejected sin and who keep their pledge. Consequently, those “Christians” who continue to sin, while knowing it is sin which they are committing, are not receiving or inheriting God’s pardon (1 Cor. 3:17) –until (or unless) they genuinely repent by separating themselves from all sin.

Again: Everyone who neglects to do what they know is right is committing lawlessness against God’s Law of Morality (Mt. 19:17 // Ja. 2:10 & 4:17 // 1 John 3:4) and will thus not receive or inherit the Lord’s pardon –until (or unless) they truly repent. (1 John 2:4 // Luke 13:3 // Heb. 10:26,27)

Never does God’s Word excuse sin. God hates sin and cannot dwell with it; so He cannot live in a temple that contains sin. God, therefore, will not pardon anyone who lives sinfully. For God, having made a way to be freed from sin (Rom. 6:18 // Rev. 1:5), expects us to live in that which He has provided. To do anything otherwise, is to reject His Offer and His Life.

The Lord does not pardon a person who allows Self to continue ruling. He does not pardon those who, regardless of whether or not they speak loving words to or about Him, break His Law of Morality –unless they repent. But let’s solidify it in our minds: Repentant people are those who have renounced and rejected sin and and who keep their pledge by remaining separated from it.

There is no true faith in Christ, and no actual holiness before God, without obedience to God’s Word and Spirit. Those who teach that a sinning person possesses true faith and is viewed by God as holy, are deceived. Those who adhere to a falsehood so contrary to what the Word of God reveals are insulting the Lord (Heb. 10:29) and are walking the road of destruction. (v. 26-31)

God does abhor sin. And He will not grant eternal salvation to those who remain in it.

Let’s wake up to the Truth and abide in it consistently –before it’s too late. (Mt. 25:1-13)

with love,

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