“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” (Rom 3:23).
So, I was having a conversation with an old friend the other day, and this issue about the fact that we are all awful sinners, and none of us is good, came up. It is actually something I have an issue with, because many people seem to misunderstand the power of God at work in our lives through the blood of Christ… The power by which those who are saved “cannot continue to sin” as John wrote (1 John 3:9).
For me, it seems as if this verse, and the other popular one – “Indeed, there is not a righteous man on earth who continually does good and who never sins” (Eccl 7:20) – have been used to justify why Christians will continue to sin and do things they ought to mature out of. We say, as long as we are in the flesh, we can’t help but sin. That the battle between the flesh and the spirit will continue until we die, and we just need to keep coming back for forgiveness.
Please don’t get me wrong. I understand that grace abounds even after we are saved, enough to cleanse us of future sins…
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