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Can I Sin So Often That I Am No Longer Saved?

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Can I Sin So Often That I Am No Longer Saved?

We shouldn’t let our sin keep us from accepting Christ, but we shouldn’t allow our sin to keep us from having a deeper relationship with Him, either.

Don't Let Sin Keep You From Coming To Christ

God is perfect. Man is imperfect. We call this imperfection “sin” and sin separates us from God (Isaiah 59:2). But Jesus came to pay for those sins -- past present and future -- and bridges the gap between God and man (Romans 6:23).

This is what separates Christianity from every other religion. In every other religion man must do the work in order to be saved. With Christianity God does the work. You provide the sinner, Jesus provides the Savior.

Now, until we go to heaven we will sin, but when we do we can apply 1 John 1:9:

"If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.<sup> </sup>If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."

Two truths are given here: 1) We sin 2) If we confess our sins to Christ He will forgive us.

Here’s another verse…

"…And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. And He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world." 1 John 2:1

In other words when sin Jesus, the Son of God, is there to plead our case to the Father. Essentially Jesus says, "Yes, he has sinned, but I paid for those sins."

Don't Let Sin Keep You From Growing In Christ

Now let’s balance this. In Romans 6 Paul asks, “Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase?” He answers his own question this way, “By no means! We died to sin; how can we live in it any longer?” Jesus said, “If you love Me, you will obey what I command.” (John 14:15)

When we sin we are out of fellowship with Jesus. And when we sin we put the Lord in a position where He may be forced to deal with our disobedience (Hebrews 12:6). When we sin we need to repent (1 John 1:9), ask Christ to help us to commit this sin no more and resume fellowshipping with our Savior, Lord and Friend because that's what we were created to do.

Its not the quantity of sins in your life that determines whether or not you are saved. The determining factor is the quality of your commitment to the Lord Jesus.

"For it is by grace you are saved, through faith - and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God - not by (your) works, so that no one can boast." (Eph 2:8-9)

The sinless man

James 4:7 we have a responsibilty to avoid sin as much as we can, but even
when we fall, we have our Advocate Jesus.

Matt. 6:48
Now taking this scripture into heart and we all are striving for perfection.

Prov. 4:18
and also taking this to heart, sin should not be an excuse in our quest for perfection, and that is the blunt truth.
Rom. 8:26
"Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered."

We need the help of the Holy Spirit to reveal him and help us become like him, because we have no idea what God is like (1 cor. 2:11) except the Spirit of God.
Praise Jesus!! Lion of Judah!!!

Bro Chad i see you use the book of 1 John in your discussion what do you make of these verses.

<TABLE class=MainVerseTable><TBODY><TR><TD class=VerseHeader><NOBR>1jo 2:1</NOBR></TD><TD class=VerseBody>My little children, these things I write to you, so that you may not sin. </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

<TABLE class=MainVerseTable><TBODY><TR><TD class=VerseHeader><NOBR>1jo 3:3</NOBR>

</TD><TD class=VerseBody>And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.</TD></TR><TR><TD class=VerseHeader><NOBR>1jo 3:4</NOBR></TD><TD class=VerseBody>Whoever commits sin also commits lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness.</TD></TR><TR><TD class=VerseHeader><NOBR>1jo 3:5</NOBR></TD><TD class=VerseBody>And you know that He was manifested to take away our sins, and in Him there is no sin.</TD></TR><TR><TD class=VerseHeader><NOBR>1jo 3:6</NOBR></TD><TD class=VerseBody>Whoever abides in Him does not sin. Whoever sins has neither seen Him nor known Him.</TD></TR><TR><TD class=VerseHeader></TD><TD class=VerseBody>Little children, let no one deceive you. He who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous.
<TABLE class=MainVerseTable><TBODY><TR><TD class=VerseHeader><NOBR>1jo 3:8</NOBR></TD><TD class=VerseBody>He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.</TD></TR><TR><TD class=VerseHeader><NOBR>1jo 3:9</NOBR></TD><TD class=VerseBody>Whoever has been born of God does not sin, for His seed remains in him; and he cannot sin, because he has been born of God.</TD></TR><TR><TD class=VerseHeader><NOBR>1jo 3:10</NOBR></TD><TD class=VerseBody>In this the children of God and the children of the devil are manifest: Whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is he who does not love his brother.</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
<TABLE class=MainVerseTable><TBODY><TR><TD class=VerseHeader><NOBR>1jo 5:4</NOBR>

</TD><TD class=VerseBody>For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world-our faith.</TD></TR><TR><TD class=VerseHeader><NOBR>1jo 5:5</NOBR>

</TD><TD class=VerseBody>Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?

And this is the Grace of God

<TABLE class=MainVerseTable><TBODY><TR><TD class=VerseHeader><NOBR>Tit 2:11</NOBR></TD><TD class=VerseBody>For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men,</TD></TR><TR><TD class=VerseHeader><NOBR>Tit 2:12</NOBR></TD><TD class=VerseBody>teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age,</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

The real victory at Calvary was the defeat of sin and works of Satan. The indwelling of the Holy Spirit gives us HIS power to walk without sin both inward and outward. When we are justified the process of sanctification begins. HE will complete the good work which HE starts in us.

But we must believe this. It is by faith that we walk and grow in this.

i totally agree that if we sin Jesus our beloved King is our advocate before Father God. Please pay attention it says if not when.

Instead of always refering to ourselves as
i am a sinner saved by grace

We should say

i was a sinner saved by grace.

Walk in it, live it, believe it.

With love Hisservant rich

Matthew 4:17

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