Ezek 18:24; "But when a righteous man turns away from his righteousness, commits iniquity and does according to all the abominations that a wicked man does, will he live? All his righteous deeds which he has done will not be remembered for his treachery which he has committed and his sin which he has committed; for them he will die. =========================================== We hear the words "salvation" and "saved" alot. I mean that's kind of the purpose of being a Christian. So we can have salvation... so we can be "saved". Saved from what? Hell, the Lake of Fire, the wrath of God, eternal damnation. We get saved (from these things) by our in Jesus. That He died and rose again. He was the Lamb of God that was sacrificed for our sins. But was that it? Is that all He died for? [NASB] 1 Pet 2:24; and He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, so that we might die to sin and live to righteousness; for by His wounds you were healed. Different Bibles word this verse slightly differently, but I like this version. He bore our sins ... on the cross ... "So that" we might die TO sin and live to righteousness. I notice it doesn't say "so that" we can continue to sin. I notice it also doesn't say "so that" we might die in sin. It says... "so that".... we might die to sin. In other words, He didn't die on the cross just so we could go on to continue sinning. King James is similar. [KJV] 1 Pet 2:24; Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed. He bore our sins.. on the tree... THAT we should live unto righteousness. It doesn't say so that should live in sin. It says He died so that we would live unto righteousness. 2 Cor 5:21; He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. Paul seems to saying the same thing. Rom 6:1; What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin so that grace may increase? Just because we have grace, does that mean we are free to continue in sin and sin all we want? Rom 6:2; May it never be! How shall we who died to sin still live in it? Rom 6:12; Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its lusts, Rom 6:15; What then? Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? May it never be! Gal 2:17; "But if, while seeking to be justified in Christ, we ourselves have also been found sinners, is Christ then a minister of sin? May it never be! Paul seems to be saying over and over again... don't continue to live in sin. Jesus even said ... Luke 13:3; "I tell you, no, but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish. If we don't quit sinning. We will perish... (die in our sins) But.. what if I just don't stop sinning. Grace covers me even if I keep on sinning right? Heb 10:26; For if we go on sinning willfully after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, Heb 10:27; but a terrifying expectation of judgment and THE FURY OF A FIRE WHICH WILL CONSUME THE ADVERSARIES. The Bible seems to say... NO. But what about verses like ..... Rom 8:1; Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. That mean "there is no condemnation" if I believe in Jesus right? Again, the wording here is important... It says here... "those who are 'IN' Christ Jesus" (emphasis mine). Well... I have Jesus in me right? I believe in Jesus, so I must have Jesus in me. How do we know if we have Jesus IN us. John 14:23; Jesus answered and said to him, "If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our abode with him. If we keep (His) word... His teachings.. then Jesus will make His abode within us. If we don't keep His word and teaching does He still abide in us? The next verse says.. John 14:24; "He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine, but the Father's who sent Me. Jesus says the people who don't keep His teachings don't belong to Him. First John says the same thing. 1 Jn 3:24; The one who keeps His commandments abides in Jesus, and Jesus abides in him. We know by this that He abides in us, by the Spirit whom He has given us. If we keep His commandments... (His words, His teachings)... then Jesus abides in us. 1 Jn 2:3; By this we know that we have come to know Him, if we keep His commandments. 1 Jn 2:4; The one who says, "I have come to know Him," and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him; If we don't keep His commandments... and we say we know Him. We are liars!! So it's true... there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. But just make sure you are IN Christ Jesus, before you make that claim. Also Jesus died for our sins... but He also bore our sins... so that.. we would die TO sin. (not continuing IN sin).