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Sinning after being saved

Discussion in 'Counseling' started by Timothy M, Feb 18, 2016.

  1. I have sinned I sudduced a woman. What do I do. I feel terrible. I have been saved. is it possible for the truely saved to sin. And if they do sin what does this mean
     
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  2. Yes people who are saved sin. The mark of a Christian is repentance. God is not far from the repentant, and the sooner you turn to him the easier it will be. Psalm 51 was written by David in a similar situation to yours. Why not use that as a starting point for prayer?

    And then you will probably need to take a few steps to minimise the damage caused.

    My experience is that dealing with sin is a lifetime struggle rather that a one-off event
     
  3. Here's something to think about. Can any Christian honestly say "I never sin anymore after I got saved"? No, not anyone of us can say that. We still live in the sinful flesh, our bodies. We live in a sinful world with temptations everywhere. We will stumble but the main difference is we get back up and repent. We trust that Jesus paid the price on the cross at Calvary 2000 years ago.

    What can help you is surrounding yourself with other strong godly believers. Be proactive at a Bible-based church and in your prayer life.
     
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  4. In 2nd Peter 1:3-11 we're instructed how to walk in Christ. Allowing God to do this work in us brings its rewards:

    "Therefore fellow Christians, be all the more eager to make your call and election sure, for as long as you practise these things you will never stumble or fall; for in this way an entrance will be supplied to you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.”
     
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  5. You need three things. A repentant heart, words of repentance toward God and the woman in question, and action in the form of a plan of action to keep it from happening again, and of course following that plan.
     
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  6. By what has happened, do you recognize the evil spirit that rose up and consumed you, even for the moment? That spirit is laying in wait for your next victim.

    With ALL they heart, mind, strength, WITH ALL THY BODY...
    We give to Him, what? Only to do what our flesh lust to do?

    REPENT; least greater destruction fall upon you.
    You are learning the "Spirit of fear of the Lord". This is a good thing; you will not be tempted so easily again to do the same.

    All praise glory and honor be unto God Amen
     
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  7. Good afternoon Tim;

    We all do things we shouldn't even when we know better. Granted, some issues are easier to overlook than others. Repentance is about turning away from desires which separate us from God. King David was classic in that he sought to know the heart of God, but wasn't above murder to marry Bathsheba.

    Paul said that we must die daily to the temptations which cause us to stumble and fall short of the mark. God is gracious and merciful, but He won't tolerate deliberate and repetitive behaviour which keeps us in a sinful state. You have a choice to make; you can't have it both ways. That's once. Phil 4:8.
     
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  8. 1 John 1:9
    If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
    Admit it, quit it, and forget it..

    1 John 3:9 (CJB)
    9 No one who has God as his Father keeps on sinning, because the seed planted by God remains in him. That is, he cannot continue sinning, because he has God as his Father.

    Romans 6:14 (CJB)
    14 For sin will not have authority over you; because you are not under legalism but under grace.

    You get to choose to disobey God or not...You are in charge....You decide...

    You are loved Timothy M
     
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  9. Thank you. My struggle continues:) I trust The Lord
     
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  10. Piece to u all. Thank you my struggle is daily I was saved I've made lots of wrong choices, but to hear the word of god is all I want I can make silly choices but nothing will make me happy but The Lord it's amazing how much I have changed since excepting Jesus. God bless you all and would you pray for me to grow in Christ.
     
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  11. IIts a good thing you want. Follow the leading of the Holy Spirit, never deny the leading and you shall indeed grow in Christ.
     
  12. Brother, I've dealt with a similar thing in my past. Lust is probably the most difficult of all temptations and no wonder why satan uses sensuality everywhere to hinder people's lives and cause destruction.

    How do you deal with it? First remember no sin can cause God to stop loving you. All He wants first is your honesty and confession.


    “But if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness. If we claim we have not sinned, we are calling God a liar and showing that his word has no place in our hearts.” ‭‭1 John‬ ‭1:9-10‬ ‭

    "He has removed our sins as far from us as the east is from the west. The LORD is like a father to his children, tender and compassionate to those who fear him. For he knows how weak we are; he remembers we are only dust.” Psalms‬ ‭103:12-14‬ ‭


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    7 Good Reasons To Stop Looking at Porn Right Now
     
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  13. I have sinned before but never went back to doing it again...christ has some words in the bible somewhere about those who continue to sin. i would stop sinning if I were you...
     
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  14. Interesting. So you've never ever sinned based on Gods perfect, holy standards?
     
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  15. you might say!!
     
  16. Agreed. But let us review the tense and context here. "Keeps on sinning," and "continue sinning," allude to an active tense; thus one must apply the same active tense in the context of the scripture and passage. This is referring to the "present tense," or state that is brought about by "action," dispensed in the active tense; in other words, by the actions contrary to God (IE,sin,) we reflect that our Father is not God who wills otherwise; but the enemy who wills sin. This verse has a dual focus and application: A). That no one who has God as the Father keeps on sinning. This refers though to intentional and wanton sin, unrepentant and continued sin, conscious and intentional sin; not the tendency to fall prey to the nature of the flesh and occasionally fall into sin. B) The concept that when God is one's father; one cannot continue sin. This specifically is contingent upon the scripture being understood in context, relative to its "tense." The principle is not the impossibility of sin if God is one's Father; but that it is impossible to (in that moment,) be a child of God while yet sinning...lol. It is like willingly adopting ourselves out to the other team for the duration of said sin; through conscious undertaking of things contrary to God's nature.

    CHAD: I agree. This statement is not only opposed directly to scripture but belies its own deception in so promoting the false ideology it professes. Paul even struggled until his dying days with sin; though he was perhaps the most Aramaically righteous,(by the law mind you,) Pharisee for years, and at the peak of his Christian maturity...still struggling with sin. Jesus was the only flesh to ever walk the earth and remain sinless. i would further point out the words "i would stop sinning if I were you"...well would you also stop sinning if you were you? This is a condemning and superior manner my friend, and you are professing things contrary to scripture. I would advise caution here.

    In the end TIMOTHY M. feel free to study up on Paul's exhortation in Romans 7; it gives a wealth of perspective on this subject and clarifies the truths these believers have illustrated thus far. What is important is this: In spite of sin...let Him in! If you cannot yet surrender the chains, then pick them up and carry them as you follow Jesus; until the day comes when your chains are shattered and forever surrendered. God Bless.
     
  17. Great thx chad you always know
    What to say
     
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