The fact of the matter is, that the Bible, God's Word, teaches that if we love Jesus, we are dead to sin. A few verses where we are told this, are as follows:
* Galatians 5:24, "And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts."
* Romans 6:6, "Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin."
* Colossians 2:11, "In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ:"
We are also told in 2 Corinthians 5:17, "Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new."
As you've just read, our becoming a new person when we gain salvation through trusting/believing on our Lord, Jesus Christ is clearly evidenced.
If we belong to Him, we have not only done away with the past sin in our lives, but no longer want to sin anymore.
Please don't misunderstand me; I realize that we all fall into sin at one time or another. This is a topic for another time. When I commented we no longer want to sin, I meant want to sin. By the grace of God, we can avoid sinning.
But then, there are those who don't believe that there are some living on this earth today, whose lifestyle is sinful. And, they are teaching others that it is okay to continue with sin in their lives.
An example of this in today's society, is with regards to homosexuality. But, there are other areas of sin that people think is okay, also.
The importance of writing about this subject is not to point out sin in others' lives, but rather to make the point that we must take God seriously.
And, there is much more to be said about this topic of sin. Hopefully, you will hang in there and bear with me.
Until next time...
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