We can't be soft on sin and still be free in Christ...
Perhaps the biggest problem in current Christian thought is our soft attitude toward sin.
I hear it in the "judge not" misunderstanding, the "God loves me just the way I am" misunderstanding, and the "tolerance" misunderstanding.(1)
It doesn't line up with Scripture.
In fact, it resembles heresies Paul addressed in the early Church: "Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? By no means! We are those who have died to sin; how can we live in it any longer?" Romans 6:1-4 (See also Romans 3:5-8)
~ Everyday the "wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness" (Romans 1:18).
~ God says anyone who isn't serious about sin is a liar, not a Christian (1 John 2:3-6).
~ We can choose to be a slave to sin or free in Christ, not both (John 8:34-36).
Do we love Jesus enough to deal with our sins deliberately and diligently? Our daily lives should include confession, repentance, and life-changing, sin-defeating disciplines.
(1) Judge Not misunderstanding HERE
God Loves Me Just the Way I Am misunderstanding HERE
Tolerance misunderstanding HERE
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