Have Christians Forgotten How Much God Hates Sin? Romans 6:1-4

Christians serious about sin, repentance, Christian disciplines
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)

We've forgotten:

~ 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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Christians serious about sin, repentance, Christian disciplines

2 comments:

  1. Wow! Straightforward and the point! Amen, Gail! Such a self examining post.

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