Sunday, 4 September 2016

Why Do "Born Again" Christians Still Commit Sin?

Please this is very important, I urge you read it, it changed my thinking about the sin ish.


“For we are saved by hope, but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth why doth he yet hope for?” Romans 8:24

A lot of persons are crying in their closest, “Lord I have given my life to you, why does sin still have dominion over me. But they are shy to say it, because the last time they went to church their pastor preached that “Once you are born again, the power of sin instantly dies” and likewise a lot of Christian live in condemnation.

The question then is, what is the problem with the gospel of salvation that we heard? We see it in teachings but not in practice. Is it that the blood of Christ that was shed 2000 years ago has expired and can no longer save from sin? Did Jesus really die?

We hear that sin is defeated at salvation, but peter was born again, yet he denied Christ, Paul spoke rashly to an elder, and peter in Galatians 2 was caught in hypocrisy. And so Paul said to him if I build again the things which I destroyed I make myself a transgressor.

What really is salvation and how do we lose it? Let me make it clear, Jesus can save us from sin, and his blood never expires even after 2000 years. But there is one enemy of salvation, and that is the flesh.

Let us examine what we were taught about salvation. 1 John 5:18 says “He that is born of God does not commit sin” What is written there is not “he that is born again” or he that said “Jesus come into my life”, it is clear, it reads “He that is born of God”

Another surprising thing is that John 1:12 says that “But as many that received him…to them he gave power to become sons of God” better put, to them he gave power to become “born of God” so at salvation we are given the power to become sons of God, not necessarily that we are sons of God.

The question then is, how can we become “born of God?” We are considered dead until we become born of God.

Remember that John 3:16 says that “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever believes on him shall not perish but have everlasting LIFE” Also remember that when Adam and Eve fell, they lost eternal LIFE. And so Jesus died, and the Bible says that he became the first born, and we are sons. So Jesus came to give us eternal LIFE, through sonship. So to enter into heaven we must be “born of God”. Now that LIFE of sonship that qualifies us for heaven can only be attained by one means. See below

Romans 8: 6 says, “For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is LIFE and peace” Hence the equation has been solved to be born of God is to be spiritually minded.

Now victory over sin comes by being spiritually minded and not just born again, those are the people that cannot sin, because they are not of the flesh. What it means is that sin becomes repulsive to them, not that they are completely immune to sin, or if they sin it would not be counted against them.

And so the Bible says in Romans 12, “be ye transformed (into sons of God) by the renewing of your mind” so you can truly overcome the works of the flesh. Our mind is renewed by the word of God.
Now you see why you may still sin even after salvation, because the spirit and the flesh are in constant contention. But from today’s text, we are saved by hope, and everything we hope for may not be seen at the moment. But the power over sin has been given you.

You must refuse to let your failures deter you; if you fall today you will not fall tomorrow. Let your faith be strong in Gods saving grace. Run back to God, it does not mean you are not born again.(1 John 2:1) Be transformed to become born of God by reading the word and walking by the spirit, giving no room for the flesh. In this generation you need the infilling of the Holy Spirit

You cannot say that you have been delivered from the spirit of masturbation and you are still watching pornography! It will come back. Give no room for the flesh!

Romans 8:23 says, Paul speaking, “…Even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption to wit (to become born of God), the redemption of our body”

Salvation is faith. It is not giving excuses for sin; it is the hope that sin is defeated, even if it does not yet appear. But we know that once hope is perfected in us, then we are made perfect. This is the pressing into perfection called sanctification; the total defeat of the flesh.

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