Christians and Sin

The belief that Christians don't sin is laughably wrong. But understanding why we sin and how God reacts to our sin will help us realize how much He really loves us.

Day One: Christians and Sin
Before exploring whether or not Christians sin, let’s define a couple of terms. Regardless of how tattered the word Christian has become throughout history, the biblical definition of a "Christian" is one who is a Christ-follower, a disciple of Jesus ...
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For more, see: "Christians and Sin"

Day Two: Complete Sanctification
Ephesians 4:13 says that the spiritual gifts are given to build up the body of Christ "until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ." Some translations say that we will become "perfect"...
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For more, see: "Do we sin daily? Is it possible to go an entire day without sinning?"

Day Three: Forgiveness and Recurring Sin
To best answer this question, we’re going to look at two powerful passages of Scripture. The first is found in the book of Psalms: "As far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us"...
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For more, see: "Christians and Addiction"

Day Four: Gaming the System
The apostle Paul answered a very similar question in Romans 6:1-2, "What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? By no means! We died to sin; how can we live in it any longer?" The idea that a person could "trust in Jesus Christ" for salvation and then go on living just as he/she lived before, is absolutely foreign to the Bible...
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For more, see: "Weather: Reminding us How Damaging our Sin Is"

Day Five: God's Discipline
The Lord's discipline is an often-ignored fact of life for believers. We often complain about our circumstances without realizing that they are the consequences of our own sin and are a part of the Lord's loving and gracious discipline for that sin...
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Day Six: False Guilt
Scripture is clear that all humanity is guilty before a holy God. Romans 3 teaches us that there is no person who is righteous and that in the face of a perfect law, all mouths are shut and the whole world lies under judgment...
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For more, see: "Battling the Wrong Enemy"

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Published 12-10-15