For certain persons have crept in unnoticed, those who were long beforehand [a]marked out for this condemnation, ungodly persons who turn the grace of our God into licentiousness and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ. Jude 1:4
The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the “sin” of the world! John 1:29
For if you live according to the sinful nature, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live, Romans 8:13 a
My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous; 1John 2:1
The sin problem was settled at the cross by the lamb which took it away, sin not sins is the nature of an old creation called Adam, sins on the other hand are different this is the actions of the adamic mind it is not you it brings death and corruption (mental and moral depravity) it is the lie because it is not us, but sin working in our “members” Rom.7.
Sin’s are primarily in 3 areas, in the Greek
Hamartia- Missing the mark
Paraploma -A trespass or a blunder
Agnoema -ignorance or darkness
The blood of Jesus Christ cleanses us from all sin and gives us the right to fellowship which then gives us the right to maturity
However we should remember it isn’t birth control because what we sow to the flesh we still reap corruption which is mental and emotional depravity.
When we act like someone outside of Christ other than a son of God it is indeed sinful actions and is not a new creation nature it then brings inward strife and corrupt fruit that causes negative consequences on our journey,
But God is merciful to us giving us His grace to recover and then turning our failures into successes, yet we must be cautious ourselves to not turn this grace into immorality or anything that will harm others, but always keep both grace and faith flowing together because one doesn’t work without the other.
Most people either go to one extreme or the other, legalism which puts demand on you but not the power to meet the demand or license which says just anything is alright because we are under grace, but the truth is under the new covenant our motives are to be that of love not fear, relationship not religion.
If we don’t know who we are we will act like someone we are not, A fish don’t need a law telling it to swim.
God first makes us sons and then we live out from that place, we may at times forget who we are and then act like we are someone else until He awakens us back to our true identity, and then we have power to compliment the reality of the new creation rather than trying to become it.
Scott Stimson Sr.