I find myself having to continued to learn from Paul's message in Romans chapter 7, were in verses 13-23, Paul tells how he can not find how to do the good that he would, but how to do the evil that he would not, he does all the time. But Paul gives all believers in Christ Jesus, the One Who is our only Hope:
24) O wretched man that i am! Who shall deliver me from the body of this death?
25) I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God, but with the flesh the law of sin.
This is why the Believers are told to renew their mind, over and over again in the Bible. Giving us His perfect peace, Isaiah 26:3
---Jamea7799 on 10/29/16|
Ecclesiastes 7:20 - For there is not a just man upon earth, that does good, and sinneth not,
Galatians 5,16 - This I say then, Walk in the spirit, and ye shall not be filfil the lust of the flesh,
Galatians 5:17 - For the flesh lusteth against the spirit, and the spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would,
Isaiah 64:6 - But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are like filthy rages, and we do fade as a leaf: and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away,
---RichardC on 5/10/15|
Personally I do not concern myself with sin, I think no evil, or perhaps more clearly stated, I do not contemplate that which is destructive or harmful. I chose to set my mind on the righteousness of Christ, both in myself and in others. With me, it is not about a way of acting, but rather a manner of being. I simply rest in who I am in Him, assuming no control, but rather an acquiescence. I trust that what He has started in me, He will bring to completion. I am my Father's vessel, in the service of love towards my fellow man. Loving Father enough to rest, and allow him to work that love for others through me without hinderance. His law is fulfilled in that, and His Grace made manifest, and where no law is imputed, there is no sin.
---Josef on 5/9/15|
Well alot less than I use to.stop? Friend if we had the strength to stop jesus could have stayed in heaven.we sin but we are covered by the blood of our lord.Eventually if we grow we maybe with thanks to God and his son be recognized as having christ like attributes, but none are righteous all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
---tom2 on 7/21/07|
My flesh sins everyday, why don't I stop? Because I'm still in the flesh, and always will be until God takes me home. Same question applies to you Thomas.
---Rebecca_D on 6/8/06|
I praise the Lord that He tells us that His grace is sufficient! I am so grateful, because I need His grace everyday.
---Laura on 6/8/06|
I continue to sin even though I'm saved. The difference is that the Holy Spirit makes me very quickly aware of it, sometimes before I actually do sin, or very soon after so that I can repent and know that I am forgiven
---emg on 6/8/06|
If a person can absolutely completely stop sinning then the Lord Jesus Christ made a terrible mistake when he took all those sins on himself on the cross.
---mima on 6/8/06|
Honestly I try with God's help not to sin at all. Sometimes an expletive will slip out when I hit my finger with a hammer or something like that, but I have pretty much got that under control as well.
I don't want to do anything displeasing to my God, He hears and sees all. I don't want to disappointment Him by sinning.
I want to be a good witness to others.
---NV_Barbara on 6/8/06|
I sin daily . Weather it's a thought that I may have had or a little to much food at dinner . We will sin that is going to happen to deny it is a lie . First John 1, 8-10 tells us that . As we walk with Christ and grow more mature in Him we sin less and don't sin a good bit but we will still sin . It may not be sin as obvious as adultry , murder, drunkiness and the such sins that one sees or knows about but then all sin is detestable to Father. No sin is greater or less than another.
---chris on 6/7/06|
Thomas: are you willing to answer this question along with the rest of us??? There is a big difference in willful sin because of an unchanged heart, and falling to temptation because the flesh we are still battling is weak. So many people have trouble distinguishing between the two- but GOD doesn't. None of us are perfect...YET. But too many use that term to 'justify' the lie they've convinced themselves of- that salvation does not equal a changed mind and a new life
---T.S. on 6/7/06|
I don't keep track of how often I sin. I just praise the Lord that 1 John 1:9 says God forgives me when I confess.
I am grateful that the Lord doesn't ask me that question when I come to Him in repentance. He just wraps His loving arms around me and reminds me of His unfailing love and forgiveness.
Pity too many Christians think they can take this attitude with others.
---Madison1101 on 6/7/06|