Saved But Sin Before You Die
The only sin that will keep us out of heaven is the one we choose deliberately and refuse to give up. We essentially say, I know this is against Your will revealed in Your Word, but I don't care... I'm going to do it my way. This demonstrates an unrepentant heart.
---robin8683 on 10/14/07|
A christians bad works are simply burned off at the judgment seat of Christ. The reward that they recieve for bad works(sin) is loss of a good reward. So if there is an unconfessed sin, and a person is truely saved, the person goes to heaven but recieves less good rewards.:)
---splaa6685 on 10/11/07|
To---trey I agree with your assessment of the problem. The most helpful versuses concerning the flesh continuing to sin but escaping accountability for that sin by the indwelling Holy Spirit is found in Romans 7-8" Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered(this speaks for the Jewish people under the old covenant). Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin."(Last for a speaks to the Christian today who is covered by the blood of Jesus)
---Mima on 10/11/07|
First to---Cynthia, I wish to apologize for what ever you have found to be "NIT-PICKUNG" by me. And I will try to be more considerate. I certainly am aware and consider you a fellow Christian. So again I say I'm sorry for anything I've said that you find offensive.
---Mima on 10/11/07|
John 3:9 is talking about born again saints(thats all real Christians)
There is NO WAY sin is counted against a born again of the Spirit person. Your a new creation, made perfect forever.
We need to be perfect to be saved (be ye perfect.) Many Christians claim they are saved but yet sinners(wrong and impossible) Jesus became sin for us. They deny the work of the Cross. There truly is power in the blood. It set us free from sin.
Salvation is Christ in you, NOT sin.
---duane on 10/11/07|
What sin are you talking about? We sin all throughout the day long. Stay close to God, just as close as you can and when you DIE you shall see HIM. I trust that this will answer your question.
---catherine on 10/11/07|
Well Mima, the question said "If you have asked Jesus Christ
into your heart", not "if Jesus Christ is in your heart". As for
1st John 3:9, what about it? Is it that you say that you are
"born of God" yet you sin?
---Nana on 10/11/07|
Here's the way I interpret 1st John 3:9.
Once a person has been "born again" by the Spirit of God, that person is spiritually a "New Creature" (2 Cor 5:17). The new inward man has been quickened(Eph 2:1) by the Spirit of God and no longer sins. Our "Natural Man" or our flesh may commit sins(Rom 7:17 & 18), but our "Inward New Spiritual Man" (Rom 7:22) lives to praise and worship God.
What say ye?
---trey on 10/10/07|
Mima, I do not know what you have against me, but you "nit-pick" a lot of my postings to questions as well as the blog questions that I ask. I consider you as my brother in Christ, and I thought we were here to share and discuss Biblical questions. We are members of the same body, the body Of Christ, and Jesus Christ is the head of us all. I personally do not believe that Our Lord, Jesus Christ is glorified or pleased by the arguments and nit-picking that goes on here. God Bless you Mima.
---Cynthia on 10/10/07|
If first John 3:9, "Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin, for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God" is true then this question is completely wrong since whosoever is born of God cannot commit sin!!!!! Is this Scripture correct? It is and there's a very good explanation for this situation. Any opinions about this?
---Mima on 10/10/07|
We will all die with some unconfessed sin in our lives. Yes He died so that we would be saved from ourselves and He said it is finished.
I believe Him.
---Andrea on 10/10/07|
Rebecca...So what your saying is,if you are a born again Christian ,and you get angry at someone and have a heart attack and drop dead you won't go to Heaven. I don't believe you know the same Jesus i do. There is no condemnation to those in Christ Jesus.
---JIM on 10/10/07|
No. Just because one gets saved that doesn't mean they can do whatever they want. Salvation is not a game, if a person plays around with their salvation, calling upon God when they need him and when things are good they stick him in the closet. Once a person dies, they can't ask God to forgive them. The bible says where a tree shall fall, is where it shall lie. Meaning if you die with sin, you'll be raised as a sinner.
---Rebecca_D on 10/10/07|
Phil the Elder,
Amen! I believe every word.
The Prodigal son was still the son, even in disobedience.
Here is one of my favorite scriptures:
Ps 37:23 The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.
Ps 37:24 Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholdeth him with his hand.
Ro 8:33 Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifieth.
---trey on 10/10/07|
First of all you do not understand the process of salvation. It is strictly God initiated to his preordained elect. Repentance is a result of salvation not a condition for it. And once you are saved nothing can remove you from the family of God.
---Phil_the_Elder on 10/10/07|
Prodical son, Father allowed him to return because it was his son. Prodical son sinned many times over. Father accepted the son back and loved him, even in his son's filth and forgave the son. The Father took the son back knowing that his son was not perfect, but saw the son's heart. Now make the Father, God, and the son, you.
---Paul on 10/9/07|
Salvation, (you asking Jesus Christ into your heart,) is based on God's grace NOT on your works or lack of sin. Sin may damage your fellowship with God, but NOT your relationship. In the book of Romans 8:1 & 2, it reads, "There for there is now no condemation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death...."
---wivv on 10/9/07|