The Bible Leaves No Room For Sin

1Jn 3:4 Everyone doing sin also does lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness.

Joh 8:34 יהושע answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone doing sin is a servant of sin.

Rom 6:16 Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves servants for obedience, you are servants of the one whom you obey, whether of sin to death, or of obedience to righteousness?

Eze 18:20 “The being who sins shall die. The son shall not bear the crookedness of the father, nor the father bear the crookedness of the son. The righteousness of the righteous is upon himself, and the wrongness of the wrong is upon himself."

People try to twist the Bible to justify sin and say we cannot stop sinning, some say we can to a certain point but not completely. These are the common scriptures that are falsely used to defend and justify those who are still struggling in sin:

Romans 7

People take Romans 7 and say that because Paul went through this, we all will (which is true), but then they go to far and say we will never overcome this, but both Paul and John make it clear, Romans 7 is not a state of one who has been delivered by Grace:

Rom 7:14 For we know that the Torah is Spiritual, but I am fleshly, sold under sin.

Yet Paul says we are slaves to who we submit ourselves to:

Rom 6:16 Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves servants for obedience, you are servants of the one whom you obey, whether of sin to death, or of obedience to righteousness?

Rom 7:15 For what I work, I know not. For what I wish, that I do not practise, but what I hate, that I do.
Rom 7:16 But if I do what I do not wish, I agree with the Torah that it is good.
Rom 7:17 And now, it is no longer I that work it, but the sin dwelling in me.

This is text book slavery which means he needed deliverence (freedom) from the sin (demons) that was compelling him:

Joh 8:34 יהושע answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone doing sin is a servant of sin.
Joh 8:35 “And the servant does not stay in the house forever – a son stays forever.
Joh 8:36 “If, then, the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed."

This is why Paul was crying out in the end:

Rom 7:24 Wretched man that I am! Who shall deliver me from this body of death?

Rom 7:17 And now, it is no longer I that work it, but the sin dwelling in me.

Paul again is crying out for salvation, because part of salvation is Jesus removing sin from us, we are to live in Him and in Him is no sin:

1Jn 3:5 And you know that He was manifested to take away our sins, and in Him there is no sin.
1Jn 3:6 Everyone staying in Him does not sin. Everyone sinning has neither seen Him nor known Him.

Paul later explains how to overcome, just not in first person:

Rom 8:13 For if you live according to the flesh, you are going to die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you shall live.
Rom 8:14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of Elohim, these are sons of Elohim.

Ironically John says the same thing in different words:

1Jn 3:8 The one doing sin is of the devil, because the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of Elohim was manifested: to destroy the works of the devil.
1Jn 3:9 Everyone having been born of Elohim does not sin, because His seed stays in him, and he is powerless to sin, because he has been born of Elohim.

Romans 7 does not justify staying in sin, it simply paints a picture of a struggle Christians find themselves in when they have received the truth of Jesus teachings (the laws of God), they have received deliverence in the heart and mind, but not been fully delivered in their body:

Rom 7:25 Thanks to Elohim, through יהושע Messiah our Master! So then, with the mind I myself truly serve the Torah of Elohim, but with the flesh the law of sin.

This is why he also said this:

Rom 12:1 I call upon you, therefore, brothers, through the compassion of Elohim, to present your bodies a living offering – set-apart, well-pleasing to Elohim – your reasonable worship.

Rom 6:6 knowing this, that our old man was impaled with Him, so that the body of sin might be rendered powerless, to serve sin no longer.

Rom 6:13 neither present your members as instruments of unrighteousness to sin, but present yourselves to Elohim as being alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to Elohim.
Rom 6:14 For sin shall not rule over you, for you are not under the law but under favour [Grace].

The point is, Paul received the teachings of Jesus and knew right and wrong, however he had sin or unclean spirits still oppressing him. He explained that to overcome this we must destroy the evil deeds of the body, we must not yeild our members over to sin. This is done through the Grace of God, the Grace of God TEACHES us:

Tit 2:11  For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, 
Tit 2:12  training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age

It's possible to overcome this struggle Here is how.

People who use Romans 7 to justify struggling have simply not gone to Jesus to receive Grace to receive deliverence in their body. They are happy with continuing in sin and use the Bible to justify staying in the works that Jesus came to destroy, if they stay in this false justification, they will end up in the lake of fire.

1 John 1:8

The full context:

1Jn 1:6 If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and are not doing the truth.
1Jn 1:7 But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of יהושע Messiah His Son cleanses us from all sin.
1Jn 1:8 If we say that we have no sin, we are misleading ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
1Jn 1:9 If we confess our sins, He is trustworthy and righteous to forgive us the sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
1Jn 1:10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His Word is not in us.

The question is, if Jesus purifies (cleanses, washes) us from all sin and takes away our sin (1 John 3:5), is it still a lie to say you no longer have sin, once you have had it washed away and removed? The context of this scripture is speaking about before being cleansed and that God WILL CLEANSE US. We call God a liar if we say we cannot stop sinning because He commanded us to stop:

Luk 13:2 And יהושע answering, said to them, “Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all other Galileans, because they have suffered like this?
Luk 13:3 “I say to you, no! But unless you repent you shall all perish in the same way.
Luk 13:4 “Or those eighteen on whom the tower in Shiloaḥ fell and killed them, do you think that they were greater offenders than all other men who dwelt in Yerushalayim?
Luk 13:5 “I say to you, no! But unless you repent you shall all perish in the same way.”

Joh 8:11  And she said, “No one, Master.” And יהושע said to her, “Neither do I condemn you. Go and sin no more.”

Joh 5:14  Afterward יהושע found him in the Set-apart Place, and said to him, “See, you have been made well. Sin no more, so that no worse matter befalls you.”

So did Paul:

1Co 15:34  Wake up to soberness, righteously, and do not sin, for some do not have the knowledge of Elohim. I speak this to your shame.

 
To call someone a liar because they obey Jesus and they cease from sin, then accuse them of sin is hypocrisy, if you do not believe we can stop sinning, then why are you so concerned that one who says "I do not sin anymore, I obey Jesus" is sinning? If we cannot stop, then there is no point in rebuking someone who says they have and say it is sin to them.

The reason why people rebuke those who testify we can stop sinning, is not because they are concerned that the person is sinning (they are teaching we must stop completely and even hold that testimony), they are rebuking them to defend the sins they are still doing and to justify the wickedness they know they are still doing. If they agree with the one who says we must stop sinning completely, it now holds them accountable to cease from their own sins. This is sad because some do not want to stop sinning, they like sin and will defend it, some like there adulterous marriages, some like their fornications. It is also sad because others do not but they are afraid to come to the light and be cleansed. This is partly why it is written the fearful will not inherit the Kingdom but have there part in the lake of fire (Revelation 21:8).

We all have sinned and must come to Jesus to be purified by His Word and Live in His Word and we will cease from sin completely.

Joh 15:3  Now you are clean through the Word which I have spoken to you. 
Joh 15:4  Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it remains in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in Me. 
Joh 15:5  I am the Vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, the same brings forth much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. 
Joh 15:6  If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered. And they gather and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.

 

Romans 3:23

Rom 3:23 for all have sinned and fall short of the esteem of Elohim

This sentence is in past tense, "all HAVE sinned", we are expected to stop. This does not justify staying in sin. And yes all have sinned but Jesus.

The truth is the Bible does not anywhere leave us comfortable with staying in sin, it points us to obey the Word of God so we may overcome and stop sinning, because the Words, teachings, instructions, commandments of God, His Words destroy sin, if we obey His words we will see the sin destroying results. We can cease from sin.
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