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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
So did Paul:
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.
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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