ISSUE #2: “MAYBE I’M STILL A SINNER”

November 08, 2018
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If you believe the Gospel, that is, that God has fulfilled His plan to accept the death of His son (Jesus) as a propitiation for the sins of mankind, He has raised Jesus from the dead, and has ever since bestowed eternal life on everyone who believes, you are no longer a sinner.

Here’s a question for you: can an animal be a dog and a sheep at the same time? I guess you answered no. So same thing applies, you can not be a sinner and a righteous person at the same time. You can’t have an old heart (nature of sin) and a new heart (nature of God) at the same time. 

You were once a sinner but the moment you believed the Gospel, you became righteous. You have a new heart, new nature, new spirit, new desires, everything became new. 

This is not about what you do but who you are; you committed sin because you were a sinner, so now you live righteously because you are righteous. 

You can live above sin, you can say no to sin, you can do the right thing because you are righteous in Christ. That old man is dead! And even if you do sin, you have Jesus who will intercede for you with God. 

Here are verses to ponder upon and get that boost: 

I will give you a new heart and a new mind. I will take away your stubborn heart of stone and give you an obedient heart. (Ezekiel 36:26 GNT

Anyone who is joined to Christ is a new being; the old is gone, the new has come. (2 Corinthians 5:17 GNT

So far as the Law is concerned, however, I am dead—killed by the Law itself—in order that I might live for God. I have been put to death with Christ on his cross, so that it is no longer I who live, but it is Christ who lives in me. This life that I live now, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave his life for me. (Galatians 2:19-20 GNT

I am writing this to you, my children, so that you will not sin; but if anyone does sin, we have someone who pleads with the Father on our behalf—Jesus Christ, the righteous one. (1 John 2:1 GNT)

Cheers.

(You can read up on the previous post  to get a better understanding)

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