Do not buy the lie that a Christian is no longer a sinner. Every Holy Ghost-filled Christian has two natures:
1. The OLD sinful, carnal, worldly flesh.
2. The Spirit, Mind of Christ, Word of God.
EVERY DAY, you must crucify the flesh with its lusts, and walk in the
Spirit, obedient to the will and mind of God.
The Bible does NOT simply say there is "no condemnation," but it says, "there is no condemnation to them which
are in Christ Jesus, WHO WALK NOT AFTER THE FLESH, BUT AFTER THE
SPIRIT," Romans 8:1.
If you continue to walk in the flesh, the carnal mind, and
lusts thereof - THERE IS CONDEMNATION. Stop being CARNAL, and start
being GODLY, SPIRITUAL.
am no longer a sinner," is a false doctrine being propagated by Joyce
Meyer, Kenneth Copeland, Jesse Duplantis, Joseph Prince and many, many
others. Do NOT buy it.
FLESH cannot do RIGHT, and is persistently sinful.
The SPIRIT cannot do
WRONG, and is persistently righteous.
You MUST walk in the ways of the
Spirit to be righteous. If you walk in the ways of the flesh, you are
unrighteous. You MUST crucify the flesh daily.
if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit
do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live," Romans 8:13.
What are the ramifications of believing, "I am not a sinner?"
Anyone who believes they are not a sinner will continue to indulge all the ways of the flesh, the carnal mind, and all the others ways of the world. In doing so, they condemn themselves, according to the verse I have just quoted.
Those who say they are not a sinner are lying, living a lie, and will go to the Judgment Seat of Christ with unrepented sins, where they will be condemned to Hell for eternity.
Does the argument need to be any more complicated than that?
"If we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
IF WE SAY THAT WE HAVE NO SIN, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
IF WE SAY THAT WE HAVE NOT SINNED, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us."
1 John 1:7-10
"For I know that in me (that is, IN MY FLESH,) DWELLETH NO GOOD THING: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.
For the good that I would I do not: but THE EVIL WHICH I WOULD NOT, THAT I DO.
Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but SIN THAT DWELLETH IN ME.
I find then A LAW, that, when I would do good, EVIL IS PRESENT WITH ME.
For I delight in the law of God after the inward man:
But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members.
O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? 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."
PUT OFF THE OLD, PUT ON THE NEW
"PUT OFF concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; And that ye PUT ON the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness," Ephesians 4:22-24.
"PUT OFF all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth. Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have PUT OFF THE OLD MAN with his deeds; And have PUT ON THE NEW MAN, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him," Colossians 3:8-10.
"Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof. Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God," Romans 6:12-13.
"Know ye not, that TO WHOM YE YIELD YOURSELVES servants to obey, HIS SERVANTS YE ARE to whom ye obey; whether of SIN UNTO DEATH, or of OBEDIENCE UNTO RIGHTEOUSNESS?" Romans 6:16.
All these verses indicate personal, daily choices of either walking in the flesh in sin, or walking in the Spirit in righteousness. Every day, your choices determine whether the fruit of your life will be unrighteousness or righteousness.
It is your choice - a behavioral choice. If you fail to make the right choice, you fail to do the will of God.
If you walk in the flesh, you are a sinner. The flesh can do no righteousness.
"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," 1 John 3:9. That refers to the NEW MAN OF THE SPIRIT.
The NEW MAN cannot sin. The OLD MAN cannot cease from sin.
You must walk in the Spirit and crucify/mortify the flesh to avoid sin.
IF and WHEN you find yourself walking in the flesh, you must REPENT and put away the works of the flesh. If you don't, your sin will remain with you until Judgment Day.
The IMMEDIATE awful consequence of this devious false doctrine is that the bulk of Christianity is being deluded to believe that THEY CAN DO NO WRONG! Any time that a professing Christian begins to believe "I am no longer a sinner," he or she no longer has a reason to live by ANY standard whatsoever. This is LICENTIOUSNESS - pure and simple. A LICENSE to SIN.
And it is diabolical - born in the heart of Hell. You'd better believe it.
And for what it's worth - a subject for another time - this evil doctrine is rooted in the PAGAN "I AM GOD" theosophy of Freemasons, and virtually every occult and secret order on earth.
It sprang from Lucifer's lie to Eve, "Ye shall be as gods," IF she would go ahead and do what God had instructed them NOT to do.
Lucifer convinced Eve that she would NOT be a sinner if she ate the fruit.
And that is what these false preachers want YOU to believe!
RUN LIKE CRAZY from this damnable "I Am Not A Sinner" doctrine. The next stage of that deception is "I Am A God," followed by, "I Am My Own God," followed by "I Am God," followed by ATHEISM.
It is the road to Hell.
PLEASE SEE THIS ARTICLE for more understanding about the NEW BIRTH.
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