Jesus Christ died for the sins of the whole world. He died in our place so that we may not be punished for our sins. However, we must believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Begotten Son of God. And, we must believe and obey the gospel that Jesus Christ preached for our eternal life. (Refer: John 20:31, 1 John 5:1, Mark 1:14-15, Rom 10:16, and 2 Thes 1:8.)
Preachers say that it is not possible for us not to commit sin. They say: we must realize it and ask God for forgiveness so that God may save us by his grace and blood of the Lord Jesus Christ wipes out all our sins (past, present and future sins). That is, we can enjoy all our sins and go to heaven since Jesus Christ has died on the cross for us.
This preaching sounds very good and comforting. But, is it true that Jesus Christ died to help us commit sins without fearing God? Or, is it a trick of the devil to deceive people? Preachers use slogans, clichés, jokes, fun, politics, and religiosity for sermons and entice people with it. They do not care to study the whole word of God and to preach from it. Instead they stay ignorant in the word of God even though they have degrees in theology. It is sad that Christians take their word as the word of God whereas they preach opposite to the word of God. However, let us see what the Bible has to say regarding our topic.
God sent Jesus Christ to die for us so that we may do the righteousness of the law. "Rom 8:3... God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: 4 That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us... ."
God bought us with the price of his own blood and demands that we glorify him with our body and spirit. "1 Cor 6:20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's." Sinning is opposite to glorifying God.
He forgives and says not to sin again. "John 5:14 ... Jesus findeth him in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee. 8:11 She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more."
The Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins to deliver us from the sinful world and to make us live according to the will of God the Father, but not to commit sin. "Gal 1:3 ... from our Lord Jesus Christ, 4 Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father:"
Jesus Christ gave himself for us so that he may sanctify us (make us righteous persons) by cleaning us with his word as water cleans the dirt so that we may be holy. "Eph 5:25 ... Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; 26 ... that he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, 27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish."
Jesus Christ died on the cross to present us holy, unblamable and unreproveable. "Col 1:22 In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight:"
Jesus Christ died for us to redeem us from sins and to purify us for himself. "Titus 2:14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works."
The blood of Jesus Christ will purge our conscience not to sin but to serve the living God. "Heb 9:14 How much more shall the blood of Christ ... purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?" Dead works are works of sin that lead to eternal death.
The Lord Jesus Christ shed his blood and died not only to forgive our past sins but also to make us perfect to do the will of God the Father. "Rom 3:25 Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past ... Heb 13:20 .. our Lord Jesus ... through the blood of the everlasting covenant, 21 Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is well pleasing in his sight ..."
"1 Pet 2:24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness..." The Lord Jesus Christ died for us on the cross so that we should live in the righteousness of God that is without sin.
"2 Cor 5:14 ... the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead: 15 And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again." The love of Jesus Christ made us to think that we all died to self since Jesus Christ died for us and we all will live the life of the one who died for us. Jesus Christ never sinned and so, those who live his life also will not commit sin. "1 John 3:6 Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him. ... 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."
Jesus Christ died for us in order to make us the righteousness of God. Sinning people are not the righteousness of God. "2 Cor 5:21 .. he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him."
"1 John 1:7 But 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." It is true that the blood of Jesus Christ his Son will clean us from all sins, but not until we walk in light as he is in light. Light is to be holy and darkness is to commit sin. That is, unless we stop to commit sin, God will not forgive our past sins.
It is a debatable question. Bible scholars say 'yes' but the Bible says 'no.' Christian studies talk about grace, faith, mercy, cross, blood of Jesus, etc for our inheritance in heaven. All are true, but not complete. If these are working on a person, it will change him/her from being a sinner to a righteous person and then he/she will inherit heaven. So, the bottom line where rubber meets the road is whether the person is still sinning or not. The Bible says that a sinning person will never inherit the kingdom of God, which is heaven.
Jesus Christ told his disciples that even they will not enter heaven if their righteousness do not exceed the righteousness of the scribes and pharisees. "Matt 5:20 For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven." God's righteousness is opposite to sin. Sinning people does not fulfill the righteousness of God.
God will judge sinning people and their partners to eternal death. "Rom 1:29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, 30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: 32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them."
Sinning people will not inherit the kingdom of God. "1 Cor 6:9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, 10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God."
Sinning people will not inherit the kingdom of God. "Gal 5:19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, 20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, 21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God."
Let no man deceive you with vain words. Sinning people will not inherit the kingdom of God. The wrath of God is upon the children of disobedience. "Eph 5:3 But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints; 4 Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks. 5 For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. 6 Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience."
The wrath of God comes upon the children of disobedience. "Col 3:5 Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry: 6 For which things' sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience:"
Sodom and Gomorrha are set forth for an example for sinning people in eternal fire that is hell. "Jude 1:7 Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire."
The word of God says that sinning people are under the wrath of God. They will not go to heaven, but go to eternal fire. Let no man deceive you with vain words.
God's grace will not help people to commit sin, but it will overcome sin. "Jude 1:4.. there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness and ..." God curse the false preachers. Yet there are many false preachers pervert the gospel. "Gal 1:6 I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: 7 Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. 8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. 9 As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed." False preachers also show themselves as true preachers. Only way to detect them is by observing what they preach."2 Cor 11:13 ... such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. 14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. 15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works."
Ignorant preachers preach evil messages and corrupt Christianity by allowing them to sin. "1 Cor 15:33 Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners. 34 Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame.1 John 2:1 My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not." The purpose of God for his people is that they rise up to righteousness and not to commit sin. All unrighteousness is sin. "1 John 5:17 All unrighteousness is sin... Rom 6:13 Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God... " Obeying the commandments of God is the true righteousness. All others are self righteousness. "Deut 6:25 And it shall be our righteousness, if we observe to do all these commandments before the LORD our God, as he hath commanded us."
In the last chapter of the last book of the Bible, Jesus Christ identifies himself who he is in verse 13 and tells how to enter into heaven in verse 14 in one sentence. That is to do his commandments. That means; those who do not obey his commandments can not enter heaven. "Rev 22:13 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. 14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city." Obey the Commandments of God and you will be in heaven. God will take vengeance on them that do not obey his commandments. "2 Thes 1:7 ... the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, 8 In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ:" Jesus Christ is the Lord. Obey him.
All disobedience to God is sin. Sinning people will not inherit heaven. If we love the Lord Jesus Christ, his commandments are not grievous for us to obey. So, let us obey God and inherit heaven.
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To them who by patient
continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality,
But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey
the truth, but obey unrighteousness,
indignation and wrath,
Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that
doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile;
But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew
first, and also to the Gentile:
there is no respect of persons with God.
John 3:19 And this is the
condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness
rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
For every one that
the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.
But he that
doeth truth cometh to
the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in
Our Judgment is Not According to what Jesus Christ has done,
Psalms 62:12, Isaiah 3:10&11, Jeremiah 17:10, 32:19,
Matthew 16:27, 25:34-46, 1 Corinthians 3:8, 5:10, Galatians 6:7&8,
Revelation 20:12, "I
saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; ... and the dead were
judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to
Revelation 22:12 "...
my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be."
- Eternal Life, Or
DO EVIL - Eternal Death, Because
GOD is IMPARTIAL.
But According to what We have done.
Romans 2:7 To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life: 8 But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath, 9 Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile; 10 But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile: 11 For there is no respect of persons with God. John 3:19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. 20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. 21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.
Our Judgment is Not According to what Jesus Christ has done,
Psalms 62:12, Isaiah 3:10&11, Jeremiah 17:10, 32:19, Matthew 16:27, 25:34-46, 1 Corinthians 3:8, 5:10, Galatians 6:7&8, Revelation 20:12, "I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; ... and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works." Revelation 22:12 "... my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be."
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