Is a Sinner saved from hell as he commits sin?
[Gospel is that we must believe Jesus Christ, with proof that we obey his commandments, for our everlasting life. Any other gospel is perverting the gospel of Christ. The Bible invariably says that we must believe and obey the gospel, in order to escape the vengeance of our Lord Jesus Christ, in flaming fire.]
The Bible is clear on all subjects. It has only one message, which has no conflicts or contradictions. But those preachers, who serve themselves and the devil, preach contradictions using the Bible to promote their doctrines. Let us study this subject also from the Bible. Saved means that salvation is done, it has happened. So, we must know what is salvation and when will it happen, according to the Bible, and we must verify it in the real life. I have written an article about salvation, etc, and rather than writing the whole thing again, let me give the link of the article so that you may study that and come back to this. Click on this link: 'Salvation'.
Jesus Christ says, whosoever commit sin is the servant of sin. "John 8:34 Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin." Apostle Paul writes that whoever serve sin is a sinner and they will reap what they sow. "Romans 6:16 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? Galatians 6:7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. 8 For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting." Apostle Peter writes that if you are overcome by sin then you are slave to sin. "2 Peter 2:19 While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage." Apostle John writes that whoever sins is of the devil. "1 John 3:8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; ---." Apostle James asks you to be the doer of the word so that it will save your soul. "James 1:21 Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls. 22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves." But Satan and his servants deceive people saying that we are saved while we are yet sinning. Do not be deceived by the devil or by his servants. "2 Corinthians 11:13 For 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." Jesus Christ came to destroy the work of the devil. "1 John 3:8 --- for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil." He shall save his people from their sins. "Matthew 1:21 --- thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins." His people are those who obey him and follow his steps. More detailed study on who is a sinner is by a click on this: 'SIN'.
Christians think that they are saved from the punishments for sins while they yet enjoy sins. But as long as someone is sinning, they are not saved from punishment, because God is righteous Judge. "Acts 17:31 Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness. Revelation 19:2 For true and righteous are his judgments:" The Bible often reminds that God is the most holy righteous judge, who judges without any partiality. But Christians think that God, who supposed to be the righteous judge, will save them from the punishment for sins, while they are committing sins. But, Jesus Christ saves his people from their sins. "Matthew 1:21 ... thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins." Jesus Christ does not save anybody from hell, but he sends people to hell. Jesus Christ saves his people from their sins, so that he does not have to send them to hell. He gives grace to the humble and they will overcome sins and grace destroys sin. "Rom 5:21 That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord." Grace is not just one thing but a combination of "the doctrine, power and abiding of God", given to believers in order to overcome sins. "John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God." God gave his only begotten Son for the world. God saved those who came to him, believed him and obeyed him. But, Christians say that they believe Jesus Christ, but they do not believe him. They believe some preachers, who will say some nonsense stories about him. The preachings of Jesus Christ is recorded in the Bible. Jesus Christ is telling people what to do, in order to be saved and to receive eternal life. Christians will not believe them, and so they will not obey them. Only those who believe what Jesus Christ says, will obey him. They will be saved and inherit eternal life. All others will keep on committing sin and their sin will take them to eternal death. Those who overcame sins by the grace of God are saved from their sins. They are the workmanship of God.
Jesus Christ preached repentance as the first condition so that we may have a part with the kingdom of heaven. "Matt 4:17 From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand." Apostle Paul also confirms that God commands everybody to repent. "Acts 17:30 And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:" At the revelation, Jesus Christ visited Apostle John and sent messages to the Churches requiring them to repent in order to be saved. "Rev 2:5 Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent. 16 Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth. 21 And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not. 22 Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds. Rev 3:3 Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee. 19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent." Without repentance there will be no salvation. We can have an integral part in saving others also if we have the compassion of God. "Jude 1:22 And of some have compassion, making a difference: 23 And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh." Repentance is the first step and the foremost important step towards salvation, or to be saved. "2 Timothy 2:25 In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;" If we are repeatedly rebellious towards God, God may not even give repentance to you. Then, you will not repent and God will close the door of salvation to you for ever. Please click on this to study about the forgiveness of God: 'Forgiven'.
Almost all Christians say that they are saved. So they should go to heaven when they die. It is a big relief to them from a scary unknown future. How are they saved? Preachers told them that if they believe on Jesus Christ, they are saved. Christians believe in Jesus Christ that he is Son of God, he did miracles, he preached the gospel, he died for them on the cross, he was raised from death, he is with God the Father in heaven, and so on, and he will take them to heaven when they die. So, according to the preachers, they believed on Jesus Christ and they are saved. But it does not say anything about how they must live to inherit eternal life, etc. Is it salvation or deception? Acts 16:30 "Sirs, what must I do to be saved? 31 They said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house." What to do to be saved? It is to believe. Believe what? It is the most important question between salvation and deception. Believe on the Lord! The Lord is our master, who bought us and owns us. If we believe that he is our master and we will do whatsoever he tells us to do. If we say that he is our master and we do not do what he tells us to do, then we are fake believers and liars. In the old times in eastern settings, the man is the head of the house. He will do what the master says, and the household will do what he says. So, if he believes on the Lord Jesus Christ, he and his household will do what the Lord tells them to do to be saved, and so they will be saved. But the deception comes from the preachings. They tell people to believe that Jesus Christ is God and he will take them to heaven, no matter what they do, instead of telling them to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ. Further, the preachers preach in a sneaky way, not to obey Jesus Christ because it will be works, but just to believe that he will take them to heaven without obeying him. They believe preachers instead of accepting Jesus Christ as their Lord and believing what Jesus Christ tells them to do to go to heaven. So, according to the truth of the Bible they are not saved, because they have not obeyed, or did not do what Jesus Christ told them to do. So, they are not saved, but they are deceived.
God gives his word, grace and power by Jesus Christ to his people. Jesus Christ will lead them through righteousness and takes them to eternal life. The devil preaches lies by his servants so that people may commit sin. Those who live in sin will find their way to eternal death. "Romans 5:21 as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord. Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." Study connecting these two.
We think that people commit sin because of their lustful desires. As true as it is, the devil began sinning and he makes people to commit sin. The Lord Jesus Christ came to destroy the works of the devil and free people. "1 John 3:8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil." If we are still committing sin, we are of the devil. Even though we are or we were committing sin, Jesus came to free us from sinning. In order to become the people of God, we must submit to Jesus and be saved from sin.
"Matthew 1:21 ... call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins." Even though Jesus Christ died for the whole world, he will save only his people. Who are his people? "Galatians 5:24 And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts." His people are those who have already crucified their flesh with the affections and lusts, but not those who still live in sin. "Romans 3:25 ... 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, through the forbearance of God;" His grace stops the future sins of his people and his righteousness forgives their past sins by his blood. They are saved from sins and from hell as well as from the lake of fire. Now they are saved.
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"Romans 6:17 But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you." They were servants of sin. God has given his doctrine so that they may obey God and do his righteousness. They obeyed the doctrine of Jesus Christ with all their heart. Their obedience to the doctrine delivered them from their sin. "Romans 6:18 Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness." God made them free from sin. So, they became servants of righteousness. "Romans 6:22 But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life." As they were serving God, they became holy and God gives them everlasting life. Click on this for detailed study: 'Salvation'.
"Ephesians 2:2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: 3 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others." These believers had a sinful life and they shared their life with sinful friends in the past. Now they do not commit sin. "Ephesians 2:4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, 5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved). 10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them." God quickened them, that is, he gave them new life (quickened them, resurrected them), by his mercy and love. By this work, God the Father has united them with Jesus Christ. This is salvation and the result is eternal life.
As God has unites them with Jesus Christ, he raises them (their spirits of man) to be seated with Jesus Christ in heaven. "Ephesians 2:6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:" They are in the world, but they are not of the world. They are heavenly minded people. As their life is hid with Christ in God, they will set their affections on heavenly things. "Colossians 3:1 If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. 2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. 3 For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God." God requires us to examine ourselves so that we may not be deceived by false beliefs or vain imaginations. "2 Corinthians 13:5 Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves." If we love the truth, we will examine ourselves. If our ambitions are still on earthly things, we are neither seated in heavenly places, nor seated with Christ. If we still commit sins, then we are not saved. If we examine ourselves, at least we will not be deceived. And there will be room for repentance. Adam was not deceived, but still he sinned. I hope that you are not like Adam.
As Jesus Christ was teaching his disciple to pray, he imposed a condition of forgiveness. After completing the prayer he brought this one condition again to re-emphasize that God will not forgive them unless we forgive others. "Matt 6:12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. 14 For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: 15 But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses."
We must have faith in order to be saved. "Eph 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: ---." Salvation will be given to only those who obey the doctrine of Jesus Christ. "Heb 5:9 --- he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him;" God wants sinners to confess their sins and to walk in the light as God is in the light so that God may forgive them and clean their unrighteousness. "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. 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." We must obey the doctrine of God, stop serving sin and start obeying righteousness, in order to be saved from sin. "Rom 6:17 But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you. 18 Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness." We have to strive hard to become saved. "Luke 13:23 Then said one unto him, Lord, are there few that be saved? And he said unto them, 24 Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able." We have to work out our own salvation with fear and trembling. "Phil 2:12 --- as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling." We must endure until the end to be saved. "Matt 24:13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved." We have to yield the fruit of holiness in our life in order to receive everlasting life. "Rom 6:22 But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life." Become true servants to God and obey God.
A person is born with soul and body. Until he receives the spirit of man he is considered as dead person (spiritually) and he lives in trespasses and sins. As he is convicted of his sins and repented sincerely with all his soul, God gives him the spirit of man so that he may live a spiritual life. At this point he is born again. "John 3:3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. 6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit." Then he receives the grace of God, which is the "doctrine, power and abiding of God." He is enabled by the power of grace to obey the doctrine of God. He obeys the commandments of God, and is loved by Jesus Christ. His commandments are not hard to do if we want to obey them. "1 John 5:3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous." As he obeys, Jesus Christ and God the Father love him and abide with him. "John 14:15 If ye love me, keep my commandments. 21 He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me:---. 23 Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him." As they abide in him, he cannot and will not commit sin. "1 John 3:5 And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin. 6 Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not ... 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." So, he is saved by the abiding of God. But this is a process that takes time. For details please click and read this: 'Born Again'.
Saved by grace is also explained in these verses. "Eph 2:1 And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; 2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: 3 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others. 4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, 5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)." Those who commit sin are considered as dead (spiritually). Then God quickens them (brings them to life) from the dead. Dead is living in sin and life is living without sin. So now they are saved, which is living without sin. Second verse describes their past life while they were living in sin. Third verse describes their past life while they had fellowship with sinners. Verses 4&5 say that God raised him from the life of sin, which was death, to the life of Christ, which is life. This is salvation. Previously they were committing sins as well as having fellowship with sinners. Now their life is with Christ, which is without sin. This is summarized as "by grace ye are saved". This is the salvation of God. God saved them. Please click this to read about grace: 'Grace'.
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The vast majority of Christians think that sin is part of life and nobody can live without committing sin until they die. This lie is started by the devil. But most preachers believe that they will go to heaven by the grace of God even without departing from sins and iniquities. Preachers help Christians to continue in their belief and in sins, by perverting and twisting scriptures. But, if we study the Bible with good conscience, the Bible gives us the truth. However, God gives room to those who want to twist the scriptures. Preachers take advantage of this and preach many false doctrines to please people, so that they may commit sin without guilt. So, their congregation and followers are all satisfied. And the truth of the Bible is seldom preached.
The Bible says that salvation is an escape from committing sin. God removes the addiction of committing sin. Then it is up to us whether to stop sinning or not. So, salvation is a work of God and us. To help us, God gives his word, power, presence, etc that is called grace, that has the power to destroy sin. We can use grace and stop to sin. God gives us the spirit and tells us to mortify the body of sin by the spirit. Then, if we do not sin by the power of the spirit, we will be no more sinners. At this point God forgives our past sins and gives eternal life, which is a privilege to live in heaven. So, we escaped our punishment in hell and in the lake of fire. This is the true salvation.
The practical experience of most Christians is that they tried to live without sin and failed many times. They are in this routine of committing sin and asking God for forgiveness, which goes on and on. Very soon this routine becomes a standard. Satan exploits this situation to teach them that nobody can live without sin. He also says not to worry about it since God is so good that he will keep on forgiving sins as you are committing sins and ask forgiveness. Even though it is not true, people tends to believe this. This is destruction for their eternal life. But, God will give us power and even abide in us, if we give ourselves to him. We can and will overcome sins.
God's instructions continue further to purify ourselves as much as Jesus Christ is pure. 1 John 3:2 says: "... we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. 3) And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure." As people have done it, they achieved victory. 1 John 3:6 says: "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." This is an universal statement with the condition in it. It is, that those who abide in God will not commit sin. The abiding of God is the key for sinless living. But how to abide in him? It is up to us! John 14:23 says: "Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him." If we obey God, he will abide in us.
2 Corinthians 7:1 says: “Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.” Does this say that we will be sinning until we die and God will come and clean our dead bodies so that we may live pure afterward? 1 Thessalonians 5 says: “22) Abstain from all appearance of evil. 23) And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.” It is God who will sanctify you wholly, your spirit, soul and body be preserved blameless for the coming of the Lord. But foolish preachers say that you will be righteous and holy after you die. And. ignorant congregation shout halleluiah for that stupidity. You want God to come and purify your dead body after you die and how will you live a righteous and holy life after you die? Preachers and congregations are foolish.
Let us not be deceived. Salvation of God is freedom from sin itself. Our righteous living will bring us eternal reward. "Revelation 22:12 And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be." One of the reward for our righteous works will be the privilege to be seated in the very throne of God to judge and to rule with God. "Revelation 3:21 To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne." Why don't we go for it? It is the good pleasure of God to give the kingdom to his little flock, which follows him wherever he goes. "John 10:27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: Luke 12:32 Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom." Please you may look at one article and two videos from these links: 1) 'Live Holy', 2) 'Sinless', and 3) 'Perfect'.
False preachers say that we all will be sinning, but with no punishment because of grace. They call it as 'saved by grace.' It is deception. The Bible says that Jesus Christ will save his people from their sins. If they do not sin anymore by the grace of God, then God will forgive their past sins and then they are saved. Jesus Christ will not save them from the punishment for sins as they are committing sins. Rom 5:21.. sin hath reigned unto death,. 6:16 whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness. 23 For the wages of sin is death;... Matt 1:21 – call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins. Examine yourself. If you do not commit sin, you are saved from sins. If you do not have power to stop sinning, ask God to help you. God the Father, the Holy Ghost, and the Lord Jesus Christ are real persons as you and I. But they are Spirit as we are of the flesh. But they are real. Ask them for help, to do what is required of us to do. God will give power to make you perfect in your weakness. This is the grace of God. Trust God and that is faith. You will be saved.
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