Lie: No one can stop sinning
Fact: Eventually everyone will stop sinning, because all people die eventually.
Bible Truth: Actually, there is more than birth, life and death. There is a spiritual life also. Jesus said, "unless a man is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God" --John 3:3. This birth comes by faith in Jesus Christ and results in death to the spiritual "old man of sin". The Scriptures teach us about a spiritual death that comes through sin and a spiritual birth that comes through the resurrection of Jesus Christ. We are buried with Christ through baptism and raised by the power of God.--(Rom 6:4, Col 2:12) You see, this life that God has prepared for us starts now. For the kingdom of God is within you. --Luke 17:21
Jesus told the woman caught in adultery: "Has no one condemned you? Neither do I condemn you, go and sin no more!" --John 8:11 (NKJV)
Jesus told the man who was an invalid for 38 years after he had been healed, "See, you are well again. Stop sinning or something worse may happen to you." --John 5:14 (NIV)
The Apostle Paul warned the Corinthians, "Do not be misled: 'Bad company corrupts good character.' Come back to your senses as you ought, and stop sinning; for there are some who are ignorant of God--I say this to your shame." --1 Cor. 15:33-34 (NIV)
We are given a beautiful witness from God as to what the Christian life is in
Romans 6 of the Bible. Do you know what leads up to Romans 6:23? "15
What then? Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace?
Certainly not! 16Do you not know that to whom you present
yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one's slaves whom you obey, whether of
sin leading to death, or of obedience leading to righteousness? 17But
God be thanked that though you were slaves of sin, yet you obeyed from the heart
that form of doctrine to which you were delivered. 18And having
been set free from sin, you became slaves of righteousness. 19I
speak in human terms because of the weakness of your flesh. For just as you
presented your members as slaves of uncleanness, and of lawlessness leading to
more lawlessness, so now present your members as slaves of righteousness for
The real question is not whether a person can stop sinning. For someone who truly loves God will want to stop sinning because they know that sin displeases God and results in destruction to self and others. The real question is, "Do you believe God or man?" and "Do you love God?" The carnal man says, "I can't stop sinning". But God says, "stop sinning or something worse will happen to you than physical illness or pain". Jesus said, "do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell." --Matt 10:28 So humble yourself and turn to Jesus Christ whom God sent to bless you by turning you from sin and wickedness. May he bring peace and healing to your soul!
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Grace to all of you who love our
Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity and truth--Ephesians