I’ve noticed several people in recent days saying that true Christians could never sin, or saying that if you sin you cannot be a Christian. Could we get any farther from the truth?
Romans 3:23 - For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God [That includes Christians].
We ARE to live holy lives, pleasing and acceptable to God. We ARE to shake off the temptation of sin in the world. But NO ONE can EVER be perfect without Jesus. End of story.
Paul said we are to die daily. We WILL sin. We WILL stray. Pobody’s Nerfect.
What is important is that, although we may sin, we MUST seek after God’s own heart, striving constantly to be as like Him as we can. We MUST seek His forgiveness when we falter.
God knows our hearts, and when we are in true communion with Him, we will not want to sin. It is when we take our eyes off of Him that we sink. That is going to happen. But, He will be there to pick us back up again. That doesn’t give us a free pass to do whatever we want, but we as Christians have to stop condemning each other to an eternity in hell and start encouraging each other to live a better, more Christ-like life.