SINS OF THE SAINTS
Dr. Miles Seaborn
I John 1:4-10
Can a Christian sin? Yes, a Christian can sin. We
know it by experience and we know it from the Word of
God. Many times Christians are overwhelmed by their
own sin and they don't know what to do with their sin.
They don't know how to deal with their sin. What
happens when we don't know how to overcome temptation?
What happens when we are not victorious in overcoming
some great temptation in our lives? How are we to
deal with that sin? That's what we want to talk about
Now a Christian cannot sin and get by with it.
Don't get the idea that just because you are saved
that you are God's darling and that God is going to
wink at your sin. If you're bound to sin, you're
bound to suffer. That is just one of the principles
of life. God will never condone in the saint what He
condemns in the sinner, and God will discipline,
chastise and punish His children if they willfully
persist in sin.
Turn with me in your Bibles to the book of 1st John
1, and let's see what the Bible says about the sin of
the saints and how we are to deal with sin in our
lives. Even the choicest of God's saints sin. Peter
played the hypocrite; Paul went to Jerusalem against
the orders of the Holy Spirit; Noah, after his
tremendous deliverance along with his family became
drunken. Abraham lied about his own wife and to save
his own neck told an adversary that his wife was his
sister. So some of God's greatest people have sinned
against God. Christians can sin. Christians cannot
lose their salvation - Phil. 1:6; "Being confident of
this very thing that He which has begun a good work in
you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ."
Jesus said, "My sheep know my voice and I know them.
Neither shall any man pluck them out of my father's
hand." John 10
The Bible says we are kept by faith by the power of
God, so let's don't doub ...
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