Wednesday, September 19, 2012
How to be a slave to sin
People talk about grace being "a license to sin" but those who put themselves under law "give a license to sin" to allow it to dominate them. They are saying to sin, "please make me constantly aware of you, I need to focus on you, I need to feel every bit of guilt and shame I can religiously conceive a reason to have."
"Do you not know that when you present yourselves to someone as slaves for obedience, you are slaves of the one whom you obey?" (Romans 6:16).
Almost every Christian offers his or herself as a bondslave to sin, not by actions but by mindset. They are freed by Christ but they choose to go back to sin and focus on it ad infinitum. If you ever sit around thinking, "I have sinned" or "Is this a sin or is that a sin?" you are sin conscious thus you don't believe Christ cleansed you. Sin consciousness makes you a slave to sin. Christ took sin away on the cross & He credits no one with sin. I am sick of seeing people make excuses to make their entire life about whether they sin or not. You have almost no idea how much God loves you. It is literally beyond all you can ask for or imagine.