From a Biblical perspective it’s quite clear, God’s attitude toward sinful conduct is, “There is a better life than living in sin or engaging in sinful conduct. It’s called having a clean heart, a holy life, with victory over sin. Simply put it’s a new life in the power of a resurrected Christ.” The new life in Christ is a life where the conduct of man is morally changed from unholy to holy by the power of God’s Grace that “flows” from Calvary. Not just forgiveness from past sins…but a constant holy heart and constant holy conduct “right” in the eyes of God. Made right by God’s Grace, not by the human will.
“Divine Grace teaches Christian men to deny ungodliness…not to accept ungodliness or to condone it…Titus 2:11-14”
Think about Jesus’ attitude when He told many people, “Go and sin no more.” Faith in Christ allows God to pour out His Divine Grace from Heaven. This Grace I speak of gets into the human soul and character of man. Divine Grace forgives sin but Divine Grace also morally changes the conduct and behavior of a believer in Christ. There’s enough moral change in Christianity to live, act, and move without sinful conduct and/or sinful behavior. Enough moral change to be led of the Spirit of God instead of the flesh. Sinful conduct “must” leave the redeemed and morally changed believer. Reason? Holiness of heart is greater. Christians mind the Spirit of God. God doesn’t excuse sin anyway. God’s attitude about sin is, “I’ve given you Christ. Christ is all you need to get rid of sin and sinful conduct. A child of God should mind and obey the Holy Spirit”. Simple and joyful life.
One of the greatest hindrances to this great truth and blessing in a present age of apostacy is, “Men with “enticing and swelling words” have distorted and twisted what God’s thoughts are about sin and sinful conduct.” The proper Biblical perspective is watered down and man’s opinion to condone and excuse sin are put on a higher plain. Many men from the pulpits and/or denominational settings seem to conclude that one little sin is no big deal. Then it becomes one little sin. Two little sins. Three little sins. Then what?
“Man’s opinion to condone sin is a great danger to Salvation of human souls.”
God does not condone or excuse sin or sinful conduct in any manner. One sin can send a man to Hell. Sin is sin and is a violation to God’s Law. Why take a chance? Did you catch that statement? Are you a chance taker? Do you want to be sure and certain about your Eternal destiny beyond the grave? Don’t toy with sin! Christ is enough to live a life without sin. If nothing else…do as Christ said, “Go and sin no more”.
I know there are many people and denominations around the globe that will object to the fact that one little sin will send a soul to Hell. These are the chance takers. They think this writer is strange for taking such position; they sometimes insinuate I’m a false Prophet: accuse me; hate my guts; or lash out at me like I’m the worst criminal of the worst criminals on planet earth. Smiles! That’s OK. Many men of God have been ridiculed or scoffed for same reasons. I count it all joy to be straight forward about Bible Truth and holiness. I still love them anyway. I know God can change a convict into a convert for Christ…all the way through this life and all the way into Heaven. Smiles. Even more unusually this writer runs across so many doctrines that condone sinful conduct that are contrary to a life of victory over sin. I’m use to it! I admit people can fall, and God will pick them up…but the fact of the matter is, “God can provide enough Grace to keep people from falling”. Saving Grace is enough to do that. God said so! Christ said so! Therefore a Christian’s conduct can be holy, just, and unblameable by the power of God’s Grace because God said so!
This I’m sure of! God hates sin and condemns it. Jesus hated sin and condemned it. The Bible hates sin and condemns it. (Only people without knowledge use the Bible to condone sin which is wrong and deceptive) The Holy Spirit convicts the world of sin.
“Grieve not the Holy Spirit! “
Sin grieves God. Condemnation into Eternal damnation comes from sinful conduct. God said, “Be ye holy as I am holy thus saith the Lord!” Holiness from God is enough for you to keep the victory over sin all the time. Falling in and out of sin grieves God. The Bible teaches that God can keep men from falling. Read it! Holiness is enough to allow you to conduct yourself and behave yourself like a child of God…all the time. You can mind God and live in the Spirit all the time. How? With Great Grace! That gives Great Victory! That comes through a Great Spirit! That provides a Great Blessed life! There are many reasons God’s attitude is against sinful conduct. The Bible is very, very clear on this matter. Just look at God’s attitude when Adam and Eve committed one little sin! God hates sin…so much that it pleased the Father to allow His Son to be bruised and punished like a criminal…to take away your sins and give you a holy heart to live and conduct yourself according to God’s standard. Being holy like He is holy.
This is my story as a new creature in Christ without compromise of God’s Word or apology for living right. I’m so glad God made this writer this way! God snatched me out of the fire and gave me the words to help others to escape the same fiery pit. I will do this work and ministry until I die. To live is to be with Christ and to die is gain. Whether loved or hated! I love all of you. My attitude is like God’s…to hate sin and sinful conduct but love the sinner. Smiles.