Please study ALL SCRIPTURES BELOW and Teachings before you discard this message. It will be worth the read.
Too many here [Facebook] on these pages, are preaching and teaching that in order to become saved one must not sin and repent of all sin to be saved, and again, and, if he does sin again he will again be lost.
I take it then that they believe that now that one is saved he or she will need to live a perfect life without sin?
That would mean all saved must walk without any sin at all to yet be saved!
The Scriptures do not teach such a belief.
If you are one who believes that one must be perfect and not sin after being saved, you are believing a false doctrine.
What does the scripture tell us about sin and who can commit sin?
1. The Scriptures tell us that all men sin. There is not any who do not sin.
“What then? are we better than they? No, in no wise: for we have before proved both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all under sin; as it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.” Romans 3:9-12
2. Jesus died for us taking our sins upon Himself, and by those sins, Jesus was put to death, and buried to justify all who believe. It is the work of Jesus that does save sinners.
“For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die.
But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life. And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.” Romans 5:6-11
3. Jesus promises to forgive all who sin [after being saved].
If Jesus said He would forgive all who sin, that means men yet can sin after salvation.
Jesus promises to pray for all who are saved and to keep them. Jesus even now gives His Life for His Sheep.
“This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: but if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.” 1 John 1:5-10
“Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.” Hebrews 7:25
4. The great Apostle Paul said he had a sin problem in his flesh… [and we know he was Saved for sure!].
“For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin. For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I.
If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law that it is good. Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me. For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.
For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do.
Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me. I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me.
For I delight in the law of God after the inward man: but I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members.
O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?
I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.” Romans 7:14-25
5. The great Apostle Paul said we must present our sinful bodies to be living sacrifices [after we are saved].
He said one must renew his mind to know and understand The Perfect Will of God.
“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.” Romans 12:1-3
6. The Scriptures tell us that one must “Put on the new man”, and “Take off the old man.”
This is something all need to do after they are saved. If a saved person is “without sin” and must be perfect.. then why the need to put on a new man?
“That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; and be renewed in the spirit of your mind; and that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.” Ephesians 4:22-23
He said literally there were two men now… The old and the new man.
7. Last of all, the great Apostle said he was not yet perfect — but must press into all that God wanted for him.
He said that he was asking God to show him the things he did that were yet wrong, and when The LORD showed him, he would put that part of the old man off.
If Paul was sinless and perfect — what was he pressing into and why was he forgetting the past and seeking The Fullness of God?
“But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ. Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ, and be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith: that I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death; if by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead.
Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.
Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded: and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you.” Philippians 3:7-15
8. If all men saved are saved by Grace through Faith — and not by keeping The Law — then why will every Christian be judged before The Judgment Seat of Christ, to see what sort of work he had worked, or not worked?
Then why a Judgment Seat of Christ? Why would God want to judge the believers, if the believers are perfect?
And why did he say to all who are saved: “Be careful how you build upon the foundation of The LORD Jesus Christ?
The fact is, men are saved from the penalty of sin and given Grace and Acceptance with God, who are even ungodly.
Yes, even the ungodly can be saved by Grace — and then accounted a Son of God by Faith.
The belief that men must never sin and be perfect to continue to be saved — is a false teaching.
To those who teach otherwise, I suggest they read again the Gospel message which says Christ died, was buried, and was raised from the dead for our sins.
Not some of man’s sins — but all of man’s sins.
He did die, for even the sins of the whole world. But, men must believe that Jesus died to save them to be born again.
Note: There are many more arguments and Scriptures to be consider, but for lack of time and space, I must rest here.
I hope to write more about this subject soon.
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I have presented this Bible Teaching according to my Holy Spirit Teacher.
LORD please help men see that Jesus did already die for ALL SIN, and that He has given Grace to be saved.
Help them then know that The LORD does not now or ever before, expected for men to be sinless to be saved, but has accepted them through his blood into eternal life.
All The LORD asks for, is that sinners believe in the Good News of eternal life given freely by Grace to sinners, who will simply come to Him believing.
~ Desert Prophet Ken Dewey
The light will shine in His glory… In the desert.
Evangelist/ Prophet/ Pastor Ken Dewey is the founder of “OUT OF THE DESERT MINISTRIES“ in Belen, New Mexico, USA.
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