- What is your motive for not sinning? Is it because you fear punishment from God, or is it because you love Jesus Christ and don’t want to hurt him? Surely if you fear God you will sin more as it puts a barrier between you and God, for only Jesus’s love purifies us of all sin? See 1 John 4:18 (KJV) 18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.
- What do you do when you realize that you have sinned, and how do you get rid of sin in your life? Is it done by relying on yourself or on the Holy Spirit? Shouldn’t you ask Jesus Christ to help you get rid of sin every day and ask him to reign supremely in your heart, and shouldn’t you make every thought captive?
- Do you have a personal intimate relationship with Jesus Christ? Don’t you need to be ready for the Lord’s return at any moment? Do you refuse to compromise?
- In the following Bible passage Jesus forgave the adulteress woman, but wasn’t there one condition attached to her forgiveness? What Jesus told her applies to all of us as well as seen in John 8: 2-11
- Do you truly believe that Jesus has made full atonement for your sins? See 1 John 2:2King (KJV) And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.
- Do you see yourself as a miserable sinner all the time, or justified by Christ? Isn’t the slate wiped clean and aren’t we as white as snow once you have repented of your sins with a desire not to sin again? Either you believe that or you don’t because once you have been forgiven of your sins, how can you be in a permanent state of sin as you are deemed righteous until you sin again? Shouldn’t we see ourselves as God sees us rather than how we see ourselves?
- When we live in God as Jesus lives in the Father and have a close relationship with him, doesn’t he pull us away from sin? Don’t you believe that the Lord’s love is stronger than the devil and sin? See 1 John 4:4 (KJV) Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.
- What is the difference between someone righteous and a habitual sinner? See 1 John 3:8-10King James Version (KJV)8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.9 Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.10 In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother,and 1 John 3:24(KJV) And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us.
Written by Marie-Helene and Dominic Bradshaw