1 John 1:8-10 NASB
If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous 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.
It amazes me when people oppose the message of their freedom from sin. This text is ALWAYS brought up. Yet they don’t even understand what they are reading. And they also stop reading 1 John and reject the rest. Would you read the first chapter of a book and write a conclusion on it from that first chapter? NO! You would continue reading and draw your conclusion from the ENTIRE book. So why do believers in Jesus stop at the first chapter?????
We ALL have sinned, in Adam. Yet we are ALL justified to life in Jesus. I HAVE sinned in my flesh, the part of me that was born of Adam. I have confessed this to be true, and have been baptized into the death of Jesus Christ, agreeing that my carnal man, that which Adam cursed to sin, HAS been crucified WITH Christ. And that I NOW live by the Spirit of God. I am now living as Spirit and not flesh therefore I am free from the flesh which is hostile towards God. (Romans 6 discusses the true baptism) so I now am able to proceed past 1 John 1 and claim the remaining chapters. I believe every word that proceeds out of God’s mouth, therefore I am free and not a slave to sin. This is available for ALL men through Jesus Christ. Do you believe this?