the one who practices sin is of the devil

Matthew 7:15, 21-23 NASB

“Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves.  “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter.  Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?’  And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me , you who practice lawlessness .’

1 John 3:4 NASB

Everyone who practices sin also practices lawlessness; and sin is lawlessness.

SIN is LAWLESSNESS!

SO I ask (again) are you SURE you want to hold onto the claim that even though you believe in Jesus as your savior, you’re STILL a sinner unable to be free from sin until your body of flesh leaves this earth?

1 John 3:5-10 NASB

You know that He appeared in order to take away sins; and in Him there is no sin. No one who abides in Him sins; no one who sins has seen Him or knows Him. Little children, make sure no one deceives you; the one who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous; the one who practices sin is of the devil; for the devil has sinned from the beginning. The Son of God appeared for this purpose, to destroy the works of the devil. No one who is born of God practices sin, because His seed abides in him; and he cannot sin, because he is born of God. By this the children of God and the children of the devil are obvious: anyone who does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor the one who does not love his brother.

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Judge who?

Sexual Immorality

12“Everything is permissible for me”–but not everything is beneficial. “Everything is permissible for me”–but I will not be mastered by anything. 13“Food for the stomach and the stomach for food”–but God will destroy them both. The body is not meant for sexual immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body. 14By his power God raised the Lord from the dead, and he will raise us also. 15Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ himself? Shall I then take the members of Christ and unite them with a prostitute? Never! 16Do you not know that he who unites himself with a prostitute is one with her in body? For it is said, “The two will become one flesh.” 17But he who unites himself with the Lord is one with him in spirit.
18Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a man commits are outside his body, but he who sins sexually sins against his own body. 19Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 20you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.

1 Corinthians 5:11-13
11But now I am writing you that you must not associate with anyone who calls himself a brother but is sexually immoral or greedy, an idolater or a slanderer, a drunkard or a swindler. With such a man do not even eat.

12What business is it of mine to judge those outside the church? Are you not to judge those inside? 13God will judge those outside. “Expel the wicked man from among you.”

It’s funny how quick we are to judge those outside the church, but shy away from judging those we are told to judge, those within the church. Basically I see this as: If you’re a professing Christian and are having sex outside of marriage, then you are living in sin. You need to repent (which means STOP having sex, and ask God for forgiveness), and either get married or remain abstinent until you are married. ps. Don’t forget God hates divorce also so don’t just get hitched so you can do it. 🙂

“If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left, but only a fearful expectation of judgement and raging fire that will consume the enemies of God.” Hebrews 10:26,27 —– scary stuff!

~sometimes I just gotta write~