This appeal for the necessity of sinning is utterly unscriptural. While it may reflect the experience of many who claim to be Christians, wouldn't it be much better to base what we believe on the Bible instead of what we feel? Our experience must be judged by the Bible; not the Bible being judged by our experience. 

The Bible is clearly a book against sin from cover to cover. It is an offense to God; so much so that His death on a Cross was necessary to save us. God everywhere tells us not to sin. We are exhorted to "Be ye holy for He is holy." God did not say "try" to be holy, but "BE"! Sin is an offence to Him, so any remedial measure that God makes in saving us must attempt to remove that rebellion from us. In fact, the Bible states that sin is not necessary in the believer. In 1 Cor. 10:13 we read, "There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it." 

We are told that the believer is free of sin in Romans 6:18," Being then made free from sin, ye became servants of righteousness." The character of the Christian is that, "Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin..." (1 Jn 3:9) The First epistle of John was written for a purpose, "My little children, these things I write unto you that ye sin not." (1 Jn. 2:1). There is no expectation in Scripture that we as Christians must, or do sin. Provision is made if there is a moral failure, but it is not the daily, moment by moment failure to live righteously that this provision is for. "But now being free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life. " (Rom. 6:22). "If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed." (Jn. 8:36).

My friend, the wages of sin remains death. (Rom. 6:23). He who sins is of the devil. (1 Jn. 3:8). The New Birth changes us; we are converted; our sin isn't converted, nor is God converted so His attitude towards sin is changed. 

Why place our faith in the idea that Christians are all hypocrites and failures? Why insist that we must be "less than overcomers"? 

Believe the Scriptures and their glorious promises. Not the defeated experiences of men and their flawed cliché's.


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