Does simply accepting Jesus as your Savior prevent you from sinning?

Does it prevent you from sinning, just erase the penalty of sin, remove the sin nature, or what?

Clarify Share Report Asked February 18 2015 Mini Gary Creel

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Profile pic Mark Vestal Proud of nothing of myself. Freed by Christ who did it all!
Not necessarily, but God's grace gives us the strength needed to overcome! We will always be 'sinners', but our position with God changes when we believe that Jesus Christ made the atonement for all of our sins. Sin is no longer the issue for salvation. Lack of faith in Christ is where people remain lost.

The confusion comes form those who believe and teach that the entire Bible was written to them, failing to understand that they are not a part of God's covenant program with Israel. Our 'good news' for today is found in the thirteen epistles of the apostle Paul (Romans through Philemon).

"Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah" (Jer 31:31, Heb 8:8). Note that the new covenant is for the house of Israel, and the house of Judah, not you or I.

We have something much greater than a covenant as we are not under law, but God's grace (Rom 6:14). Our salvation simply requires faith in what Jesus Christ completed for us on the cross (Rom 3:28, 1 Cor 1:23).

Rightly dividing the word of truth (2 Tim 2:15), the gospel of our salvation (Eph 1:13), is to separate the gospel given to Paul from the gospels given to Messianic Hebrews when studying the bible. Jesus' message while living and that of the 12 apostles is for our learning, but directly to the lost sheep of the house of Israel (Mat 10:5-6, Mat 15:24). Paul's writings were written to us today (Rom 3:21).

God is not imputing sins to anyone today (2 Cor 5:19). Jesus Christ, who knew no sin, was made to be sin for us (2 Cor 5:21). All of our sins, past, present, and future, were nailed to the cross so that we are no longer burdened with the anguish of being unable to live up to God's requirements. God was in Christ on the cross reconciling the world unto Himself (2 Cor 5:19). Our job is to reconcile ourselves to God through having faith alone in Jesus Christ alone, and nothing of ourselves (Eph 2:8-9).

What does it mean to have faith alone in Christ alone for salvation?

Let's say we're back in school and are presented with one final exam for graduation. It is a most difficult exam, and a score of 100% is required. The teacher is VERY gracious however, and states that we can take the test on our own, or we can accept the grade of someone else in the classroom of our choosing. I decide to accept the results of someone whom I believe is smarter than myself. I have faith that he will pass the exam on my behalf. I submit that I am not capable of passing the test on my own, and there is nothing that I can do that will assist him and his perfect score. The teacher states that any attempt made by me to add to his work will cause an automatic failure. It is his performance that matters now and nothing of myself.

Just as the teacher is in the above analogy, God is so gracious to us by offering His free gift of salvation through faith in Jesus Christ and what He accomplished on the cross on our behalf. There is nothing throughout our entire lives that we can do or could have done that would add to Christ's finished cross-work for us (2 Cor 5:21). 

Jesus Christ was perfect for us, did all the work for us, took the punishment on the cross that we deserve, was buried, but rose from the grave the 3rd day for our justification:

1 Cor 15:1-4:
"Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;
2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.
3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;
4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:"

Believe this and break the yoke of bondage (Galatians 5:1)! Live in peace by accepting God’s free gift of salvation (Romans 5:18) through faith alone in Jesus Christ!

December 22 2022 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

Mini Mercy Davies
When you believe in Christ Jesus by accepting him as your Lord and Saviour, you become a new person as the scriptures say in 1 Corinthians 5:17. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ,he is a new creation, the old has gone, the new has come.

The desire to please Jesus, your new master, grows in you because you love him and you cannot sin because His seed is in you.

No one who is born of God will continue to sin, because God's seed remains in him; he cannot go on sinning because he has been born of God. 1 John 3:9.

No one who lives in him keeps on sinning.No one who continues to sin has either seen him,or known him. 1 John 3:6.

This happens when you have truly encountered Jesus in your salvation experience. However, when you sin, you choose to yield to your fleshly desires. That's why God says, 

In your struggle against sin, you have not yet resisted to the shedding of your blood. Hebrews 12:4.

Jesus has already obtained the victory over sin, death, Satan and the world for us who believe in Him, let us walk in His provision. Seek solace in Jude,verse 24-25 whenever you are facing temptation to sin.

April 28 2021 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

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