Many people believe they are only a sinner if they commit sins but this is actually incorrect…. Romans 3:23 “For ALL have sinned and come short of the glory of God”
the truth is everybody (without exception) is a sinner and because of this they may commit a variety of “sins” at any time… past, present or future.
Even if you could be successful at “improving yourself” and “overcoming your sinning” to the point where you “sin no more” (which is seemingly impossible “ideal”)…. you would STILL be a sinner, because that is who you are, you were BORN that way… you are a sinner by birth…. Romans 5:12 “Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin, and so death passed upon all men… ” ….. and this idea offends people…. “what you mean my “good” children are all sinners ?”…. EXACTLY.
So what does GOD say about this ?….. Jesus said you must be BORN AGAIN…. (John 3:3) and Nicodemus did not have the slightest idea what He meant.
But everyone who has been “born again” knows what He means… they manifest the evidence of this in their persons.
they have TWO personalities to deal with… the OLD MAN (original sinning nature) must daily be “put to death” so that the NEW MAN can grow… and your life change under the direction of the Holy Spirit…. Romans 6:11 “…. reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ, our Lord”… “reckon” means “count on the fact, RELY upon the fact”….. remember the verse that says “as a man thinketh so is he” (Proverbs 23:7)… believe it and it will eventually be true in your experience.
The big difference between a “born again” believer and a “good” heathen is that the believer has the power of God working in them to overcome sin… they are not trying to do it on their own (impossible to please God that way)….. and IF they will only yield to Him daily they will realize it in their experience.
Unfortunately, the “good” heathen is damned along with the rest of sinners that he despises…. and the world just cant deal with that…. so they “invent” all kinds of “religions” to make them feel good…. they keep telling themselves that they will be OK in the hereafter because they are better than so-an-so…. or because they do this or that ritual (baptism, confirmation, communion or whatever).
Prayer for today:
Loving Heavenly Father, thank you for saving my soul and giving me your Holy Spirit…. may He have control of my life as He enables me to put Your wishes above my own…. in Jesus name. Amen.
Test of the “born again” believer…. you have a yearning inside you for fellowship with your Father and you actually enjoy reading the Bible… it is doubtful you would continue reading my posts every day if you were not “born again”…. my posts are directed by God for YOUR benefit, to bring you into closer fellowship with Him.