"What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? By no means!"
Is it ok for us to go on sinning and say "Well, I'm only human" or "God's grace will save me" or "I will ask for forgivness later"?? This clearly states that it is NOT! I have heard these comments from other so many times. I have to admit, honestly, I have used the excusses myself as well. If we know it is a sin and we do it anyway, we MAY NOT BE FORGIVEN! If we are not forgiven, then we are not saved!! If you know something is a sin and you do it anyway, knowingly, just because you think God's grace will save you - you are wrong! Playing with that kind of chance is not smart!
"We died to sin; how, can we live in it longer?"
"For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin - because anyone who has died has been freed from sin."
We are FREE from sin!! AMEN!! Sin no longer holds to us and controls us! When we are baptized and freed from slavery of sin, we can enjoy the freedom that comes through Christ! Does all this mean we can sin no more? NO! We are human, unfortunately, and we will make mistakes. However, there is a difference between making a mistake and doing something that we KNOW is wrong when we don't have to. Don't take God's grace and forgivness for granted or it may not be available to you anymore!!
Lori - Author/Speaker
I can honestly say that no one has ever called me "normal"! That is just fine with me! God created me to stand out, be different, be weird, and not blend in with the world.
There are definately many personalities floating around in my mind. This makes for quite an interesting day with me! It is "Grand Central Station" up there! I have even 'named them'! (Don't send in the troops just yet)
The great thing about having such diversity is that there is never a dull moment with me! I always make sure that heading up this little party in my mind is the Lord God Himself!
God has shown me how to embrace the 'fun' inside me and use it to better His Kingdom! I have found that I don't have to be a 'stick in the mud' to be a Christian. I am a child of God! I am a Chrsitian! I am a follower of Christ! I AM HIS! Every day I am working toward becoming a better Disciple! I will NEVER be perfect - but I am SAVED; so that is all that matters!!