Are You Enslaved to a "Secret Sin?"

Discussion in 'General Baptist Discussions' started by righteousdude2, Nov 22, 2012.

  1. righteousdude2

    righteousdude2
    Expand Collapse
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2007
    Messages:
    10,466
    Likes Received:
    138
    Most of us are, we just don't let others know about our "secret little" sin. Which is why 1 John 1:7-10 teaches, "...if we [really] are living and walking in the Light, as He [Himself] is in the Light, we have [true, unbroken] fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses (removes) us from all sin and guilt [keeps us cleansed from sin in all its forms and manifestations]. If we say we have no sin [refusing to admit that we are sinners], we delude and lead ourselves astray, and the Truth [which the Gospel presents] is not in us [does not dwell in our hearts]. If we [freely] admit that we have sinned and confess our sins, He is faithful and just (true to His own nature and promises) and will forgive our sins [dismiss our lawlessness] and [continuously] cleanse us from all unrighteousness [everything not in conformity to His will in purpose, thought, and action]. If we say (claim) we have not sinned, we contradict His Word and make Him out to be false and a liar, and His Word is not in us [the divine message of the Gospel is not in our hearts]."

    I came across a really good article on secret sin and how our secret sins can enslave us.

    Please take the time to peruse the following, and give the Spirit a chance to search your heart and life, and if you are convicted [for as much as gossiping about the preacher's kids; or stealing a pen from your employer] of anything, repent and ask God to forgive you, than "Go and sin no more!"

    http://www.precious-testimonies.com/Exhortations/a-e/BreakingTheBondageOfSinOffYourLife.htm
     
  2. saturneptune

    saturneptune
    Expand Collapse
    Banned

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2006
    Messages:
    13,977
    Likes Received:
    0
    I have an unnatural attraction to parakeets.

    [​IMG]
     
  3. TadQueasy

    TadQueasy
    Expand Collapse
    Member

    Joined:
    May 16, 2012
    Messages:
    426
    Likes Received:
    0
    I appreciated the article.
    It was not like so many that are nothing more than a moralistic, guilt trip giving lecture.
    The only hope we have is in Christ. The Gospel of Jesus Christ made us free. We choose at times to live enslaved to sin rather than in the victory of Christ.
    Romans 6-8 provides some helpful reflection points.
     
  4. saturneptune

    saturneptune
    Expand Collapse
    Banned

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2006
    Messages:
    13,977
    Likes Received:
    0
    I think Romans 6-8 is a great picture of the internal battle that goes on with each and every Christian. I once heard someone say the person(s) being talked about in those verses was an unsaved person. I could not disagree more.
     
  5. TadQueasy

    TadQueasy
    Expand Collapse
    Member

    Joined:
    May 16, 2012
    Messages:
    426
    Likes Received:
    0
    Amen. No reason to believe that is a picture of an unsaved person.
     
  6. righteousdude2

    righteousdude2
    Expand Collapse
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2007
    Messages:
    10,466
    Likes Received:
    138
    And i have an attraction to

    ...rescue dogs :smilewinkgrin:
     

Share This Page

Loading...