Do Christians Sin Every Day?

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  1. InTheLight

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    Simply put, Do Christians sin every day?

    How often do you sin?

    I guess I'll admit that I sin every day, whether in thought, word, or deed. I'm glad and relieved that the Bible says,

    1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
     
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    The question "Do we sin every day" does not address the verse in the other thread. But scripture is clear. Just because we fail every day is not the same thing as practicing sin.

    1Jn_3:4 Everyone who makes a practice of sinning also practices lawlessness; sin is lawlessness.
    1Jn_3:8 Whoever makes a practice of sinning is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil.
    1Jn_3:9 No one born of God makes a practice of sinning, for God's seed abides in him, and he cannot keep on sinning because he has been born of God.
     
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    I've ditched the other thread. The question to be answered in this thread is "Do Christians sin every day?"
     
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    I am with you Inthelight, my experience is similar if not exact to yours. I have noticed,as I have aged, that in the span of only a few moments and can be spiritually "on the mountain top" and almost within the same breath at the depths of despairing sin. Truly, we can sometimes have "hearts of iron" and far too often "feet of clay".

    I may be wrong, and surely if someone thinks so, they are quick to let us know, but this idea of "practicing sin" might be related to how our hearts respond and react toward sin, do we do so in a "highminded" fashion seemingly "shaking our fist at God", or are we shamed by our thoughts, words and deeds.
     
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    Then why did you point this thread out in the other thread if it is not a spin off of the original point of contention?
     
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    Fixed it for you.

    How often do you sin?
     
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    Let's see, the other thread was about Lordship Salvation and perhaps Inthelight felt that it was getting off track, and a question (point of contention) was brought up, and thus he thought it prudent to begin a tangential thread. I don't see the problem, but of course I am a simple man too.
     
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    Yes, Quantum, you got it in one. You also answered my question. I wonder if anyone else will dare answer such a simple question?
     
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    Exactly which is why there should be no problem in addressing my post instead if just dismissing it.
     
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    I must have missed those rules.
     
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    I have no idea what your talking about. But My post was addressing that fact that he dismissed my post.
     
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    I will. :)

    As I mature spiritually, I am more and more sensitive to sin and how deep it goes in my being. As a baby Christian, I would have considered obeying the 10 commandments as being sin free. However as I grow closer to the Lord, I realize how perfect and holy He is and how I am unable to reach His height of holiness. As Isaiah said when he encountered the LORD, "Woe is me, for I am undone!".

    As long as I am in this present flesh, I will not be as perfect and holy as God is, and to think so would be the height of arrogance. But I thank Him that one day I will be rid of this body of death and no longer will I sin or even be tempted, but will be like Him, holy and perfect.
     
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    :applause::applause::applause:
     
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    Yes I SIN everyday and am not happy about it at all and I also believe with all my heart on the day that this verse takes place it means EXACTLY what it says.

    Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God. FOR on that day this also will be the absolute truth. Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection.

    That which is born of the Spirit IS Spirit.

    Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.

    I believe Christians are presently the children of God being conceived/begotten of the Spirit of God through Christ.
     
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    And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body. (Romans 8:23)

    But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? (Romans 7:23-24)

    I concur with Paul who struggled with sin every day.
     
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    Very well stated, Sister Amy. I love you Sissy!!

    Your fan,

    "Nut" from the peanut gallery!!
     
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    I, too, have trouble with my "outer man". I ask God daily to forgive me of my sins.

    Here, it is referring to the "inner man". The "inner man" is born again/born from above, and is made perfect via the shed blood of Jesus. It has already been dressed up with the long white robe, without spot, blemish, or wrinkle, waiting on "the Call". It(inner man) is what brings the "outer man" into subjection, through the Spirit. It works like the bit in a horse's mouth, when we stray too far one way or the other, it pulls in the reins, and brings us back in line.
     

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