Taking the focus off sin and focusing on Christ and who we are in Him, we are able to have victory. We have been delivered, through Christ, from the penalty (justification), and power of sin (sanctification), and will be delivered from the very presence of sin (glorification) at the return of our Lord. 1 John 5:4-5 states: For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. (1 John 5:4) Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God? (1 John 5:5) The key to victorious Christian living is "walking in the Spirit" This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. (Galatians 5:16) I am not speaking of "sinless perfectionism"--I'm speaking of Christian living--allowing Christ to live His life through you and allowing Him to conform you to His image. Salvation does not eradicate the sin nature--nobody will ever reach sinless perfection in this lifetime. However, when we walk in the Spirit, we will not have the desire to sin. I believe sin is a choice. Where is our focus?