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Do Christians Practice Sin?
by Carlton Pruitt 
08/21/12
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God defines sin as the transgression of the law (1 John 3:4) meaning lawlessness, a habit, lifestyle or practice.

A true believer in Jesus Christ (as opposed to a mere professing Christian) does not practice sin. He or she may have committed some scandalous sins in the past before their conversion but the grace of God changes that person who becomes a “new creature” in Jesus Christ so that ” if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” (2 Cor. 5:17)

This new creature or Christian or true believer will repent (have a changed mind Greek=metanoia) of all their sins and of their false views of God and deity and Christ and self and believe or obey the Lord Jesus Christ.

One of the proofs that a person truly knows God in a saving way is found in 1 John 2:3 "And hereby we do know that we know Him, IF we keep His commandments." Notice the conditional word "IF".
If we are not habitually keeping God's commandments then we know that we are deceived and do not really know God even though we may think we know Him. Again we find in 1 John 3:8 "He that committeth sin is of the devil..." "Whosover is born of God doth not commit (or practice) sin." 1 John 3:9

A person who murders is a murderer. A person who steals is a thief. A person who practices sexual immorality is an adulterer and the same with homosexuality which falls under the seventh commandment “Thou shalt not commit adultery.” Exodus 20:14

Jesus went further in the N. T. in explaining the inward requirements of the law rather than emphazing just the externals because Jesus is concerned with our hearts (center of affection, thoughts) as well as with our bodies. Jesus said if you lust after a woman you are guilty of heart adultery and if you hate a person you are guilty of murder. Sin always begins in the heart or mind first and then works to the verbal and finally the actions.

A homosexual can be saved if he repents and stops doing or practicing his sinful behavior. This as all other sins is only possible when the sovereign grace of God changes our hearts and washes or cleanses them from all their impurity.

Jesus said in the Sermon on the Mount, “Blessed are the PURE IN HEART, for they shall see God.” (Matthew 5:8) We read in Acts 15:9 “and put no difference between us and them (speaking of the Jews vs Gentiles) purifying their hearts by faith.” This is what is also referred to as being BORN AGAIN by the Holy Spirit (John 3:3) wherein a person’s heart is made new, cleansed and brought into right union with God.






Carlton Pruitt ministers the gospel to the Los Angeles area. Formerly a Hollywood actor (SAG member)and junk removal expert he now spends most of his time studying the scriptures, writing articles, hymns and poems and doing street preaching.

See his videos on http://www.youtube.com Type LAStreetPreacher in the search bar. CONTACT at Carlton2061@gmail.

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