Can a Christian lead a sinful life & yet remain sinless?

Christ died over 2,000 years ago to pay the penalty for all your sins which were in the future because you weren't born yet. If the penalty for all your sins has been paid, then can you consider yourself sinless even though you're a habitual sinner?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Can a Christian lead a sinful life & yet remain sinless?If the penalty for all your sins has been paid, then can you consider yourself sinless even though you're a habitual sinner?definitely. Jesus paid for all your sins(past,present and future)--you just need to admit that that is you need to be a Christian. You can be a habitual sinner but as a Christian all your sins will be paid for. It's like pouring water into a jar with a hole in it's bottom. Your sins are the water, the jar is you and the hole is created in the jar by Jesus--the moment you accepted his sacrifice. So, what is the meaning of repentance for sins?

    You already repented for all your past,present and future sins the moment you accepted Christ. Why Jesus told the woman-"Go and sin no more". It's because Jesus was still uncrucified at the time.Some Christians are wrong in saying that we need to ask forgiveness.

    no--it's not a master or servant relationship that we have with Jesus--such that we have to ask for his mercy everytime we sin. if somebody ask forgiveness for any sin--it implies that he have deep in his heart real doubt that all his future sins were forgiven as well. so, sin boldly.If you are a preacher of mercy, do not preach an imaginary but the true mercy. If the mercy is true, you must therefore bear the true, not an imaginary sin. God does not save those who are only imaginary sinners. Be a sinner, and let your sins be strong (sin boldly), but let your trust in Christ be stronger, and rejoice in Christ who is the victor over sin, death, and the world. We will commit sins while we are here, for this life is not a place where justice resides. We, however, says Peter (2. Peter 3:13) are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth where justice will reign.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    This is one of the greatest loopholes of Christianity as we know it today. It's almost encouraging to sin. Like someone handing you a credit card with an infinite amount of money on it and saying "this is your money to spend as you wish- but don't worry, it's already been paid for." One would think this sends the wrong message...sin as much as you like- Jesus died for it, so don't let him have died in vain. If Jesus died for our sins, why do Christians even have to repent for their sins? And if he died for all of humanity, then why is it that this promise of salvation is only held true for Christians (or a particular sect of Christianity)? As for the whole Adam and Eve thing and original sin...sin cannot be passed down. Human beings are not born guilty of the sins of their forefathers all the way back to Adam...they are born innocent and pure. Also, people pay for their own sins and are rewarded for their own deeds. God almighty is the only one who can pardon sins (provided that the sinner repents with a sincere heart). No human being can be given such power, and no human being must bear the burden of others' sins.

    Source(s): Excellent question, by the way! Nice to see someone thinking things out logically and not just soaking up all the lies just because that's what you heard. No offense meant to anyone...
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Excellent question. However, I do know the answer. After Adam and Eve, all of mankind was born into sin. Therefore, we are sinners.

    Col 2:13 And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses;

    Col 2:14 Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;

    This is from the bookof Collossians by the way. So you see, your assumption was right. We are sinners who are eternally forgiven only through Christ Jesus. Bless you.

  • lcmcpa
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    A Christian is obligated to try to lead a sinless life. This is not possible and one then prays for forgiveness for their sins. To sin deliberately repeated in not Christian like behavior.

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  • 1 decade ago

    As a Christian, you cheapening the grace of God of Jesus Christ, you are in fact are not truly repentent. God sees you as sinless through Christ and forgives and forgets your sins, but if you continue to sin then you are only hurting yourself for there are consequences of sin but you are to forgive your brother 7 times 7 times 7.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    we are saved by Jesus, but because of the flesh, we continue to sin. But we can be cleansed by His blood only if we REPENT.

    Repentance means never to do that again. And you are right, Jesus helps us by being our strength when we face temptations.

    We do not get saved from sin to live in sin.

    Wages of sin is death.

    There is no such thing as sinless because we sin daily. That's why we need to confess our sins to Jesus.

  • 1 decade ago

    I am doing the best I can, and I'm sincere.

    Even if you could do far better than you are doing now, you still can't do well enough, because you don't please God by being good (Gal. 2:21), but by accepting Jesus (John 1:12).

    Sincerity is not the way to heaven. What if you are sincerely wrong? (Remember John 14;6?)

    If you are relying on your sincerity, then you are saying because you are sincere, you are therefore good enough, on your own, to be with God. Don't you see, to appeal to your sincerity is to appeal to pride, because you are appealing to something that is in you and not God, for your reason to go to heaven? I am sorry, sincerity is not enough. You must have faith, in Jesus.

    How long have you been doing your best? Has it worked so far? Has it given you eternal life?

  • 4 years ago

    Rom 6:a million What then lets say? lets proceed in sin that grace would abound? Rom 6:2 enable it not be! We who died to sin, how lets nevertheless stay in it? Rom 6:3 Or are you ignorant that all and dissimilar who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His lack of existence? Rom 6:4 hence, we were buried with Him through baptism into lack of existence, that as Christ became raised up from the useless through the honour of the daddy, so also we could continuously walk in newness of existence. Rom 6:5 For if we were joined mutually contained in the likeness of His lack of existence, so also we will be contained in the resurrection, Rom 6:6 understanding this, that our previous guy became crucified with Him, that the body of sin may be nullified, so as that we now not serve sin.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    What you're describing is called 'licentiousness' it means to give license to sin. the Bible directly opposes such a concept. To receive forgiveness is not automatic. You must agree with God about your behavior being sinful, confess your sins to God, and repent from that behavior.

    The definition of sin is; Whatever is not from faith (trust in the will and design of God) is sin.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Your sins are only paid if you repent from sin and all the other stuff ...keep reading the bible so you can at least know what you're talking about when asking a question. And thats coming from an Atheist

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