For Those Who Claim They are without Sin

17422-thumbnailHow dare anyone claim to be without sin.  Yet there are many who make this very claim, and tell the rest of us that we are without faith, are not saved, and do not know the Lord.

How dare they!

Anyone who has been called by God and drawn to Christ are aware that we must be ever-vigilant, that the heart is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked, and that sin can and often does flare up in us if we are not constantly on our guard against temptation.  If, when a person is saved they are made perfect, then why does our Lord continually warn us about false teachers, lest we be deceived by them?  Would Jesus have to warn us if we were truly perfect? 

“I have hidden Your Word in my heart, that I might not sin against you”.  (Psalms 119:11)

Why should we bother to hide His word in our heart since we are perfect now?  In fact, I guess that once you are born again you must have no need for God’s Word, so I guess we can dispense with the Bible reading altogether.  What would be the point?  We are just like our Lord now, and are without sin.  We may as well throw our Bibles away, they serve no useful purpose for us now.  

Have you any idea how arrogant and boastful that sounds?  Yet there are some of you (many) in fact, who have taken this stance on YouTube, and have even made videos concerning this very topic.  You claim that those of us who are not without sin are not saved.  Mind, it goes a lot deeper than that.  Openairpreacher called me a satanic wiccan and other things not fit to print.  Same thing with finalcall07, just two of the plethora of false teacher and heretics to be found on the internet.  Have these people failed to read and understand I John I:8,7?  “If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.  If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins  and purify us from all unrighteousness.  If we claim we have not sinned,   we make Him out to be a liar and His word has no place in our lives.”  

How do they justify these Scriptures?    I can tell you this;  a person has to be blind not to see those Scripture verses and cringe if they have been going around boasting about being sinless.  Yet I confronted one of them with those verses, and instead of being convicted and admitting that they were wrong, they made up some convoluted story about how those verses were expressly for the “arrogant Calvinists that are not part of the body of Christ.  Those who believe in the sovereignty of God cannot be Christians!”  Don’t we believe, after all, that salvation is a work of God in us?  And isn’t it true that God may have made the sacrifice, but it is our WILL which either declines or chooses to be good little children?

No.  That is not true.  Our will is depraved, unless God called us to Himself we would never know Him.

When will they face that we are a FALLEN race?  We are not able to come to God of our own volition!  The Father must do a prevenient work in the soul of the believer to draw him to Christ.  If He did not do this, nobody would come to Christ!  NOBODY.  God grants us repentence.  It takes a good man to repent, but a good man wouldn’t need to repent.  Therefore God grants some to repentance; that is, His elect.

“When the Gentiles heard this, they were glad and honoured the Word of the Lord, and all who were appointed to eternal life believed.”                                                                                                    Acts 13:14

You see, people do not like the hard truths of Christianity, and so make a god after the imaginations of their own hearts.  Jesus said that those who stand for the truth stand with Him.  People who distort Scripture to mean what they want it to say actually oppose Christ, and cannot possibly love Him.  If you love the Lord, you will be irrisistably drawn to His Word and to Him.  You will accept the Word as it is written, and not put a spin on the things that you find unfair or hard to take.

There is something which we must believe.  God is perfect, and perfectly good.  And though there may be parts of the Bible that you feel must be wrong, you have to trust God and His justice and trust that He is perfect and perfectly good.  The longer we walk with Him, the more we realise that there is nothing in the Word that makes our God out to be anything other than that.  If we still believe that, then we also have to realise that as fallen people who are born evil, we are hardly in a position to determine that which is good anyway.  God says His ways are not our ways, and that our absolute best is as filthy rags to Him.  Mind you, once we are in Christ, He sees us differently.  Righteousness has been credited to our account.  Though we will strive for the rest of our lives to submit to God in every area of our lives, we are still going to fall short.

Thank God for Jesus Christ!

Please, young Christians, it is imperitive that you are grounded in the Word, that you do hide His Word in your hearts so that you might not sin against Him.  Do not take everything at face value, but be like the Bereans, and compare everything that a so-called Christian says and measure it against the Word of God.

There are an awful lot of wolves in sheep’s clothing out there.  There are a lot of false teachers out there.  There are a lot of people who profess to be Christians out there, but that does not make it so.

Your Bible is the most important possession you have.  You must read from the Word every day, and more, study it!  Jesus would not have given us all those warnings for nothing.  There are people who seek to harm you and your faith, and while nobody can ultimately cause you to fall away if you are truly His, we also must do everything to make our calling and election sure.  We must ‘work out our salvation with fear and trembling’.

May the God of all peace bless you to the fullest measure, and may He keep you until the Day of Christ Jesus.

“For by grace you have been saved by faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest any one should boast.”                                                                                                                                                 Ephesians 2:8.9

julietsm

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12 Responses to “For Those Who Claim They are without Sin”

  1. PastorJer777 Says:

    Your commentary on the subject at hand is excellent and right on! The closer any individual gets to God in a personal relationship the more that one will fall in love with Him because they know that they need a savior; it is like this, the closer one gets to light the more that one can see the flaws in their face.

    God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. As you said Juliet, if one can live this life without sin then why would one need to read the bible; however, we know that God has exalted His word above His name and Jesus Said, that the word sanctifies us.

    It is flat out deception to believe that one can live this life without committing sin; if one really believes that they can live this life without sin then perhaps they are walking away from the light instead of in the light or toward the light because it is the light of God that expels darkness rather than one’s individual effort or individual perfection.

    We Christians are not looking for an opportunity to sin but we are looking for an opportunity to please God. I believe the more we realize that we need Him the more we are pleasing to Him. Anyone that believes that they are without sin because of their own efforts is not pleasing God because they really do not need Him.

    • “The closer one gets to the light the more one that one can see the flaws in their face”. Great analogy!

      I suppose I came off rather harshly in my commentary, but there are an awful lot of ‘believers’ on Youtube who claim to be without sin, and I know this is a dangerous heresy which could cause young Christians to abandon the faith for years before being drawn back to Him. These people not only boast of their sinlessness, but act hatefully toward those who try to correct them. They say “If you sin then you can’t be a Christian”, and things far worse than that.

      The bottom line is that we are sinners saved by faith. The root of our sin goes so deep that it will never be fully excised until we pass over to eternal life, when God will finally remove every last trace of it.

      There are many people who are teaching heresy on Youtube, which is why Bible reading is imperative. If we fill ourselves with the Word daily, then we needn’t worry about falling prey to wolves in sheep’s clothing.

      Thanks for your excellent comment.

      julietsm

  2. Great comentary Juliet! I have not listen to these people who say they are without sin, but the word clearly states that he that thinks he is without sin decieves his own self and the truth is not in him. I will say, don’t forget that we have two natures, once we have received Jesus Christ as Lord. We have a been made a new creation, givin a new nature, a new spiritual nature that is perfect and sinless as it says in 1st John. We have an old nature (the flesh) that is constantly sinning and that is why we have 1 John 1:9 If we confess our sin, he is faithful for forgive us our sin and cleacse us from all unrightousness. That is restoration of our fellowship with the Father. One we are save we are a child of the King forever and no one can pluck us out of the Fathers hand. The blood of Jesus covers us and when Jesus looks upon us he sees perfection and it is the new nature that is sinless because of the blood. We all still sin every day because of the old nature within us. You are right on or spot on as you would say it. Just wanted to add a few comments. Have a great day Juliet.
    Dan

  3. It seems to me that those who claim to be without sin can also be some of the nastiest people to deal with. They definitely appear to have a set of blinders on them, and that’s a shame. Who knows? Maybe God will open their eyes to the truth eventually. In the meantime, all we can do is pray for them.

    • Amen to that!
      …And it really puzzles me that they don’t see their nasty attitude as sin!
      Did our Lord not say that we would be known by our love for one another?

  4. soldiersofthecross Says:

    This is an excellent article and one thing is for sure if we think we are perfect it is a sure thing that the Lord will quickly show us different in numerous situations…

    God Bless you

    • Thanks for commenting. A lot of people read but do not comment. I am interested in how others feel about the things that are important to me.
      …And this is one of those things that is immensely important. There has only ever been One who lived a life of sinless perfection.
      It’s sheer arrogance to say that one doesn’t sin. And we know how God feels about boasting.
      There will be NO boasting before God.
      God bless you

      julietsm

  5. You could not have laid this out any better Juliet. We can only expect to be hated for what we believe in when even Jesus was two thousand years ago. Few people will ever accept that their destiny is not in their control but in the hands of God. We are accused day and night for believing in ‘unconditional election’ and the other four points. Certainly, sovereignty of God; the most despised doctrine of scripture by the world and by mainstream religion, is the most important doctrine of Scripture and must by necessity, be the correct view of Scripture. Narrow is the way unto life and light and few there be who will find it. We are the messengers who could be shot for delivering the absolute truth. All because it is the truth and no one wants to hear the truth while in their fallen state.

    • Thank you, Ambrose. As one who believes in The Doctrines of Grace, I am sure you too have been targeted and called every name in the book.
      I have been called a satanist, a wiccan, and told I was not saved by openairpreacher, one of the most vocal of the ‘sinless perfection’ contingent.
      That kind of arrogance is appalling.
      They are blind, what else can it be?

      Jesus Christ is the ONLY perfect One who ever lived.

  6. Again Juliet the bible is warped and twisted to fit what man thinks is right in our cosy human world of morals and ethics. Verses and lines that tell us differently if one reads the bible fully and not with any blinkers on clearly state that man is sinful and can never achieve perfection. Anyone who claims they are perfect and sinless suffer from arrogance and boasting, which if if I have read my bible correctly we are warned not to do.

    Man can never achieve perfection in this world, and anyone who thinks they can are serverly deluded.

    Sorry it took me this long to comment on another great article sis!
    Blessings and love,
    Gus : )

  7. Linda Burns Says:

    Natural/carnal men repent of sinning and prove themselves liars; Truth would have “living souls” repent of believing the lie!

    Hope that is seen is not hope, and faith “literally” realized is not faith . . . keep on speaking the Truth, Juliet!

    • Thank you, Linda.
      I can do no other than speak the truth, and I am so pleased that even though the ‘sinless perfection contingency’ is so huge, nevertheless the true children of God are aware of their/our need for Christ, without whom we would be without hope.
      It is only in Him that God sees us as righteous, yet we know that we are works in progress, and far from it.
      God bless you my friend.

      julietsm

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