Sin no more!
Dear brothers and sisters,
A very vital message of the Gospel is to sin no more!
Many people are familiar with what happened in John Chapter 8 that Jesus didn’t condemn the woman caught in adultery but forgave her. That’s right he did forgive her but there is a point to that.
Lets read John 8: 10-11 that says, Straightening up, Jesus said to her, “Woman, where are they? Did no one condemn you?” She said, “No one, Lord.” And Jesus said, “I do not condemn you, either. Go. From now on sin no more.“
Friends, note this that “sin no more” is not a suggestion or an idea that Jesus gave her. It’s his command in all seriousness.
This is something we too must take seriously in this generation. Many professing Christians do not take these words of Jesus and put them to practice.
Why should someone sin no more? It’s very simple so that they don’t land up in any more trouble. Lets remember the words of Jesus again. Jesus had done a miracle at the Pool of Bethesda. He healed a man was there who had been ill for thirty-eight years. You can read John Chapter 5:1-14. Now I will mention just the key scriptures that I want to point out; But the man who was healed did not know who it was, for Jesus had slipped away while there was a crowd in that place. Afterward Jesus found him in the temple and said to him, “Behold, you have become well; do not sin anymore, so that nothing worse happens to you.”
So Jesus said “do not sin anymore” more than once in the Bible. And what it the “worse” thing that Jesus meant? Well it could mean many things like getting into worse trouble or sickness or something really bad physically or mentally. Mostly people do get into this but some escape it but there is something even more worse than these. Could there be anything worse? Yes and its being sent to hell for all eternity for not turning away from sin!
That is why Jesus is so specific that people sin no more. If one accepts the Gospel one must accept the fact that one must stop sinning. Some may sin but that is not an excuse to stop trying to avoid sin.
If you are serious about avoiding sin please pray to Jesus that you want to repent in all sincerity and want to live a truly Holy life. You might also go through the related articles below which can be of immense help.
- Two Often Missed Gospel Essentials (pjcockrell.wordpress.com)
- Hell is bad place to be (disciplesofhope.wordpress.com)
- Eight Principles For Combatting Sins (heraldoftheholyone.wordpress.com)
- How Do You Know If You’ve Backslidden (endtimeheadlines.wordpress.com)
- Hope for the Worst Backsliders – C. H. Spurgeon (biblebelievernet.com)