Originally posted by johnchp3
I agree. A person who has truly accepted Jesus Christ as personal Lord & Savior does not want to sin but as long as we have our earthly bodies we still have our old nature & will sin many times a day & will have to confess our sins daily in order to stay in close fellowship with God. We should repent of our sins but unfortunately will still sin & the only t ...[text shortened]... ect. We should try to avoid sin but we will still sin many times every day. Only God is perfect.
That said, we must keep in mind that for every temptation that comes our way, God has already provided a way for escape and thus we do not need to sin. We should strive for perfection, and holiness for God says without holiness no man shall see God. But if we do slip up accidentally, God says if we confess our sin He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sin and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
1 Corinthians 10:13 "here hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it."
Hebrews 12:14 - Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:
1 John 1: 9 "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."
1 Peter 1:15, 16 "But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy."