I proposed the following questions back in February
as I contemplated writing on sin generally and
If all our sins are so completely covered that we do
not fear any judgment from God, what should we feel
and do about our failures of sin?
Are there degrees of response to sin such that
some sins are never overcome, and therefore,
we must live with them believing that God ultimately forgives all?
Do Christians live in sin before God and simply
apply the truth of the grace of God, trusting in His forgiveness,
as if He winks at our state?
What is the dividing line between sinning to
the point of being reprobate and struggling
with sin as evidenced by falling into it...even falling often...
yet being forgiven?
How does the struggle against sin figure
into our corporate commitment to piety or holiness?
What is sanctification?
I know of a pastor speaking from the pulpit recently
who told his listeners that the only choice we had as
believers was which sin. He was speaking in context on
the futility of the human paradigm and the predisposition
of the fall of man into sin precipitated
byAdam and Eve which mars us.
In this context, the death and resurrection of Jesus
is simply the payment and proof of the value of the legal tender
of His life which covers our sin.
Therefore, we can know we are forgiven.
What of the deliverance from evil for which