What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein? Romans 6:1-2
Many assume that they can continue on in their old sinful ways and still be a Christian. The Bible’s answer is clear: “God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?” True Christians do not wilfully continue on in their old sinful ways because they are saved by grace alone and not by works. Rather, true Christians trust in Christ alone for salvation but then, as a fruit of genuine faith in Christ, seek to amend their sinful ways and live for Him who “died for them, and rose again” (2 Cor. 5:15).
O sanctifying Spirit, grant me true faith which trusts in Christ alone for forgiveness and life and then produces the fruits of a God-pleasing life. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.
[Scripture is quoted from the King James Version of the Bible.]