1 John 3:7-10

7 Dear children, don’t let anyone deceive you about this: When people do what is right, it is because they are righteous, even as Christ is righteous. 8 But when people keep on sinning, it shows they belong to the Devil, who has been sinning since the beginning. But the Son of God came to destroy these works of the Devil. 9 Those who have been born into God’s family do not sin, because God’s life is in them. So they can’t keep on sinning, because they have been born of God. 10 So now we can tell who are children of God and who are children of the Devil. Anyone who does not obey God’s commands and does not love other Christians does not belong to God.
Holy Bible, New Living Translation, (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.) 1996.

There is a difference between committing a sin and continuing in sin. Every Christian will sometimes sin. but they do not cherish a particular sin and then choose to continue to commit that sin. A child of God who commits a sin repents, confesses, and finds forgiveness. The power of God in the life of a Christian gives them victory over that sin and it is does not become a habit. But those who say they belong to Him and then continue to sin because they are not sorry for what they are doing are not of Him. They may even use the Word of GOd to justify their sin, but this does not make it right. It only adds to their own judgment. Thus, this person never confesses and never receives forgiveness, Such a person is in opposition to God, no matter what religious claims they may make. This type of person is in our churches today. They are making claims to belong to God while they continue and even glorify evil sins, such as homosexuality and abortion. Don’t be fooled. Matthew 7:21-23 states, “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. “Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ “And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!'” Just because our society has declared sin to be good does mean it is. We must continue to look to the Word of God as our guide and not the desires of man. Only those who do right because of the righteousness of Christ in them will be with Him throughout eternity. The person who does not believe and live the Word of God will not enter into His rest.

Have a God Day!