This is a Bible study on Sin AFTER Salvation. Click here for a printable Bible Study Guide.
This study is regarding sin after salvation. If you are NOT saved, please see - SALVATION
God says that we must be born again, saved, to be with Him.
We are saved by the grace of God through faith in God.
By the grace of God, the very moment that we accept Jesus Christ as our personal Lord and Saviour, Master over all our lives, the instant we confess to God that we are a sinner and ask Him for His forgiveness of our sins, and when we repent of our sins, in that instant of unwavering faith and belief in God we are saved.
When we are saved, by the grace of God through faith in God, ALL our sins are removed.
When we are saved, by asking Jesus to forgive us of all our sins and repent of sin, by His shed blood ALL our sins are purged.
Through the gift of God of salvation by believing on His Son, Jesus Christ, we receive remission of ALL sins.
Salvation cleanses us from all sin that we have committed in the past.
Salvation releases us from the bondage of sin. We are no longer bound to sin.
By belief in God, through Jesus, we put on Christ. By putting on Christ Jesus we receive the power of God to cease sinning.
Christ overcame sin and death for all the people of the world on the cross at Calvary. He sacrificed His life, He laid down His life once for all of us. We are sanctified to God through Christ, to set us free from sin and death. Through the resurrection of Christ Jesus from the grave to life, we to can receive everlasting life. We can overcome sin, because Christ overcame sin and death.
So where are our sins? They are all gone. When we receive salvation, our past sins are removed, as far away as the east is from the west.
All our past sins are gone when we receive God's gift of salvation. ALL our sins are gone. They are all gone and God remembers them no more. They are forgotten by Christ Jesus. God will never bring them up again.
This discussion is regarding sin after salvation.
When we are saved, all our past sins are forgiven and dissolved by God, from us forever.
The problem is that until we, as the children of God, still live here in this sinful, lustful, wicked world.
How can we stay pure, in an impure world? How can we live righteously with the unrighteous? How can we live sin free?
When we are saved, our sins have been forgiven and we have repented of sin. For salvation we have turned our back on sin. We turn away from sin and turn our lives to God, when we are saved.
Christ died on the cross, He was crucified and died for our sins. So that our sins could be removed and we could be reconciled to God, permitted to live with God for eternity after we die. Christ rose from the grave to eternal life. By believing in Jesus, we too can receive eternal life, through salvation.
Christ gave us a way out from underneath the bondage of sin. Christ gave us freedom from sin. Christ gave us victory over sin and death, through salvation.
If we sin after Jesus died for our sins, what are we saying? His death was in vain? God forbid.
Don't think for a second that God wants us to sin, after His Son died for our sins. God does NOT want us to sin. God wants us to live a righteous life and receive everlasting abundant life in the Kingdom of God. God tells us in His word to SIN NOT.
We either live for God or we live for sin, no one can live for both.
When we are saved and we confess our sins to God, asking Him for forgiveness and turning away from sin, we receive Christ Jesus as our personal Lord and Saviour over all parts of our lives.
We surrender all to God and accept Him as the new ruler and Master over our lives. We turn our backs on our old life of sin, and turn to God and live in righteousness, by following Christ Jesus.
When we are saved, all our sins are purged, removed from us and God does not remember them any more.
Through salvation we are separated from this sinful world, and we are separated unto God. But until we leave this world, we will be subject to sin.
God says we are NOT to sin.
As the children of God, we are NOT to sin. God goes as far as to say that His children cannot sin, because He lives inside of us.
As long as satan is in this world there will be sin. Until God permanently removes satan, we will be tempted to sin.
God says that all unrighteousness is sin.
Temptation is not sin, but yielding to temptation is sin. Knowing about sin is not sin, but participating in sin is sin. And purposely viewing sin is sin.
We are unable to completely live sinless until we receive our perfect heavenly incorruptible bodies and are removed from this sinful world. Other people do not cause us to sin, we are born with a sinful nature. If we lived on a deserted island, away from all people and civilization, we would still sin.
So are we unable to stop sinning? Yes and no. Yes, we can through the strength and the power of God stop purposefully sinning, but we cannot stop inadvertently sinning, because we are in our natural flesh bodies.
We cannot stop inadvertently sinning because we are in our natural bodies, still in the flesh.
God promises all His children that we can stop purposefully sinning, living for sin, serving sin, planning sin and purposefully participating in sin. God Himself gives us His power to stop sinning.
When we are saved, we put on Christ, we can live righteously because of Christ.
We are able to do all things through Christ, that God wants us to, through the strength of Christ Jesus. This includes NOT sinning.
Remission of sins is the removal of our sins, forgiveness for all sins we have committed in our lives.
When we receive salvation we receive remission of our sins, all our sins are gone.
When we ask Jesus to be our personal Lord and Saviour of our life and ask Jesus to forgive us our sins, Jesus forgives all of our sins.
When we are truly saved, we receive total and complete remission of our sins.
Jesus shed his blood on the cross in order for all the sin of the world could be forgiven.
Without shedding of blood there is no remission
Only through faith and believing in the name of Jesus Christ can anyone receive remission of sins.
When we are saved ALL our past sins are purged, the slate is wiped clean, we are cleansed, purified from ALL the sins we have committed in our lifetime.
God is sinless, God is righteous, no one can enter the kingdom of God, the realm of God who is not righteous.
Only the righteous can inherit the kingdom of God. We receive righteousness through Christ Jesus, by our faith in God.
We all have sin. All unrighteous is sin.
All have sinned and come short of the glory of God. Wages of sin is death. The end of sin is death.
The only way to receive eternal life is to be sinless. There is not any sacrifice that we could ever make to God that could remove all the sin from our life.
This is why God sent His only begotten Son into the world, to be the sacrifice for the sins of the whole world.
Jesus was sinless and pure and by the shedding of His blood on the cross He paid the price of the world's sin.
Now anyone who believes in Jesus can receive salvation - the removal, remission of sins and become pure and cleansed from sin and receive eternal life.
After we are saved by the grace of God through faith in Jesus Christ, the Son of God, we are not to sin any more.
Did you know after you are saved, God says we are not to sin anymore?
We are saved by the grace of God through faith. We are saved by believing in God, believing in the truth of God, believing in the promises of God. Salvation sets us free from sin and death. Through salvation we are given freedom, freedom in Christ Jesus to put on the righteousness of God.
God hates sin. God does not want His children to be bound to sin in anyway. When we commit sin, we attach ourselves to sin, we become bound to sin. Christ died on His cross to pay the penalty of our sins and purchased our freedom with His life, so that we could be set free from the bondage of sin and death.
You cannot believe the promise of God and violate the principle of God. If we believe the promise of salvation, then we should not violate the principle of salvation, which is victory over sin.
There are two types of sin after salvation:
Sin entered this world through satan into the first man God created, named Adam.
The power of sin was destroyed from this world through the Son of man, Christ Jesus.
When we are saved by believing on Jesus, the Son of God, our sins are washed away, we are born again.
We receive victory over sin through Christ Jesus. We are no longer bound to sin, because of the work Christ Jesus did on His cross. The power of Christ is greater than the power of satan. Satan uses his power of sin to turn the hearts of men away from God.
Jesus paid for our sins by shedding His blood on His cross at Calvary.
When we accept Jesus as our personal Lord and Saviour over our life, we are redeemed from our sins and receive the gift of God, which is eternal life.
After salvation, God's plan for us is to remain sin free - righteous - which is not possible in a sinful world that we live in, except by living in Christ.
God gave us a direct link to Him through Jesus, His Son.
Jesus Christ is our advocate, so we can communicate directly with God and ask Him for the power, Christ's power, to overcome sin in our lives, and ask forgiveness of our sins and repent of our sins when we commit them.
As a believer, when we sin against God, it should break our hearts. When we sin, as believers, we grieve the Holy Spirit living inside us. The Holy Spirit convicts us of our sin. Sin weighs down our heart with sorrow.
As believers, we must immediately pray and ask God for forgiveness of our sin, with our whole broken heart, with godly sorrow we must confess our sin and repent of that sin.
True repentance is promising God that you will not commit that sin again. True repentance is not repeating the same sin.
God will give you the strength to truly repent of your sin, if you ask Him. Have faith in God, not in yourself.
All things are possible with God !!
As believers, God wants us to remain sinless, blameless and with a pure conscience until the return of Jesus.
When we sin on purpose, this is willful sin.
When we are fully aware it is our will to sin, we are willfully sinning.
When we plan sin out, think it out, make time to sin, schedule it out in our day this is willful sinning. We make a date with the devil to participate in sin.
When we are saved, the Holy Ghost lives inside of us and helps us see sin. Our Holy Ghost convicts us of sin.
When we recognize sin, God says we are to run away from sin, depart from sin.
Depart from sin; depart from evil
When we recognize sin, know it is sin and sin deliberately and on purpose, rejecting the voice of the Holy Ghost to stop before sinning, this is willfully sinning.
If you continue to willfully sin, if you continue to silence the voice of the Holy Ghost inside your heart and when you don't care that you are offending God, there are severe consequences to your actions.
God is the God of mercy, but He will not be mocked.
There is a point of no returning to God. This is not because God will not forgive you, but because you will not return to God.
Blasphemy against the Holy Ghost is the sin that shall not be forgiven of men.
When we choose to forsake God, abandon our faith in God, deny Christ Jesus, quench the Holy Spirit, disown God, to the point of no returning to God, this is blasphemy against the Holy Ghost and is not forgiven. This point of no return is known by God. There is no turning back to God after you have stepped across this line.
Who has committed blasphemy against the Holy Ghost? God's beloved angel, named lucifer (who is now called satan), committed blasphemy against the Holy Ghost and was banished from the Kingdom of God for all eternity. All the angels that followed the lies of lucifer, were also thrown out of the Kingdom of God, reserved in everlasting chains, until the great day of judgment. These all have the same eternal destiny, which is the lake of fire, eternal damnation.
Living in the world, and NOT living in Christ
Sin is of the world; sin is not of God.
If we stay living in Christ, instead of living in the sinful world, we will stay away from sin.
If we live without the world, we can live without sin.
If our focus is on Christ, our focus will not be on sin.
It is easy to stay away from sin, if you don't live with sin.
Believers are not of this world, we are children of God.
As Christ is not of the world neither are believers of the world.
We may live in this world, but we are not of this world, we are of God. We live for God, we live for righteousness, not for sin.
Evil heart of unbelief
The word of God reads an evil heart of unbelief is departing from the living God.
Unbelief in God for salvation separates anyone from God.
Deceitfulness of sin
The scriptures say that through the deceitfulness of sin our hearts are hardened.
Turn from obeying God; Harden your Heart
When we do not obey God, we turn from God and harden our hearts toward God.
Letting go of our faith
We are partners of Christ and we must hold onto our confidence we had at the beginning of our salvation, stedfast to the end.
When we let go of our faith in Jesus Christ, we will stumble and fall.
Like the story of Jesus walking on the water, when Peter came out of the boat and walked to Jesus on the water.
As long as Peter had focus, had his eyes on Jesus, he was walking on water. But the second he let go of his faith, he began to sink.
Of course, Peter yelled to Christ for help and Jesus helped him, saved him from drowning.
Jesus does the same for us, when we lose our focus, when we take our eyes off of God and we begin to sink into a sinful life.
Jesus is always there to keep us from drowning in sin, all we have to do is ask for His help.
Believers must grow their faith every day. We must work out our faith every day.
We sin when we do not know God's word
The more of the word of God we have in us, the less likely we are to sin.
The more of the word of God we have in our hearts, the less likely we are to sin.
We must study the word of God. We must build a time for bible study in our lives.
When we love anything more than God
When we love anything more than God, we shift our hope in something or someone other than God. We are not to place anything or anyone above God. Thou shalt have no other gods before Me, is one the 10 commandments. Idolatry is sin against God and is not necessarily an image, but can be anything that we think is greater than God, other people, other things, other activities, money, possessions, anything.
When we focus on ourselves
When we focus on ourselves other than God we will fall into sin.
Living in Christ is following the ways of Christ, not just in word, but in deed.
Living in Christ is following the gospel of Christ. We can only follow the gospel of Christ, if we know what it is, we know what it is by reading, studying, meditating, learning and living the word of God.
Living in Christ is having the mind of Christ, thinking with our heart, a heart turned to Christ, and not compromising with the world.
Living in Christ is producing the fruits of the Spirit of God.
Living in Christ is abiding in the love of God, in every situation, every minute of every day, all the days of our life.
Living in Christ is seeing all men equal, treating all people equal, having no prejudices, as God is no respecter of persons.
Living in Christ is following the laws of God because we love them, and because we love God.
Living in Christ is loving all people, love is of God, God is love, we are to love all people and show the world the love of our God.
Living in Christ is letting others see Christ in you, through you, by you, with you. Everything we do should be done to the glory of our God.
Living in Christ is lovingly and gently guiding others to Him.
Living in Christ is standing firm in faith toward God, not wavering, all the days of our lives. We are to defend our faith by the love of God in us.
Living in Christ is serving Christ in everyway, all the days of your life. Believers of Christ are to be the servants of Christ in every way.
Living in Christ is giving forgiveness to all people for all things. We can forgive all people for all things, because Christ forgave us.
Living in Christ is showing compassion, in an uncompassionate world.
Living in Christ is living in truth, by truth, of truth. Upholding truth, and being truthful in everything we do, no matter what.
Living in Christ is doing what is right, even when no one knows.
Living in Christ is praising God, rejoicing in God, worshiping God, in spite of our circumstances.
Living in Christ is being content in whatever state I am in.
Living in Christ is giving of ourselves to the needs of others for no reward, expecting nothing in return.
Living in Christ is seeking God first in all that we do, listening to God, and waiting on God's answer to guide us in all we do.
Living in Christ is placing God first in our lives. Nothing and no one comes before God in our lives.
Living in Christ is loving God with all our heart, with all our soul, with all our mind, and with all our strength and loving others better than ourselves.
Living in Christ is abiding in the will of God forever.
Yes, God expects us NOT to sin. God goes even further and says that His children cannot sin. Why? Because we are His own.
God never gives us instruction to do, that He doesn't give us the grace to perform.
God will always give us the power to complete the tasks that He gives us. Greater is He (God) that is in me, than he (satan) that is in this world.
The power of God is greater than the power of sin.
God expects us NOT to sin, because of His love for us and our love toward Him. We love Him because He first loved us.
Because of His love for us, Jesus died for all the sins of the world.
Because He loved us so much, Jesus was tortured, beaten, whipped, scorned, for us, for our sins, so that we could be set free from sin and death.
Because of the love of God, the flesh was ripped from the body of our Lord God to pay the price for our sins.
Because He loved us before we loved Him, Jesus who never sinned, never committed one infraction against anyone, sacrificed His life, gave His own life for us, so that we could receive eternal life in Heaven.
Because of His love, Jesus stepped in our shoes, stood in our rightful place, stood in our place and took on our sins and shame, bore our sins on His cross, so that we might live abundantly in the Kingdom of Heaven for all eternity.
Because of His love for us, Jesus bore the sins of all mankind, gave His own life as a sacrifice once for all people, so that we could receive everlasting life in the Kingdom of God.
Jesus loved us so much that He paid the price for our eternal freedom, our eternal victory over sin and death. We are all set free from the bondage of sin and death, because of His love for us, because Christ's one sacrifice for all people.
We have victory in Jesus over sin and death through the price He paid that one day on the cross. Where He shed His blood, that one sacrifice once for all the sins of all mankind. Where He rose up from the grave, resurrected into everlasting life, so that we too, though faith in Him might receive the same eternal life in the Kingdom of God forever.
Do we love God? Do we thank God for His sacrifice, His crucifixion, His death, His resurrection, His gift of salvation? How do we thank God for all the miracles that He has given us? How do we show God just how much we love Him? How do we show God how much we appreciate His loving us enough to care about our lives, care about our eternal soul? How do we love God with all our heart, with all our soul, and with all mind, and with all our strength?
We can show God how much He means to us, just how much we truly love Him, how grateful we are to Him for all His many gifts in our lives, how much we thank Jesus for His sacrifice, dying for our sins, showing us His resurrection to life, so that we might have everlasting life, by our obedience to all His words.
Our obedience to His Holy words, is how we can show our love for our most precious Lord and Saviour, the Most High God.
Because we love and respectfully fear the Lord God, we will NOT sin.
Do you 'stand in awe of your Lord God'? God is so wonderful we should stand in awe of Him every day.
When we submit ourselves to God and resist the devil we can avoid sin, through the power of Christ, which is given to all the saints of God.
When our focus remains on Christ we will avoid sin. When our focus, our eyes, turn away from God that is when we fall into sin.
We are to offer the sacrifices of righteousness and put our trust in the LORD.
We live in a wicked and sinful world, we must purposely take heed to our ways that we sin not. We must make an effort to live in righteousness and not live in sin.
Wake up! This is your life, and you alone are responsible for the choices that you make!
We must awake to righteousness and sin not. We must consciously pursue to live in righteousness and sin not. We must consciously seek God and His kingdom of righteousness.
We are to be angry at sin, get angry at the devil for trying to steal your life, be angry and sin not. Never give any place to the devil in your life through sin. God does not want the sun to set with sin in our life, get rid of it, ask for forgiveness of sin before you go to sleep, don't let one day go by with sin still in your life.
The word of God was written for the whole world to understand God. The word of God is God's revelation of Himself to humankind. As believers of Christ Jesus we are God's little children. God said that these things He wrote to us, His little children, that we sin NOT.
God does not want any of His own children to sin, and lose their reward in Heaven.
God said if any person sins, that we as His own children have an advocate through Christ Jesus, who is the righteous.
Jesus is the propitiation for all our sins, and for all the sins of all the world.
God goes on to say that this is how that we know for sure that we know Him, IF we keep His commandments.
God says that if we say that we know Him, but we DON'T keep His commandments, that we are a liar and the truth is not in us.
God tells us in His word how to avoid sinning against Him. God promises that if we submit ourselves to Him completely, and we resist the devil, that satan will flee from us.
So how do we resist the devil? By submitting ourselves to God, we are able through the power of God to resist the devil.
When we seek God, God promises us that we will find Him. God promises that if we draw close to Him that He will draw close to us. We must cleanse ourselves daily from sin, purify our hearts by keeping our thoughts on Christ.
God tells us in His Holy word, that we are to be sober, be vigilant, guarding our faith, because the devil, our adversary, is like a roaring lion, walking among us, looking, searching, seeking whom he can devour, destroy.
"How to" do everything is given to us by God in His word. God answers all our questions, by His Word. God gave us His word so that we might understand Him, understand His truth, receive His salvation, and be able to live with Him for all eternity. The Word of God is our instruction book for our life, how to get the most out of our life, how to use our life, how to live our life, everything we ever wanted to know about us is in God's Word. Freely given to all people for understanding and wisdom.
A backslider is a saved believer of Christ who slides back into sin through unbelief. A person must have been in faith to now slide from faith (backslider), therefore we know that a backslider was at onetime a saved believer of Christ Jesus.
A backslider is one who has abandoned their faith in God, they are faithless.
The faithless, the unbelieving, are all who have turned their hearts away from God, abandoned their faith in God by being filled with their own selfish ways. Such people will reap what they sow. The faithless will receive in the end the wages for their decision of unbelief, which is death, because the wages of sin is death.
Why do people backslide into sin? God says because man is filled with his own selfish ways, he slips back into sin and unbelief.
We sin when we take our focus off of Christ. We either magnify God, or we magnify our self, but we can't do both.
The children of God live by faith. We remain steadfast in our faith to God. We hold onto our faith, no matter what is happening around us, we believe in the saving of our soul, is by the grace of God through faith in God.
A backslider can be reconciled to God through faith. If a backsliders abandons sin and unbelief, they can be forgiven and reconciled to God.
When we are saved all are sins are washed clean away by the blood of Christ. God remembers those past sins no more, they are forgiven and forgotten, never to be brought up again, they are completely washed away by the sacrifice of Jesus, by the shedding of His blood on the cross at Calvary.
After we are saved we are not to sin again. But since we live in a world of sin, it is impossible not to sin. The children of God do NOT purposefully sin, plan sin, live in sin, but sin will happen inadvertently until we are taken from this sinful world and are with our Lord God in Heaven.
If we advertently sin, we need a way for God to forgive us of our new sins, so that we can become righteous in the eyes of God.
Jesus paid the price for our sins, and the sins of the world, when He was crucified on the cross. We cannot expect Jesus to die again on the cross every time we sin. The crucifixion on the cross was a one-time payment for all the sins of the world.
Jesus is our advocate
So how are we forgiven of sin after we are saved? The scriptures tell us that we have an advocate through Jesus to God. When we sorrowfully confess our sins to Jesus and repent of our sins, Jesus will forgive us of our sins.
Confession of sin and repentance of sin, will continue in the life of every believer of Christ, until we die and are with our Lord God in Heaven, or when the Lord Jesus returns, which ever comes first.
Confess our sin
When we sin after we are saved, we are to confess our sins and sorrowfully repent our sins, turn away from sinning and God will forgive us.
Repent of sin
Repenting of sin is NOT confessing your sin, repentance is turning away from sin, it is forsaking sin, turning away from sin and turning to God.
Repenting is saying 'no' to serving sin, and 'yes' to serving God. We either serve sin or we serve God, no one can serve both.
Sinners need repentance. All sinners need repentance.
The righteous do not need repentance; sinners need repentance.
The unrepentant will perish
Here the scriptures say repent or perish. God says, "except you repent, you will perish, die".
God wants His message of repentance and remission of sins preached in His name among all nations.
God says we must repent in order to blot out our sins.
Only godly, full-hearted sorrow works true repentance.
When we sin, God says that we are caught up in the snare of the devil. When we sin, we are taken captive by the devil at the devil's will.
Remember the devil is always prowling around looking for his next victim.
Repentance gives believers clarity of the truth, so we will not sin.
When sinners repent, God pulls us from the snare of the devil, we no longer do the will of the devil - sin, but the will of God - righteousness.
Through repentance, believers are renewed again into their salvation
God doesn't want anyone to perish, but all to repent
It is the will of God that all people repent and that none should perish.
We are to turn away from sin
When we repent we turn from Satan back to God and receive forgiveness for our sins.
Only when we repent of a sin, can we receive forgiveness for that sin.
If we ask Jesus for forgiveness of a sin and keep practicing that sin, we have not repented of that sin.
If we keep practicing a sin, we have NOT repented of that sin.
The only way we can receive forgiveness of a sin is to quit practicing that sin. Repentance is when we stop doing sin.
Repentance is NOT confessing of a sin and asking Jesus for forgiveness for a sin and then picking up that sin again, repeating the same sin.
Repentance is throwing away the sin that we confess to Jesus and ask Jesus to forgive.
After we are saved, we are righteous and sin free, God says we are to remain righteous until Christ returns, or until we die (which ever comes first).
The only way to stay righteous is to obey God and follow Christ and walk in the ways of the Lord, remain faithful, study the word of God, worship and praise God and pray without ceasing.
Salvation is only promised to those in Christ who endure until the end. The faithful in Christ Jesus will be saved.
The difference between the lost and the saved is faith in God. Believers have faith in God, unbelievers do not have faith in God. You must have faith in God to see God in His Kingdom when you die. The unbelieving, the unfaithful will not see God, but will be separated from God for all eternity.
The saved, the believers of Christ Jesus must endure until the end of their life, we must hold onto our faith until the end of our life. Salvation is not temporary, our faith in God must endure until the end of our lives to receive eternal life. If we let go of our faith, if we throw away our faith in God, if we abandon God, if we deny God, God will deny us. If we depart from our faith in God, we depart from the inheritance of the Kingdom of God.
God will never force anyone to love Him or have faith in Him, it is our choice to have faith in God. The unbelieving, those people without faith in God, will not see God.
Unbelief separates anyone from God for eternity.
Believers who endure to the end shall be saved.
Our destiny is not in this world; Our destiny is the kingdom of God.
Planet earth is not my home, but the Kingdom of God, Heaven is my home.
We should all be working out our own salvation, working toward righteousness and knowledge of God, and seeking the kingdom of God - our final destination.
As a good soldier of Christ we are to endure all things for Christ's sake, hold onto our faith until the end of our lives or until Christ Jesus returns, which ever comes first. We are to believe all things that God has given us in His Holy word.
As believers, we can endure all things for the joy set before us in the kingdom of God.
I press toward the mark, for the prize, of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. I pray I stay focused on Christ Jesus, focused on God and my home in Heaven.