Does the sinful act of Christians make them sinners?
Before taking on the
question, it is appropriate to highlight one very important
spiritual fact that would help us to understand better the
The issue in question is
that there is a mark difference between sin and the sinner.
Sin is the spirit of error,
which is the source of all evil tendencies and actions. This
spirit is an unseen nature or form that inflicts the human
souls with wrong and deceitful messages. Therefore, anyone
that allows this spirit to control, reign, rule his or her
life becomes a sinner, because the person now becomes the
carrier of the spirit or nature of sin. With all emphasis,
sin is an unseen nature, in spirit form with devilish
tendencies that always manipulates and forces its objects
(carriers/persons) to commit sinful or wicked activities on
others. The main job of sin is to deceive, demean, and
destroy both its agents and the innocents. The nature of sin
cannot create anything good, but only to fake, deceive and
destroy everything that is good to humanity that are from
God. The spirit of sin is a nature, meaning it has the
characteristics of human personality that can talk, walk,
eat, see and so forth. However, its nature is born, breeds
in evil and is the source of lies, killing or murder,
fornication, hate, swearing, back slinging/stabbing, pride,
envy, malice, unruly behaviors, and a host of other
treacherous tendencies. These and other wicked acts are all
in spirit forms and then played out by men and women, who
accepts the reign of this evil or devilish personality to be
the master of their lives.
Here is the classic
The devil = O wants to harm
a good man (A). The devil will then enter in spirit form
into a person (X), filling the mind of X with lies and evil
information of A. The person X will then develop hate
towards A and eventually X would carry out the evil plot
through the force from O to commit the harmful act on A.
Sin, which is spirit is O,
the sinner is X and the innocent victim is A. Now in most
cases, we deal or punish the sinner (X) and leave sin (O)
unattended. Hence, the devil (spirit) increases its
influence on others. This is because, we wrongly assume that
with the punishment on the sinner (X), the sinful acts would
stop or reduce. No, it would rather increase, because the
real cause is left unattended (The spirit of sin = O).
This is actually the point,
where the love of God to humanity by Christ Jesus the
Messiah, King of kings became relevant yesterday, today and
forever. This is the point where the perfect love to
humanity by Christ Jesus sets anyone free, who would embrace
His Lordship. This is the point of believing that Jesus is
the Christ, which in return will send His Spirit into our
life to counter, destroys, replace, and remove the spirit of
sin from our soul. As fact, no power or force can ever
remove sin (spirit) from the human soul except by Christ
Jesus. This is only possible by the gift of salvation
through Christ Jesus, who then gives us His supreme Spirit
of God the Father into our heart to live victoriously over
That is, He came to earth
in physical form or body, though fully of the Spirit of God
to destroy sin and save the sinner. The love of God to
humankind is a living presence that takes us away from death
into eternal life in His Spirit. God the Father in Christ
Jesus is totally against sin, who is spirit and not the
sinner; because He knows, the sinner cannot help him or
herself, until the person embraces the Spirit of Christ to
fight against the spirit of sin. This is the reason; the
Holy Bible tells us that we battle not against flesh and
blood (Physical/sinner), but against principalities and
powers, rulers of the darkness of the world and spiritual
wickedness in high places (spirit of sin).
This means, Jesus who was
in the form of God (Spirit), took the form of man
(Physical/sinner) that through death in the flesh for the
sins of the sinners; He would conquer death by the power of
the Spirit of God in Him that is and was never subject to
death. This is the meaning of His resurrection bodily from
the dead by the power of the Holy Spirit to help or standing
in for by freeing the sinner from the spirit of sin by
giving us His Spirit that conquered sin and death.
By this, God who is Spirit
established forever not to Himself, but on behalf of
humankind the perfect example of good over evil,
righteousness over sin, love over hate, and eternal life
over death, when Jesus resurrected bodily from the dead.
Hence, the resurrection of Christ Jesus bodily from the dead
is the glorious reign of truth, light, and peace shared with
humanity by God as the nourishment, upkeep, and happiness of
When Jesus rose bodily from the dead by the fullness
of the Holy Spirit, the meaning was that man automatically
received the divine level of God, but this becomes relevant
to the human soul at the very instance of our sincere
obedience to the only true Love, who is God in Christ Jesus.
Now, with this foundational
context settles in our hearts, we can then proceed with a
clearer understanding of this topic in question, which is,
does any sinful act of Christians makes them sinners.
Categorically the answer is
no. Let us state the spiritual facts here.
find themselves in sinful acts, but that does not qualify
them as sinners, because they have already given their lives
to Christ. A sinner is one that refuses to accept Christ
Jesus as their Lord and allows his or her soul to be the
carrier of the spirit of sin. Once you give your life to
Christ Jesus by submission to His Lordship, the person
receives salvation and the Holy Spirit dwells in the heart
as seal, which confirms that the individual is now a child
of God. This means, the individual has passed from sin and
death to life and no longer a sinner, but now born again by
the true Spirit of God. Once, you accept Jesus Christ as
your Lord and Savior, you become the child of God. Even,
when you commit sinful act, you do not lose your
relationship with the divine God, because you already have
the nature of His righteousness in you.
How does the nature of God
dwell in us? This is by His Holy Spirit that now establishes
His presence in our soul. Without the Holy Spirit in any
person, that individual has no part in the realm of the true
and only living God.
Meaning, the residence of
Holy Spirit in anyone is what makes an individual a child of
God. No sinner can qualify as a child of God, because the
nature of sin is of the adversary, who is the enemy of
humanity, and of all righteousness or right living (Good).
Therefore, anyone that accepts Jesus as Lord has the nature
of God that produces love, truth, peace, health, happiness,
health, wealth, good family, honest friends, and other godly
values that builds the human life up.
Notwithstanding, as stated
above, there are circumstances where believers commit sinful
acts, because they did not follow the instruction of the
Holy Spirit, but that of the flesh. When such happens, it
shows the attention of the believer to the things of the
Spirit of God is still weak. However, when such mistake
happens, we should immediately confess it out with our mouth
and ask for forgiveness from God the Father in the name of
Christ Jesus. Not only that, but we must change our ways and
learn to walk according to the righteousness of God.
Whenever, anyone errs and
truly ask for forgiveness, God sees our heart and respond
faithfully when the request is truthful. In essence, you do
not have to confess to any man or priest but to God the
Father in faith in the name of Christ Jesus. However, if one
chooses to tell a priest or somebody as a witness, there is
no harm with that too.
Hence, any sinful act by a
Christian is a spiritual letdown or mistake, but not the
cancellation of his or her citizenship from the kingdom of
God. Sin is a nature and the source of this nature is
spirit, who is the adversary of God and creation. If you do
not have Christ as your Lord and Savior, that means, you are
outside the domain of righteousness, meaning the nature of
sin dwells in the person. What this means is that you have
to submit to God in Christ Jesus, and receive the gift of
salvation, which makes you to having the nature of Christ in
you, or live under the rule of the adversary with the nature
of the devil. That is, you either accept and live in sin or
give your life to Christ and have the nature and vision of
God. There is no middle ground or compromise. God never
compromises with His values, because He always wishes us the
best and knows that with our self-discipline and dedication
to His righteousness in our standard of living, His values
would reward us greatly and not tire us down.
He knows that our good work
is not the qualification to having Christ live in you. You
either believe in Jesus Christ as the Son of God and have
His Spirit in your heart or live as an unbeliever or carrier
and dispenser of sin and death. To live above sinful acts,
we must exercise our faith in the Spirit of Christ Jesus.
That means, walk in the Spirit of Christ.
In summary, any believer
that commits sinful act is not a sinner, but becomes a
sinner when he or she deliberately renounces Christ Jesus as
their Lord and Savior (God forbid!). Therefore, those that
love themselves and future generation must always follow
Christ as their Lord.
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