What should we say then? Should we continue in sin so that grace may multiply?
And why not say, just as some people slanderously claim we say, “Let us do what is evil so that good may come”? Their condemnation is deserved!
What then? Should we sin because we are not under law but under grace? Absolutely not!
1 John 3:6
Everyone who remains in Him does not sin; everyone who sins has not seen Him or known Him.
1 John 3:9
Everyone who has been born of God does not sin, because His seed remains in him; he is not able to sin, because he has been born of God.
1 John 5:18
We know that everyone who has been born of God does not sin, but the One who is born of God keeps him, and the evil one does not touch him.
Absolutely not! How can we who died to sin still live in it?
For we know that our old self was crucified with Him in order that sin’s dominion over the body may be abolished, so that we may no longer be enslaved to sin,
And do not offer any parts of it to sin as weapons for unrighteousness. But as those who are alive from the dead, offer yourselves to God, and all the parts of yourselves to God as weapons for righteousness.
Don’t you know that if you offer yourselves to someone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of that one you obey—either of sin leading to death or of obedience leading to righteousness?
But if we ourselves are also found to be “sinners” while seeking to be justified by Christ, is Christ then a promoter of sin? Absolutely not!
For if we deliberately sin after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins,
1 John 3:10
This is how God’s children—and the Devil’s children—are made evident.The Command to Love Whoever does not do what is right is not of God, especially the one who does not love his brother.
Even on his bed he makes malicious plans.
He sets himself on a path that is not good
and does not reject evil.
from those who enjoy doing evil
and celebrate perversion,
Woe to those who drag wickedness
with cords of deceit
and pull sin along with cart ropes,
Wash the evil from your heart, Jerusalem,
so that you will be delivered.
How long will you harbor
malicious thoughts within you?
As a well gushes out its water,
so she pours out her evil.
Violence and destruction resound in her.
Sickness and wounds keep coming to My attention.
Many will be purified, cleansed, and refined, but the wicked will act wickedly; none of the wicked will understand, but the wise will understand.
Let the unrighteous go on in unrighteousness; let the filthy go on being made filthy; let the righteous go on in righteousness; and let the holy go on being made holy.”
The wicked one is thrown down by his own sin,
but the righteous one has a refuge in his death.
A wicked man’s iniquities entrap him;
he is entangled in the ropes of his own sin.
Come to Bethel and rebel;
rebel even more at Gilgal!
Bring your sacrifices every morning,
your tenths every three days.
But if the wicked man is shown favor,
he does not learn righteousness.
In a righteous land he acts unjustly
and does not see the majesty of the Lord.
They feed on the sin of My people;
they have an appetite for their transgressions.
Both hands are good at accomplishing evil:
the official and the judge demand a bribe;
when the powerful man communicates his evil desire,
they plot it together.
but wrath and indignation to those who are self-seeking and disobey the truth but are obeying unrighteousness;
2 Peter 2:15
They have gone astray by abandoning the straight path and have followed the path of Balaam, the son of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness