What should we say, then? Should we go on sinning so that grace may increase?
Or can we say as some people slander us by claiming that we say "Let's do evil that good may result"? They deserve to be condemned!
What, then, does this mean? Should we go on sinning because we are not under Law but under grace? Of course not!
1 John 3:6
No one who remains in union with him keeps on sinning. The one who keeps on sinning hasn't seen him or known him.
1 John 3:9
No one who has been born from God practices sin, because God's seed abides in him. Indeed, he cannot go on sinning, because he has been born from God.
1 John 5:18
We know that the person who has been born from God does not go on sinning. Rather, the Son of God protects them, and the evil one cannot harm them.
Of course not! How can we who died as far as sin is concerned go on living in it?
We know that our old natures were crucified with him so that our sin-laden bodies might be rendered powerless and we might no longer be slaves to sin.
Stop offering the parts of your body to sin as instruments of unrighteousness. Instead, offer yourselves to God as people who have been brought from death to life and the parts of your body as instruments of righteousness to God.
Don't you know that when you offer yourselves to someone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one you obey either of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness?
Now if we, while trying to be justified by the Messiah, have been found to be sinners, does that mean that the Messiah is serving the interests of sin? Of course not!
For if we choose to go on sinning after we have learned the full 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 distinguished. No person who fails to practice righteousness and to love his brother is from God.
He devises iniquity on his bed and is determined to follow a path that is not good. He does not resist evil.
who delight in doing evil, and rejoice in the perverseness of evil;
"How terrible it will be for those who parade iniquity with cords of falsehood, who draw sin along as with a cart rope;
Jerusalem, wash your evil from your heart so that you may be delivered. How long will you harbor evil schemes within you?
As a well keeps its waters fresh, so the city keeps her wickedness fresh. Violence and destruction are heard in her, sickness and wounds are always before me.
Many will be purified, cleansed, and refined, though the wicked will continue to act wickedly, and none of the wicked will understand. Nevertheless, the insightful will understand.
Let the one who does what is evil continue to do what is evil. Let the filthy person continue to be filthy. Let the righteous person continue to do what is right. And let the holy person continue to be holy."
The wicked person is thrown down by his own wrongdoing, but the righteous person has a place of safety in death.
The wicked person's iniquities will capture him, and he will be held with the cords of his sin.
"Come to Bethel and sin, to Gilgal and sin even more! Bring along your morning sacrifices, and pay your tithes every other day.
If favor is shown to the wicked, they don't learn righteousness; even in a land of uprightness they act perversely and do not perceive the majesty of the LORD.
They feed on the sin of my people; they purpose in their heart to transgress.
And speaking of evil, they practice it eagerly with both hands! Both leader and judge demand a bribe, the famous confess their perverted desires, and they scheme together.
but wrath and fury for those who in their selfish pride refuse to believe the truth and practice wickedness instead.
2 Peter 2:15
They have left the straight path and wandered off to follow the path of Bosor's son Balaam, who loved the reward he got for doing wrong.