When will we stop living the Christian life based on “Is this or that a sin?”
I honestly think it’s a wrong way to ask questions about the faith especially when it has to do with habits. I understand many people’s sincerity whenever they ask but it’s not sufficient. I know you might be wondering what do I mean?
I used to make that mistake because I wasn’t taught any differently. Having answers to those never helped me break free from habits like masturbation in the past. I can tell you for free that it won’t solve your habit problems either. Questions like:
“Is listening to secular music a sin?”
“Is Masturbation a sin?”
“Is not having your bath in a day a sin?”
“Is rolling on the floor a sin?”
Lol I hope you got the drift?
Why would you base your entire faith walk on these kinds of questions?
So what if it’s a sin? Is that what’s most important to you? What would you do about it if it was? Try to live up to that? What would you do about it if it wasn’t?
How would the short answer empower you to live holy or free from the habit? Should that be the first question to ask? Truth is an act doesn’t have to be a sin for you to avoid it. I have treated this question in one of my YouTube videos. You can listen to it here:
Maybe you’ve been getting the wrong answers, stagnant and remaining stuck because you’ve been asking the wrong questions.
Maybe we all need to start asking ourselves the right questions as believers.
Questions like, “What is true about my identity?”, “Whose am I?”, “What did Jesus’ death, burial & resurrection do for/in me as a believer?”, “Is this a wise thing for me to do?”
First, it’s not sufficient knowing that an act is a sin. It wasn’t the matter of the law(that reveals your sin to you) but the fact that we were all dead! Helpless! Even keeping laws and knowing the rules can’t/couldn’t help. It’s in constantly focusing on /reminding yourself who you are as a believer you can begin to live right. What have you believed?
The miracle Christ did on the cross wasn’t just to help you to stop sinning but to give you His life and change your desires. To empower you to live for Him. It was to make you alive not for you to keep laws.
You’d also need to agree with me that even if you knew it was a sin and you stopped, you’d only be a morally right person. If all there is to your stance about why you don’t do certain things is the fact that they’re sins then you’d keep thinking it’s by your own power. Your reality wouldn’t be changed if you don’t know how much power resides in you and how that should influence your decisions! The reason why you can mortify the deeds of the flesh is because you’re risen with Christ. You do because you are! Stop asking if something is a sin and start living out your life. Many times you ask the wrong questions.
Maybe you need to start asking yourself, “Is it wise to do so in the first place?” “Does it help you grow?” “Is it of good report?” “Is it lovely?” “Does it help you think selfless?” “Does it help you build the right culture?” You’d better be honest with yourself enough to admit the areas that needs growth.
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If it pollutes your mind which is what should be constantly renewed with God’s word, then no matter how harmless it might seem at first glance it’s not for you. If it appears to be evil, it’s better to never give it a second thought. Avoid saying it’s only this one time!
Even if your Spirit has been changed, God wants you to think like he thinks. He wants you to be able to give a reason for whatever you believe and to defend the message of the Gospel
Are you asking the right questions? If it drains your devotion and causes you to grow cold towards prayer and fellowship, then it’s not for you! You don’t have to think twice.
You’re God’s workmanship! He’s working in you! Put in the efforts to show you’ve been approved of God! Work out your salvation because it’s your destiny to be fruitful! Your life is too precious and you can’t afford to keep asking the wrong questions!
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