“What did she do? When she claims to be a born again!!! I guess you see why I can never join those confused people.” These and many more are the kind of responses you here time and again when a Christian falls. However, what beats my understanding is, does one become immortal when the confess Christ as their Lord and Savior? I thought we are yet to be transformed meaning that we are still in this flesh that has fleshy desires. Therefore we are prone to sinning and the Bible I read tells me that a saint is just a sinner who falls down and gets up, not one that never sins.
Beloved, as a born again Christian, I sin but having the audacity to acknowledge my sin, repent and ask God for the grace to stay on the straight and narrow is what I believe pleases my God. You know Paul tells us in Romans 3:23, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. This scripture does not discriminate in any way, born again or not. However he goes on to say in vs.24, and are justified by His grace as a gift through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. This indeed tells me that in as much as I am a sinner, I was redeemed, so no matter what I do today, I am redeemed because what Christ did at Calvary is eternal.
But that does not mean, fellow Christian, that you go on sinning since you know that He was wounded for your transgressions, He was crushed for your iniquities, Isaiah 53:5. Embrace the grace by which Christ reconciled you to the Father. This grace causes God not to count our sins against us but entrusts us with the message of reconciliation, 2 Corinthians 5:19. It is this same grace that causes us to be so drawn to the Father that we want no sin to be in us. Let Romans 12:2, Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect, be our stepping stone to triumphing over sin and yielding ourselves to Christ.
Then to my friend that is not yet born again, I guess, now is the time. Let not the actions of a Christian, a pastor be your reason not to get personal with Christ. Remember, we will stand before His judgement throne to account for our deeds on earth. You will blame no one but you for not finding your name in the book of life. You need to also desist from being the judge of other for He says, vengeance is mine. Christ also tells us to first remove the log from our eyes before we tell another to remove the speck in theirs. Remove that log my dear and your sight will be a whole lot clearer.
It is always my prayer that as someone reads this, they will be propelled to yield to God’s word in every way.
*All scripture quotes are from ESV.