PRACTICING SIN? BY STEVE FINNELL
Practicing playing a piano makes for a better piano player. Practicing basketball will lead to becoming a more accomplished player. Practicing most things is a good thing. Practicing sin leads to forfeiting entrance to the kingdom of God.
Galatians 5:19-21 Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, licentiousness, 20 idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, 21 envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. (NKJV)
1 Corinthians 6:9-11 Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, 10 nor thieves, covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God. )NKJV)
The clear message is that Christians were washed clean from sin and that they need to stop practicing sin.
If you are a Christian or not a Christian you need to stop practicing sin. How much practice is necessary to be a competent sinner?
Non Christians need to have their sins washed away. How? By Faith: John 3:16 Repentance: Acts 2:38 Confession: Romans 10:9 Water Immersion: Acts 2:38. Then, they need to stop practicing sin.
DO CHRISTIANS SIN? YES.
1 John 1:7-10 But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from sin. 8 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him liar, and His word is not in us. (NKJV)
Being a Christian, who on occasion, sins is not the same as continuing to practice sin. God says those who practice sin will not inherit the kingdom of God.
IF YOU CONTINUE TO PRACTICE SIN YOU WILL EXCEL AT SINNING. THAT IS NOT A DESIRED RESULT.