We’re only human! Nobody is perfect! We all sin every single day!


1 John 1:8 says, “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.”  People twist this verse to say that if you don’t admit that you always have sin in your life, then you are “deceiving yourself, and the truth is not in you.”

The interpretation of 1 John 1:8 that says we always have to have sin in our lives, contradicts the rest of 1 John and the Bible. It specifically contradicts these clear verses in 1 John (please look them up and study them):

1:5-7, 1:9, 2:1-6, 2:15-17, 2:29, 3:3-9, 3:18-19, 5:3-4, 5:18

In the rest of the Bible, we see that Jesus commands you to go and sin no more (John 5:14, 8:11). Jesus commands you to repent or perish (Luke 13:3, 5). There are conditions for God to have mercy on/pardon a sinner: forsaking sin and turning to the Lord (Isaiah 55:6-7). In order for your sins to be blotted out, you must repent and be converted (Acts 3:19).

The whole point of the preaching of Christ, according to Paul, is that we “may present every man perfect in Christ” (Col 1:27-29). God called Noah “perfect” (Gen. 6:9) and Job “blameless” (Job 1:1, 8; 2:3) The parents of John the Baptist were blameless and obeyed all of the commandments of the Lord (Luke 1:6). If all of these people obeyed God before Calvary and before Pentecost, how much more are we capable of obeying God after Calvary and after Pentecost!

Jesus commands you to be Perfect

Jesus commands you to be perfect just like God is perfect (Matt 5:48). You don’t have to “be Jesus” to be “perfect”. You just need to have your sins forgiven by the blood of Jesus and then you need to take up your cross daily, deny yourself and follow Him (Mark 8:34-38).

The Bible makes it clear that true Christians obey God. If you don’t obey God then, you don’t love Him (John 14:15), you don’t have the grace of God that brings salvation (Titus 2:11-14), you aren’t His friend (John 15:14), you are His enemy (James 4:4), you don’t know Him (1 John 2:3-4), you aren’t cleansed of your sins (1 John 1:5-7), you are of the devil (1 John 3:8), you are a slave to sin (John 8:34, Rom 6:16), you have a dead faith (James 2:19-20), your house is built upon the sand (Matt 7:26-27) and you will not inherit the Kingdom of God (Matt 7:21, 1 Cor. 6:9-10).

Romans 8:13 For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die, but if ye through the Spirit do mortify {Put To Death} the deeds of the body, ye shall live.

Are you deceived by the lie?

If you have been deceived by the lie that you can’t stop sinning or that you can’t completely obey God in this life, then you need to repent. You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you (Phil. 4:13). IF you walk according to the Spirit, you WON’T fulfill the lusts of the flesh (Gal. 5:16). God doesn’t let you be tempted beyond what you are able to bear and always provides a way out of sinning (1 Cor. 10:13). God’s commandments are not a burden to keep (1 John 5:3-4). The truth can set you free (John 8:31-36), so that you can walk in holiness and victory before God. God wants you to be Holy and provides all that you need to live Holy. The only thing left is for you to start living Holy today! Rejection of this teaching is rejection of God, not man (1 Thess. 4:3-8). 

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Sin Not A Necessity

Awake to righteousness, and sin not  1 Cor. 15:34 

Little children, sin not 1 John 2:1 

Shall we continue in sin? Romans 6:1, 2 

Go, sin no more John 5:14; 1 John 8:11 

Stand in awe, sin not Ps. 4:4 

He that committeth sin is of the Devil 1 John 3:8 

Whosoever is born of God doth not sin 1 John 5:18; 3:9 

Jesus came to save FROM sin Matt. 1:21  

Let not sin reign in your bodies Romans 6:12 

Sin shall not reign Romans 6:14  

Blessed are the pure in heart Matt. 5:8 

Cleanse hands, purify hearts James 4:8  

Cleanse filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness 2 Cor. 7:1

Put off the old man Eph. 4:20-24

Crucify the old man  Romans 6:6

All true men of God have forsaken all KNOWN sin, and are not knowingly living in sin.

A Christian “grows” by responding to moral light given and disciplining new areas as God reveals.

If he does not know what he is doing IS wrong, it is NOT sin (Rom. 7:7-9; James. 4:17; Luke 12:47-48; Jn. 9:41; 15:22,24)

If he sins ignorantly, he is a baby; if he sins knowingly, he is a phony.

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