Since our sins are covered under the blood of Christ, why should Christians not enjoy what this world has to offer, sinful or otherwise?
Rom. 6:1-2, 6-7, 12, 15, 22-23
1. God still hates sin.
“What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid.”
2. Jesus saved us so we would not be compelled to sin.
“How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?
Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. For he that is dead is freed from sin.”
3. We can still become addicted to sin.
“Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof.”
4. Sin is a sign of rebellion. You will always have an authority in your life.
“What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid. But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God,”
5. We were saved to be holy, as He is holy (1 Pt. 1:16).
“ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.”
6. Sin WILL separate us from everything and everyone you care about if you continue in it.
“For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
LESSON - We have been called to holiness, not Heaven alone. One day He shall completely free us from the power of sin. Until then, we are called to wage war on sin, not embrace it. 2 Tim. 2:4 “No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.”