Sin No More?

Jesus said: “Woman, where are those accusers of yours? Has no one condemned you?

She said, “No one, Lord. “And Jesus said to her, “Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more.” John 8:10-11 NKJV.

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When a Pastor of a large church said they accept people no matter if it takes a lifetime to be righteous, there’s a disconnect.  It’s true that we each ourselves are responsible for our own growth, but we’re taught to admonish one another and confront lovingly our brothers and sisters in Christ.  Jesus says in Matthew 18:15-16 (NIV):

“If your brother or sister sins, go and point out their fault, just between the two of you. If they listen to you, you have won them over.
But if they will not listen, take one or two others along, so that ‘every matter may be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.’

and Luke 17:3-4 (NIV):

So watch yourselves. “If your brother or sister sins against you, rebuke them; and if they repent, forgive them. Even if they sin against you seven times in a day and seven times come back to you saying ‘I repent,’ you must forgive them.”

We heard an old hymn in church where it sang of having a heart for evangelism for those who keep sinning. Christians didn’t invent this idea, we are trying with the Holy Spirit to put sin away.

Psalm 110

A Psalm of David.

The Lord said to my Lord,
“Sit at My right hand,
Till I make Your enemies Your footstool.”
The Lord shall send the rod of Your strength out of Zion.
Rule in the midst of Your enemies!

Your people shall be volunteers
In the day of Your power;
In the beauties of holiness, from the womb of the morning,
You have the dew of Your youth.
The Lord has sworn
And will not relent,
You are a priest forever
According to the order of Melchizedek.”

The Lord is at Your right hand;
He shall execute kings in the day of His wrath.
He shall judge among the nations,
He shall fill the places with dead bodies,
He shall execute the heads of many countries.
He shall drink of the brook by the wayside;
Therefore He shall lift up the head.

Psalm 110 (NKJV)