What are you doing to stop sin?
--Most aren’t battling sin because it’s fun, it’s hard, they’ve failed so many times.
--Instead of admitting that, we invent doctrines to defend our sin.
--We can’t/ sin is inevitable—total depravity
--We can’t it’s all God.
You must start here--you must be born again. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Created in Christ Jesus unto good works.
Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.
--this is the goal, the aim. This is Christlikeness.
2 Timothy 2:19-21
Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.
20 But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour.
21 If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master's use, and prepared unto every good work.
1 Corinthians 9:24-27
Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.25 And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.
26 I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air:
27 But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.
Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin.