To answer This question May we take a look at what God's Word has to say. I John 3: 9 states, ". Whosoever is born of God doth not commit without; for His seed remaineth in him: and I can not not, Because I is born of God" The word "commit" Means to practice naturally and habitually With indicating the tense continuous action. THEREFORE, God's Word states plainly That a person can not go years with a continuous lifestyle of sin.
Some say, "But preacher, even after we are saved we can still sin, Because we are still in esta body of flesh." This is true. In fact, I will go so far as to say a person can commit any saved without a lost person can, except blasphemy of the Holy Ghost. But I will Have to go on to say That I can not get by With It.
The Lord chastens His own (the saved). Heb. 12: 5-7 states, "And ye forgotten the exhortation Which Have speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint When thou art rebuked of him: For whom the Lord loveth have chasteneth , and scourgeth every are Whom I receiveth If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons;. for what son is I Whom the father chasteneth not? " Chastening Involves first of all speaking. When a saved person sins, Immediately the Holy Spirit That Person Who Lives inside is grieved and I speaks to That Person in His heart. Eph. 4:30 says, "And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption." To grieve the Spirit is to hurt Him deeply and That is exactly what happens to Him When He is grieved. At this point all you have to do an individually is to confess His free and the Lord forgives and cleanses That person as I John 1: 9 states, "If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. "
If a saved person Refuses to confess His sin, the Lord Takes a second step in chastening, That of spanking. Spanking May come in various forms. May it be a loss of something near and dear to That person, or it May be a trip to the hospital or a car wreck or whatever May the Lord use to get His child's attention. The spanking May be gentle at first Because, after all, the Lord is just wanting His children to confess Their no.
The spanking Will Become more severe if the saved person Refuses to confess His no. Then there will come a point in his life That the Lord says, "That's enough. If you are not going to confess your free Then you leave me no other choice. If you commit That not one more time, then a it will be slaying time . "
This is what the Bible Refers to as "a sin unto death." I John 5:16 states, . "If any man not to see His brother without Which is not unto death, Shall I ask, and I Shall give him life for them not unto death That without There is a sin unto death: I do Shall not Say That I pray for it. " When a child of God That line crosses it will be to no willful. Heb. 10:26 Refers to this, "For if we without willfully after That We have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins." This is not a willful without sin of ignorance or a sin of weakness but not That a person voluntarily commits. The tense of Heb. 10:26 reveals this is a continuous usual That one action has His course on September. THEREFORE God says, "I can not permit you to head on down That road of sin. I will take you on home." I will not let go That person years in That Particular sin without Dealing with it.
Let me give you an example. I can remember, When I Was About 5 years old, going to a neighbor's house to visit. Of course as was my nature, I Showed out and disobeyed my Dad's instructions, I HAD Which Clearly Stated before We went visiting. At first Dad would speak to me with His Eyes. I Knew What that meant. This is what the Psalmist Said in Psa. 32: 8, "I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way Which thou shalt go. I will guide thee mine eye With" If I failed to obey my Dad's eye language, I would speak Firmly and sternly. When I failed to heed His voice, the next action would be a spanking. At first lightly and if that failed there would come a harder spanking with a warning of something like, "If you do one more time That I am taking you home. You are embarrassing your dad." And if I did what I HAD Specifically Told me not to, Then We Went home early.
I believe the Lord Operates pretty much the same way. In fact, He is a righteous father more than my dad was. If my dad did not let me get by With no, I do not believe the Lord will let His children get away with not willful. In fact Heb 10: 28-29a states, "He That despised Moses' law died without mercy under two or three witnesses: Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, Shall I be thought worthy, WHO hath trodden under foot the Son of God , and hath Counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith I was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done DESPITE unto the Spirit of grace? "
The Lord speaks and His children if Their not fail to confess, Then I will spank and warn with a warning something like, "If you commit That not one more time, I'm going to take you home early. You're embarrassing your Father and you know better. " Then If That person commits That not one more time the Lord says, "That's it, I Told You," and turn the key of death in That person's life and I goes to heaven, Because I was saved but I will be saved so as by fire. (I Cor. 3: 11-15) And esta whole process will not take years to complete. This is what the Bible says.
I know we are living in a Day When People have tried to Develop Their doctrines to justify all kinfolk and friends by saying, "I know They are saved but backslidden They are just." Folks, I beg you look at what the Bible says, not what man is teaching Contrary to the Bible. Men are giving many a false hope by teaching in you can go years without and still be saved. The Bible does not teach that. In John 10:27 Jesus Said . "My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and They follow me" He Also Said in John 10: 5, "And a stranger They will not follow, but will flee from him: for They Know not the voice of strangers. "
The Bible says in Matt. 7: 22-23 ??? "Many will say to me in That day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name and in thy name cast out devils unavailable and in thy name done many wonderful works and Then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that Work iniquity. " This is Referring to preachers, so called "good" people by the world's standard, and many of "the faithful" in our Baptist churches. Note, That look says many are going to call him Lord and be cast in the lake of fire. Can a person go years in sin and be saved? We close up commercial from the word of God That the answer to this question is NO! DEFINITELY NOT !!
I beg you listen to what God says. II Cor. 13: 5 says, "Examine yourselves, Whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves Know ye not your own selves, how That Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates.?" Please consider yourself to make sure That what salvation is what you call God's word calls salvation. Do not Wait Until it is too late and you wake up in hell.
I Write This truth in hope That It Might help just one. I welcome your comments. I love you and am your friend and would be glad to help in any way I can.
THE PERSUADER - June-July, 1993