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Is it possible for a Christian to live without sinning?


Nowhere does the Bible say that a Christian in this life will ever be completely perfect—that is, free from all sin (1 John 1:8).

As long as we are on this earth, we will always struggle against temptation and sin. That is one reason Jesus taught His disciples to pray (in The Lord’s Prayer), “Forgive us our sins … And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one” (Luke 11:4, Matthew 6:13).

Sometimes we sin by our actions; sometimes by our motives. Often we sin not because of what we do, but because of what we fail to do. For example, we fail to love or forgive others, or in other ways fail to do things we ought to do—and that is sin.

However, there are three important truths we need to repeat over and over to ourselves. First, just because we sin does not mean we are no longer God’s children. Our fellowship with God may be broken, but our relationship is not. Second, when we sin God stands ready to forgive us, and we need to turn to Him immediately.

“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9). Third, God wants to help us (through His Holy Spirit, who lives within every believer) to avoid sin in the future. “Live by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature” (Galatians 5:16).

Thank God that you belong to Christ, and thank Him for His grace and forgiveness when you do sin—and for strength to overcome future temptation. “My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have one who speaks to the Father in our defense—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One” (1 John 2:1).

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  1. Vera Ramsire says:

    This helped me so now than I can explain.

  2. justice sepenu says:

    beware of sin becos it can waste your whole life on earth .leaving u with nothing except death.

  3. justice sepenu says:

    know the root of sin.Begin to remember the one behind it. The DEVIL. Now with us, trying very hard to lead children into bcos his time is near. look at wat is going on in the world now. trying to confuse us with deceitful and abominable things which God hate the most. my brethren steadfast and wait for God is coming soon.EMBRACE GOD OR THR WORLD.choose one bcos u cannot take both. God bless u for choosing the right one .Amen…..

  4. festus lisi says:

    this is Amazing.. thank God for what i have known today

  5. Immanuel says:

    Kindly send me BGEA ministry updates. Thanks

  6. Pastor James says:

    The more you dwell in the word the power of God will keep you. Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling and present you faultless..

  7. Delilah says:

    The Bible teaches, sin will cost you your soul. The wages of sin is DEATH. If you die with sin in your life, you will burn for ALL eternity, so with that being said, there is NEVER an excuse to sin. The BIBLE instructes us to NEVER let sin in our lives PERIOD. Repenting is a privilege not a guarantee!

  8. Abraham says:

    I agree with you