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Sender's name: Harold Shoemaker

Can one live a life , without sin or do we sin every day?




Sin means falling short of the glory of God.  It is not the same thing as transgression, which means to break an express command, to do what you are not supposed to do.  Every single one of us is guilty of sin, and none of us is without sin.  Notice:



"This is the message we have heard from Him and announce to you, that God is Light, and in Him there is no darkness at all.  If we say that we have fellowship with Him and {yet} walk in the darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth; but if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin.  If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us.  If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.  If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar and His word is not in us.  My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous (1 John 1:5 - 2:1);"


This passage says that none of us is without sin.  Humility will allow us to see the sin in our life, and to confess it in prayer.  God knows we will sin, which is why he has placed Jesus as our advocate so that when we sin, Christ will advocate for us. 


Of course, Christ only advocates for those who belong to him.  In other words, Jesus advocates for only those who have accepted Jesus Christ as Lord (Rom 10:9-10).  God's remedy was that Jesus would die for our sins, so that we, coming to him as both savior and Lord, could be saved even though we fall short in our loyalty and faithfulness.  The key is to commit yourself to Jesus as your Lord and Savior and live a life of obedience to him, knowing that when you fall short, he takes care of the sins of his faithful ones.


John Telgren

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Leavenworth, KS 66048


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