“In the stream of life that flows from the heart of Christ, through His wounded side, there is no trace of impurity. It is ‘a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal.’ He is not the minister of sin, that is, He does not minister sin to anybody. If in any one who has sought–and not only sought, but found–righteousness through Christ, there is afterwards found sin, it is because the person has dammed up the stream, allowing the water to become stagnant. The Word has not been given free course, so that it could be glorified; and where there is no activity, there is death. No one is to blame for this but the person himself. >>>Let no professed Christian take counsel of his own imperfections, and say that it is impossible for a Christian to live a sinless life. It is impossible for a true Christian, one who has full faith, to live any other kind of life.<<< ‘How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?’ Rom.6:2. >>>’Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin;<<< for His seed remaineth in him; and he can not sin, because he is born of God.’ 1Joh.3:9. Therefore ‘abide in Him.'”
~ E.J. Waggoner, Glad Tidings, Page 81
If we are sinning then that is evidence that we are not in Christ and Christ in us, thus we are not true Christians. But the Glad Tidings is that we do not have to remain in this condition. We need to set the bar higher and believe that Christ enables us to live a sinless life–not by the end of our life, not even tomorrow, but today! If anyone is teaching anything short of this, rebuke them. And most importantly, “be you therefore perfect” (Matt. 5:48) yourself. How? By remaining in Christ, that Christ may abide in you.