It Is Impossible For a True Christian To NOT Live a Sinless Life

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“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.

 
“Our old man is crucified with Him, that ***the body of sin*** might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. For he that is dead is ***freed from sin***. Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him” (Romans 6:6-8).
 
“That which is destroyed is ***the body of sin***, and it is destroyed only by this personal presence of the life of Christ. It is destroyed in order that we may be freed from its power, and may no longer need to serve it. It is destroyed for everybody, for Christ in His own flesh has abolished ***’the enmity,’ the carnal mind***; not His own, for He had none, but ours. Our sins, our weaknesses, were upon Him. For every soul the victory has been gained, and the enemy has been disarmed. We have only to accept the victory which Christ has won. >>>The victory over all sin is already a reality; our faith in it makes it real to us.<<< The loss of faith puts us outside the reality, and the old body of sin looms up again. That which is destroyed by faith is built up again by unbelief. Remember that this destruction of ***the body of sin***, although performed by Christ for all, is, nevertheless, a present, personal matter with each individual.”
~ E.J. Waggoner, Glad Tidings, Page 82
 
No Law was destroyed on the cross except for the law of sin and death which wars in our members. Christ won the war over sin! If we believe it, then it becomes a reality in us–we are “freed from sin” and we live sinless lives, for Christ conquered all of our sins for us at Calvary. We then just need to “fight the good fight of faith” (1 Timothy 6:12)–that is, believing the reality that our sins died in Christ. As long as we believe that reality and live by the faith of Jesus, sin will not rise up again. But if we leave this reality, sin will rise up and Christ must still remain on the Cross dying for new sins. That is where Satan wants Him. That is how Satan glories in the Cross. But our glorying in the Cross it to be completely different than the satanic Catholic and evangelical idea.
 
Our glorying is to be in Christ conquering our sins that we may live sinless lives! Trying to not sin while living outside of this faith, outside of this reality, will not accomplish the goal. The victory has been already won! Do you believe it? As soon as the 144,000 believe it and can live an extended period of time without sin, without a Mediator, then the reality will be made eternal. Christ will no longer suffer for our sins, and His body–His church–will be risen with Him to meet the reality that is already in Him and has been in Him from the very beginning.

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  1. “As soon as the 144,000 believe it and can live an extended period of time without sin, without a Mediator, then the reality will be made eternal. Christ will no longer suffer for our sins, and His body–His church–will be risen with Him to meet the reality that is already in Him and has been in Him from the very beginning.”

    I’m having trouble finding where in the Bible this comes from. Anybody help?
    Thanks!

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