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“He Who Commits Sin Is a Slave to Sin”

It always comes down to the sin question.  The Savior is not going to let us slide on this point.

“Sin is the transgression of the law.”   Breaking one of the Ten Commandments is the scriptural definition (I John 3: 4).  We all have in the past broken them, but are we still breaking them?

For Christ “shall save His people from their sins.”  For “He was manifested to take away our sins, and in Him is no sin” (Matthew 1: 21; I John 3: 5).  Are we professing Christians “in Him” or not?

The True Light is come now.  We have no excuse for our sin today.  If we do not believe in the Light, we reject what the Light can do in our lives.  Man is already condemned if this is the case.

Loving Darkness More than Light

Most human beings reject or do not believe in the Light because they love the dark deeds that they get to do, and they do not want to give them up.  These actions are evil.  And if man is doing evil things, things against God and man–sin, in other words–then he is going to hate the Light that exposes that evil action.  That person will not come to the light because he is afraid that his actions will be discovered.  Most adulteries, fornications, thefts, murders, and evil in general occur at night.

It is only when a person is truly and completely fed up with being a slave to sin–only then will they welcome the cleansing light of His truth.

A Slave to Sin?  Really?

But, a slave to sin?  Is man with his old nature in bondage to sin?  Is sin his master?  The scriptures of truth say, Yes.

Christ was speaking to some who were gathered.  “And you shall kow the truth and the truth shall make you free” (John 8: 32-34).  The pricked them, for they responded indignantly, “We have never been in bondage to any man.  We have never been slaves.  How then is the truth going to free us from anything?’

He then told them just what kind of bondage He was talking about.  “Everyone that commits sin is a slave to sin.  And the slave does not continue in the house forever: the son continues forever.”  In the KJV, it says “servant.”  But this is rendered from the Greek word G1401 meaning “a slave or bondman.”  Its root word (G1210) means “to bind with chains.”

The apostle Paul wrote about this bondage to sin in Romans 6: 16.  If you yield yourselves to obey the old master Sin in your life, then you are a slave to sin.  You won’t be able to stop.  You will obey sins dictates and holds and demands on you.  But if you obey God in putting that old sinful nature to death, then you will become a servant unto the righteous Spirit of God that He will place inside you through belief in His resurrection.

God has provided a way for the bondage of sin and sinning to be broken.  It is at the cross.  To be free, we must surrender and place our old sinful hearts on the cross.  It’s the only way to freedom from sin and sinning.  KWH

{Check out “He Who Commits Sin Is a Slave to Sin–Part II for more.  If this has been helpful, forward it to others; bookmark this site, and please come visit again and share comments on your experiences.  God bless.}

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