Christian Perfectionism – Sinless Christianity: a lie of the Devil…

The DEMONIC Lie of “Christian Perfectionism” or “Sinless Christianity”…

I see another demon in these forums working through the sincerely deceived skirting about the pages seeking the attention of the naïve and immature in order to infuse within them doubt, fear, discouragement, an absence of peace, by emphatically stating that when one is “born again” by faith in Jesus Christ they receive a new-nature and consequently the old sin-nature is eradicated; therefore, the Christian never sins again falsely suggesting they are not only “positionally right” with the Father through the imputation-gifting of Messiah’s righteousness by faith but they are now perfectly righteous in reality and they no longer sin in mind, body or spirit. THIS IS THE DEVIL’S LIE – don’t believe it!

The Apostle Paul touched on this subject in Romans 7 as he explains the old nature in Adam that remains ever-present in the life of the redeemed in Jesus and Paul explains by example in his own life the struggle, the war, between the new-nature in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17) and the old-nature in Adam (Romans 5:12), the ever-present struggle between the mind, body, spirit, of mankind.

When one is born-again by faith in Jesus and they receive the indwelling Holy Spirit as Guarantor of New Covenant relationship with the Father (Ephesians 1:13-14) they most certainly do become a “new creation” in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17) but the sinful flesh remains and integral with that flesh is Adam’s genome and the curse of sin that incrementally kills the body, daily, second-by-second (Romans 5:12); therefore, the redeemed in Jesus possess two-natures, a new-nature in Jesus (the second-Adam) and the old-nature passed genomically through the first-Adam.

Culpability concerning the “thought life” via mens rea,

Jesus, during His 3.5-year ministry upon this Earth, enhanced culpability concerning the Law (Spiritual and Written Code) and its applicability over our lives. Jesus enhanced the culpability of Law through the addition of mens rea or the “thought life-the guilty mind;” that is, Jesus taught in Matthew 5 that no longer must a man or woman physiologically commit a sin in order to be culpable before the Father but the mere “thought” of the sin was culpability; this, with an emphasis on the sin of murder and adultery. In the New Covenant, sin is possible through the mind, body and spirit; therefore, when John writes in his epistle (1 John 2) that Christians do not sin, John is NOT promulgating the demonic lie of Christian Perfectionism but John is speaking of living, existing, in willful, unrepentant, sin that mirrors the defiled lives of those who compromise daily with the perverse affections of the World.

Anyone who professes Messiah Jesus as Lord yet lives in willful, unrepentant, sin does not nor did they ever belong to the Father by faith in the Son nor do they possess the indwelling Holy Spirit who methodically works through the redeemed conscience, minute-by-minute, to produce fruit of righteousness honoring the Father that naturally eschews sin and deceit (Galatians 5; Matthew 7:15-20).

The Devil’s lie exposed,

Satan would like nothing more than to defeat a new Christian or an immature Christian with the false doctrine of Christian Perfectionism or Sinless Christianity. Christianity is a life-long process where we learn, daily, in sanctification through the Holy Spirit to ready ourselves for service in the New Jerusalem. Jesus does not call the perfect to repentance but He calls those who possess a heart that is willing to love Him, to love the Father and honor the Holy Spirit by seeking a divine righteousness that only the Holy Spirit can impart in the life of the redeemed; again, this is a daily work through the redeemed conscience and the Christian relents to the flesh now and then, the Christian does sin now and then; in fact, we all do…but by the Father’s grace we, the redeemed in Jesus, have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ, who gave Himself to pay our sin-debt owed the Father and in addition, the Son has gifted us HIS righteousness and made us “positionally right” with the Father, this by grace and covenant promise (Hebrews 8:12); therefore, we are secure in our Lord, forever (John 10:28-30; 2 Corinthians 5:21) and though we sin in word, thought, deed, we are not forsaken but we stand forgiven by eternal grace; therefore, persevere in victory won for you by our Messiah, Jesus Christ, at Golgotha and walk daily in His peace (Romans 5:1). Do not listen to the Devil or his advocates.

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