First of all, this statement is a brazen and blatant attack against the one true God who is “Holy, holy, holy.” (Isa. 6:3) How audaciously pompous to imagine that He who is holy is going to receive and keep one who retains the stain of sin after all Christ did to remove it all!
The LORD told His own covenant people:
“But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.” Isaiah 59:2
Sin separates man from God and must be repented of for fellowship to be restored (1 Jn. 1:6-10). This is the most basic fact of Scripture. To ignore such is to deny the holiness of God, and the mission and need for Jesus Christ to come to the earth (Matt. 1:21; Jn. 1:29).
Did Adam and Eve have perfect fellowship with God before the fall? Obviously. What broke that fellowship? Sin. Were they automatically forgiven and restored? No. They had to receive the redemption that the LORD provided as a prefiguring of the blood of Christ to be shed (Gen. 3:21). Without the shedding of life blood can be no forgiveness or protection from the wrath of God and without repentance there is no contact with the divine blood and grace (Lev. 17:11; Rom. 5:9; Heb. 9:22).
How Much Sin Did Jesus Come to Purify His People From?
“Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.” Titus 2:14
We simply cannot and must not let that remain in our lives which offends the God with whom we have to do! Here’s one of the many severe warnings of Holy Scripture on this very thing:
“For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,
27But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.
28He that despised Moses’ law died without mercy under two or three witnesses:
29Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?
30For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people.
31It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
32But call to remembrance the former days, in which, after ye were illuminated, ye endured a great fight of afflictions;
33Partly, whilst ye were made a gazingstock both by reproaches and afflictions; and partly, whilst ye became companions of them that were so used.
34For ye had compassion of me in my bonds, and took joyfully the spoiling of your goods, knowing in yourselves that ye have in heaven a better and an enduring substance.
35Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward.
36For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.
37For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry.
38Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.
39But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.”
How Much Sin Did God Command Us to Get Out of Our Lives?
“Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.” 2 Corinthians 7:1
From the book Lie of the Ages.
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Lie of the Ages exhaustively addresses calvinism contrasted with the message of Holy Scripture and much more, including instilling in us the holy fear of the LORD.
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