1 John 1:9-10 “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word has no place in our lives.” NIV

A born again Christian still sins; however it isn’t a deliberate and habitual life of sin any longer. When that born again Christian confesses his/her sins, he/she is forgiven indeed!

One may get the idea that one can sin freely when he/she is born again based on the above text. The apostle John makes it clear that it isn’t so.

1 John 2:1 “My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have one who speaks to the Father in our defense-Jesus Christ, the Righteous One.” NIV

1 John 5:18 “We know that anyone born of God does not continue to sin; the one who was born of God keeps him safe, and the evil one cannot harm him.” NIV

1 John 3:9 “No one who is born of God will continue to sin, because God’s seed remains in him; he cannot go on sinning, because he has been born of God.” NIV

1 John 3:6 “No one who lives in him keeps on sinning. No one who continues to sin has either seen him or known him.” NIV

Will one suffer the consequences of one’s sins, even after one is born again?

Eek 44:12 “I have sworn with uplifted hand that they must bear the consequences of their sin, declares the Sovereign LORD.” NIV

The devil uses this against born again sinners,,He points this out to unbelievers as being  a hypocritical

I remember as a kid??  we would go to church and raid a neighbors water melon patch   !             dont guess we were born again??lol



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