i know how the Christians of today think, because i use to be Typical Christian also. i was Saved and accepted Jesus Christ as my Savior and Lord, and i thought i was Truly Saved. i asked for forgiveness of my sins every night, i went to church and people recognized me as a good Christian. And as a good Christian i started reading the Bible. the more i read, the more i realized i was not a True Christian, For the typical Christians thinks it's easy to get to Heaven, and easy to be Saved and because your Saved you are under Grace which means you are no longer liable for your sins, just ask for forgiveness 365 days a year and it's done. But the Bible says it's narrow and difficult, it says you will suffer hardships, trials, and tribulations and it tells you all the things you have to get rid of, like greed, lust, anger, and sin, and on and on. It says you will be hated. But worldly Christians are not hated, they get angry, they lust, they are greedy, they do not talk of how difficult it is to get to Heaven they say how simple it is. They believe because they say with their mouths that they are Saved, that sin no longer has dominion over them. For they are no longer under the law, but under Grace. There are hundreds of verses in the Bible, that tell us how to be Saved, yet typical Christians will only take a few of the verses, and that is what they believe, Most typical Christians will say that most of the Bible does not apply to them because they claim to be Saved and not under the law, If this is true, then why is there a Bible? But little do they know, For it is written if a person sins than that person needs the law (Bible) and is under the law.
A lot of people are blind and ignorant when it comes to being under Grace and/or under the law. If you love to sin, than you need the Bible (law), for you do not know Jesus Christ (I John 3:6). But if you do not knowingly and willingly sin, than you are righteous not needing the Bible (law), thus being under Grace.
For example: if a person reads and learns everything about making clocks, At first when he is learning, he needs the books to help him build the clocks, He is under the law. But after making clocks for a long time, he no longer needs a book to tell him how to make them because it is written in his heart, thus being under Grace, no longer needing the books. But if he were to do something wrong while making the clocks, He is in need of the books again, thus no longer being under Grace but under the law. Likewise a person who willingly commits sins needs the Bible, if a person does not sin, that person does not need the Bible, thus being under Grace and Righteousness, but if that person does sin, he is no longer under Grace and is in need of the law.
Another example: A couple adopt two teenagers, One female, and the other male, and for the first month they give no rules at all, The female teenager does not do anything wrong, the The male teenager does many things wrong. So the parents of the two teenagers set rules down for both of them, The first rule on the list, is to be in the house every night by midnight. The female has no problem with this rule for she is in the house every night by 11:00 pm, But the male had problems with this rule, The second rule was to have manners at the dinner table, The female had no problem with this rule, but the male did have problems with this rule. Notice: The rules apply to both of them, yet the rules do not effect the female (she is under Grace) for it is in her heart to do them already, but they effect the male (he is under the rules ). If the female were to break one of the rules then she is no longer under Grace but under the rules. If the male was to change his heart and mind and become a new person who obeys the rules, not because he has too but because he desires too, will no longer be under the rules but under Grace as well.
The Word of God give rules that is known as the law
So if a person does not sin, He does not need the law thus being under Grace. So whoever needs the law is not under Grace, So then who needs the law? Who is under the law?
So all those who disobey the law (Bible), need the law (Bible). How can a person claim to be under Grace and yet knowingly and willingly disobey the law, they are not under Grace but they are under the law.
i will tell you the Truth, if you knowingly and willingly sin, you are not being led by the Spirit, the Spirit does not lead people to knowingly and willingly listen to Satan, The Spirit does not lead people to disobey the Word of God. Galations 5:18 says if (IF) you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law, This is absolutely True, However for a typical Christian to say i am Saved and under Grace and not under the law, and yet knowingly and willingly continue to sin, Are not being led by the Spirit, which puts them under the law. If you knowingly and willingly disobey the Word of God, you are not under Grace but under the law. Now maybe you are starting to understand why so Few will find that narrow and difficult path that leads to life everlasting, and so many who think they have Eternal Life are actually on the broad and narrow road that leads to death and not to LIFE. Jesus gave us His Life for you, are you so unwilling to give up that sin that you continually choose to do? Really?
The main conflict i have with today's typical Christians is they believe you can get Saved and continue to knowingly and willingly sin, as long as you ask for forgiveness all the time. i believe when you accept Jesus Christ as your Savior and Lord you are not to continue to knowingly and willingly sin. The next 3 versus i hope will show that what i believe is righteous and Godly and according to the Word of God.
Did you hear that? A just person needs no repentance, that must mean a just person does not knowingly and willingly sin, because if he did knowingly and willingly sin then would he not be in need to repent also? Yes he would, But it just said a just person needs no repentance, that can only mean one thing, A just person does not knowingly and willingly sin.
The way Jesus Christ said this will lead you to believe that once a person accepts Him and all his sins are forgiven, then Heaven will be joyous over that person even over 99 people that are already truly Saved. Now a question for today's worldly Christians, every night does Heaven rejoice when you ask for forgiveness of your sins every day? It seems to me if you are continually repenting for your sins, when do you become a just person which needs no repentance? When ?????
In the old days every time you commit a sin you had to take your best animal (their money) and sacrifice it for that sin. When Jesus Christ came and sacrificed Himself for us it was to forgive us our sins that are past (Roman 3:25). (Once) Every time you ask Jesus to forgive your sins, You put Christ back on the cross (Hebrews 6:6), i mean that is why we are able to ask forgiveness because of His sacrifice for us.
People the whole Bible tells you not to sin. Jesus told a man and a woman, Go and sin no more. This is the difficult path that Matthew 7:13-14speaks of. Now maybe you understand why only a few will enter into the Kingdom of God. But here is the Good News, now you know the True Path, Are you willing to give up your life for Jesus, as He gave His life for you? You say your willing to give up your life for Him, but you are not willingly to give us that sin that you do over and over again? Really?
To follow Jesus Christ and become Truly Saved you are not to continue to knowingly and willingly sin. Think about it, if you knowingly and willingly choose to sin, who are you choosing to follow? Satan or Jesus Christ. The wages of sin is death, you are not excluded. Be patient, prepare yourself to accept Him (II Peter 1:10). Take one sin at a time and get rid of it, pray that Jesus Christ will help you by giving you His Strength and Power to overcome those temptations. Jesus loves everyone and listens to all who call Him. As long as you are making an honest effort to truly live a life of Christ, He will not take you out this physical life till you are fully ready, (exception, if Christ comes first ).
Once you are truly ready and accept Him, ALL your sins in the PAST (Romans 3:25) are forgiven unto you, Heaven will rejoice and you WILL receive the Holy Ghost and you WILL receive the gifts that the Bible speak of. WILL.
In order to be forgiven of your sins you first must cease from them. Woe to those people who claim they are Saved and going to Heaven yet continue to commit sins against God. For there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when God's wrath comes upon all those who do not obey Him (References).
Many Christians (goats which hold on to the Doctrine of the Nicolaitans) Will call Him "Lord" because they believe that He is the Lord, but because they disobey Him in their deeds, Jesus Christ will deny them from being taken up to be with Him forever and ever.
Also, concerning Grace, i would like to add. That it is the Grace of God that you draw breath right now, this even applies to those who are unsaved. Because if satan had his way, he would take your life in the middle of your act of sinning. he would take the life of every unbeliever right this second, to secure all that will belong to him for the final battle to come. But as long as a person draws breath there is hope for that person to come to the Lord Jesus Christ, as long as a person is living in sin, there is hope for that person to look to Jesus Christ for help to overcome that sin. That is also the Grace of God.