Can We Stop Sinning Once and For All?

Episode 94 Show Notes 

Can We Stop Sinning Once and For All?

From the Show

Can We Stop Sinning Once and For All?

There's a difference between continuing in sin and continuing to sin. Every believer still sins, but no believer is dead in sin. In Romans 7, Paul even describes this paradox. He loves the law, but even the apostle finds himself often committing the same sins: “O wretched man that I am.” But he doesn't conclude there. He looks away from himself to Christ and then he has hope.That's what you have to do in your life. When you look at yourself, surely, you see what the Apostle saw in himself. You often do the things you don't want to do and you often don't do the things you want to do. There's a war going on inside of you. You're longing for the day of Christ's return and your resurrection in glory. — Michael Horton​​​​

Questions in this Episode

1. Who is the abomination of desolation?

2. If God is sovereign and Satan is under God’s control, then why does God allow Satan to tempt us? And why does God blame us for giving into temptation if we don’t have a choice?

3. Where in the Bible does it teach that hell lasts forever?

4. Why did Jesus leave the earth after his resurrection? What does it mean for Jesus to "go and prepare a place for us"? Hasn't heaven always existed?

5. As I read Galatians 5:16 it seems to promise that if we walk by the Spirit then we will no longer sin. This seems to also be confirmed in 1 John 1:6. Of course, I don’t think that we will immediately learn how to walk in the Spirit all the time, but shouldn’t we expect to grow in maturity to the point where we stop sinning in this life?

6. What are some practical things that can help with my prayer life? And what should I know about prayer that can really help me to pray more?

Resources

How to Live the Defeated Christian Life

The Importance of Hell

How to Pray When You Don't Feel Like It​

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