Episode 158 Show Notes
Has God Given Me Over to My Sin?
From the Show
I have been in willful sexual sin for a while. Has God given me over to my sin?
I'd say two things here: repent and believe. And I'm not being trite here. I mean, you must repent, by God's grace, and you must know that you're forgiven [from] every sin. Every sin you've ever committed or ever will commit. When you say, “I don't know that I can be forgiven,” you're contradicting the Word of God. The Gospel tells you, you not only can be forgiven, look to Christ and you're assured of forgiveness. So, first, repent. We all continue to battle indwelling sin throughout our Christian life. That's different from saying, “I have a right to this, I'm going to live in sin.” But you'll never be free of temptation, you'll never be free of sin, until you die. Repentance is a daily turning away from our sin and even our self-confidence to Christ. Second, turn to Christ, not just away from sin, but to Christ. That's the important thing. Repentance is just a vain attempt at moral reform unless you're turning to Christ in faith…. When you say, “you know, I don't know if I'm worthy of God's forgiveness,” well, of course, you're not. That’s why it’s mercy. That's why it's forgiveness. — Michael Horton
Questions in this Episode
1. Does God honor my faith in Jesus even if I’m trusting mainly because I don’t want to go to hell?
2. Does Philippians 2:12–13 teach that salvation is through works?
3. I have been in willful sexual sin for a while. Has God given me over to my sin?
4. What does it mean to crucify the flesh? What are some practical ways that we can do this?
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