Shall We Sin?
| See the question.
All would answer, "NO!" "Whosoever is born of God doth not
commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he
is born of God" (First John 3:9). This does not mean it is impossible
for us to sin. It means it is inconsistent and incompatible for one who is
born of God to continue in sinful ways. "For if we sin willfully
after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no
more sacrifice for sins" (Hebrews 10:26). We will have defied the
only hope we have.
We sin in ignorance. We sin because we are untaught. While this explains why we sin it does not justify sinning. But we can sin knowingly and deliberately, having been taught we should not. To deliberately pursue sinful ways in spite of all this could be taking place among us, young and old. Shall we accept this? Indeed not! Shall we sin? The answer is clear.