Do not confuse the consequence with the substance

The blood of Christ, through the grace of God, deals with the consequences of sin. And hallelujah for this truth!

But many people in the religious world confuse the consequence of sin with the substance of sin when it comes to the blood of Jesus. In other words, there are not a few who teach the blood of Christ changes what is sin when someone is “saved” by Jesus from their sins.

Christ’s blood does not make sinful behaviors right – his blood makes us righteous in regards to the consequences of sin!

Finding the forgiveness of sin is not like changing water to wine when it comes to what is sin – though the freedom from sin’s consequences is being offered through the gospel, the substance of the condemning sin remains as is in the world.

Living in sin never has and never will equate to finding the forgiveness of sin. The forgiveness of sin is not permission to live in sin! A failure to quit living in the sin that condemns us is a failure to receive the ongoing remitting effect Jesus’ blood is meant to provide for us (Romans 6:1; 2 Peter 2:20-22; 1 John 1:6-10).

Some people may teach that being saved changes wrong into right but it’s not a lesson from the Spirit of God – it’s a lesson from the spirit of disobedience (Ephesians 5:1-9).

Peter said to them, “Repent, and each one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” (Acts 2:38 NET)

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