If you were led to this page, then there might be a reason. What are you seeking? Maybe you want to learn more about Christianity. Maybe you are a Christian, and you’re looking for something more in your walk with Jesus. Whatever it is you’re searching for, there is hope for you in turning your life over to Jesus Christ.
Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily best us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. — Hebrews 12:1-2
Living in this world is hard. Since the beginning, we have all worn heavy chains. Chains of addictions, anger, fear, lusts, greed, unhealthy and selfish relationships, deceitfulness, and the inability to find real peace and joy are some of the many things that plague humankind. These are bonds of Satan, and to be bound to him is to serve him as he steals, kills, and destroys any good thing we have. But, with Jesus, we are not bound to Satan. We are called to life abundant – full of righteousness and freedom from all sin.
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Through Jesus, you can find more peace, more love, more contentment in your life – a way to find freedom from the heavy chains that so easily entangle us. Jesus Christ is that answer. Sure there are ways to find some measure of these things in this world, but without Christ, you can only get so far. If you look only to the world, where the prince of this world (Satan) dwells, you will not find real and lasting freedom. Can you imagine it!? Complete, total freedom from depression, confusion, wicked thoughts and actions, and other forms of darkness that you think you’re stuck with for life! It is possible. Jesus promises it to all who seek him in truth!
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The Good News of Jesus Christ
Whether you identify yourself as a Christian or not, you’ve likely heard about “the gospel.” What you might not know is what the gospel really has to offer. That “good news” is that the kingdom of God is at hand — right now! The sacrifice of Christ on the Cross made the Holy Spirit available to us (See John 14-16). Through the Spirit, the kingdom is come to our very hearts, so that we can be freed from the bonds of this world – the chains of sin and bondage to Satan. Mankind tries to come out of these things by many ways, but none of which can free you from every bond, every time, completely without fail. Jesus can. Just as he made the blind see, the lame walk, the deaf hear, and the dead rise, He can open your eyes and ears, lead you on a path of righteousness in Him, and free you from a life of death!
What is Sin?
The word “sin” isn’t something people like to say anymore. Sadly, many Christians are still bound to Satan — the accuser of our brethren — causing them to speak and act too harshly towards “sinners,” not realizing that in despising the patience of Christ, they are committing sins that are often more despised in the eyes of God: impatience, lack of mercy, hypocrisy, strife, and pride. But, as with all sinners, they too are in bonds, and they too can be saved.
But, the negativity expressed by many believers has lead to a sin stigma, making it difficult for many to even talk about it. Even so, sin is real. Simply put, to sin is to do things that are against God. And since we are all made in a manner that is in complete defiance of the things of God, sin is what we do. Sin is also death. Death to happiness, real love, meaningful relationships, and peace. To live in sin is to live in hell (the grave). Continuing in sin leads to a second and final death, one from which there is no escape. But you are reading this. You are here, and there is a way out!
Do Christians Sin?
It is true that all have sinned and come short of the glory of God. But to be a Christian means that you have faith in the promises and power of Jesus Christ. It means that you follow Him. Not just in word or outward showings of faith and piety, but in true faith and in Spirit. Today, the teaching of the gospel is limited, and will only lead you to an imperfect form of righteousness – a partial removal of the chains that weigh you down. Many today declare “the gospel” and speak of the cross, but deny the power behind it. They believe the deadly lies among our “churches.” Lies that keep us bound to death. So do Christians sin? They do, but they are not condemned to a continued life in hell. Through faith in Jesus Christ and the gift of The Holy Spirit, you can be freed from the bonds of sin. Not just theoretically. Not just after you die and “go to heaven,” but here and now. Though this is a process that can take many years, maybe even a lifetime, Jesus rewards those who diligently seek him.
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What is it you are seeking?
If you’re seeking The Lord to make you richer in this world, to give you more favor among people in your community, to help you appear to be a “good person,” or even to escape traditional views of hell, then you’re in it for the wrong reasons. If you’re seeking Jesus for healing from your sinful nature, so you can know Him, walk according to the Spirit, and give all to your Lord in pure obedience, then you will be greatly rewarded. Not only will you find freedom from the chains of sin, you will also inherit the adoption of God as joint heirs with Christ. You will live eternally with Jesus, who is our Lord and Savior from sin and death.