What do you think about this excerpt from an old Ray Comfort book, “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Righteousness”?
Personally, I think Ray Comfort’s friend makes more sense, that you can go a minute without sin and therefore you can go an hour, a day, a month, a year, and the rest of your life.
Sin is a free will choice so we are without excuse.
I don’t see the sins Ray Comfort listed as something you have to do minute by minute.
You don’t have to look with lust, exaggerate, or disobey the voice of God ever, let alone minute by minute.
1 Corinthians 10:13 says that God never lets temptation to exceed your ability so you are always able to bear it and there is always a way of escape.
The truth of the Bible is that you never have to sin again.
Daily grace is needed to keep us from sinning, not to enable us to sin daily with impunity.
One of the major reasons I reject the doctrines of Calvinism is because it makes holiness unattainable and sin unavoidable. As George Whitefield (the Calvinist) said, “there is a mixture of corruption in every one of our duties.”
The Christian life is a life of purity, not impurity.
The real Christian lives a life of habitual daily obedience, not disobedience.
You cannot serve two masters. The same spring cannot bring forth both good and bitter water. You cannot be righteous and be sinful at the same time.
A life of sinning minute by minute, hour by hour, day after day, etc, is incompatible with the true Christian life. This notion undermines the radical change of regeneration/conversion and denies the holy character of a true convert.
“A man has either repented of all his sins or he hasn’t repented of sin at all.”
~ Jesse Morrell
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