Saved and sin

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Saved and sin

Christian, if you make a mistake and somebody weaponizes your faith in Jesus against you by saying things like, “You’re a Christian and you did this, you’re a fake Christian, you’re such a hypocrite,” that kind of condemning talk is NOT of God. That kind of talk is of the Devil, who is the accuser of the brethren (Revelation 12:10). This is not meant to be an excuse for sin and hypocrisy, but we are human and will stumble in many ways (James 3:2). Unfortunately, even if we did nothing wrong, some will throw false accusations at us simply because they dislike us, or because they’re jealous, or because they’re mad that they didn’t get their way. No accusation thrown against us will stand (Romans 8:33-34), because we have an advocate with the Father, and his name is Jesus Christ the righteous (1 John 2:1).
The non-Christian world, unfortunately, does not understand this, because they do not know God (John 14:17). As a matter of fact, many of them will not come to know Jesus as their Savior because they hate God and love their sin (John 3:19-20). Because of this, they will look for any fault in us to discredit the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ and justify themselves in their unbelief. Sadly, even some Christians are guilty of this kind of behavior. It could be a false Christian who is self-righteous and preaches a false gospel of works, or it could be a real Christian who is carnal and causes division over the pettiest things. Both non-Christians and Christians can be used of the Devil. The Devil is seeking to destroy those of us who are Christians (1 Peter 5:8), and he will use anyone or anything to do just that.
Whenever somebody weaponizes our faith in Jesus against us, here is what we can remember. The world might expect us to be perfect all the time, but that is not reality. Only God is perfect, and we have all fallen WAY short of that in our sin (Romans 3:23). Because sin is so serious, with all the destruction and suffering it causes, there is nothing we can do to atone for it (Isaiah 64:6). The only thing we deserve for our sin is death and eternal damnation, but God gave his Son Jesus for us so that we could be saved (Romans 6:23). It was Jesus who came to this earth born of a virgin, lived the perfectly sinless life that we could never live, died and shed his blood for our sins on Calvary’s cross, was buried, and rose again the third day (1 Corinthians 15:3-4). Whatever man may say about us, it is the blood Jesus shed on Calvary’s cross that makes us right before God. It is his blood that grants us forgiveness of sins and eternal life in Heaven, if we will simply believe (John 3:16, Acts 16:31, Romans 4:5, Ephesians 2:8-9). When we trust Jesus as our Savior, we are saved and heaven-bound once and for all, and NO MAN can snatch us out of his hands (John 10:28-30). Our accusers will not prevail!
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