God is perfectly holy and calls His children to live holy and blameless lives as well. While on this side of eternity, we are unable to attain perfection in this life, we do need to be actively striving and working towards increased holiness both in our lives individually and as a corporate body of believers. Therefore, as we pursue the holiness God desires, we should have zero tolerance for deliberate, habitual, and public sin within our own lives and within the church.
Sin destroys. It infects like a disease. It spreads and grows, bringing destruction and eventually death. It is an ugly monster that gradually consumes and takes one captive. But Jesus Christ broke the power of sin on the cross. By His blood, we are redeemed and saved from the slave-like hold sin has on us. However, that doesn’t mean that we no longer have to deal with sin.
On the contrary, we all daily battle sin and its temptations. Even though we have been saved from the power of it and redeemed by the blood of the Lamb, we haven’t been freed from the presence of sin yet. Therefore, we must be on guard and constantly wage war on sin and our flesh. No one is exempt from the battle against sin. We all must fight it on a daily level because intentional, habitual, and deliberate sin has no place in the life of a believer or church
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