Made Perfect; Being Made Holy

Addressing the question of sin in the Christian life.

“Our High Priest (Jesus) offered himself to God as a single sacrifice for sins, good for all time … For by that one offering he forever made perfect those who are being made holy.”

—Hebrews 10: 12 … 14. (NLT)

 

Isn’t it strange that even though we’re Christians we still sin?

Especially when the Bible says things like how we have “died to sin” (Romans 6:2), or how anyone born of God doesn’t continue to sin (1 John 5:18). I don’t know about you, but sometimes I read verses like these and then I look at my life and I think…well, did I miss something here? Is my salvation flawed in some way? Or am I the one flawed in some way?

And this isn’t made any easier when the church and/or other believers and/or unbelievers sometimes condemn us for every mistake we make. Sometimes, we are the ones who put that weight of condemnation on ourselves.

“If I’m really saved, then how come I mess up so often?” you may ask. “Is Jesus proud of me? Can He even tolerate me?”
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