Plain and Simple (1Cor 6)

do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.

There are some who want to jump through hoops to not make these words mean what they very plainly mean. This verse isn’t talking about the temptations we have, it’s not even talking about the sins we occasionally fall into in moments of weakness, it’s talking about our lifestyle. It’s talking about a person who would give in and just say: “well, this is just how I am, and that’s just how it’s going to be…” This is a scripture about people, the kind of people who will be in heaven. I know, it’s popular to quip “I’m just a sinner, saved by grace…” but that’s not true. If you’re saved, the Bible never calls you a sinner. You are either a former sinner saved by grace, or you’re a sinner in need of grace. There will be no sinners in heaven. That’s not to say saints don’t make mistakes, but our mistakes don’t define who we are, Jesus does.

About John Harris

I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.

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