Sunday, June 07, 2015

A License to Sin?

Galatians 5:16 KJV
This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.

Baptists are frequently accused of giving people liberty or license to sin. Our insistence that the Bible teaches eternal security; that once a soul is saved, that salvation can never be lost, has led our detractors to claim that means the saved person can live in sin and still go to heaven. No such thing is true.

What we do claim is that the cross is sufficient so that all sin is paid for in Christ. There is no sin for the believer to be judged of because every sin has been judged at Calvary.  To preach a man may lose his salvation by committing certain sins is to preach that the work of Christ on Golgotha falls short of complete perfection.[1]

So what about that license to sin? The Bible answers the license with the Spirit. The one who walks in the Spirit has no desire to fulfill the lusts of the flesh. We do not give a soul the license to sin. We give to them the liberty to walk in the Spirit.

[1] (This is also my argument against mid wrath and post tribulation rapture).

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