Salvation And Sin Are
It should be very clear by now but, if not, let us one
more time look at some of the biblical teaching
about Christians and sin.
Perhaps one of the hardest hitting passages is the
It is impossible for those who have
once been enlightened, who have
tasted the heavenly gift, who have
shared in the Holy Spirit,
tasted the goodness of the word of
God and the powers of the coming age
and who have fallen away, to be
brought back to repentance. To their
loss they are crucifying the Son of God
all over again and subjecting him to
This is clearly about Christians – those who have
had their eyes opened, have experienced
forgiveness and received the Holy Spirit, who have
known the goodness of the scriptures and spiritual
power – but have fallen away and need to repent.
They crucify Jesus all over again, subjecting Him to
The point here, of course, is that one cannot claim
to be a Christian and continue to be involved in
homosexual sex (or any other sexual sin, or,
indeed, any sin.) We should not be fooled by those
who claim to be able to do both.
1 John 1:6
If we claim to have fellowship with
Him and yet walk in the darkness, we
lie and we do not live out the truth.
It is only as we walk in the light that we have
fellowship with one another and the blood of Jesus
purifies us from all sin (v.7).
Sin is still a reality that Christians face but the
response is to confess it. And God is faithful: He
1 John 1:8-9
If we claim to be without sin, we
deceive ourselves and the truth is not
in us. If we confess ours sins, he is
faithful and just and will forgive us our
sins and purify us from all
© Peter Cheyne 2017.
A Christian’s Guide To Homosexuality