Can Christians Stop Sinning

The Bible says

Does the Bible say that Christians can stop sinning? See for yourself, and I will show you many more verses from the New Testament that say that we can.

1 John 5:18 
18 We know that whoever is born of God does not sin; but he who has been born of God keeps himself, and the wicked one does not touch him. NKJV

1 Peter 4:1-2 
1 Therefore, since Christ suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves also with the same mind, for he who has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, [2] that he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh for the lusts of men, but for the will of God. NKJV

Romans 6:14 
14 For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace. NKJV

Romans 6:17-18 
17 But God be thanked that though you were slaves of sin, yet you obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine to which you were delivered. [18] And having been set free from sin, you became slaves of righteousness. NKJV

What’s your Testimony about sin

If the Word of God says that we can stop sinning, why do thousands of preachers testify that we can’t stop? How can so many people be wrong?

That’s their testimony, and so that is what they are receiving (Romans 10:6-8). Our words not only have the power of life and death (Proverbs 18:21), but they control the course of our bodies and can set our whole life on fire (James 3:5-6).

Proverbs 18:21 
21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit. NKJV

Get this! According to Jesus Christ, whatever scripture that we do not believe will not remain on the inside of us (John 5:38). So if we do not believe the verses written in our own Bibles, they will not remain in us and then it will be very easy for us to speak against them, and that’s what millions of well meaning Christians do. 

We were clearly told to recon ourselves as dead to sin and alive to God (Romans 6:11-12) as a part of the process to stop sin from reigning in our mortal bodies, but we refuse to follow our instructions even in the best of churches.

Why? Scriptures like that don’t get the crowd going these days. The bottom line is that if we tell people what they want to hear, then we will have lots of people, which translates into lots of money (2 Timothy 4:3-4). However, those who say Christians cannot stop sinning will never overcome the Devil.

Revelation 12:11 
11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death. NKJV

Do you really Believe God

The problem is very simple. Many Christians today, if not most do not believe their own Bible. They really don’t believe God. Saying “Jesus is Lord” is not fire insurance! We got to believe.

Luke 6:46 
46 “But why do you call Me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do the things which I say? NKJV

2 Timothy 2:19 
19 Nevertheless the solid foundation of God stands, having this seal: “The Lord knows those who are His,” and, “Let everyone who names the name of Christ depart from iniquity.” NKJV

Think about this. No one believes what they speak against. Is there anyone left on earth that proclaims “The earth is flat!” Why not? Everyone accepts the evidence that it is round, even though most of us have never been around the world to prove it.

In the same way, there shouldn’t be a Christian left who says that we cannot stop sinning, unless of course they do not believe the evidence found in the their Bible. There’s the problem, they do not believe their Bible, and everyone who does not believe will be condemned. Check the verses below! We must believe the Word of God.

Mark 16:15-16 
15 And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. 16 He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. NKJV

2 Thessalonians 2:11-12 
11 And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, 12 that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness. NKJV

Faith comes by hearing

Not only do we have to believe, but we’ve got to listen to it. We can’t just stop up our ears. According to Jesus Christ, we must hear the Word of God and believe God in order to have eternal life. Know that for yourself and check the verse below.

Jesus always spoke what God wanted Him to speak according to John 12:49-50, and therefore, Jesus Words were always the “Word of God.” That’s why I have said that we must hear the Word of God, and that is also in-line with Deuteronomy 18:18-19. We must hear the Word of God and believe it point, blank, period. There is no other option for those who will make it to Heaven.

John 5:24 
24 “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life. NKJV