As I love to say it to say that Christians can get saved and remain as wicked before they got saved is an absolute blasphemy. The "Easy Christianity" crowd have severely misquoted Scriptures about salvation by grace to justify accepting false converts as much as the self-righteous crowd have severely misquoted Scriptures to add works to either earning or maintaining salvation. It would be time for me to really talk about salvation FROM sin and NOT salvation to sin. Nobody ever gets saved in their sins but sinners are saved from their sins. Salvation from sin is a gift for the repentant guilty and not for people who live righteous lives by human standards.
The entire call of salvation has been to REPENTANCE. Luke 24:47 says, "And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem." It is to preach both the repentance of sins and the remission of sins. Whoever says that repentance of sin means to depart from it to get saved does not realize the meaning of repent. Repentance or metanoneia means a change in mind which results to a change in purpose. To repent means to be sorry for sin or to admit one's sinfulness. Although this repentance is not yet perfect at the moment of salvation but it is perfected during the process of sanctification. The Bible does not deny that repentance of sin is part of getting saved. Unless a person repents of their sin they will continue to reject Christ because they do not want to be delivered from it and/or they think that they are good enough for Heaven.
If a person is saved then the blood of Jesus is going to change the person's life for the better. Hebrews 9:14 states, "How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?" When Jesus bled and died it was in order to save people from their sins and not save them in their sins. This blood purges the conscience daily from dead works to serve the living and true God. If the Christian believes in the Gospel for who Jesus is and what He did then this blood would start purging the conscience from dead works. Hebrews 10:29 warns, "Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?" Anybody who thinks that salvation is a license to sin has insulted the blood of Jesus as an unholy thing. The blood was shed to purge away sin not to encourage sin.
Fake converts of the "gospel" of Antinomianism really need to have their false sense of security shaken. How could anybody who is truly saved think that they have a license to sin as if they did not have an experience with the holy character of God? Remember the warning in 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 which says, "Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God." If you are truly saved then there is really going to be a change by the grace of God from sinfulness to living a new life out of gratitude. Wickedness has no place in the Christian life neither does stagnation without any improvement at all.
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