Address: Please clarify the verse that says, “In the event that we say that we have no transgression.” How, at that point, is it workable for us to live without wrongdoing?
Reply: All men have trespassed, i.e. all have transgressed God’s administer of direct given to man (Rom. 3:23, 1 John 3:4). To deny our transgressions is to mislead ourselves. Such double dealing outcomes in a dismissal of Jesus as our relinquish for sins. Of this John composes, expressing that “the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all transgression. On the off chance that we say that we have no transgression, we beguile ourselves, and the fact of the matter is not in us. On the off chance that we admit our transgressions, he is unwavering and just to pardon us our wrongdoings, and to scrub us from all corruption. On the off chance that we say that we have not trespassed, we make him a liar, and his assertion is not in us” (1 John 1:7-10). This is not to state, nonetheless, that it is difficult to live without transgression. Truth be told, John composes as he does “that ye sin not” (1 John 2:1). The truth of the matter is that man has and sins. Yet, that he can live free of transgression was demonstrated by Jesus. “God sending his own particular Son in the resemblance of evil tissue, and for wrongdoing, censured sin in the substance” (Rom. 8:3). Jesus came in the tissue (Heb. 2:14, 17), turned into a give up for wrongdoing (Isa. 53:10-12), and denounced sin in the substance in that He showed that man can oppose enticement (Heb. 4:15). Sin is not of need but rather is wilful and along these lines deserving of judgment. Man is a heathen not on the grounds that he was made a miscreant or made to sin; he is a delinquent since he is a transgressor of law (1 John 3:4). Be that as it may, it is workable for him to live in compliance to God’s law and beat enticement. “There hath no allurement taken you yet, for example, is normal to man: however God is dedicated, who won’t endure you to be enticed over that ye are capable; yet will with the enticement additionally make an approach to get away, that ye might have the capacity to hold up under it” (1 Cor. 10:13).
Man can live in agreement with God’s will. He is so directed: “Just let your discussion (citizenship or way of living) be as it becometh the good news of Christ” (Phil. 1:27). Sin in the life of a Christian is not the standard but rather the special case: “if any man sin, we have a backer with the Father, Jesus Christ the upright” (1 John 2:1). In turning into a Christian the devotee was required to atone and be absolved into Christ for a reduction of sins and along these lines turn out to be dead to sin (Acts 2:38, Rom. 6:2-7). As a Christian he is to keep the edicts of God, however in the event that he sins absolution might be acquired through Christ as he atones and asks (Acts 8:22, James 5:16).
In the event that transgression is inescapable, at that point man couldn’t be capable. Obligation is reaction to capacity, and without capacity to live perfect he couldn’t react, subsequently no duty. Yet, man is capable and will be judged by all that he does in the body (2 Cor. 5:10).
All in all, John expresses a reality that all have trespassed and can sin (1 John 2:3-6). He writes in judgment of the hypothesis that once an offspring of God he can no more sin, that he is discharged from obligation to law, and along these lines is interminably secure. However, the offspring of God can sin, yet he can’t sin with exemption (1 John 3: 3-10). Thus he should bring his body into subjection (1 Cor. 9:27) and kill its longing for unlawful delight (Col. 3:5-10). He can defeat sin.