Can Sin And Grace Abide Together?
To receive the answer to this question we need to explore the differences between sin and grace.
The differences between sin and grace are like night and day.
Both sin and grace began with a man, but this is where the the similarity ends.
For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.) (Romans 5:17)
The penalty for sin is death, but the grace of God brings life.
That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord. (Romans 5:21)
Sin is justified by the law which was given by Moses, but we are justified by grace through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. (John 1:17)
But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved, even as they. (Acts 15:11)
Sin results in damnation, but grace through the Lord Jesus Christ brings health and strength.
And he said unto me, my grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. (2 Corinthians 12:9)
Sin is a curse, but salvation by the grace of God through faith is a perfect gift from God.
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: (Ephesians 2:8)
For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men (Titus 2:11)
Sin is destroyed at the cross. Therefore, sin cannot dominate us nor reign in our bodies because our bodies are dead to sin but alive through the Lord Jesus Christ.
For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace. What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid! (Romans 6:14-15)
Sin is an abomination to God, but we can all receive grace and mercy from the Lord.
Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. (Hebrews 4:16)
Sin brings bondage, but grace through the Lord Jesus Christ brings freedom.
Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: (Romans 3:24)
Because of Sin we have no access to God, but because of grace we can go boldly to the throne of God.
By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. (Romans 5:2)
Sin and grace opposes each other. We, therfore, have to make a choice.
Let us choose grace so that the favor and blessings of God will be upon our lives.
And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen. (Romans 16:20)
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen. (Romans 16:24)