Are we still saved when we sin?
Very Nice! How sad it is that many Christians do not know they are saved. I spent 35 years as a minister in the One Cup segment of our faith heritage, this was one of the areas that brethren struggled with and at times I was asked if I was a Baptist masquerading as a C of C preacher when teaching the very same thing that you guys just presented. I asked brethren if they were saved and usually received this reply; Maybe, I hope so, won't know till I get there, none of those answers are found in Scripture! I told the members I was going to drown all new members in the Baptistry so they could not sin after being cleansed. They said, that is ridiculous, I said, INDEED IT IS.
God Bless, thanks for the great 5-minute take!!
I agree. The difficult thing though is we can fall from grace. So, having a proper balance is sometimes tough to know. I agree that if we die before repenting and asking forgiveness of a sin there may be grace where we will go to heaven. But there seems to be a point where if we live in the sin and our heart plays a factor, we can fall away where we won't be in heaven. This is where I say God being the perfect judge knows at what point we have fallen away but it can still leave this lingering doubt when I've struggled with a certain sin for years. I know in my heart it is wrong and don't like the sin but seem to continually struggle and fall at times.