Monday, May 10, 2010

71) Believers have been set free from sin by grace (REPRINT)

Romans 6:22 But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the fruit you get leads to sanctification and its end, eternal life.

Grace not only saves sinners from the penalty of sin, it saves them from the power of sin. Believers are given a new nature that leads to a new focus and sanctification through the fruit of the Spirit. Instead of being slaves to sin and death, believers are slaves of God, and the end result is eternal life. While believers still struggle with sin, they are no longer captive to its power thanks to God’s grace. The Law has no power to defeat the slavery of sin and that is why Paul makes it clear that sanctification comes from the fruit of the Holy Spirit through grace and not from the Law carved on tablets of stone.

Focus on Christ #71


mark pierson said...

A truely justified person WILL bear fruit. The fruit does not justify, nor add to your justification in any way, but it does evidence justification. If there is no evidence then there is no justification.

jazzycat said...

Yes, because a truly justified person has been changed by God is led by the Holy Spirit.