It should be no surprise to anyone that it is impossible for humans not to commit sin. Although there are varying degrees of sin, it is all sin and the difference has no impact on God. Prior to the atoning sacrifice of our Lord, man could not achieve eternal life in paradise with sin on their soul. The Jewish sacrificial system would cleanse people for past sins, but not for future iniquities. The ultimate sacrifice of Jesus cleared the way for total redemption from this system and now a true Christian will not be condemned for our sins. The degrees of sin are simple. There are intentional sins and there are unintentional sins. There are also sins we commit because we are not aware that the action is a sin. An example of this would be that we did not follow the instruction of the Bible as to what is expected from a Christian. We are told to adhere to all civil laws regardless of the fact that we may not agree with these civil requirements. However, we must place the Laws of God above the civil ordinances. So, because there are speed limits on all roads, and we sometimes exceed these laws, we essentially commit sin. This may seem frivolous; nevertheless without the atoning action of Jesus, we would not have been able to reach paradise because of this simple sin. God forgives every sin that we commit, but do not think that He forgets them….
Romans 14:12 “So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.”
Revelation 20:12 “And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.”
2 Corinthians 5:10 “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.”
So we see that our sins will be reviewed, but we have already been forgiven by the blood of our Lord. However, from a human point of view, this review in front of all to witness will most likely be somewhat embarrassing for each one of us….
Another aspect of Christianity that is sometimes overlooked is the fact that we have been given the Spirit when we become a child of God. The Spirit lives within us and becomes a part of our being. In fact, it is witness to all that we do…. We should consider that fact when we sin willfully. It is there when we lie, it is there when we steal or cheat and it is there when we commit an immoral act. Enough said……