Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Cursed in Christ?

You have rebuked the proud that are cursed,
who err from your commandments.”
Psalm 119:21

According to this scripture, those who walk contrary to God’s commandments are cursed.  But many Christian ministers teach that we all must walk contrary to God’s commandments, and sin every day!  Are they not teaching that we all, even those who are in Christ, are cursed?  Further, the apostle John said that those who commit sin are “of the devil” (1Jn. 3:8).  But if those who are in Christ must sin every day, then those who are in Christ are of the devil!
The saving grace of God “teaches us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, and righteously, and godly in this present world” (Tit. 2:12).  God’s children are not of the devil because they no longer live in sin.  Nor are they cursed, but blessed, for they are led by the Spirit and do not err from God’s commandments.