- Religion and Philosophy
The License to Sin Doctrine
Many religious people believe that they have a licence to sin. They will say that the great thing about Christianity is that it is the only religion that accepts you for who you are. All you have to do is simply 'believe.' People love this idea.
Unfortunately, this is the deception that is in the institutional church system that teaches Christ’s blood has covered all their sins from the past, present and the future.
You believe that God is one; you do well. EVEN THE DEMONS BELIEVE—and shudder! - James 2:19
Self Contradictory Doctrine
The corrupt church system is filled with people who are pastors, worship leaders, youth leaders and many others who are fornicators, wife abusers, drunkards, adulterers, etc who believe in a self-contradictory doctrine. They hide under a glossy façade of religion that says that everything is okay because the blood of Christ has 'covered' all of their sins.
Of course, when confronted with the situation of having to acknowledge their carnal behaviours, the automatic response is that the person’s heart was never right with God because a true believer would not do these things.
This may be true, but by saying this they have self-contradicted their own doctrine because what they preach is that the blood of Christ cleanses them of all sins past, present and future. In practice it is not about being clean where there is no lifestyle of sin. Living in a continual lifestyle of sin in the present and future is a belief that it is okay to still be wallowing in disobedience. It means that you believe you are supposedly 'clean' of your sin while still living in a lifestyle of sin.
Lifestyle of Sin / License to Sin
Often, when a religious person is confronted about their sinful lifestyle, their automatic response is that you are being divisive, judgemental, self-righteous and harsh. This means that the confronter is not showing God’s love and grace towards them. They will say,
'Only God can know my heart.' 'How can you conclude that I am living in a lifestyle of sin?' 'After all, everyone is human and makes mistakes.' 'God knows this, and that is why He sent His Son who has already pre-paid and covered my sins.'
In other words, what this person is saying is that the grace of Christ covers their continual lifestyle of sin. The person believes that they have a special pre-paid plan, and now that they have been washed 'clean' as God supposedly no longer sees their present and future sins. They are deemed 'clean' while remaining in their sin turning God’s grace into a 'licence-to-sin.' Although they will deny it, they live it in practice.
How the religious deal with people committing fornication, abuse, adultery, drunkenness, etc is saying that person was never a true believer, but the contradiction is that they also say that they cannot judge whether the person is a believer or not because we cannot know their heart. They will also spin it another way by saying the blood of Christ has covered their past, present and future sins.
On one hand they will claim that a person is in a lifestyle of sin, but on the other hand, they say they cannot know their heart and that their sins are covered. They will deny that their teaching enables a licence-to-sin, but in practice they are complete hypocrites using grace as a licence to willfully continue sinning and enabling others in it too. This is reason the counterfeit church system is filled with these kinds of people is that they are slaves to sin.
The Sins of Past, Present and Future
The manifestation of the licence-to-sin doctrine are people within congregations including their leaders who are living in outright sin. Their teaching conveys that all must be loved and accepted for God no longer sees them as a drunkards, abusers, adulterers, fornicators, etc because the Father now only sees Christ in them. They are allowed to continue in their lifestyle of sin because all has been supposedly forgiven in advance. Their spree of sin is allowed to continue because the 'grace' that they believe in is really a 'licence-to-sin.'
But I say to you that everyone who is ANGRY with his brother will be liable to judgment; whoever INSULTS his brother will be liable to the council; and whoever SAYS, ‘YOU FOOL!’ will be liable to the hell of fire. – Matthew 5:22
Many will take this above verse and say that it only applies to non-believers. They create a double standard by saying the non-believer is in danger, but the believer is not because they can do anything they want. They have a 'licence to sin,' meaning all their sins are 'covered.'
Where in Scripture does it say that the blood covers sins from the past, present and future?
They will attempt to use this following Scripture in their defence.
And by that will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ ONCE FOR ALL. And every priest stands daily at his service, offering repeatedly the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. But when Christ had offered FOR ALL TIME a single sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God, waiting from that time until his enemies should be made a footstool for his feet. – Hebrews 10:10-13
This sacred cow verse is used to justify a covering for sins from the past, present and future, but in the proper context speaks of Christ sacrificing himself for all of mankind, dying for all men or the world.
He is the propitiation FOR our sins, and not for ours only but also FOR the sins of the whole world. – 1 John 2:2
In the Greek in the preceding verse, 'for' (peri) means 'because of,' 'the object of,' 'to the benefit of,' or 'behalf of.'
It should be common sense that Christ did not die for the 'benefit of' our sins, but many read the above verse and believe that is what it means. That is why many religious people will say, 'Christ died for my sins,' which deceptively means that they can keep on sinning because they have their licence-to-sin with no desire of giving up their carnal behaviours.
Hebrews 10:10 says that Christ died for 'all of us,' it was not for all of our present and future sins. The author of this Scripture is speaking about Christ literally removing our sin so that we may go and sin no more; therefore, a manifestation of true believer is the practice of not sinning by no longer being a slave to it.
The sacrifice of Christ literally takes your sins away, but if you remain in your lifestyle of sin, you do not have the Holy Spirit. He died for the sins of the world, but that does not mean the whole world’s sins are forever forgiven and everyone is saved. If that were the case, there would be no call to repentance and God would look at the world seeing no sinners. It is delusional to believe that all our present and future lifestyle sins are forgiven and already paid for. If you believe this then your religion is in vain.
The contradictory double standard hypocritical religion says that it is a grave sin not to receive Christ, but at the same time says that our habitual sins are already paid for ahead of time through him because there are no sins that are not covered.
When Hebrews 10:10-13 is used out of context, the must ultimately conclude that the world’s future sins have been paid for by Christ. If the doctrine were true, then there would be no judgement day.
God’s grace has come to the world, but He only gives it to the humble through His Son.
For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us TO RENOUNCE UNGODLINESS AND WORLDLY PASSIONS, AND TO LIVE SELF-CONTROLLED, UPRIGHT, AND GODLY LIVES in the present age – Titus 2:11-12
But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud, but GIVES GRACE TO THE HUMBLE.” – James 4:6
For if we GO ON SINNING DELIBERATELY after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins – Hebrews 10:26
Anyone who has set aside the law of Moses dies without mercy on the evidence of two or three witnesses. How much worse punishment, do you think, will be deserved by the one who has trampled underfoot the Son of God, and has PROFANED THE BLOOD OF THE COVENANT by which he was sanctified, and HAS OUTRAGED THE SPIRIT OF GRACE? – Hebrews 10:28-29
It should be made clear that after a person has 'received' the sacrifice and goes on sinning willfully, they are not born again. No amount of glossy religious ritual will change that.
I wouldn’t bet your future on the licence-to-sin doctrine.
Do you believe that God's grace covers a self-professing Christian who lives habitually in a lifestyle of sin?
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