“What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? By no means! We are those who have died to sin; how can we live in it any longer?”
– Romans 6: 1-2
Many have missed the power in this verse. our sin conscious mind understands it this way :
“We should stop sinning because we are under grace”
“We will no longer sin because we are under grace”
Not quite what the verse meant.
The Power of Grace
When you are in Christ, you are dead to sin;
When you are dead to sin, you cannot go on sinning
“go on sinning” does not mean “acting to sin”. It means even when you sin, that sin is no more accounted to you, because all your sins have been accounted to Jesus.
You will sin. period. but God calls you still righteous.
When you are under grace and you sin, God’s Grace does not increase nor decrease.
In reality, long before you were under Grace, God has prepared a sum of Grace for you already. A sum of Grace greater than all your sins combined.
Many Christians becomes frustrated after reading this verse because they thought they will no longer commit sin because they are under Grace.
Then they are shocked to realize that they still sin. willfully or un-willfully.
Ok let me translate :
How can you go on breathing when you are dead?
When you are literally dead, you cannot go on breathing!
therefore when a Christian tell a little white lie, will that make him a sinner? by no means! no way!
YOU are Saved, NOT your sins
Will God’s grace increase because they have added a new sin to their “sin account”? no way!
All our sins Past, Present and Future were forgiven.
There is no more “sin account” ! also, you do not “keep short accounts of sin” by confessing sins. All your sins has been forgiven.
Trust me. Jesus a great mathematician has made a good computation of all your sins.
“Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Will he not first sit down and estimate the cost to see if he has enough money to complete it?”
– Luke 14:28
you cannot out-sin His grace by committing more sin. Your sins cannot exceed Jesus’ abundant Grace.
Grace is greater than all your sins.
Can a single tiny sin make you unrighteous or a sinner?
How can sin have the power to make you a sinner when you are under grace?
“For sin shall have no dominion over you, because you are not under the law, but under grace”
– Romans 6:14
That is what it means to be under God’s Grace! You are forever Righteous, Forever Saved! amen!
Shall we sin to increase Grace? err. you are out of context. we are dead to sin.
– grace and peace