Shall We Continue in Sin?
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?
Sin is the problem of man. Right form the Garden of Eden, God made man to have all things that he needed for a good life, and everything was in perfect order until sin came into the garden through Satan who gave Eve the forbidden fruit, and she in turn gave it to Adam. Sin is not just an act that we commit occasionally; but also the nature that we all inherited from Adam, Romans 5:12. Hence, we cannot do away with sin no matter how much we try to.
God knows what we are going through and how everybody had been trying to do away with sin. Because of this, He had sent Jesus into the world to come and die for our sins, because God cannot forgive sins except through shedding of blood. Ordinary blood cannot take away the sins of man. Not the blood of cow or that of bull, not even the blood of man, for a sinner cannot save another sinner, Hebrews 10:4.
The only blood qualified and approved by God to wash away all our sins is that of Jesus Christ. The only blood that is pure and that sin had not stained. When He shed it on the cross of Calvary, it met all the conditions put down by God for the salvation, and deliverance of man, that is why Jesus was able to say on the cross “It is finished”.
From that moment onward, sin has lost its power; it was permanently conquered. Anyone that now goes into sin do so by choice, if such a person chooses the way of escape that Jesus provided on the cross, sin cannot force him to do its bidding anymore.
Hence, let nobody claim that he or she cannot overcome sin, otherwise Christ had suffered in vain, and his blood was not powerful enough to set us free.