Maintaining a Relationship with Sin
Alex P. Cohen
Before we experienced the new birth, we realized that sin is what stood between us and God. After the new birth, man tells us (in effect) that we must maintain a relationship with sin in order to maintain a relationship with God.
How ridiculous is that?
''Well, you know, we all sin every day.''
How many times have you heard someone make that statement? The statement exhibits a sin consciousness which is unfortunately much too common among professing believers today.
The writer of Hebrews describes the difference between the old covenant and the new covenant. The old covenant worshipers had a consciousness of sin, because their need for continual sacrifice was a reminder of it. New covenant worshipers need not have a consciousness of sin, because the body of Jesus was offered as a sacrifice, once for all. (see Hebrews 10: 1-18)
Simply put, because Jesus died on the cross, it is no longer necessary to have a consciousness of sin.
Now that's good news!!