The secret to living free from sin
I remember participating in theological discussions on what Paul meant when he said that a Christian is “free from sin” since it’s obviously impossible to live a life free from what Christians define as “sin.” Especially in fundamentalist circles, Christians are so consumed with the concept of “sin.” As a Christian leader, it is even more consuming because you do not want to be a “stumbling block” for anyone else.
DC Talk sings about this in their song “What If I Stumble”:
I see the trust in their eyes… though the sky is falling
They need Your love in their lives… compromise is calling
What if I stumble, what if I fall?
What if I lose my step and I make fools of us all?
Will the love continue when my walk becomes a crawl?
What if I stumble, and what if I fall?
After many years of struggling to live a life free from “sin,” I have finally found that freedom. How you ask? Well, I no longer believe in “sin” as defined by Christian tradition or the Bible, so I no longer have to worry about “sinning.” Simple, isn’t it?
Of course, in the process, I am probably a better “Christian” than I ever was since I spend my life focused on the positive aspects of life and am no longer consumed with “not sinning.” As Gloria Copeland said “what you give attention to is what you desire.” Christians, who are so focused on sin, probably end up doing the very things they are trying so hard to avoid. It’s quite ironic.
On the other hand, in my state of apostasy, “I’m free at last, free at last!”
– The de-Convert