Can we really sin and not have future or immediate consequences in ourselves? Not according to the Scriptures. Sexual immorality causes us to sin against our own bodies, the Bible says. We join ourselves to others in the sexual act and become one with them. What happens when we have multiple sexual partners outside of marriage or monogamy? That is the question that we don’t really know about until the judgment time, and there is certainly a judgment time coming. This judgment time is talked about many times in the New Testament. We are going to be judged according to our deeds in the flesh.
Some Christians say we don’t have to worry about this because grace will cover our sin in God’s eyes. The Bible does not teach this exclusively. Grace is a truth, but judgment for sin is also a truth in the Bible. These two truths are reconciled by rightly dividing the word of truth. We understand that there is grace to cover our sin, and we understand that we have the tools to conquer our sin in Christ. We must understand that we are required to overcome sin in our lives through the power and the enablement of the Holy Spirit. We need to call on God for this provision and for the courage to acknowledge and fight our sin (s). Grace is what is provided by God in the interim period in this fight for victory over sin, personally and corporately.
We have a situation in North America where we disallow the reality of demons and the devil. In the book of Luke we read of demons causing havoc in the physical bodies of people. Convulsions, insanity, deaf and mute demons, legions of demonic entities found living in some people at the time of Jesus. This is so foreign to us that we cannot even go there in our minds. In these biblical accounts the demons exercise a good amount of control over the people affected. They required deliverance and freedom from demons that is provided through a miracle done by Jesus.
We cannot engage the culture of our day recklessly. There needs to be an extreme caution as to what we do and what we accept into our lives. We cannot sin knowingly as Christians. This will be a sure condemnation in ourselves. The Bible says that once we have known Jesus and we delve into sin for some supposed benefit there may not be any more sacrifice for sins available to us. What does this mean? A sure judgement, and a sure penalty, perhaps for an eternity.