The Gospel is Life Transformation by the Spirit...Not Life Condemnation, by the Religionists.
The world today is in need of knowing that God is good...it is ironic...but, religion also needs to know that God is good! Religion, made up of a myriad of segregated denominations have not realized the significance of the cry of Jesus from the cross: "IT IS FINISHED", they are of the opinion that God needs man's help for Jesus to finish the task He was given to do.
However, its done..."THE GREAT TRANSACTION IS DONE"!
Sin is no longer an issue with God, the question is, why is it still such a big issue for religion? Because, religion knows NOT the extent of what Jesus accomplished on the cross and His subsequent resurrection.
Many of God's people are continually subjected to the shame, blame and condemnation mentality of religion for faults and failures in their living of life, over which they can't seem to gain victory. Religious conscientiousness has made them sin-conscious when the finished work of Christ on the cross fits them to be God-conscious. The sin of the saint, and the sin of the sinner are no longer an issue with God because Jesus has taken care of the sin issue, past, present and future once and for ALL! We all have God in us, what we need now is for His life to grow in us and to transform us into the fullness of His image and likeness. We need never be condemned for the giving in to our adamic nature; we just need to keep hungering after God and seeking Him until He comes to full stature within us. This will take care of our faults and failures. We also need to realize that this is a process that takes time as Jesus, who is the author and the finisher of our faith, works in us to bring us fully into His plan and purpose for the Community of the Redeemed.
Our sinning should never discourage us, rather our sinning should encourage us to be more determined to trust in the finished work of Christ and cause us to run to His open arms for empowerment to overcome.
When we come to God through religion we are told what we should do and shouldn't do in order for God to be able to bless us so that we can mature spiritually to receive His blessings. This is pure religious ignorance, due to the fact of not understanding the significance of the cross. As surely as there is a God, He is saying, "You are not guilty"! God would never bring you before Himself and remind you of your sin. "As far as the east is from the west, so far have I removed the transgressions of My people" (Psalm 103:12). "Their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more" (Hebrews 8:12).
Believe the good news: you are not guilty, does that mean you are above sinning...No. Jesus said: "neither do I condemn thee. You are not condemned in the condemnation chamber of the religious; you are being transformed in the transformation chamber of the righteous. As your sin is not transforming you, the condemnation of the religonists is not condemning you, at least not in the eyes of God so don't be condemned in your own eyes.
Ephesians 4:17-18 says: "This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their (religious) mind, having the (spiritual) understanding darkened, being alienated from the (grace) life of God through the ignorance (in the work achieved on the cross) that is in them, because of the (religious) blindness of their heart." (Brackets mine)
Religious people were wearing religious spectacles at the time of their new birth, thus, deceived about the life of Jesus in them. Such it was in my case and with most all of religious conversions. If the religious deception were not there, there is no way would those claiming to be believers in Christ be in such ignorance as to the understanding of the work God accomplished through Christ on the cross, His subsequent resurrection and His Gospel of Grace.