Sinning Again and Again

On June 15, 2013, the Bishop of Rome said in his homily:

… True reconciliation means that God in Christ took on our sins and He became the sinner for us. When we go to confession, for example, it isn’t that we say our sin and God forgives us. No, not that! We look for Jesus Christ and say: ‘This is your sin, and I will sin again.’ And Jesus likes that, because it was his mission: to become the sinner for us, to liberate us ….

The Bishop of Rome is definitely preaching another gospel. There are two instances in the New Testament in which Jesus told a person to sin no more.

  • We read in John 5:1–15 how Jesus healed an invalid and told him:

    Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee.

  • We also read in John 8:11 what Jesus said to the woman caught in adultery:

    Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.

It is clear from these two verses that Jesus not only does not like people to sin again but demands a change of heart.

Jesus’ mission on earth was to free us from Satan’s shackles and to show us how to live our earthly life. It is impossible that He likes us to sin again and again.

Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life. God gave us the ability to think. Hence, it is our duty to reflect on teachings given by so-called church leaders. One day we will be held accountable for not using our God-given intellect.

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