“Can we stop sinning? I mean can we become completely sinless?” She asked without even starting the conversation with the conventional salutation; “Good evening”. I guess the question has haunted her overtime and she needed someone to disgorge it over to, so I became the nearest victim.
She wondered what will become of man if the world should come to an end right now; drawing knowledge from the fact that no one can tread the path of the father’s house with even a strap of sin on him or herself. Confer Rev 21:27. https://biblehub.com/revelation/21-27.htm
The question has also set my mind in motion in trying to figure out a proper way to answering her. I know most of you wouldn’t hesitate in telling her that man can never be sinless. You are right because after all, the bible tells us that “Surely there is no one on earth so righteous as to do good without ever sinning” (Ecc 7:22).
In as much as I agree with you on this score, Ecclesiastes 7:22 shouldn’t be a justification for you to continuously wallow in sin.
It is obvious that you can get to a certain state where you unconsciously don’t notice you have sinned, in one way or the other, because of your persistent act of kindness, compassion and love shown to humanity.
Consider the story Jesus narrates about the faithful ones who will enter the father’s house and others who will not, in the Gospel according to Matthew 25:31-46. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+25:31-46&version=NKJV&interface=amp.
The story brings to light what will make them enter there, which is charity. And a more surprising knowledge about this story is that some people will ask “Lord, when did we see You hungry and fed You, or thirsty and gave You drink? (Matt 25:37).
This is to say some people may find themselves in the father’s house without their conscious knowledge of what led them there.
Therefore, when you decide to believe in Christ and make charity a life worth pursuing, thoughts of sinning gradually will fade out because a very daring and unrelenting life of benevolence takes over the mind in a slow but surest way.
Thus, love covers a multitude of sins.
Regardless of your being holy, the act of charity (love, kindness, care and compassion) for humanity will also be the yardstick used in measuring your worthiness to be in the promised Paradise.
Don’t get it twisted by continuously sinning and showing love and kindness at the same time, thinking you will finally only be subjected to the love you showed to others. Your sins too will be brought against you, so, let your love, kindness and compassion suppress the near occurrence of sin.
Till next time, this is from my mind’s mind.