“So… the phenomenon of believers continuing to sin even after they have declared their allegiance to the Kingdom of God points to the process of transformation that the NT writers expect us all to go through.”
I think a useful discussion to have is - how can we rest in God’s grace while at the same time not becoming complacent?
How can we rest in the fact that God loves us and has forgiven us while still putting to death the sin that remains in our lives?
We see people who don’t take sin seriously and we know that is not right. But then we see other people who are constantly worried that they have fallen away from God - Jesus said we can find rest in Him - right?
How do we rest in God’s grace while pursuing holiness? And how can we pursue holiness without judging others who may be at a different place in their walk with Christ or struggling with a different sin?
If you have any thoughts, please don’t hesitate to put them down. I think it is very helpful to hear how different people approach this issue.