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1 John 3: 4-6: “Whoever commits sin also commits lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness. And you know that He was manifested to take away our sins, and In Him there is no sin. Whoever abides in Him does not sin. Whoever sins has neither seen Him nor known Him.” The sin described in this verse is not occasional sin but a consistent lifestyle of sin. Lawlessness is not the absence of law but active rebellion against the law. If Christ is sinless and the purpose of His coming was to remove sin, then whoever abides in Him does not sin. Habitually sinful conduct indicates an absence of fellowship with Christ. So, if we claim to be a Christian but sin is our way of life, our status as children of God can legitimately be questioned.

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