Perhaps what is needed here Paul, is a clarification of what salvation means to you? That might sound simple, but there are varying viewpoints, on how/what it is that is accomplished and when. Blessings....
Cardinal, first off, I believe salvation is to be saved from our sins which lead to death. I believe that once we have Faith then we receive the Spirit and once we have the Spirit that Christ will overcome our flesh to prevent us from further incurring sin. If we should stumble and unwillfully sin then I believe God shall forgive us. If we should endure this way until the end then we shall be saved (to not have imputed sin). But should we continue in sin then I believe we will reap God's Wrath. I believe we can't serve to masters. Some here believe that Good Works are not required. Paul says this:
Rom 6:16 Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?
Unwillfully sin? Really? That may sound good on paper bro, but when I sin . . .I'm not doing it unwillfully . . .it's a choice . ..I will it. If I didn't will it . . then I wouldn't be doing it in the first place.
maybe it was a typo?
as for me, my flesh loves to sin.
im reminded of pauls words:
Rom 7:13 Was then that which is good made death unto me? God forbid. But sin, that it might appear sin, working death in me by that which is good; that sin by the commandment might become exceeding sinful Rom 7:22 For I delight in the law of God after the inward man:
Rom 7:25 I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.
Does God use sin to crush us? bring to the end of ourselves. Does God know what each one of us need to get us feed up?
FREE FROM SIN:
is the one who lust's all day any different from the one who commits adultry?
is the one full of hate any less free from sin than the murderer?
be well yall.