Can a man live without sin?


Topic(s): Christian life, Nature of Man


Todd Clippard


It is technically <possible for men to live without sin. Sin comes when we give in to lust and temptation - James 1:12-16. However, with every temptation, God provides a way of escape - 1 Corinthians 10:13. Therefore, there is always an alternative to committing sin.

Having said that, we will not be perfect in seeking out and pursuing God's course for deliverance from temptation. This is precisely why sin is what it is. It is missing the mark set before us by God. If we had no other course than to commit sin, then God would not be justified in punishing us for doing something wherein we had no choice.

It should also be noted that even Christians will sin following their conversion. The following passages uphold this truth: Acts 8:9-24; 1 John 1:5-10; 1 John 2:1-2; 2 Corinthians 7:10. There are many others that could be cited, but this should be sufficient to make the case.