69. Does Sin Separate Me from God?

As a Christian, does sin separate me from God? We are often taught that sin causes a separation, a rift that can only be restored when we confess our sin. Therefore, moving forward with our life in God is possible only when our tie with Him can be reestablished through forgiveness.

Though this view seems to make sense, it’s not actually the case. Because it displeases God, our sin can’t help but affect our relationship, often causing us to run from Him. But it doesn’t separate us from Him! If it did, it would mean that God would have to vacate our spirit each time we sin, and then come back once we repent.

This hardly seems practical, since it means that God would have to sever the very tie so utterly necessary to overcoming sin in the first place. It would mean cutting off the very resource essential to spiritual growth.

From Free from the Power of Sin: the Keys to Growing in God in Spite of Yourself

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