Live in sin as you like?
Spurgeon, CHRIST THE END OF THE LAW
Some imagine that they can trust Christ and
then live in sin as they like.
You cannot live in sin after you have trusted
Jesus, for the act of faith brings with it a
change of nature and a renewal of your soul.
The Spirit of God who leads you to believe
will also change your heart.
You spoke of "living as you like," -if you were
truly converted, you will like to live very
differently from what you do now.
The things you loved before your conversion you
will hate when you believe, and the things you
hated you will love.
When once you have received salvation through the
blood of Christ, your heart will love God, and
then you will keep his commandments, and they
will be no longer grievous to you.
A change of heart is what you need, and you will
never get it except through the covenant of grace-
"Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you
will be clean. Your filth will be washed away, and
you will no longer worship idols.
And I will give you a new heart with new and
right desires, and I will put a new spirit in you.
I will take out your stony heart of sin and give
you a new, obedient heart. And I will put my Spirit in
you so you will obey my laws and do whatever
I command... You will be my people, and I will
be your God." Ezekiel 36:25-28