Here is the question and I'm going to be stuck on this. Forget Joe, Kevin, Sue, and Shirley. Why aren't we "sinless?" ME, MYSELF and only I? No one else... just little old me. The person down the street, the neighbor next door and the folks in the same pew as I will all stand before God for their own deeds. But what about me on that day? They say don't sin... yet they sin! So what? Does that mean that you're allowed to do the same? Folks know better than that... shoot... you teach your kids that with the whole "if JoeJoe jumps off a cliff are you going to jump off with him?" idiom.
Let me tell y'all what ticks God off and angers Him. It is sin. Let me also add this. Jesus didn't die so that we can continue to sin. He died to free us sin. Be free and stop sinning as you ought. Call it works based or whatever... don't care. Bible says stop so stop. Any other message out there is of this world no matter how wrapped up in religious speak it is. Any reasoning that excuses sin is also of this world because there is no excuse for sin. IF you sin... you have an advocate with the Father which is Jesus. That needs to be IF you sin instead of our mindset today of WHEN we sin. I promise you that John wasn't retarded and when he penned the word "IF" in 1 John 2:1... he was fully aware of the word "when" and if that is what was meant to be portrayed... it would have been.