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Why do I sin if I’ve been set free from sin?


For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body ruled by sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin—because anyone who has died has been set free from sin.  Romans 6:6-7
            When we accept Jesus as our savior, we are saying that we acknowledge that Jesus paid for all our sins and that all our sins have been forgiven.  No more outstanding debt on our sin record.  Washed clean.
            However, that doesn’t make us a perfect person who thinks perfect thoughts and performs perfect actions.  That’s a process of sanctification, making ourselves pure and holy, one choice at a time.  Paul continues that thought in Romans 6.
In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus. Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires. Do not offer any part of yourself to sin as an instrument of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer every part of yourself to him as an instrument of righteousness. For sin shall no longer be your master, because you are not under the law, but under grace.  Romans 6:11-14
            If we are dead to sin, meaning no longer living for sin, but instead alive in Christ and living for Jesus, THEREFORE we must choose not to let sin reign in our mortal bodies and obey its evil desires.  Paul said we must choose not to OFFER ourselves to sin, but to God.  To “offer” is a conscious decision to do something.  Our choices determine who is our master and we can’t offer ourselves to sin any longer.
I am using an example from everyday life because of your human limitations. Just as you used to offer yourselves as slaves to impurity and to ever-increasing wickedness, so now offer yourselves as slaves to righteousness leading to holiness. When you were slaves to sin, you were free from the control of righteousness.  Romans 6:19-20
            Slavery to sin is a conscious choice and we no longer have to choose sin because we are new creations in Christ, raised from the deadly consequences of sin, now in a right relationship with God and now under the control of righteousness.  You now have a choice being a follower of Christ to choose righteousness, not sin.