Can a Christian sin? If you are a believer in Christ, you know the answer to this is a resounding and unfortunate “yes.” Yet Paul asks a convicting question in Romans 6:2: “How can we who died to sin still live in it?” Is Paul saying once God saves us, we will no longer sin? After all, if we are dead to sin, how can we then live in it?
Paul can’t be saying Christians never sin because one chapter later, he is lamenting, “For I do not understand what I am doing, because I do not practice what I want to do, but I do what I hate” (Romans 7:15). If sin could still hamper a man like Paul, how much more will we still fall prey to sin?