Ephesians 1:5-6: “Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, 6 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.”
Yes, we are married to Jesus Christ. Marriage is such a powerful bond, but the laws of adoption are stronger than marriage laws. We Christians are not only married but also adopted. We were gentiles, and God chose Israel as His natural people, but when strangers like us come in, He adopts us.
“According to the good pleasure of his will”- It is God’s pleasure and His will.
“To the praise of the glory of his grace”- It is done to praise Him. His grace is so glorious that it is praiseworthy.
Why were we created? For the pleasure of God.
Revelation 4:11: “Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.”
In verse 6, it says, “he hath made us accepted in the beloved”. If your beloved and in Christ, what if you still sin? We should be holy and without blame before him in love (verse 4). That is true love that we are holy and without blame, because he blinds himself from your sins.
Look at the following verse. God considers them beloved, even when they have not repented of horrible sins including envying, wrath, fornication, and terrible sexual sins.
2 Corinthians 12:19-21: “Again, think ye that we excuse ourselves unto you? we speak before God in Christ: but we do all things, dearly beloved, for your edifying. For I fear, lest, when I come, I shall not find you such as I would, and that I shall be found unto you such as ye would not: lest there be debates, envyings, wraths, strifes, backbitings, whisperings, swellings, tumults: And lest, when I come again, my God will humble me among you, and that I shall bewail many which have sinned already, and have not repented of the uncleanness and fornication and lasciviousness which they have committed.”
Many think that “easy believism” means that you can sin as much as you want and still get saved.
A pedophile can claim that he believed that Jesus died and resurrected to keep doing what he wants. No, that is not correct. There should be repentance as a lost sinner.
If you repent as a lost sinner for your salvation, there is nothing you can do but put your trust in Jesus Christ to take away the sins for you. Cults such as Seventh Day Adventists, Catholics, and Calvinists believe in putting the pressure on people that they must be doing themselves to repent of their sinning condition.
The correct way is to repent by putting your trust in Jesus Christ to take care of your sin and wash it away with His holy Blood. These cults believe that if you are truly saved, it is impossible for a saved believer to be worse in his sins, remain a wicked sinner, or be capable of doing very horrible sins.
That is NOT true. Why?
The flesh is still sinful, it never changed.