I hope disagreement is allowed here, because I don't completely agree with Kliska's statements. 1) I believe we can please the Lord by our actions because it is our actions that demonstrate our faith. 2) Of course we cannot specifically repent of a sin we are not aware that we committed; however, IMO we must confess and repent of every specific sin once God makes us aware of it either by His written Word or by the conviction of the Holy Spirit.
Originally Posted by Kliska
Hopefully, I misinterpreted your post because it seemed your position is that we aren't to be concerned about our day-to-day choices as we are sinners by nature anyway. In the Psalms we pray O Lord, keep me from presumptous (some translations say 'habitual', others say 'willful') sins. May they not rule over me. Then will I be blameless, innocent of great transgression. (Ps 19:13) And Ps 139...Search me O God and know my heart. Test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me and lead me in the way everlasting. In the NT Paul absolutely rejected the teaching that because we are forgiven we can just keep sinning.
We are all sinners and some of us struggle with willful/habitual sins all our lives. The reason we struggle is because we are convicted by the Holy Spirit and do turn away from the sin(s). It's the struggle that serves to strengthen us in spirit and faith. As I see this present-day LGBT agenda it is to convince society including biblically illiterate Christians that it's okay to sin (homosexuality) because....????
A person who is homosexual can be saved and the Lord will work in his life to change him. If, however, the person refuses to be changed then IMO one can only wonder about his profession of making Jesus the Lord of his life. IMO if the Holy Spirit is indwelling the person, he cannot continue in his sin without being convicted. That's not to say he won't stumble, but confession and repentence must follow, and the struggle goes on. The best news of all of course is that the victory has already been won, and one day all of us will be completely free from all our struggles with every type of sin.
Ph 3:15 (paraphrased):...And if on some point you and I think differently, that too God will make clear to us. Only let us live up to what we have already attained.