Jesus does not bring sin or confusion. Paul said that himself; “…it is sin living in me.” Romans 7:17. Jesus brings peace and rest to the souls of those He lives with. Jesus would never bring all that pain and suffering to one of His children. “Peace be with you” is the message of Jesus. John 20:21. Yes, if we live the peaceful, restful, Christian life, we will be “persecuted because of righteousness.” Matthew 5:10. But God does not bring the persecution; the Devil does. Peace on the inside, trials and tribulations on the outside from a world that hates righteousness.
“There is no peace . . . for the wicked.” Isaiah 57:21. The sinner will have no peace on the inside, but will be at peace with the world. Your choice. “And so He condemned sin in sinful man in order that the righteous requirements of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the sinful nature but according to the spirit.” Romans 8:3, 4. Do you see?! The righteous requirements of the law can be fully met in us. We no longer live according to the sinful nature. What a wonderful God we have! The whole point of Romans is to separate us from the sinful desires of the body that brings death. Paul wants to bring us into oneness with Jesus who brings peace. Again, the teachings of Jesus first and then build the truth on that. Don’t let anyone use scripture, like the devil does, to present a portion of it to get you to sin. Resist, say no. Sinful scriptures refer to sinners. Righteous scriptures are for those who live righteously. Paul can not lie. Jesus can not lie or change His righteous way. No sinner will go to heaven. Only sinners who have stopped sinning through the power of Jesus will go to heaven. Are you ready to be a saint? An added note. This following quote is from the book, “Greece and Rome: Builders of Our World” by the Geographic Society; page 31. “The Greeks had two souls in their breasts, one striving for clarity, temperance, moderation, the other impelling them toward orgy and rapture; love of order coupled with violence; the serenity of civilization and the cry of the cave. We find that opposition … in drama, which the Greeks invented. Such conflicts gives it enduring power.” Paul was born a Hebrew, but he grew up very educated in the Greek thought. Romans 7 is about changing from the pagan thought to the Christian thought. Perfection through the power of Jesus to control our minds and bodies. Christ tells us to come out of the world and to lift our thoughts to Heaven and away from this world. It is your thoughts that have been causing you to sin. Stop!