How does God expect us to abstain from sin?

Now, the main premise of the Bible is to serve as a guide, and the main premise of Salvation is in John 3:16-17 – paraphrasing, “whosoever believeth upon me hath everlasting life…” Therefore, with sin aside and ignored for the basis of Salvation, someone who is currently in a sinful lifestyle can and will be saved, because all or almost all of those who have been saved were in a sinful lifestyle once they were drawn into Salvation (Romans 3:23). This is made clear in the Bible as to work out your own Salvation in fear and trembling before the Lord (Philippians 2:12-13). People are expected by God to leave their sinful lifestyle of part of the sanctification process (1 Thessalonians 4:3; Romans 1:26-27; Romans 12:2; Ephesians 6:13).

Sin does not keep people from Salvation; however, people are expected to confess and repent. They are expected to work out their own Salvation. It is a right of Christians to question another Christian’s spirituality if they stay involved in a sinful lifestyle, just as Jesus did (Mark 7:21) and Paul did (1 Corinthians 5:11). Believers are instructed to consider the members of the earthly body as dead to immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed, which amounts to idolatry (Colossians 3:5).

Your main guidance is from Paul in Romans 1:18-32 tells us about the false teachers of this world (both spiritual and unspiritual) that try to deceive the world: “18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; 19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. 20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: 21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, 23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. 24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: 25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. 26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: 27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. 28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;

29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, 30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: 32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.”

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