Pray then like this: "Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. -- Matthew 6:9-13 (ESV)
The bible says that if we say we have no sin that we lie, make God a liar, and the truth cannot be in us. The doctrine of sinless perfection is certainly not new. Many a false teacher has gone before Kris Vallotton espousing the same heretical nonsense. It is grounded in believing that you are more than you really are. It dates back as far as the fall of Lucifer who wanted to usurp the throne of God. There is only one that demonstrated sinless perfection and that is our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To try and claim that mantle is to try and usurp His throne. I understand why someone as false as Kris Vallotton would fall for something so false. The bible says the truth is not in him, period, full stop. When you believe in gemstones, gold dust, glory clouds, angel feathers, schools of the supernatural, mandatory healing, poverty mindsets and a host of other heretical teachings what is a little sinless perfection? Let us reason together beloved through the above linked article from Bethel Church's number two heretic, Kris Vallotton.
"A large portion of the Church believes that even when you're saved, you're still a sinner who needs to constantly repent. If this fallacy is the foundation of your thinking, you can get caught up in a cycle of sin, shame and self-punishment. The truth and good news is that Jesus came to set us free from a lifestyle of proving our own innocence! At the cross, the work of the blood of Christ finished the story for us! It's non-negotiable--once you're saved, your new nature is that of a saint (who may have moments of sin, not a nature of sin)." -- Kris Vallotton
Sooo a saint has moments of sin but not a nature of sin? Is this from the second chapter of 1Prevarications? Let's destroy this heresy right off the bat. The key verses are from when the disciples ask Jesus to teach them how to pray. The Lord's Prayer includes "forgive us our debts (or sins)." That's odd -- why would Jesus teach us to pray daily for the forgiveness of our sins if we were expected to never sin after salvation? The answer is He wouldn't. Vallotton also misrepresents reality here. We do not try to prove our innocence. We admit our guilt. What Jesus came to set us free from is the condemnation that sin carries under the law. Well after the salvation of Peter and Paul, we find Paul having to rebuke Peter for the sin of hypocrisy with how he dealt with the Gentiles. That was not a "moment" of sin.
"So, you may be wondering where the desire to sin comes from after you're saved. The devil wants to convince us that sin, wickedness, addictions and every other form of bondage are rooted in our nature. That way, he can torment us and then blame it on our old man! But in the parable of the lost sheep, Jesus said that "there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance" (Luke 15:7). Jesus said ninety-nine out of a hundred people in God need no repentance! The normal Christian life is not supposed to be an exhausting wrestling match with a dead man, but an abundant, joy-filled life with God, salted with an occasional season of strong resistance from our archenemy." -- Kris Vallotton
It is not the devil that wants to convince us of our sin nature -- the bible explains that in multiple places.
Surely there is not a righteous man on earth who does good and never sins. -- Ecclesiastes 7:20 (ESV)