This was brought up on another thread as in sinners being differentiated between believers or Christians in the New Testament. Christians have their sins forgiven. Does that mean what when we do bad things they aren't called sins anymore?
I believe we are still sinners even though we are Christians. It could be an English semantics problem related to the New Testament.
From the following link:
As a new believer my wife Dar and I often went for brunch after church with our friends. I clearly remember asking the men what they thought about living a pure and holy life. I’ll always remember the response of one of them: “Bernie, we sin hundreds of times every day. All you have to do is confess your sin and God is faithful and just to forgive you.” By that time I had read 1 John and knew what the Apostle said in his first epistle about the relationship to God of people who continue in sin:
No one who lives in him keeps on sinning. No one who continues to sin has either seen him or known him (1 John 3:6). We know that anyone born of God does not continue to sin; the one who was born of God keeps him safe, and the evil one cannot harm him (1 John 5:18).
How good was my friends advice? Was my friend “living in him”? According to the Apostle John, if my friend was sinning hundreds of times each day he was not living in Christ Jesus and did not have a saving faith. Twice John says Christians do NOT continue to sin.
The writer to the Hebrews addressed the issue of deliberately continuing in sin. His warning is frightening:
If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left, but only a fearful expectation of judgment and of raging fire that will consume the enemies of God (Hebrews 10:26).
It would appear that those who have received the knowledge of the truth but thereafter deliberately continue in sin are in a terrible position. They are called enemies of God.