Are we Christians? Then we must know this: “We have died to sin”. Yes dear brothers, this thing that we have died to sin is what distinguishes us from the world, I mean, to be a Christian is not to wear a T-shirt that says: “I love you Jesus”. To be a Christian is to demonstrate daily with our lives that we are really Christians, but, beyond what we can show outwardly, there is something much more important, and that is how we are before God.
Remember that the Pharisees and scribes really looked great in their appearances, but inside they were white washed sepulchers, in the same way we must understand that the Christian life goes beyond the exterior, it is based on living a full life in God, which means being dead to sin. Does this mean that we should live sinning? Of course not, but this does mean that when we sin we feel the most miserable people of creation and we regret of that.
The apostle Paul said: