So, sinning still happens. Sin is still real.
Of course that is not the end of the story, thank God.
Still, sins are REAL. There can be no ‘reality’ that is more ‘real’ than real sin, though there is a larger reality. What’s real is real. No other reality can change the ‘realness’.
That much is clear, I think. If not, where did I go wrong?
So if acts of sin have been done away with by Christ’s work - well that does not follow logically at all, because acts of sin have NOT ceased. The victims sure as hell know that.
Perhaps ‘sin’ is different from ‘acts of sin’? Perhaps Christ has done away with ‘sin’ but ‘sins’ are still ravishing the world? Or the power of ‘sin’ has been broken, to the utter surprise of the women in the mass rapings in Europe by immigrant men?
Paidion is on the right track, I think. Sophistry does not help; the power of sin being broken and replaced by goodness from a changed heart - the work of the Holy Spirit joining with our decision and effort - is what is needed. Now. Everywhere.