I was just listening to Andrew Wommack's series called 'Killing Sacred Cows' when I was given a revelation of the meaning of the Truth setting me free. Andrew was talking about sin.
He talked about extreme Pentecostals who believe that you can lose your salvation if you don't have every sin covered by the Blood of Christ. They believe that you have to continually ask for forgiveness of your sins or if you die you'll go to hell. That's just not true. He then talked about people who are one step below that (me) who believe that you won't lose your salvation, but will lose your communion with God. He'll love you and save you, but He won't talk to you or bless you. You, in effect, step out from under His covering. Both beliefs teach performance-based salvation, and are just not true.
Jesus died once and paid for all the sin of the world. Everything. At the Cross. One time. That's it. Sins committed up to the point that you accept salvation and sins committed in your future. The only sin that sends anybody to hell is rejection of His Son. If you don't accept that atonement, that one-time, atonement...that's what sends people to hell.
Once understanding of what he was talking about hit me, I heard the Holy Spirit remind me of that scripture about Truth setting me free and honestly, I feel set free. A literal weight has been removed. Chains have been unbound. I feel FREE!!! Note to self: send Andrew Wommack some fan email.
Now, there are those who would say that people believe this way so that they can do whatever they want. What will cause a person to keep serving God and want to walk a Christian life? Love. Plain and simple. If you are sold out in love with God, you will desire to serve Him. After all, Jesus said, "If you love me, obey my commandments" (John 14:15, NLT).