Karl Kemp has been a Bible teacher for thirty-five years. His primary area of interest for study and teaching has been holiness and victory over sin. Throughout the 60s he worked as a test engineer on various space projects. He received B.S. and M.S. degrees in engineering, and in 1972 he received an M.A. degree in Biblical Studies from Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis.
The New Testament clearly, and consistently, teaches that God calls, and enables, us to walk with the victory over sin, by grace through faith. No true Christian wants to sin! God hates sin and He paid an infinite price in the Sacrifice of His Son to set us free from spiritual death and bondage to sin.
We will never walk in the righteousness and holiness of God with the victory over sin BY FAITH until we are convinced in our hearts that God has called us to such a walk and provides the grace for us to do what He has called us to do. The New Testament makes it quite clear that the victory over sin is far from being automatic or always easy. We have powerful enemies against us: the world, the flesh (the old man who wants to continue to sin), and the devil and his hosts, but the saving grace of God in Christ is far more powerful for those who appropriate His grace by faith (a faith that is based on God and His Word). The saving grace of God in Christ includes all the work of the Holy Spirit, the infinite Spirit of God, who dwells in all true Christians.
We don't want to repeat the error of the people of Israel at Kadesh (Numbers chapters 13, 14), where they believed in their hearts (and spoke and acted accordingly) that they could not do what God had called them to do. Of course God did not expect them to defeat the Canaanites by their strength; he did, however, expect them to trust Him and walk by faith.
We must make living in the righteousness and holiness with the victory over sin a top priority. WE MUST AIM AT THAT TARGET! WE CERTAINLY WON'T HIT THE TARGET IF WE ARE NOT AIMING AT IT! God knows our hearts! Also, it is good to know that He has promised to forgive us IF we should sin, when we repent.
The twenty-eight articles in this e-book were taken, with some modifications (including adding bold, underlining, italics and some other improvements) from the written text behind my twenty-eight half-hour radio broadcasts titled "Holiness and Victory Over Sin." (You can hear some of these broadcasts or purchase CDs of the broadcasts on my internet site: karlkempteachingministries.com.)
These articles cover this super-important topic rather thoroughly, and they serve as a good introduction for my paperback book, Holiness and Victory Over Sin: Full Salvation Through the Atoning Death of the Lord Jesus Christ. I quote extensively from the book in these articles. If you like this e-book, you will also like the paperback book, which is available at amazon.com and on my website. The paperback book contains a large amount of information that is not included in this e-book, and the e-book contains quite a bit of information that is not included in the paperback book.
I highly recommend reading the e-book first. Like I said, it serves as a good introduction for the paperback book. I always quote from the New American Standard Bible (NASB), 1995 edition, unless I mention otherwise, but some quotations in this e-book were taken from the 1977 edition, which was used in my paperback book. Based on what I have observed, the differences between the 1977 edition and the 1995 edition are typically minor and do not change the meaning of the verse.
You can also get Karl Kemp's print edition book entitled Holiness and Victory Over Sin: Full Salvation Through the Atoning Death of the Lord Jesus Christ on Amazon. Just copy and paste this link into your browser http://www.amazon.com/Holiness-Victory-Over-Sin-Salvation/dp/0871484145?tag=faithw-20