…Look ye here, ye who say you believe in Christ and are living in sin:
What does this make of your boastings? Look you here, ye that say “I have only to believe by-and-by, and I may live as I like, and yet be saved.” Is it so? Is it so? “If the righteous scarcely be saved, where will the ungodly and the wicked appear?” As for those whose ungodly lives stare them in the face, so far from being saved by their pretended faith, they are trees twice dead, plucked up by the roots. If they say they continue in sin that grace may abound, their damnation is just. The salvation of Christ is not a salvation in sin, but a salvation from sin. They who would be saved by him must come and trust him just as they are, and he will enable them to forsake their sin; but while they continue to say, “We will take pleasure in sin,” there is no salvation possible for them. God bring us to Christ, and nail our sins to his cross, and give us life in our Savior’s life.
~ Charles Spurgeon ~ A Call to Holy Living