Lukewarm Christians don’t really want to be saved from their sin; they only want to be saved from the penalty of their sin. They don’t genuinely hate sin and aren’t truly sorry for it; they’re merely sorry because God is going to punish them. Lukewarm people don’t really believe that this new life Jesus offers is better than the old sinful one.
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.
What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it?