A Rosicrucian teacher used to say, when people were afraid to live their lives: We are born on this Earth to sin, so sin!
Martin Luther wrote this letter:
If you are a preacher of mercy, do not preach an imaginary but
the true mercy. If the mercy is true, you must therefore bear the
not an imaginary sin. God does not save those who are only
Be a sinner, and let your sins be strong, but let your trust in
stronger, and rejoice in Christ who is the victor over sin, death,
world. We will commit sins while we are here, for this life is not
where justice resides. We, however, says Peter (2. Peter 3:13) are
forward to a new heaven and a new earth where justice will reign."
[Letter 99.13, To Philipp Melanchthon, 1 August 1521.]This is something else than those holy hypocrites that there are too many of today.