"""The thing about that Philip is it is implying that there would be no need to obey Christ .
If the Lord has left us with such a state of perfection there wouldnt be any need to repent when the Lord convicts us."""
The scriptures are plain and simple. There is none not no condemnation for those that are in Christ. Romans 6:11-12 Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord. Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof. Does this imply that there is no need to obey Christ?
I can repent all day long to no avail. There is Godly repentance which is the repentance that matters. This repentance must come from conviction of sin by the Holy Spirit and the granting of Godly repentance by God the Father a true life changing repentance unto being, "being alive unto God through Jesus Christ". I am dead to sin which is what I am supposed to reckon myself to be. If by this revelation I then fall into sin and convicted by the Holy Spirit, what now? Repent? No, but this is what 1st John is all about; 1 John 1:1-10 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life; (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;) That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ. And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full. This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.
This takes care of sin cleansing and cleansing from all sin by the Blood of Jesus Christ. I will not put Christ on the Cross every time I repent from dead works, He died once and that is the top of the list to forgiveness of sin, through HOLY SPIRIT conviction and God granted repentance through confession of sin to be Holy and presented to God by "Christ in me the hope of glory".
The death of my old self was accomplished on the Cross by Jesus Christ, once forever because I believe, not leaving behind the preaching of perfection in Christ; Colossians 1:28-29 Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus: Whereunto I also labour, striving according to his working, which worketh in me mightily.
Romans 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
In Christ: Phillip