To abandon all hope of reflecting the image of Jesus is philosophy directly from satan. What you are expounding is cheap grace. You expect a 100 percent discount. Philippians 2:12 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. Philippians 2:13 For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure. Philippians 2:14 Do all things without murmurings and disputings: Philippians 2:15 That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world; Do you think that Sons of God is only a philosophical phrase? Does God have no power in your life?