There's a view gaining popularity among Christians: "When God looks at me, He only sees Christ, not my sins or weaknesses."
It's become such a popular phrase that some Christians think it's found in Scripture.
But it's actually a misunderstanding of 2 Corinthians 5:21: "God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God."
Believers enter God's Kingdom based on the righteousness of Christ. But God doesn't lose his omniscience when we're saved.
He still sees us as we are, and we can be glad He does.
We desperately need his loving conviction, rebuke, discipline, and, forgiveness:
1 John 1:8-10
Yes, God sees each believer as an individual, a unique person in His creation, sins and all. He loves us wondrously -- enough to help us change.
(1) Christ both commends and rebukes the Believers in these two chapters.
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