Years ago I watched a television show that included a church revival scene that went something like this: As a woman approached the altar, the pastor asked, "Sister, are you a sinner? Do you want to be saved?”
“I’m not a sinner,” she said, “but I want to be saved.”
Music played as the pastor happily welcomed the new “convert.”
Obviously, the scriptwriter didn’t understand salvation. If we aren't sinners, why would we need to be saved? Why would Christ have died a brutal death?
Sin isn’t an optional element of salvation—it's the main element (Romans 3:23). We've been tried and convicted by a perfect Judge, and DNA evidence proves our guilt.(1) We are doomed unless someone pays a debt we cannot pay ourselves.
Praise God! Christ has paid that debt for any who acknowledge they are sinners who need a Savior.
If you’re one of those saved sinners, join me today in rejoicing in our Savior! (Romans 6:23).
(1) God is the eyewitness who sees all that we do and even knows our sinful thoughts (Hebrews 4:12-13); and our DNA proves we are sons and daughters of our sinful father Adam (Genesis 5:1-3). Like Seth, we are born in Adam’s fallen image.
copyright 2012, Gail Burton Purath, Biblelovenotes.com
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