on FAITH

August 26, 2012

Both Saint and Sinner

As I continue to study the gospel, it leads me to feel both that I am “one of the worst sinner in the world” and a “new creation in Christ.” To be in constant awe of my sin but constant delight of my loving Savior.

Cornelius Plantinga Jr writes:

People tend to make two mistakes when they think about the redeemed life. The first is to underestimate the sin that remains in us; it’s still there and it can still hurt us. The second is to underestimate the strength of God’s grace; God is determined to make us new. As a result, all Christians need to say two things. We admit that we are redeemed sinners. But we also say boldly and joyously that we are redeemed sinners.

 

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