MORNINGTIME 2164

by Benjamin Munsell on August 31, 2016
MORNINGTIME 2164
 
If we say that we have no sin, WE DECEIVE OURSELVES, and the truth is not in us.  If we say that we have not sinned, WE MAKE HIM A LIAR, and his word is not in us. 1 John 1:8, 10. That's an easy one, all man has sinned and are, sinners. That's like a fish saying, "I'm ok, I'm not wet", no one will believe him. A nice way to say this same thing is to say, "I'm a good person and I'm going to Heaven". These are all statements based on what man believes ABOUT himself and all based in the theology that man is basically "good". And this works as long as man has no moral compass to compare himself to any-thing else, putting man at the top of the heap. With no one else to answer to, man now becomes "god", because there is nothing higher than himself. With man and self as "god" there is no one else to refute the claim that man never sins and is therefore not a sinner. But alas, that kind of thinking is dashed to pieces on the rocks of despair when a man comes to the understanding that he is NOT at the top of the heap of ANYTHING, and that there is Something, or Someone, greater than himself. When THIS happens, this is the first step to understanding The Truth. The Truth that man is not god, and that God is God. That takes great humiliation to put one's self below a Greater. Now there's room for God and Who He Is. Keep in mind, we're still not "saved" yet, but moving in that direction. Admitting that there IS a God is good, but admitting there is a God Who is Perfect and man is not, is better. The final Truth is to admit there is a God Who is Perfect, and man needs Him because man is not. NOW we can have Salvation based on man's need to be Saved from sin, AND SAVED FROM AN ANGRY GOD WHO HATES SIN AND SINNERS WHO REJECT HIS GIFT OF CHRIST AND HIS FORGIVENESS.  This is not hard to do when the Holy Spirit does the "heart change" work and a man comes to understand his need for Christ. The Holy Spirit is the only One who can Save so that you will, Be Blessed.
 
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