Sunday, January 1, 2017

The Religion of Sinners

We must beware of deceiving ourselves in denying or excusing our sins. The more we see them, the more we shall esteem and value the remedy.

The Christian religion is the religion of sinners of such as have sinned, and in whom sin in some measure still dwells.

The Christian life is a life of  continued repentance, humiliation for and mortification of sin, continual faith in, thankfulness for, and love to the Redeemer, and  hopeful joyful expectation of a day of glorious redemption, in which the believer shall be fully and finally acquitted, and sin abolished forever!

[Matthew Henry]

1 John 1:8-9 ... If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.  If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Matthew 1:21 ... And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins.

1 John 1:7 ... But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.❤