Sunday, July 24, 2011

Sinner and Saint

I have been reflecting on being a sinner and a saint at the same time.  In doing some surfing on this topic, I came across an interesting quote from Cornelius Plantinga Jr., Beyond Doubt (p. 89) on Justin Taylor's blog:

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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