April 4, 2013

The Problem of Forgiveness

"God deserves worship, and we deserve his wrath. Our greatest need is to be right with God, and the insurmountable obstacle is our sin. 'Where God's wrath is no longer a problem, Christ's cross is no longer a solution.' So we must be clear on what the problem is for sinners. The one from whom we need pardon is the one whom we have offended. We have spat on God's infinitely precious name with our wickedness. We have insulted his majesty and belittled his worth. We desperately need forgiveness for our sins, cleansing for our disobedience. Granting forgiveness, though, is no cheap act by God."

     -- The Gospel is for Christians, Mitchell Chase

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