There is no question as to the universality of sin. All men everywhere must admit to its existence within them personally. But as to its seriousness and consequences, they excuse themselves. To recognise sin, there has to be a recognition of a law being broken. Indeed, sin is transgression of the law. Not only the law of a particular society, but of the Law of God. And that really is the serious aspect of sinning. David confessed, “Against thee, thee only have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight.”
The Christian faith alone has the answer to sin, and how it can be forgiven and removed. Christ, the Son of God, took upon Himself our nature, and became Jesus, the Son of man. Thus, being the God-man, He has two natures in one Person. By His death on Calvary’s cross, He took the curse of God against the sinner, upon Himself. God’s wrath fell on Him as the sin-bearer. Those who repent of their sins, and believe on Christ and His sacrifice, shall be saved. Their sins are removed, and Christ gives them His righteousness to be able to stand before God, guiltless.
What is salvation? This following story explains. A man appeared before the elders of the church for permission to take communion. He was asked what he understood by salvation. He said, “Salvation is a matter between myself and God.” On being asked what he meant by that, he replied, “Well, I did all the SINNING, and God did all the SAVING.” That is salvation.
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