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The lie about sin

Why do well-meaning and zealous Christians still believe that they are sinners? They, and I, have said only Jesus was without sin. But is that God’s goal for those who respond to Christ’s call? We agree that God is not calling us to be sinners but we can’t help it, it seems. Why, even Paul said it best in Romans 3:23: “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God … Look more carefully at Paul’s statement about our condition in Romans 3: “All have sinned …” That reads like the past tense. Does that describe your future? Later in Romans 7:15: “I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do.” Is this our reality as we follow Christ? Perhaps you’re like me and you use this as a crutch to make ourselves feel better for not living as Christ did. But God has given us the tools to overcome sin.
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