Because of God’s grace, we can stand before him, spotless and pure in his sight, regardless of our past.
We are all sinners. Because of our human carnal nature, it is impossible for any of us to live sin free.
“If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.” (1 John 1:8)
“…for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23)
There are many ways to sin. As humans, we tend to categorize them into different levels. Some are really bad, while other sins are very small. It just makes sense to us that some sins are not as bad as others. However, just like a single drop of raw sewage can contaminate an entire barrel of water, any sin in our lives will make us unfit for Heaven. The disciples asked Jesus, “How then can any of us be saved?”
Jesus answered, “With man it is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” (Matthew 19:26-27)
This is where God’s grace and forgiveness come in. God said he would forgive our sins and remember them no more. (Hebrews 8:12 & 10:17) (more…)