Mike’s poem reminds us that it is possible to forget our past lives of guilt and shame. We are new creations in Christ.
Mike’s latest poem speaks of guilt . . . and letting go. It’s easy to hold onto past sins and tell ourselves we aren’t worthy of God’s calling. But we are. We’ve been washed clean. We are white as snow. Our sins are forgiven and forgotten. We are sanctified. Holy. Accepted. Washed. Renewed. We are new creations in Jesus. Amen.
As Christians, should we think of ourselves as sinners? Or should we consider ourselves holy, blameless saints?
Sometimes you’ll hear a Christian say something like, “We’re all just a bunch of sinners.” I suppose one could consider it semantics, but we believe that viewing ourselves as “holy” and “blameless” and “set apart” is an integral part of conforming our minds to that image.
Here’s something else to consider. How does God view Christ-followers? Does the Bible really address it?
Tim tries to set out our view in the following article:
Sinners or Saints
A follow-up article to our first one about the unpardonable sin – blasphemy against the Holy Spirit.
Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit is a pretty serious offense. It’s the one sin the Bible calls “unpardonable.” You may have read our first article about it, The Unpardonable Sin. If not, that’d be a good one to read first, because this one is a follow-up to that one.
Read The Unpardonable Sin, Part 2
The Bible says the unpardonable sin is blasphemy against the Holy Spirit. What exactly does that mean?
We’ve all heard about the unpardonable sin. And we’ve all probably had questions about it. What exactly is blasphemy against the Holy Spirit? Here’s a little excerpt from our new article:
If cursing the Holy Spirit was the unpardonable sin Jesus spoke about, then many of us would have no hope of Christ. While among scholars there is a great deal of debate as to what constitutes the “blasphemy of the Holy Spirit” spoken of by Jesus in Matthew 12:31-32, Mark 3:28-30, and Luke 12:10, I believe it certainly means . . .
Find out what we think it means by reading The Unpardonable Sin.