Really, how can we know when we sin? This post is written with those in mind, except for one, who believe the Law of God, the 10 Commandments, are no longer binding upon man. So, if you are one of those who believe this, I am curious to know how you would respond.
In my morning’s devotion, I came across this quotation: ““By the law is the knowledge of sin” (Romans 3:20); for “sin is the transgression of the law” (1 John 3:4). It is through the law that men are convicted of sin; and they must feel themselves sinners, exposed to the wrath of God, before they will realize their need of a Saviour. Satan is continually at work to lessen man’s estimate of the grievous character of sin. And those who trample the law of God under their feet are doing the work of the great deceiver; for they are rejecting the only rule by which they can define sin, and bring it home to the conscience of the transgressor.”
If sin is the transgression (breaking) of the Law (10 Commandments), and you claim to be a sinner, how is this possible? For if there is no 10 Commandments, there is no sin. If there is no sin, one doesn’t need grace. And if there is no grace, one does not need Christ! Now, that part is scary. Not to need Christ! I couldn’t imagine living this life without Him.
How do you do it?
August 14, 2014