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Not Sinners Because of Sin by Pastor Melissa Scott

September 14th, 2014
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But as men get close to God, they begin to find out that the
problem is this, and this is subtle, but important: they are not sinners
because they sin; instead, they sin because they are sinners. There is a
condition of sin: “All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned
every one to our own way,” that root of sin that makes us want to be boss
rather than God. (Isaiah 53:6) There is a “bent” in our nature; we are
born out of fellowship with God. We not only don’t do right, we can’t
even think right. In the Old Testament they had to have a sacrifice to
cover even the sins of ignorance; we were so far from God we could not
walk in His way. So God gave them two kinds of sin offerings: for the
sins they knew about, the trespass offering; and for the condition of sin,
the sin offering.

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