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Not Sinners Because of Sin by Pastor Melissa Scott

September 14th, 2014

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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