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By Mark Drake
You’ve likely seen it on bumper stickers and throughout social media: “Christians aren’t perfect, just forgiven”. I’ve heard it in sermons and read it in books, “Christians aren’t perfect, they’re just sinners saved by grace”. The truth, the awesome truth is…this is simply NOT TRUE!
These statements may sound nice or somehow comforting when we struggle with our obvious lack of perfection. However, the sentiment is wrong, and a terrible way for any believer to think! And we should all be very grateful this kind of thinking is wrong because it strips the heart and soul out of true Christianity; it nullifies the mystery and miracle of the New Covenant. This kind of thinking turns the Kingdom of God into weak words when the apostle Paul declared, “For the kingdom of God is not a matter of talk but of power.” (1 Cor 4:20 NIV)
Why Is This a Problem?
Absolutely, we are forgiven. And thank God we are. God has always given a way for sincere seekers to be forgiven. The Old Covenant offered many ways to sacrifice and receive forgiveness. But the people had to make the same sacrifice again every year because, though they were forgiven, they were not changed.
Certainly, Christians are not anywhere near perfect. And we won’t be perfect until we pass through this life and see Him face to face. “We are already God’s children, and we can’t even imagine what we will be like when Christ returns. But we do know that when He comes we will be like Him, for we will see Him as He really is.”(1 John 3:2-3 NLT)
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