Wednesday, January 22, 2014

The end of the matter

By nature, man does not want to be delivered from his sin. He simply will not respond to a gracious mercy call. So, God has to implement a plan or device that will allow a person to see the exceeding wickedness of his sin. This person has to become sin-sick, aware of how wicked and devastating his sin is, before he will yearn for deliverance. He has to come to his wits’ end, where he sees he is being ruined by sin—helpless, wretched, empty, ensnared and deceived by sin, and laden down with guilt. It Is Finished, pages 29-30

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I normally avoid pop Christian culture authors, but a friend of mine who was reading this book began quoting from it. The excerpts he shared piqued my interest, so I had to read it as well...I hope you enjoy the next few weeks of excerpts!

By the way, thanks to Jeremy Wells at Baker Academic for supplying me with a copy.
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