Wednesday, September 1, 2010

What happened to your sin?

"The Lord has laid all our sins on him"  (Isaiah 53:6)

"Christ carried our sins in his body on the cross." (1 Peter 2:24)

"God had Christ, who was sinless, take our sin." (2 Cor. 5:21)

You must rely on these and similar verses with your whole heart.  The more your conscience torments you, the more you must rely on them.  For if you don't do this and try to quiet your conscience through your own sorrow and penance,you will never find peace of mind and will finally despair in the end.  If you try to deal with sin in your conscience, let it remain there, and continue to look at it in your heart,your sins will become too strong for you.  They will seem to live forever.  But when you think of your sins as being on Christ and boldly believe that he conquered them through his resurrection, then they are dead and gone.  Sin can't remain on Christ.  His resurrection swallowed sin up.  (AE 42:12)


Steve Martin said...

Thanks for that liberating Word of forgiveness and renewal!

I can never hear it enouugh!

Bror Erickson said...

Yes thank you!

Brigitte said...

I helps me to think that sin is an actual quantity. A thing.

Though we may deny it, it has a life of its own. It definitely exists and lives somewhere. If we shall not see it put on Christ and swallowed up in his death and resurrection we will see it consciously or subconsciously living in our mind/soul/heart/conscience.

As much, as nowaday's we avoid the word and the concept, it is a powerful force. The only thing that counters it, is the blood of Christ, which also has a life of its own and is a real thing, and is stronger than our sin. We may safely let it take care of our sin.

"Das Leben das behielt den Sieg"--life retained the victory.

Brigitte said...

That finishes with "Alleluia". :)