The Christian’s Advantage

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There is not a person in the world who can live totally above sin. Paul told us in Romans 3:23 that “All have sinned” and in John 1:8 says, “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.” Everyone makes mistakes and fails a little short of what he would like to be!

This is why we have Jesus. When we sin and fall down He is there to help. If we could live perfect lives, there would be no need for Christ. In First John 1:7 we find these words: “But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood Jesus Christ His son cleanseth us from all sin.” This is a promise given only to those who walk in the light or those who are Christians.

Christians as well as non-Christians make mistakes, but the Christian has an advantage because Jesus will forgive him when he repents.

The non-Christians have no one to forgive him and will continue to be without a savior until he becomes a child of God!

The unfaithful Christian is also without the benefit of Christ’s blood until he repents, and so the best thing for one to do is get right with God and stay right. You will make mistakes but as long as you are willing to genuinely repent and to really try, you will enjoy the full benefit of the Lord’s blood.

Brock Kendall
Nettleton church of Christ
Jonesboro, AR

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