Jim Wilson is the retired director of Community Christian Ministries in Moscow, Idaho. He will be posting regularly, so check back in soon!

Thursday, September 08, 2016

No Sin is Too Great

“Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.” (1 Cor. 6:9-10)

These are bad actions in a continuous sense. They are not isolated events. These are lifestyles, addictions, habits. These people will not inherit the kingdom of God. Bad people = No heaven.

That is the bad news.

“And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.” (1 Cor. 6:11)

Of these awful people, some of them:

• Have been washed
• Have been sanctified, set apart, made holy
• Have been justified, that is, made righteous.

How? In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God. This is very good news.

“The law was added so that the trespass might increase. But where sin increased, grace increased all the more, so that, just as sin reigned in death, so also grace might reign through righteousness to bring eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Rom. 5:20-21)

It is impossible to out-sin the grace of God.

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