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Does God Reject His Word When He Saves Sinners?
Proverbs 17:15 says, “He who justifies the wicked and he who condemns the righteous are both alike an abomination to the LORD.” So according to Proverbs 17:15, to justify the wicked and to condemn the righteous is in itself wrong, but isn’t that what God does when He saves sinners and condemns Jesus in the sinner's place on the cross? Yes. So is God rejecting His Word? By no means.
God justifies the wicked by condemning sin through and by the righteous One, Jesus...
13 years ago my niece attempted to swallow a peppermint and it got stuck in her throat and she stopped breathing. I was outside and I heard my sister-in-law scream. I ran inside to see my sister-in-law on the phone with 911 and my niece on the floor gasping for air. Tears in her eyes as she reached for air as if it were tangible. My heart and thoughts went everywhere. I went to the floor with her and I tried my best to push her stomach and the top of her abdomen to get the candy to come...
So that, as sin reigned in death, grace also might reign through righteousness leading to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Being in Christ changes everything. It changes who we worship and it changes who we are. God's grace is not merely a get out of jail free card; His grace reigns. God's grace conquers souls who are, or who were, under the reigning power of sin. When grace captures a person it sets them on a forever path...
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