Thursday, June 02, 2022

Schaeffer: the serious business of sin

Thursday, June 2, 2022
    “Woe to me!” I cried. “I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the LORD Almighty.”
    —Isaiah 6:5 (NIV)
    Sin is sin, and we must not call it less than sin. It is not an act of love to explain sin away as a psychological determinism or sociological conditioning, for it is real and must be dealt with. Men need a Savior. Therefore, Christians in our generation must resist relativistic and deterministic thinking. If men are going to find a real solution to the problem of who they are, they must come to terms with the fact that they need a Savior because they are sinners in the presence of a holy God. Sin is serious business.
    ... Francis A. Schaeffer (1912-1984), No Little People, Downer Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1974, reprint, Crossway, 2003, p. 45 (see the book)
    See also Isa. 6:5; Matt. 5:48; Luke 16:15; Rom. 14:23; Heb. 2:2-3; 12:14
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, I confess that I do not hate my sins as much as I ought to.
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