TO SIN IS TO REBEL
By A. W. Tozer
Sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death. --James 1:15
Some of you will object to my saying this---but it is my
opinion that in Christianity we have over-emphasized the
psychology of the lost sinner's condition.
We spend time describing the sinner's woes and the
great burden he carries until we almost forget the
principal fact that the sinner is actually a rebel against
properly constituted authority!
That is what makes sin SIN! We are rebels, we are sons
of disobedience. Sin is the breaking of the Law and we are
fugitives from the just laws of God while we are sinners.
We are fugitives from divine judgment.
But thankfully, the plan of salvation reverses that, and
restores the original relationship, so that the first thing
the returning sinner does is confess: "Father, I have
sinned against heaven and in Thy sight and I am no more
worthy to be called Thy son. Make me as one of Thy
Thus, in repentance, we reverse that relationship and
we fully submit to the Word of God and the will of God,
as obedient children!
Yours in Christ,
Paul N. F.