Paul N. F. (16 Feb 2012)


    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
    hired servants!"

        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.