Thursday, May 7, 2009

In Christ we are more than forgiven

“The voice that spells forgiveness will say: ‘You may go: you have been let off the penalty which your sin deserves.’

But the verdict which means acceptance [justification] will say: ‘You may come; you who are welcome to all my love and my presence.’ “

—Sir Marcus Loane, quoted in John Stott, The Message of Romans (Downers Grove, Ill: InterVarsity Press, 1994), 110

(HT to: http://firstimportance.org/)


2 comments:

Andy C said...

How true. We are forgiven, we are reborn, we are saved and allowed into His presence for eternity. How gracious a God that He did not stop at just forgiving us our sins.

Laurie M. said...

Crazy isn't it? To think that God actually wants us to hang around!