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/)


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!

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