“In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace” ~ Ephesians 1:7
| Subject: Jesus' Baptism | Artists: Otto Semler and others,
based on the engravings by Carolsfeld || all in the public domain |
Many Christians believe that Adam's original sin makes us bad people who can only be saved by grace. I prefer to think of myself as a good person constantly cleansed by grace via repentance. I think of sin as dirt which stains my spirit. Repentance is like bathing to wash away those stains away.
Of course, we try not to collect such stains to begin with. Yet, no matter how hard I try, I seem to dribble proverbial pasta sauce down my front. Thus, I’m grateful that God has an endless supply of soap for me to wash with, as long as I remember to earnestly use it.