If God came into the world to make winners of humans should humans not confess to losing?
Christ came to save sinners. “Yet for this reason I found mercy, so that in me as the foremost, Jesus Christ might demonstrate His perfect patience as an example for those who would believe in Him for eternal life.”1 Timothy 1:16, NASB
- God is not interested in your edenic dining
- God is not moved by you sinaitic drinking
- God needs your mortal and decrepit bodies
- God has been giving his Spirit to people he knows to be prone to fatigue and forgetfulness, subject to change and growth
Yeah but no
Only the people who admit that they are ruined can hope to be registered among Gods people. The genuine vision of God can have only one response and one remedy.
“In the year of King Uzziah’s death I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, lofty and exalted, with the train of His robe filling the temple.” (Isaiah 6:1, NASB)
Then I said, “Woe is me, for I am ruined! Because I am a man of unclean lips, And I live among a people of unclean lips; For my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts.” (Isaiah 6:5, NASB)
Then one of the seraphim flew to me with a burning coal in his hand, which he had taken from the altar with tongs. He touched my mouth with it and said, “Behold, this has touched your lips; and your iniquity is taken away and your sin is forgiven.” (Isaiah 6:6-7, NASB)
Only the blind have the deepest appreciation of eyesight.