Sinner or Mistaker?

Posted: December 7, 2011 in Thoughts, Uncategorized
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Here are some thoughts that I would like to share.  They are written by Andy Stanley in his book “The Grace of God” and are found in his first chapter.

“In American culture, we’ve substituted the term mistake for the terms wrong and sin.  We aren’t sinners; we are really just mistakers.  How many times have we heard prominent leaders describe their extramarital affairs as mistakes?  A mistake is something you make while balancing your checkbook.  A mistake is an accident.  Unless both parties were blindfolded and gagged, I don’t think it’s possible to have an accidental affair.  And, of course, once discovered, public apologies are made to family members and constituents who were hurt by what happened.  But if you do something you know is going to hurt someone, is that still a mistake?  The people who were hurt rarely think so.  But in a world that’s far from the way God intended it to be, sin is reduced to a mistake.”


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