Someone who believes in Jesus cannot be compared with a person who does not.
Those who believe in Jesus do not seem so different to unbelievers because of
the desires of sinful nature.
However, those who believe in Jesus acknowledge that they are sinners and
repent of their sin everyday so they become righteous by the blood of Jesus.
Unbelievers try to be righteous by ethics and morals as they don’t know that
the desires of sinful nature are sin. They should acknowledge that they are
sinners and should meet with the Lord. But they think that they do not have sin.
They don’t want to meet with the Lord. It’s so sad.
The word of God is like eyes which search for sin.
If we don’t find our sin before the word, we cannot find the way for us to live.
The Israelites did not find their sin by the law which was the word and tried to
reveal their righteousness.
"You have heard that it was said, 'Do not commit adultery.'
But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed
adultery with her in his heart.“ (Matthew 5:27-28).
Jesus did not want to expose humans weakness in order to subdue them.
The Pharisees who were filled with righteousness that because they had kept the law
were going to stone the woman to death because of her adultery
Humans cannot avoid committing sin.
God sent the law for them to find their sin through it.
But the Pharisees did not find their sin through it. So we need the gospel.
Therefore if we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and make
the blood of Jesus nothing.
/Pastor Seok-Jeon Yoon
Extracted from Yonsei Newspaper #375 (2014-03-01)