So, what is a sinner exactly?

Everyone on planet Earth comes into this world a sinner, a child of Satan’s seed from Adam and Eve, separated entirely and hopelessly from God. 

 A sinner then is someone who has failed to accept the free gift of salvation from God by believing that Christ died for them on the cross, and was resurrected on the third day and ascended into heaven to sit at the right hand God Almighty,

Before the foundation of the Earth God chose those who would become his children as they accept his gift of eternal life offered by the sacrificial, substitutionary death of Jesus Christ, God’s only son, on the cross of Calvary.

Some believers contend that we have both a spiritual nature and a sin nature. They are woefully misguided. We don’t have a sin nature. We addressed that error in another post on this blog recently–We are NOT sinners saved by grace.

Some sinners have heard the gospel message time and time again but just refuse to believe it and instead think they can use their own resources to get their needs met in life apart from God. I heard of a person once who went through Seminary and got a degree. But when he finished school he said he just couldn’t buy any of it and chose to remain a non-believer.

There is a very good passage in Ephesians 2 that describes sinners in Paul’s day and our day. He’s talking to Jesus followers about their condition and fate before they believed in the Gospel of Jesus.

“As for you,(followers) you were dead in your transgressions and sins, (sinners) All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our flesh  and following its desires and thoughts.”.

One thought on “So, what is a sinner exactly?

  1. I agree with the fellow from seminary. For it was there in seminary we learned how much of the Bible we now know was cherry-picked by misguided men, how much was added during translations, how much was negated at being too gnostic…..it’s a lovely book with a great message……..


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