What I Miss Most About Being A Sinner

Suppose I actually wrote a post on that topic.

Suppose I actually asked you to write comments about it.

Suppose we were all completely honest and candid and shameless in the way we expressed our thoughts regarding it.

Suppose we confessed our lust. Our lust for stuff. Our lust for power and influence. Our lust for flesh. Our lust for self-satisfaction. Our lust for being right all the time. Our lust for acclaim and attention. Our lust for uniqueness, distinctiveness, better-than-ness.

Would we be able to say what Paul did?

But whatever was to my profit I now consider loss for the sake of Christ.

What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things.

I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ—the righteousness that comes from God and is by faith.

I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow, to attain to the resurrection from the dead. ~ Philippians 3:7-11

I don’t know about you, but I can’t write anything that I miss most about being a sinner.

Because I still am.

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9 thoughts on “What I Miss Most About Being A Sinner

  1. As we are all. The sad fact is would we be any different if we were honest? If we honestly looked at our life could we see a “difference.” And as Paul writes, I too, am chief of sinners.

  2. Keith said; I don’t know about you, but I can’t write anything that I miss most about being a sinner.Because I still am.( Keith I don’t know where it is said that Christians are still sinners, please inform me)I believe we take what John said out of context, I see what John said as something on this line: If we say we don’t need Jesus, because we have not sinned, we are greatly fooled. I know we all fail from time to time, but if we ask forgiveness every day do we still remain sinners. I just don’t believe we can remain Christians and sinners at once.I do believe we do an injustice to Christ when we tell a non-Christian we are sinners just like they are. And an injustice to the non-Christian as well.Gal :2: 17: But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, is therefore Christ the minister of sin? God forbid18: For if I build again the things which I destroyed, I make myself a transgressor..1 Jn 1: 6: If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:7: But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.8: If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.9: If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.10: If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us. 1 Jn: 2:1: My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:2: And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.

  3. laymond, I can’t find anything wrong with being confessional … whether it’s before sinners who have put their faith in Christ or sinners who haven’t. I can’t cite you a verse that says Christians are still sinners any more than I can cite one that says that the earth revolves about the sun … but it’s no less true. Christians are sinners who know that they are sinners.Other folks – not having really encountered or recognized the perfect Son of God – just don’t realize that they are.

  4. Keith, you wrote, <>“… I can’t write anything that I miss most about being a sinner. Because I still am.”<>And I don’t disagree with that…at least on some level. But you also wrote that <>“Christians are sinners who know that they are sinners.”<>With that awareness, and the idea that I’m trying as hard as I can to move away from a life of sin and live a life by His Spirit, I can say that there is NOTHING that I miss about being a sinner.As one who is being transformed, be it ever so slowly, into His image, there are still many times when I mess up. But it always turns out that the things that seemed like a good idea at the time (but in reality were selfish/sinful) end up causing nothing but hurt for everyone involved. Makes it really hard, sometimes, too. I’m almost certain it’s one of Satan’s greatest tools. Because I know that God forgives when I mess up. But I’m still left to deal w/my own hurt and that of others that I may have caused.<>*SIGH*<>

  5. That great principle of the Reformation, “Simul Eustes et Peccator”‘At the same time totally sinful, and totally justified.’ Yes we will continue to sin in this life and yes when God looks at us He sees the White Robe of Righteousness in His Son Jesus. Another paradox of the Christian faith.

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