Tom Harding

Consider this dreadful truth for a moment. Our sin in fallen Adam charged to us has separated us from God, "But your iniquities have separated between you and your God" (Isaiah 59:2). In Adam we are, "…estranged from the womb: they go astray as soon as they be born, speaking lies." (Psalm 58:3). In Adam death and sin entered into us, "by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men" (Rom. 5:12).

But now consider this glorious truth for a moment. Our sin has been separated from us forever. Our Blessed Saviour came in the flesh (apart from sin Rom. 8:3) and in our nature to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself (Heb. 9:26; Gal. 4:4-6; 1 John 3:5). Now because of His glorious, full and eternal atonement for sin the believer has no sin (Heb. 2:14-17). Our Lord said, "As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us" (Psalm 103:12). He has also assured us that He remembers our sin no more, "their sins and iniquities will I remember no more" (Heb. 10:17). This is the good news of the gospel no condemnation and no separation but rather eternal reconciliation (Rom. 8:1, 32-39; 2Cor. 5:17-21).

Tom Harding, Pastor
Zebulon Baptist Church
Pikeville, Ky.


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