Wretched Saints

Unfathomable Grace

Here are two characteristics of those who belong to Satan:

  1. In their own eyes, they view themselves as saints.
  2. In God’s eyes, they are viewed as sinners.

In contrast, here are two characteristics of those who belong to the Son:

  1. In their own eyes, they view themselves as both sinners and saints.
  2. In God’s eyes, they are viewed as both sinners and saints.

One can see this clearly in the teaching of Saint Paul, the sinner. Halfway through his letter to the Romans he writes:

Wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, I myself serve the law of God with my mind, but with my flesh I serve the law of sin. There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus … For all…

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