Dealing with Sin

Luther speaks about the need for us to deal with our sins by recognizing what Scripture says about Christ paying for them:

You must rely on these and similar verses with your whole heart. The more your conscience torments you, the more you must rely on them. For if you don't and try to quiet your conscience through your own sorrow and penance, you will never find peace of mind and will finally despair in the end. If you try to deal with sin in your conscience, let it remain there, and continue to look at it in your heart, your sins will become too strong for you. They will seem to live forever. But when you think of your sins as being on Christ and boldly believe that he conquered them through his resurrection, then they are dead and gone. Sin can't remain on Christ. His resurrection swallowed them up."

From the 1/7 reading in Faith Alone, Zondervan, edited by James Galvin.


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