It Is Finished
by Charles R. Swindoll
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, being justified as a gift by His grace through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus. —Roman 3:23–24
Stop and think: Upon believing in Jesus Christ's substitutionary death and bodily resurrection, the once-lost sinner is instantly, unconditionally, and permanently "declared 100% righteous."
Anything less and we are not righteous . . . we're almost righteous.
If we are declared 99.9% righteous, some verses of the Bible would have to be rewritten. Like Isaiah 1:18, which might then read: "'Come now, and let us reason together,' says the Lord, 'though your sins are as scarlet, they will be light pink.'"
Nonsense! The promise of sins forgiven is all or nothing. Eighty percent won't cut it. . . .
When our Lord said "It is finished," He meant "finished."
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