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The other day God used a pair of sunglasses and the concept of “Son-glasses” to explain to me how He looks at sin after we repent. He gave me this analogy after I had a troubling conversation with a highly-intelligent lady who told me she was a Christian. I’ll say more about her later.
Analogy: We wear sunglasses to block out harmful ultraviolet rays. God wears Son-glasses to block out our filthiness, and by doing so, He sees His Son’s righteousness—the blood of Jesus covering us. We are reconciled to Him through Christ. How else can we be in right standing with El Shaddai-God Almighty? Only by faith can we receive this marvelous gift of righteousness.
For God took the sinless Christ and poured into him our sins. Then, in exchange, he poured God’s goodness into us! (2 Corinthians 5:21, LAB).
For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him (2 Corinthians 5:21, KJV).
Of course, that doesn’t give us carte blanche to sin at will. God is omniscient; He knows who’s not seriously walking with Him. In other words, He sees those people without His Son-glasses.
Now back to the disturbing conversation. The lady proudly shared the time she went to church—repeated the sinner’s prayer—and received a certificate of authenticity. She said she’s a Christian because she has paperwork framed on her wall as proof. She has made no changes in her lifestyle after she was saved. Why should she—she doesn’t believe in heaven or hell or that the devil exists?
This woman should know Christianity is more than a piece of paper since she was raised in a strict Christian home where the fundamentals of Christianity were taught and practiced. But, listening to her, she was void of any such upbringing when she expressed:
- She believes Jesus was a prophet—but not the Son of God.
- And, she doesn’t believe Jesus is the only way to God.
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me (John 14:6).
My experience with this woman lets me know when we sense something is off with a person’s line of thinking—we should speak up, as the Holy Spirit gives us utterance.
I have no doubt God will arrange for us to meet again, at that time, I’ll be able to explain—God wears Son-glasses.
See you next time on Paulette Talks Faith.