This Isn’t “Weekend at Bernie’s”

by Andy Wood on April 30, 2012

in 100 Words

Dear Born-again, Redeemed, Blood-washed and Forgiven, Grace-covered and Justified, Set Apart, New Creation, Heir of God and Joint Heir with Christ, Temple of the Holy Spirit, Child of God,

Please stop referring to yourself as a “sinner.”

You are not.

You don’t carry that identity anymore.

Yes, you sometimes commit sins, but nowhere does the New Testament refer to saved persons as sinners.

Yes, you’re a work in progress, but your old nature is dead.  That’s why it’s a little awkward to keep dragging it around and pretending it’s still alive.

This isn’t Weekend at Bernie’s.

Okay?

Okay.

Love,

Andy

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Cassie April 30, 2012 at 11:12 am

This made me laugh outloud. And say “amen.”

Andy Wood April 30, 2012 at 11:40 am

:-) I thought about putting up a movie poster as the photo, but thought Bernie might object.

Malee March 18, 2013 at 10:04 am

This is great! I also laughed and said amen. Dragging around a dead body is almost never a good idea. ;)

Andy Wood March 18, 2013 at 10:31 am

Absolutely right… yet I hear preachers do it all the time.

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