As Far As the East is From the West
Preaching/Speaking: Rev. Adam Hamilton
Date Presented: Apr 18, 2010
Sermon Series: Forgiveness
“It is unfortunate that sometimes Christianity is associated with guilt. To many people, we’re known for preaching guilt – but a Christianity obsessed with guilt is no Christianity. We must understand and be clear about our sin. If we are not aware of our sin we go on hurting others, living self-absorbed little lives. But the purpose of preaching about sin is to bring healing. People don’t study medicine so they can tell people that they are sick! Doctors study medicine so that they can heal those who are sick. But they can’t offer healing until the patient understands they are sick.
So it is with Christianity – we speak about the human struggle with sin in an attempt to diagnose the spiritual malady that afflicts us all. But the goal is not to tell you that you are sick, but to offer you the medicine that makes you well. It is not to simply ask the question, but to lead you to the answer! Yes, we’re all sinners and this is a serious issue. But God is a God of grace and mercy!”
--Rev. Adam Hamilton in “As Far As the East is From the West: Accepting Our Forgiveness”