Category Archives: The Cross

Man Has Two Problems

[Adapted from the The Works of Watchman Nee]

Man has two problems.  We—all of us—have two problems: sins and sin.  “Sins” plural, and “sin” singular.

“Sins,” plural, refers to the sins I have committed before God, which are many and can be numbered.  “Sin,” singular, refers to my sin-nature.  The sins I commit are the rotten fruit of my sin-nature.

I have two problems, sins and sin.  I need forgiveness for my sins, but I also need deliverance from the power of sin.  When God’s light first shines in our hearts, our cries are for forgiveness—our hearts are laid bare before God and everyone—we can see our offenses against God and the destruction they cause. Continue reading “Man Has Two Problems” »

Does God Hate Sinners?


Psalm 5:4-6
For you are not a God who delights in wickedness;
evil may not dwell with you.
The boastful shall not stand before your eyes;
you hate all evildoers.
You destroy those who speak lies;
the Lord abhors the bloodthirsty and deceitful man.”

John 3:36
Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him.”

But God; in His great mercy and majesty, He also loves sinners.  How is this possible?  The cross. Scandalous, offensive, incomprehensible.  God pours out His sovereign grace not because He needs us but because He loves us: Continue reading “Does God Hate Sinners?” »