Christian, God Sees Our Sins
This is a lie of popular opinion: “God doesn’t see my sin, He just sees Christ.”
Here are some biblical proofs why that opinion is a lie.
Do not be deceived, God is not mocked. For whatever a man may sow, that he also will reap. For the one sowing to his flesh will reap corruption of the flesh. But the one sowing to the Spirit will reap everlasting life from the Spirit.
Now, who was that written to? Professing Christians.
If you endure discipline, God is dealing with you as with sons; for who is the son whom a father does not discipline? But if you are without discipline, of which all have become sharers, then you are bastards, and not sons.
Written to? Professing Christians. He disciplines us because of our sin…which He sees.
The eyes of the LORD are in every place, keeping watch on the evil and the good.
You have wearied the LORD with your words. But you say, “How have we wearied him?” By saying, “Everyone who does evil is good in the sight of the LORD, and he delights in them.” Or by asking, “Where is the God of justice?”
I John 2:29; 3:7-9:
If you know that he is righteous, you may be sure that everyone who practices righteousness has been born of him.
Little children, let no one deceive you. Whoever practices righteousness is righteous, as he is righteous. Whoever makes a practice of sinning is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil. No one born of God makes a practice of sinning, for God’s seed abides in him, and he cannot keep on sinning because he has been born of God.
People who habitually, willfully live wickedly and think God doesn’t see their sin are – wicked people, unbelievers! Who was this written to? Professing Christians.
For if we go on sinning deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a fearful expectation of judgment, and a fury of fire that will consume the adversaries.
Anyone who has set aside the law of Moses dies without mercy on the evidence of two or three witnesses. How much worse punishment, do you think, will be deserved by the one who has spurned the Son of God, and has profaned the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified, and has outraged the Spirit of grace?
I John 1:9-10:
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.
My friends, if God does not see our sin, then we have nothing to confess do we? How would God know we have sinned? Think.
Now, make no mistake brethren, I do not place works above grace. We are saved by grace alone, indeed. Yet, I do not dismiss works altogether, and neither should you, for we will not be saved without them. It’s not that our salvation is dependent on them whatsoever, but works are a fruit of our being regenerated. When professing Christians proclaim ‘God doesn’t see my sin, only Christ’ what we are really doing is laying a cracked foundation of unbiblical, and therefore false, reasoning in order to hold on to those sins we favor above Christ and His finished work on the cross.
If God does not see the sins of His own people, which a myriad of passages, far more than I’ve quoted here, tell us that He does, then He would not be omniscient, and therefore, not God at all.
But that’s not the case, is it? Of course not. Being ‘in Christ’ does not blind God to our sin and depravity. But it does glorify God for His mercy and grace towards us, in Christ, for His finished work of redemption.