495 – I Publicly Confess That I Am One Step From Stupid
If we see our capacity to sin as decreasing over time, we have grossly misunderstood the gospel.
As a friend said, “We’re all just one step away from stupid.”
Progress is seeing yourself as more sinful, not less sinful. It’s understanding that sin is always crouching at your door. It’s The Screwtape Letters. It’s not denying that when I would do good, evil is right there with me. It’s to believe that my flesh does not want to do what the Spirit prompts me to do.
Through the nihilism of our age, the devil is tempting us to underestimate the sinfulness of our sin–to think we can “manage” our sins. And that’s just one step from stupid.