A Transforming Birth
When God saves a sinner from His wrath and curse, He creates a new person. Yet, we will never be completely sinless in this life; in fact, sometimes it can feel like we are getting worse. As we grow in our love for God and our understanding of His holy nature, we become more profoundly aware of the depths of our sinfulness. However, this growing awareness of and grief for our sin indicates that a breathtaking transformation has already taken place within our hearts, minds, and wills. The forgiven sinner is liberated from patterns of sinful behavior and is conformed more and more into the image of Jesus Christ. Although we may still wrestle with sin and doubt, Scripture proclaims that the old has gone and the new has come.