Family Research Council

Redemption through Faith


March 27, 2013

Dear Friends,

Christianity teaches that all of us are born with a natural bent to do wrong and defy the God Who made us. "Indeed, I was guilty when I was born," writes the Psalmist; "I was sinful when my mother conceived me" (51:5). It is the curse of the fall that renders us incapable of redeeming ourselves and makes us wholly reliant on salvation by grace through faith in Jesus Christ.

Anglican theologian J.I. Packer explains it this way:

The phrase total depravity ... signifies a corruption of our moral and spiritual nature that is total not in degree (for no one is as bad as he or she might be) but in extent. It declares that no part of us is untouched by sin ... We cannot earn God's favor, no matter what we do; unless grace saves us, we are lost.

Sounds pretty hopeless, except for a truth that can transform us: Through faith in Christ, God offers us new life and eternal hope. This Easter, may that hope be renewed as you consider a great, glorious fact: He is risen indeed!

Sincerely,

Rob Schwarzwalder
Senior Vice-President
Family Research Council

P.S. This week's historic Supreme Court hearings on same-sex "marriage" have been covered carefully by FRC's team of top legal and policy experts, some of whom were in the Court during oral arguments. Get their first-hand takes on what happened by going to FRC's Website, www.frc.org.

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