Brethren, I am not ashamed of this world God created—I am only ashamed of man’s sin! If you could take all of man’s sin out of this world, there would be nothing to be ashamed of and nothing to be afraid of. Our apologies must be for humanity—and for our sins. I keep repeating that we have no business making excuses for God. It is popular now to talk about Christ being a guest here. I dare to tell people that they should stop patronizing Jesus Christ! He is not the guest here—He is the Host! We have apologists who write books and give lectures, apologizing for the person of Christ, trying to “explain” to our generation that the Bible does not really mean “exactly” what it says. But God has revealed Himself in Jesus Christ; thus, we know where we stand, believing that all things were made by Him and “without Him was not anything made that was made.”
Verily every man at his best state is altogether vanity . . . Surely every man walketh in a vain shew. Psalm 39:5–6
If you could take all of man’s sin out of this world, there would be nothing to be ashamed of and nothing to be afraid of.
Lord, You are the creator and loving host of all men while we live here on this earth. We could never find fault in that which you have created—only in the sin with which we have defaced the creation you gave us.