Pristine Grace

This is My Confession
by Don Fortner
This is My Confession

    This is my confession: I am a sinner, nothing else.

    I have never done or thought even one truly righteous and holy thing, and never can while in this mortal frame. My only hope is God’s free grace in Christ. My only grounds of acceptance with God is the righteousness and shed blood of Christ, the sinner’s Substitute. The only righteousness I have is the righteousness of Christ, his obedience to God as my Substitute. The only atonement I have for all my sin is Christ’s precious blood poured out by the sword of divine justice at Calvary, when he who knew no sin was made sin for me. The only holiness I have is that new man in me created by God in righteousness and true holiness, Christ Jesus.