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Few years ago I met a couple who had a bad child. This boy was in trouble at home, in trouble at school, in trouble in the neighborhood and in trouble with the law. He was caught stealing, smoking, drinking and doing drugs. He swore, cheated, lied, was disrespectful of anyone in authority and at times was violent. His Mom and Dad continued to protect him, paying his fines, and going to court to keep him from going to juvenile facilities. They told anyone who would listen, “He’s really a good boy.” You know what…No he wasn’t! He was a rotten boy! And he needed help!

His parents were in denial of his failures, and maybe heir own.

God can’t be like that. He can’t just pretend that we haven’t sinned. So, He did what was necessary to satisfy justice, so the scales of justice could be balanced, He declared us guilty but forgiven through the cross.