Summary: Many people think that being a "good" sinner is better than being a "bad" sinner. In God’s eyes there is no difference.
There Is No Difference
Text: Romans 3:22-"For there is no difference"
1.NO DIFFERENCE IN THE DEPRAVITY OF THE HUMAN HEART
The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; who can know it? Jer 17:9. As it is written, there is none righteous, no, not one: There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.
2.NO DIFFERENCE IN THE DESIRE OF GOD FOR MEN TO BE SAVED.
God has never had any desire of plesure in the death of the wicked. "Have I any plesure at all that the wicked should die? saith the Lord God: and not that he should return from his ways."
3.NO DIFFERENCE IN THE DEPTH OF MERCY EXTENDED
"For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greeks, for the same Lord over all is rich unot all that call upon Him. For whosoever shall call upon the Name of the Lord shall be saved. Rom. 10:12,13
4.NO DIFFERENCE IN THE DELIVERANCE PROVIDED
God has never had but one plan of salvation for man. There has never been but one way to be saved, and that is by grace through faith. You must take salvation solely as a gift of free, unmerited grace, else you will never have it all. Eph. 2:8,9
5.NO DIFFERENCE IN THE DEMAND TO LIVE RIGHTEOUSLY AFTER SALVATION.
There has ever been those individuals who would like to have salvation of soul and yet not change their way of living from unrighteouness to righteousness. Paul said in Romans 8:12,13 Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh, for if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body ye shall live.
6.NO DIFFERENCE IN THE DEVIL WHO TEMPTS AND KEEPS PEOPLE AWAY FROM CHRIST
The same old devil is still going on with his same work, walking about as a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. I Peter 5:8 and as the god of this world, blinding the minds of them which believe not lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is ith image of God, should shine unto them. II Cor 4:4
7.NO DIFFERENCE IN THE DESTINY OF THOSE WHO REJECT CHRIST AS SAVIOUR
"He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life: but the wrath of God abideth on him." John 3:36