March 31st, 2023

John 3:17 CSB – For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.

Romans 8:1 CSB – Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those in Christ Jesus…

Mark 16:16 CSB – Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.

In the software development world, there is a logical construct that goes like this:

IF something EQUALS somethingElse

     THEN do aThing

ELSE do aDifferentThing

This little bit of logic is one of the core logical statements that drive every bit of electronics you use today. Essentially, the logic is comparing two values in the first line and tells the program what to do if the values match. If the values match, the second line tells the program which steps to perform. If the values do not match, the logic tells the program to perform the actions in the third line. 

If we apply it to the three verses of scripture above, we get this:

IF yourSalvation EQUALS Saved

     THEN You will not be condemned for your sin.

ELSE You will be condemned for your sin.

In computer logic, something can only be considered True or False. There is no in-between. A bit is either on, or off. When we apply a little programming logic to God’s word, it serves to simplify scripture. If you are saved, then you will not be condemned for your sin. If you are not saved, you will be condemned for your sin.

Let’s apply that to the times that we sin. When we sin, there’s typically guilt, because the Holy Spirit convicts us of that sin. We are to ask forgiveness for and to repent of that sin. Does that mean we will be condemned for that sin if we don’t ask for forgiveness? I don’t think so. Why? Because of the blood of Jesus Christ. 

1 John 1:7 CSB – But if we walk in the light as He Himself is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin.

Let’s put that into the logic from above.

IF weWalkInTheLight EQUALS True

     THEN We have fellowship with one another, and Jesus’ blood cleanses us from all sin.

ELSE 1 John 1:6 …we walk in darkness, we are lying and are not practicing the truth.

Putting all of this together, you get to the core of salvation, and an understanding of how simple it is. Believe in Jesus and be saved. If you sin, you will not be condemned for it. Should you ask for forgiveness? Yes, in order to honor God. Will your salvation ever be revoked because of it? Absolutely not.