Adikia, a Greek word for sin, is twisting a wrong to make it right. Using a basketball analogy, twisting a wrong to make it right is missing the shot, then telling everyone that we made it. Adikia literally means “no righteousness.” John said that all unrighteousness is sin (1 John 5:17), and we must realize the damage that we do to the kingdom of God when we justify our unrighteous actions by calling them righteous ones. Onlookers see our hypocrisy much clearer than we think.
That’s why we need grace. The key that unlocks the door to God’s grace is confession. John said, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness”(1 John 1:9). Confession means “to agree.” It sees our own sin as God does. When we agree with God that we indeed missed, He forgives us and restores us.
For more, watch The Restoration Road with Mitch Kruse, Episode 7: A Fool’s Sin and the Restorer’s Grace
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