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Accusation or Conviction

There is a great deal of difference between accusation and conviction. When one accuses another, it is to reveal fault for destructive purposes. Accusation never offers creative solutions, but uses a false sense of righteousness to express the inadequacy of the accused. Satan is the accuser of the brethren. Christ never accuses us. When we fail, do we see ourselves in the light of conviction or in the black pit of accusation? Glory be to God that when we fail, love convicts of failure with righteousness by grace. Where sin abounds grace does much more abound, when we are living in the light of God’s provision. However, when we live in the false light of comparative or relative righteousness, then where sin does abound condemnation abounds much more.

We are subjects of the righteousness of Jesus Christ which comes by faith, and the accuser of the brethren is cast down. How was he cast down? By the Kingdom of our God and of His Christ. The Kingdom of Christ is the place where Jesus reigns supreme through the sovereignty of His love. There is nothing that can accuse us as long as our confession is a Kingdom confession. “For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come. Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8:38-39).

Carl H. Stevens

Carl H. Stevens

(1929-2008) pastored and established thriving churches and Bible colleges in Maine, Massachusetts, and Maryland. He also helped pioneer Christian talk radio through Telephone Time and the Grace Hour and authored nearly 500 books and booklets. See also the Carl H Stevens Memorial Site
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