If I Don't Sin, I Don't Need Jesus (John 8:46)

“If I don’t sin, I don’t need Jesus.”


I recently heard this quotation and was intrigued. As audacious as this statement was, this person was correct. Jesus died and was resurrected to take the penalty and punishment for our sins. Everyone who has ever lived on this earth is a sinner. It is our nature. We do not become a sinner because we sin. We sin, because we are sinners. So if you do not sin, you would not need Jesus. So who does this include? No one.

Try and see how long you can go without sinning. Perhaps you will endeavour to treat everyone kindly and you may succeed. But what about your thought life? You may go a few minutes, perhaps even an hour. But even if you isolated yourself and cut off all environmental stimuli, your mind will stay race to ungodly thoughts. Don’t believe me? Try it and see.

Which one of you convicts me of sin? If I tell the truth, why do you not believe me?
John 8:46 (ESV)

Only Jesus Christ could speak these words in truth. Only Jesus Christ led a perfect and sinless life. Even in the darkest and most painful moments on the Cross, Jesus did not sin. He never detoured from the mission that God, the Father, had placed before Him.

If you don’t sin, you don’t need Jesus.

All of us are sinners. All of us need Jesus. Thanks be to God that He sent Jesus to die for our sins.

All praise to the Living God!

Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.