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Dignity Revolution Response

To the editor:

During the Dignity Revolution presentation by Bob Lenz, I heard a young person sitting behind me ask her friend, “What is a sinner?” After Bob was done speaking, I turned and asked the young woman if I had heard correctly. She told me she doesn’t go to church and had no idea what a “sinner” was. I asked her friend if she knew what a sinner was. She told me she thought a sinner was someone who does bad things.

During the rest of the evening, I asked several youth what they thought a sinner was. Many had the same answer: A sinner is someone who does bad things. When I asked them who in the room would be labeled a sinner, most had no idea if there were anyone in the room deserving of that label.

Jesus said, “For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.” We are entering an era that is prophesied in the Bible called the age of lawlessness. In Matthew 24:12-13, Jesus said, “And because lawlessness is increased, most people’s love will grow cold. But the one who endures to the end, he shall be saved.–“

If there is no law, there is no way to know where we fall short. If there is no sin, there is no need for a savior. These are unprecedented times. For those who regard Jesus as their Lord, be ready to obediently give a kind, loving, and true word to those around us who have no idea what is going on. Let us graciously tell the good news of the only one who, although not a sinner, willingly gave His life on a “sinner’s” cross.

Germaine Rysdahl

New Ulm

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