Things I Heard In Church: “The Essence Of Sin Is Man Substituting Himself For God”

Things I heard in church: This amazing quote by John Stott:

“For the essence of sin is man substituting himself for God, while the essence of salvation is God substituting himself for man. Man asserts himself against God and puts himself where only God deserves to be; God sacrifices himself for man and puts himself where only man deserves to be. Man claims prerogatives that belong to God alone; God accepts penalties that belong to man alone.” –John Stott

Heard at Waterfront Foursquare Church, Sunday, 11/6/2016.