Is the Phrase “No Good Deed Goes Unpunished” Consistent with the Bible?
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Is the Phrase “No Good Deed Goes Unpunished” Consistent with the Bible?

Are Christians Still Sinners?

Aired October 28, 2019
DoctrineIdentity in Christ

Episode 301| Dr. Michael Horton and Adriel Sanchez answer questions about Old Testament believers being indwelt by the Spirit and regenerated, how to deal with an adult child who is 18 and had an abortion, and whether the Bible teaches that everyone is a sinner, even Christians.

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Episode 301 Show Notes

From the Show

The Bible teaches everyone’s a sinner, even Christians. We have to distinguish between civil righteousness and heart righteousness. So civil righteousness, what do we mean by that? Well that’s the righteousness that I respect in you and other people. I can say that this non-Christian over here is a good person. Sometimes we say, “well, how can God send that person to hell and yet accept me when that person’s better than I am?” When we compare ourselves to each other, of course there are varying degrees of sinners and righteous, but in God’s sight we’re all sinners. Before others there are varying degrees. Before God all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.

—Michael Horton

Questions in this Episode

1. Were Old Testament believers indwelt by the Spirit or regenerated?

2. How would you deal with an adult child who is eighteen and had an abortion?

3. Does the Bible really teach that everyone is a sinner? Is this only true for unbelievers are is it fair to say that Christians are also still sinners?


A Place for Weakness: Preparing Yourself for Suffering by Michael Horton

The Christian Life: A Doctrinal Introduction by Sinclair B. Ferguson

Knowing God by J. I. Packer


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