According to the law of the United States of America, an accused is afforded the position of being “innocent until proven guilty” and the burden of proof is on the side of the prosecutor to prove one’s guilt. Interestingly, however, this is diametrically opposite to how God’s law operates. According to the law (letter) of God (2 Corinthians 3:6), we are all “guilty until proven innocent” because we have all sinned and fallen short of God’s glory (Romans 3:23), but the burden of proof to prove our innocence lies on whether we take a very crucial step or not and that step is to believe in Jesus Christ. The Bible says, “whoever” (no matter how guilty) believes in Jesus Christ (John 3:16), is imputed the sinless righteousness of Jesus Christ (Romans 4:11) and declared innocent (faultless) before the just and only true God and judge (Jude 1:24) . There is no condemnation for those who are in Christ, who walk not after the flesh but after the spirit (Romans 8:1).
Points to ponder:
Have you believed in Jesus Christ? In other words, are you still guilty or have you been proven innocent?
Romans 8:1-4 (KJV)
1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.
3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:
4 That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.