(August 11, 2015)
There is a part of each of us, I suppose, that wants to ignore the truth that we are all sinners and equally condemned under the law. Whether we see those who we believe to be more righteous (and thus condemn ourselves – and, by implication, limit the power of the Atonement) or whether we see those we believe to be more wicked (and thus condemn them – and, by implication, limit the power of the Atonement) we are seemingly built to want to ignore this powerful truth.
But that is something that comes from the natural man. Instead we must recognize that the law must and does yield to Christ through the mechanism of the Atonement. We are all equally sinners, and we are all equally saved if, and only if, we surrender our wills to Christ and accept the Salvation He has already completed on our behalf.
Comparisons become meaningless in the light of truths of that sort.