Apart from Christ, we’re dead in our transgressions and sins. To trespass is to enter into a place you ought not go. You can veer off the path and trespass. It doesn’t have to be intentionally wrong. Once, a man decided to visit a friend who lived and worked in DC. He wanted to treat his friend to dinner, but being unfamiliar with the city, he missed the turn for the restaurant and instead turned around in a massive parking lot. Immediately, his passenger became very upset. “We can’t be here. We have to leave now!” “Why?” the man asked. “Because this is the Pentagon!” And almost immediately, three vehicles were headed toward them from different directions. The trespassing hadn’t been intentional, but nonetheless, they were in a place they ought not to be. Sin is just that—sin. It can be intentional or unintentional. Again, our life before the saving intervention of Christ is one of death.
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