Every Christian continues to endure temptation and sinful desires. Luther’s Simul Justus et Peccator helps understand Christian identity in the gospel’s light.
We don’t enter the kingdom of heaven as children because we have become so gentle and obedient. We enter as children because of our Heavenly Father.
Are grace and mercy the same thing or are they different? This post explains what the Bible teaches about grace and mercy and how they flow from the gospel.
Sin is rejection and rebellion against the Holy God. It wouldn’t be right for him to simply overlook it. But he did pay for it through Jesus Christ.
Is God fair? A fair God gives what you earn. That doesn’t sound like the gospel to me.