Ken Connor

Thankfully, there is a solution for our sins. Paul goes on to say, "Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death." (Rom. 8:1-2 NIV) Salvation through belief in Christ will not make us sinless (1 Jn. 1:8), but because He has paid the price for our sins (Rom. 6:23), we are not required to pay the price ourselves.

Our reaction to this latest scandal should not be to add more logs to the fire of condemnation from which Eliot Spitzer is already suffering, for we, too, have sin in our own hearts. Instead, we should pray for him and his family. We should also pray that we will not commit the sins of which we are capable.


Ken Connor

Ken Connor is Chairman of the Center for a Just Society in Washington, DC.