At some point between the writing of this article and its printing, the world population passed the 7 billion mark. So let’s do some math. If we imagine that, on average, each person commits 10 sins a day, a total of 70 billion sins are committed each day.
Now, multiply that by 365, and you get over 25 trillion sins every year. If you multiply 25 trillion by the current average life expectancy of 68, you come up with over 1.7 quadrillion. This figure does not include those 6 billion people who lived on the earth before us. Of course, there is no way of truly estimating how many sins are committed each day, but just looking at calculations like these gives us a sense of the immense number of sins committed against the Lord and other people.
And Jesus died for each and every one of them.
It can be very easy to say that we believe that Jesus died for our sins, but still miss out on all that this statement means. But putting some kind of numerical value on this truth of our…
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