When we accept Jesus we become a new creation. The old self is gone. We are made whole in Jesus and, the best part is, we're made all new. We died whit Jesus to who were once were, and we now are made new in his image.
We are supposed to be new creations! Made in his image! Washed clean by the blood of Christ. The old is gone, the new has come. This means we WERE sinners. Yet, we now are sons and daughters. And yes....it is this simple!
It saddens me. Yet I am not confused anymore. The reality is, anything that happens helps us to be active for our cause. The 50 people (49 + 1) that lost their lives are just the casualties of war. The 49 are the Collateral Damage for our cause.
We don't have an entry visa, and just like any foreigner, we have the opportunity to get a visa and come to visit. I think the [average] Christian probably [at least] considers himself legal resident, maybe even citizen (of Heaven)