State Representative Todd Courser has been embattled in a national scandal ever since news broke that he tried to diffuse the fallout from a marital affair by concocting a story that he was sleeping with a male prostitute in hope that when the truth of his affair came to light the scandal would seem trivial.

Now Courser has taken to Facebook to ask for the public’s forgiveness, explaining that Jesus died for his sins, and thus if Jesus can forgive, the public obviously should forgive.

From Courser’s Facebook page:

Instantly I have been shown to be a hypocrite in my life, a liar, a laughable joke; much if not all of that is presently justified. But in spite of all of that I am a Christian and I am a follower of Christ, and my failures in no way reduce or negate God’s promises; no unfortunately they showcase Him and His promises –both positive and negative. He is still Holy and still righteous and still gave His all on the cross at Calvary so we can have salvation in Him; He did it, not because I am in anyway worthy or righteous, but rather because I am not – I am nothing without Him and my actions do not show that He is less able or that His promises are less true, no my actions show just how corrupt this man’s heart is and how much he needs his Savior to walk righteously and to pay the price of sin and death on the cross!

There has been nothing more humbling than to know each and every day that I am a sinner and need a savior – nothing in my actions negates Him or His promises. What my actions showcase are my lacking and how far off the mark this man’s condition is from God’s Holiness.

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Romans 8:1- ‘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. For what the law was powerless to do in that it was weakened by the sinful nature, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful man to be a sin offering. And so he condemned sin in sinful man, in order that the righteous requirements of the law might be fully met in us, who do not life according to the sinful nature but according to the Spirit.’

Read Courser’s full post here.