Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Whatever Happened To Sin? Part 3

There are many cultural myths about what God really says and doesn’t say about sin and human nature.
Myth #1 is that most people think they are good. NOT TRUE!
Myth #2 is that all sins are the same. THEY ARE NOT!
The third cultural myth says:
Since I’ve already done it, i might as well keep doing it. OF COURSE NOT! You can’t just say, Well I'm not a virgin anymore so I might as well keep on sleeping around. NO. Or, I cheated and didn't get caught and it seemed to help me so I might as well do it again. NO WAY. Or, I already looked at pornography so might as well do it again. NO WAY JOSE’.
Anyway isn’t God going to forgive me? God’s grace isn’t a loophole for us to wiggle out of so we can keep on sinning. If you believe that then you do not truly understand God’s grace or how serious God is about sin. Sin is serious business.
Evidently, a couple of thousand years ago, that problem was just a real as it is today because the Apostle Paul asked the same pressing and relevant question in Romans 6:1.
…”Should we keep on sinning so that God can show us more and more of his wonderful grace? 2 Of course not! Since we have died to sin, how can we continue to live in it?
On a cross Jesus died for our sins. That’s how serious God is about sin.
I believe that the most miserable people in the world are not non-Christians, the most miserable people in the world are Christians who continue to live in sin.
Tomorrow we will see that as followers of Him we have died to sin and we’ll learn of the power God gives us to overcome the temptations we have that always precedes our sinful actions.
Your pastor and partner in ministry,

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