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Serious Sin

Our church leaders say that there is no serious sin today.  One sin is as bad as another to God no matter how small or insignificant it may be.  This teaching is not Biblical.  The Bible states that there is serious sin.  One such sin is sexual inappropriateness.  Another is idolatry.  We see these types of sin being dealt with in the Bible.  The children of Israel were chastised and punished for idolatry and given over to their enemies.  Sexual sins were dealt with.  Adultery was punishable by death or divorce.   The Bible states that there is a kind of sin against the Holy Spirit which is unforgivable.  Mainly calling what He does devilish.  The Jews accused Jesus of being empowered by Beelzebub, the prince of devils.  That generation living in the time of Jesus will be held accountable in the judgement by many who went before them.

There is perhaps a seriousness about sin that we do not fully appreciate in the West.  We are largely being told in the West by our church leaders that there are no consequences of sin from God.  He forgives all our sin all the time, because Jesus died for our sins on the cross.   Some say that this confusion has happened by mixing up the salvation experience that we have with God by grace, and applying this same grace to the requirement God has for the saints to live righteously.  I tend to agree.   These are two different things that are taught in the Bible.  This makes sense when we consider the admonitions and exhortations that the epistles give to the believer concerning how we are to live in God now that we have become saved.

Sin produces death the Bible says.  As we partake in sin we are losing ground in Christ.  We become hardened to sin.  We become darker in our hearts and minds.  Sin often produces more sin.  We excuse ourselves of our sin.  We justify it and rationalize it.  We move deeper and deeper into darkness.  The Bible says that we are the children of light and that we are to live in the light as He lives in the light.  We are to conquer our sin not excuse it.  There is nothing in the Bible that justifies the believer who continues to sin.  This only happens in the imaginations of sinful men.



Author: lindam

I have been a Christian for about thirty-five years. Since 2000 I am generally dissatisfied with church as we know it in North America. Today many people seem to be wanting more evidence in their lives when relating to God and his Word.

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