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Sunday, June 25, 2006

Without Sin, There is No Need for a Saviour

The enemy is sly. Contrary to the picture of the little red guy with the pitchfork, or the horrible creatures you see in horror movies, he’s basically a behind-the-scenes kind of guy, chipping away at foundations, promulgating good-sounding half-truths( a half-truth always = a lie), and throwing stumbling blocks in the way of finding God’s plan for our lives.

The Gospel is a simple message – we are all sinners in need of a Saviour, and Jesus Christ is that Saviour.

Satan has worked for centuries on persuading us otherwise and the last 100 years he has made tremendous progress. If he can convince the lost that there is no such thing as sin – or at least, that what THEY are doing is not sin, then what need will they see in having a Saviour?

Universities teach that there are no moral absolutes. If there are no absolutes, then there is no sin.

Hollywood has convinced us that it’s ok to curse, drink, use drugs, gamble, cheat on our spouses, divorce and remarry at will, and have sex wherever and whenever we choose.

More and more people “pick and choose” which laws they’ll abide by – depending on what “they” think is a good or bad law. For instance, illegal aliens don’t think they are criminals. In New Orleans, policemen were stealing goods from WalMart in the aftermath of hurricane Katrina (and shoes, televisions and handbags don’t qualify as emergency essentials!). Militant homosexuals have infiltrated every segment of society and are pushing for validation, acceptance, and glorification of unnatural sexual relationships. There are even Americans in this country that will tell you that 911 was our fault, not the terrorists, and that we deserved it.

Most sadly of all, sin is being rationalized or even embraced in pulpits all across America.

Adultery, abortion, drug use, promiscuity, homosexuality, theft – all are rationalized and the “sin” is taken out, just like a good diet soft drink- it tastes the same, but no guilt.

Without sin, there is no need for a Saviour.

This is why Christians should continue to speak out and call sin what it is. Not because we’re better than the world, but because we are sinners that were headed for the same eternity toward which the lost world is headed but were saved by the grace of God . It would be much easier to withdraw into our churches and our homes and give up, and let the lost continue to die and go to hell, but we’re commanded by God to do otherwise. As elashley quoted in a comment recently, God said clearly: “When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand” (Ezekiel 3:18). As sinners who have been saved by grace and through no good work of our own, we must remember“…For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required…” (Luke 12:48)

Be faithful, Christian.Continue to be a witness. Do what you are commanded to do and let the Holy Spirit do the rest.

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6 Comments:

At 5:28 AM, Anonymous MamaLInda said...

Very nicely said.

 
At 5:30 PM, Blogger D.Daddio Al-Ozarka said...

The spirit of antichrist is becoming ever more apparent in our world.

 
At 5:34 PM, Blogger Ms.Green said...

You're right, Daddio. He knows his time is short. He wants to take as many out with him as he can.

 
At 12:21 AM, Anonymous tremulantclarity said...

Right on, Ms. Green. Very insightful. I can't think of one person I know who doesn't NEED to read this post. The Revelation to John certainly rings true and hits home in these days moreso than ever before. Thank you for drawing the attention of your readers (which seem to be growing rapidly in number and anticipation) to these issues in such a revealing and personal way. Keep fighting the good fight. I anxiously await your future posts.

 
At 12:31 AM, Anonymous tremulantclarity said...

Right on, Ms. Green. Very insightful. I can't think of one person I know who doesn't NEED to read this post. The Revelation to John certainly rings true and hits home in these days moreso than ever before. Thank you for drawing the attention of your readers (which seem to be growing rapidly in number and anticipation) to these issues in such a revealing and personal way. Keep fighting the good fight. I anxiously await your future posts.

 
At 3:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amen. I love the background you brought in on how Satan is chipping away at God's moral standard in our hearts and minds. He is trying to pluck the seed out of the heart of what is absolutly right and absolutly wrong. Bless you Ms. Green.
Heath Loftis

 

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