Recap of What Qualifies as Sin…

I would like to write a song… let’s do it… one example…

 

I have sin, and I don’t care

You have sin and you don’t care

the world has sin and no one cares

we all lose in the end.

 

Here’s the truth. If you want it: (Disclaimer- If you do not like truth- this is NOT the site for you).

Sin is sin. Little; big; teeny tiny; massive continuous. It is the same. Jesus had to die that you could overcome your sin.

I think I used a dirty word there; overcome. Yep. Most of the world we live in determined that the word Overcome was a nasty, dirty word. Why? Because to overcome would mean that the choices being made were choices, not just “the way you are born”.

Overcoming- (… But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must rule over it.” Genesis 4:7)

We were all born with sin. Meaning, we came into a world turned over to darkness, and we all have a pre-orientation to sin. My sin is different than someone else’s, but no less hinging on the work of the cross.

Sin is what separates you from God. The sins most often outlined are the 10 Commandments.

Worship-ONLY God

Keep the Sabbath Holy

Idolatry

Blasphemy

Honoring thy Father and Mother

Murder

Adultery

Theft

Lying

Jealousy

 

That’s a great start isn’t it? I mean if you save yourself from doing all of those things- it’s a pretty mellow, happy life, isn’t it?

That was the goal. He gave us a guidebook to this life. After the 10 commandments we had to get more specific because by Human nature, we want to push the line in the sand. Don’t we? How far can I go, before it’s sin? Once you know the Lord; and by that I mean that you have asked forgiveness of your sins, acknowledge that He is Lord of your life, and that His son Jesus born of a virgin (Mary), blameless died a sinners death on the cross for your sins and mine. Once you know Him that way this verse comes into play.

 “No one who is born of God will continue to sin, because God’s seed remains in them; they cannot go on sinning, because they have been born of God.” 1 John 3:9

That means, once you know Him. You should feel conviction that what you are doing is wrong when it is sin. You know. You can tell me you don’t, and if you don’t maybe you should evaluate and pray about your relationship with the Lord. I know. When I am even tipping on the line, I know. I have to make a decision to cross over. I do cross over sometimes. I have to repent- —Turning from sin (“But if a wicked person turns away from all the sins they have committed and keeps all my decrees and does what is just and right, that person will surely live; they will not die. Ezekiel 18:21)— and ask Him to forgive me. It’s exactly like a relationship with your mother or your father- once you apologize- genuinely- there is a reconnect of the wounded heart to your repentant heart. He is a loving father. His desire is to be with you always, to guide you and give you hope for your future- no matter what the present looks like. Our sin, causes Him distress. When we allow our sin to become our daily life- example- an adulterer, a pathological liar, a gambler, a homosexual, a facebook over God idol worship, a person who uses His name in vain daily; we have given our lives back over to the sin nature we were born into- We sever our own connection with Him; although, He never leave us. 

I am flabbergasted at the way our Nation has turned. I am heartbroken and desperate for an awakening of the church. We are needed to turn our country back to Him.

No longer is a Christian able to express the Biblical beliefs the United States was founded on. Now when we express what we know sin to be- what the Bible declares sin to be, we are verbal and publicly called out as haters, and degraders of others. It is false. Our love for others causes us to declare what the word of God says, so that we can bring hope. There is no condemnation in Christ Jesus; but beware, apart from Him, there is death. Why is it that the adulterers cry out that we are offending them? What about the liars, gamblers, thieves? Why is the only group that is publicly offended are the homosexuals? Why? Why are they the only group so determined to make us the ones that hate them, instead of acknowledging that we want only to give them the same gift we were given- eternal life?

Sin is SIN. You can’t take away or add to it. It is sin. When you sin, you fall short of the glory of God. If you aren’t in the glory of God you can not live in His presence when your time on this earth is over. When you have grace from God, He can forgive your sin. If you don’t know Him, you live apart from His grace.

It’s not a hate message, it’s a love message. He gave us His word, because more than anything, He wants His creation with Him in the Mansion He has prepared for you.  (Side Note: If you are gay and believe God created you that way- it would be theologically impossible; since it would go against His very nature.) It’s about love. If American’s that are believers and followers of Jesus do not begin standing up, we will be unable to combat our rights vs. offense in this nation. We the People. We are One Nation Under God. In God We Trust. If you continue to allow the government to mandate what is acceptable in the eyes of the Lord, our children will pay a high price. We can not leave this nation, forming lies and deceit to our children. That will not be my legacy! Will it be yours?

I know all about Pride that goes before the fall. ALL ABOUT IT! I lived it. I know what it is to be raised by a loving, kind man who adored his children, and served the Lord; who determined he was created to be a homosexual, and now so full of pride has no relationship with his children or grandchildren. I have my own theory for what makes the homosexual agenda so intense, and the fight so fierce; pride. It’s even a slogan right, “Gay Pride”. Begin praying that prideful spirits will be broken in our nation, for all. Not just those in sexual sins. But for all of us. We need a taste of what it is to be broken before the Lord.

Much love to you. sigh… just fight back. Our loved ones hang in the balance. I don’t want an eternity without my dad there; but when my time comes; I will be on a fast track to get to my beloved Jesus, no matter who has gone before or who will follow. He is the only one who died for me.

 

Blessings & Happy Memorial Day- Lift up those who have lost family and friends in service to the Country we have been proud to be citizens of.

mel

 

 

 

 

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