Saturday, August 30, 2014

Sin and Deliverance

It's no surprise that the trend in "Christianity" is towards acceptance of sexual sins such as homosexuality. For far too long the teaching in much of "Christianity" has offered little or no hope for deliverance from ANY sin. If we can't be delivered from other sins, what would make anyone think they could be delivered from a sin such as this? If sin is inevitable what would make this particular sin any different for those who have this temptation?

I recently read an article by a man claiming to be a Christian who wrote: "I don’t care if homosexuality is a sin..." He admitted that according to the Bible it is a sin. But he doesn't care. Why? Because everyone sins and on the "sin scale" homosexuality "rates pretty low." He goes on to say a lot of nonsensical things including this: "Ultimately none of us have a clue what God thinks about homosexuality and we should stop pretending we do or trying to guess." Yet, in the same article he said that, according to the Bible, homosexuality is a sin! Yes, we do know what God thinks about it because He told us!

My point in posting all of this is to say that it's time to get back to the teaching of God's Word and what He has to say about all sin. We can be delivered from all sin! We can walk as He walked! There is no excuse for willful acts of sin! Through the power of the Holy Spirit Christians are enabled to live a life free from sin. I think the muddled thinking about homosexuality in Christianity today is due (at least in part) to the prevalence of the teaching that all Christians can't help but sin and we do so everyday and that once we're saved we're always saved - not matter what.

Let's get back to God's Word and what it really teaches about sin and God's deliverance from it.

1 comment:

  1. Amen and amen. We can be free from all sin and the carnal nature in this life through the power of the resurrection!