I previously posted this on another of my pages near the middle of this month. I have posted it here in addition to editing the post. Please feel free to comment.
It has come to my attention that people do not understand the true nature and manner of sin.
Sin is sin. No thing can EVER change this fact. Sin is like darkness, and God, being light, cannot dwell in the same place as sin. So if you have sin in your life, this sin separates you from God.
This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. (1 John 1:5)
It does not matter who you are, where you are from, or what you believe. This is a simple fact. Sin separates us from God. So get rid of the sin.
For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. (Romans 6:23)
Sin equals death, because of the separation from God who is life, therefor sin is death.
Sometimes, you can pray for forgiveness, and be done with sin. But I think it is safe to say that in all situations, to escape sin, you must make a change.
I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.
(Luke 13:3 &5)
Change whatever it is that you are doing that is the sin. Cut it out completely.
For me, my mouth. I cuss sometimes and I know I should not. This is sin. If I disrespect my mother, this is sin. I know these things, and because I know them, if I willingly do these things, I am in sin.
Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile. (Psalms 34:13)
Sin is like a blight, and cannot exist in the light that is God. God loves ALL MAN KIND and wants to be with us. So he has told us what is sin, so that we might be able to free our selves from this sin in our lives.
Then he additionally gave us a perfect sacrifice, that we may lay our sin on the alter and 'go and sin no more'. This is what Jesus said to the adulterous woman that was thrown before him when they cried out for judgement and was ready to stone her to death according to Jewish law.
Jesus said, "Let he without sin throw the first stone." They all walked away, from the oldest to the young. Sometimes we youth are unwilling to face our own sin. Older people have been around long enough to know themselves.
Jesus said to the woman, "Woman, where are your accusers?" She answered, "there are none." And Jesus said to her, "Go then, and sin no more." He also forgave her sins. HE has the power to do this, and if we have the faith to except it, our sins can be forgiven. But Jesus says to all of us, "Go and sin no more." Because he and the father want to be reunited with us one day.
"So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her. And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground. And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst. When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee? She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more. Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life." (John 8:7-12)
I ask, and challenge myself as well, to find the sin in our lives, what it is, why we do it, and stop it. STOP IT! Because this is not what GOD wants for us. God wants good things for his children, but our sin keeps us from HIS blessing.
God Bless you all, and thank you for taking the time to read this.