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SIN

The Bible defines sin as action taken in defiance of the truth, "Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin." Jam. 4:17. Sin promises a fantasy, not reality. However, it is a futile fantasy that ends in death, "For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." Rom. 6:23.


But why are the wages of sin death? Because sin is the wrong prescription for health, marriage, and communities. Sin destroys everything that comes into contact with it. Because God created this world to work together for good, "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose." Rom. 8:28. Those who oppose God's created order will not find the good God has gifted them. Instead, their rebellion defiles this world, and the only way to eternity is the one God left for all of us, "If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us." 1 Jn. 1:8:10. He created for us because we have all sinned, "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;" Rom. 3:23.


We can choose to accept God's gift of eternal life, which saves us from our sins, "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved." Jn. 3:16-17.


Accepting His gift means we are saved, but how does this change our lives? God's Word leads us on the path to salvage, "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works." 2 Tim. 3:16-17. So, we begin by reading the Bible, which leads us to the fruit of the Spirit, "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law." Gal 5:22-23. This describes the life of someone walking on the path to salvage. It is a process of change that lasts a lifetime. It is a process, not a destination. This process requires us to examine our lives and change anything that conflicts with God's creation, "Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good." Rom. 12:9.


God has placed us in unique places throughout this world. This blog is about sharing His Word; please share it with those you believe would be blessed by hearing it. Bless you! If you want to receive the weekly blog, email us at bill@reasoningwithgod.com. If you want to read past blogs, go to: https://www.reasoningwithgod.com/blog.

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