If we have faith in the love of God towards us, then we know that we can trust in Him without fear of condemnation. However, because God loves us, He will not allow us to continue in destruction. Because He first loved us and we love Him, we will not condone or excuse sin withinContinue reading “No Enabling in Love”
The purpose of this article series has been to encourage myself and others to evaluate our false self-images so that we can find a new and better identity in Jesus Christ. It can be difficult to peel away the layers of identity we put on over time—either as a means of conforming to what thisContinue reading “Self Image Reformation Part 5: Seek Jesus”
My son, if thou be surety for thy friend, if thou hast stricken thy hand with a stranger, 2 Thou art snared with the words of thy mouth, thou art taken with the words of thy mouth. 3 Do this now, my son, and deliver thyself, when thou art come into the hand of thy friend; go,Continue reading “Considering Proverbs 6:1-3”
Part 1: Introduction For most of my teenage and adult life, the term “sin” made me think about pulpit pounding preachers and snooty church ladies wearing fancy clothes. Other than this vague connotation that I carried around in the back of my mind somewhere, I did not think about sin that much. I was not alwaysContinue reading “A Series on Sin (Complete Series)”
1 My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments: 2For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee. From a Christian perspective, when we keep the commandments of Jesus, which are centered around love for God and others, we will have a more meaningful life.Continue reading “Considering Proverbs 3:1-2”
There is only one person who has walked this earth without sin: Jesus, the Son of God. We’ve probably heard this scripture before, but if not, then now is a good time to hear it: John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in himContinue reading “A Series on Sin Part 4: The Gospel”
When we go against the will of God—when we sin—we are doing things that destroy ourselves and others. For a person to understand the effects of sin, we must come to terms with the reality of our sinful natures. It seems that our culture is full of declarations of positive self-image. We tell ourselves thatContinue reading “A Series on Sin Part 3: The Effects of Sin”
What is sin? I think most of us have some idea of what sin means. We know that sin is something considered to be wicked or against the will of God. I was taught that the word sin means to “miss the mark.” If we miss this mark, then we are behaving in a mannerContinue reading “A Series on Sin Part 2: What is Sin?”
What is sin? How does sin affect our lives? How does the gospel relate to our sin? Can a Christian live a sinless life in this present world? How should a Christian treat sinners?
The LORD trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth.