We Must Never Fall Into The Trap Of Agreeing With Sin Just Because It’s Popular

Posted: February 25, 2014 in Articles, Religion
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John 5: 5-14 (NIV):  5 One who was there had been an invalid for thirty-eight years. 6 When Jesus saw him lying there and learned that he had been in this condition for a long time, he asked him, “Do you want to get well?” 

7 “Sir,” the invalid replied, “I have no one to help me into the pool when the water is stirred. While I am trying to get in, someone else goes down ahead of me.” 

8 Then Jesus said to him, “Get up! Pick up your mat and walk.” 9 At once the man was cured; he picked up his mat and walked. The day on which this took place was a Sabbath, 10 and so the Jewish leaders said to the man who had been healed, “It is the Sabbath; the law forbids you to carry your mat.” 

11 But he replied, “The man who made me well said to me, ‘Pick up your mat and walk.’ ” 

12 So they asked him, “Who is this fellow who told you to pick it up and walk?” 

13 The man who was healed had no idea who it was, for Jesus had slipped away into the crowd that was there. 

14 Later Jesus found him at the temple and said to him, “See, you are well again. Stop sinning or something worse may happen to you.” 

John 8:10-11 (NIV): 10 Jesus straightened up and asked her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?”  

11 “No one, sir,” she said. “Then neither do I condemn you,” Jesus declared. “Go now and leave your life of sin.” 

We have so many Christians these days who choose to walk in agreement with sin just because their favorite television star, their family, political leaders/ideology, and sadly even some of our pastors (or church leaders) say that it is okay to do so and even worse that supporting or looking past sin is somehow scriptural or that Jesus “approves” of it. (Some say that confronting sin is “old testament” and no longer invalid when Jesus Himself said in Matthew 5:17 (NIV): 17 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.”) 

Jesus died for ALL that call upon His Name to be their Lord and Savior, repent and ask forgiveness of their sins yet we can find no where in the Bible where after introducing Himself as the Lord to someone and forgiving them of their sins where he said “go and continue to sin ever more”. 

To the contrary…He is on record for saying time and again as proven in the scriptures above “go and sin no more”.  

This means that the “Christian” or the person who purports a believer in Christ who falls into agreement with an issue that is clearly defined as sin in the Bible though they may battle besetting sin issues should never choose to walk in agreement with them just because it lines up with today’s popular opinion or because it is politically correct (this includes adultery, lying, cheating, bribery as well as the litany of other sinful issues that beset us). 

No matter the political philosophy, the cultural “comfortness”, the popularity of political figures/political parties (both are guilty of supporting sin), music or television stars approval, or even family or “church” approval we as the body of Christ should always show love toward others but also be willing to point to the teachings in the Bible that we must always fight against sin…not agree with it. 

This doesn’t mean that we “judge” it as God does but we do have a responsibility as the Spirit leads us to speak out against it, warn people of the consequences of it, and show people how the love of God can eradicate sin’s power from anyone’s life who is beset by it. 

This doesn’t mean that they will never struggle with it again (all of us struggle with something) but it means that from grace to grace and as they give their weaknesses and sin issues up to the Lord that He will lead them into strength against it thus giving them the Godly freedom that all of God’s creations have that is waiting to be released from deep inside of their heart. 

Ron ” Big Black” Garrett

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