By Roy Burner - Minister of the Gospel
Allowance for sin is opening a door for the presence, and acceptance, of sinful behavior rather than receive the truth of God's Word that condemns sin. Tolerance is now being weighed in which lays the groundwork for even greater ungodly behavior!
The Parable of the Vineyard (Isaiah 5:1-7) is becoming a factor in many once godly nations. God looked for His vineyard to bring forth good grapes but it brought forth wild grapes. The flood gates of filth and degradation have been opened. Sin is running rampant; vastly outweighing the intended righteousness of God. (Comment)
The term "Original Sin" denotes the moral corruption inherited from Adam in the Garden of Eden. This inherited moral corruption introduced a loss of original righteousness, allowance for sin, the presence of a constant proneness to evil, which is the root and origin of actual sin.
It is called sin in Romans 6:12; the flesh (Galatians 5:17), lust (James 1:14-15), blindness of heart, and alienation from the life of God (Ephesians 4:18-19). It influences and depraves the whole man; with a tendency towards deeper and deeper corruption. It then becomes total depravity; unless one allows the recovering of the soul through the intervention of God.
Allowance for sin is like the heart of man that acts as a pump maintaining the circulation of the blood. The heartbeat itself is in one complete pulsation of the heart; the vital center or driving force.
Sin's domain is determined by what is allowed. The more ungodliness; the more one is primed towards acceptance. Many nations have accommodated such with little regard towards the consequences for having done so. Once it has a grip on society; it is hard to dislodge.
Satan is good at finding the right bait to set his entrapment. When he caused the fall of man (through the serpent), he appealed to three areas of weakness in the initial fall of man (Genesis 3:5-6). He also appealed to them when he tempted Christ (Matthew 4:1-11); who defied Satan's temptations, by relying on the authority of the Scriptures.
Through electronic means man has made an allowance for sin; by elevating these three characteristics described in God's Word: The lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life (1 John 2:15-17). Though all people are tempted differently; according to their individual weaknesses, temptations follow these three fundamental areas of life.
An example of such temptations being expounded upon; is television and the movie industry, which when first introduced were of wholesome family entertainment until they began to be polluted by the ungodly element. This has helped rob many once godly nations of their moral and Christian heritage; as profanity, vulgarity, and nudity became more acceptable.
Sin is the inward state and habit of the soul as well as in the outward conduct of life. One can become so hardhearted towards the dominance of sin that repentance does not play into the picture; it is then when one faces God's wrath rather than mercy and forgiveness.
Thank God for mercy and forgiveness! God has provided a means to be freed from sin. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness (1 John 1:9). If any man sin, we have an advocate (or intercessor) with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. And he is the propitiation (or atonement) for our sins; and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world (1 John 2:1-2).
Before atonement can take place one must first believe on the Lord Jesus Christ. He that believes on the Son has everlasting life: and he that believes not the Son, shall not see life; but the wrath of God remains on him (John 3:36). Unless one seeks God's mercy and forgiveness; through His Son (the Lord Jesus Christ), their sins will not have been purged by His precious blood shed for the remission of sin.
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Product of the world are those who have become addicted to sin and wickedness through various means available.
A coming out! A day of reckoning; past offenses being revealed, with many being called to task for former abuses, with a new found freedom not formerly granted.
The wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold (or suppress) the truth in unrighteousness.
Ungodly persuasion has been on a upswing; with open reign towards exploiting the ungodliness of man, opposing any who would attempt to countermand.
It takes the right bait to make a catch! What method is our adversary the Devil using to catch his intended victims?
Return to Egypt in this text is used in a figurative sense but during the time of the wilderness experience it was a reality in the hearts of many.
The nature of sin is towards the appeasement of fleshly desires of man and allures one into its deceptive nature while hiding its real intent.
Dwelling in wickedness has become a normality in many once godly nations. There is an adoption of evil ways that far exceeds Babylon which was the hold of every foul spirit.
Breaking free is a reminiscence of the cry of David in the 40th Psalm. David had a sure hope and firm expection of God's help to deliver Him in a time of duress.
Blind leading the blind has attributed to many falling into the snare of deception. The way that seems right may not be the best or righteous way.