ALLOWANCE FOR SIN

By Roy Burner - Minister of the Gospel

INTRODUCTION

Allowance for sin is opening a door for the presence, and acceptance, of sinful behavior.  Rather than expose the truth of God's Word that condemns sin; tolerance is weighed in, which lays the groundwork for even greater ungodly behavior.

The lowering of the protective hedge of God; noted in the Parable of the Vineyard (Isaiah 5:5), is becoming a factor in many once godly nations.  The flood gates of filth and degradation have been opened.  Sin is running rampant; vastly outweighing the intended righteousness of God.  (Comment)

ALLOWANCE FOR SIN
ORIGINAL SIN

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 (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.

SIN'S DOMAIN

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.

ENTRAPMENT BY SIN

Satan is good at finding the right bait to set his entrapment.  When Satan 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.

FREED FROM SIN

Thank God for mercy and forgiveness!  God has provided a means to be freed from sin.  Scripture reveals: 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.  Scripture reveals:  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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