The Sin Factor

I’m going on record to state that we do in Fact have a Race problem in America. In fact it’s World Wide epidemic. The truth is that the Human Race is the problem and like Coach Dabo Swinney suggested in a recent press conference, sin is the real issue at hand. Once upon a time several decades ago there was an understanding of what sin was and its implications as it related to society, but now that a liberal media, influenced by Hollywood and secular humanism has paved the way for anything goes and our national leadership has bought into this way of being tolerant to political correctness, we have succumbed to a lack of sin consciousness in America.

As a result we are headed down a path that All major empires in History have fallen into to their demise. This corruption and degradation from within its own society’s moral and foundational fabric are quickly causing us to approach the George Orwell’s “Animal Farm” mentality for living.

We have traded political correctness for righteous Standards of biblical influence and relegated our reverence for Jehovah God to include all gods to have equal acknowledgement, yet we still expect Him to accept and bless our beckoning pleas for acceptance of lifestyle preferences that are really only sinful ways of living. Go figure! God is not mad at America or the World because sin is abounding as he took out His wrath on His only Son (Jesus) at the cross, but he will at some point institute a day of reckoning.

But until that day, we are now reaping the impacts of rebellion, lawlessness and depravity across our “One Nation” that used to be “Under God” but now wants His name and influence stricken from what matters most. Sure God is love and he accepts all people, but He hasn’t changed His mind about Sin. The wages of Sin is still death and destruction as Romans 6:23 records, yet the gift of God is still everlasting life but they do can’t be separated for us. So where are the voices for repentance and the cries for forgiveness? It’s been silenced under the pointing of fingers over same sex marriage, racial slurs and innuendos and whatever other squeaky wheels get media coverage. It simply boils down to Sin. Call a spade like a Spade. Don’t just paint it a color and play the hand of cards. The Apostle Paul saw it in his generation too and expressed it like this in Romans 1:18-32 (NIV)

18 The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness, 19 since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. 20 For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.21 For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like a mortal human being and birds and animals and reptiles. 24 Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another.25 They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised.Amen.26 Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. 27 In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.28 Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done. 29 They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, 30 slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; 31 they have no understanding, no fidelity, no love, no mercy. 32 Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them.

Certainly this is strong text to read, but we are this same society today even after two millennia of history, just recycled into a post modern world. Sin is everywhere and abounding in lawlessness. There is none righteous so put down your stones of condemning and judgment of others who practices higher profile sins than you do. WE are all guilty Christian or Not, Believer or not, US Citizen or Not. We The People In Order to Form A More Perfect Union have to change. What’s the solution? Forgive others, Repent to God for our Sins and ask for God’s grace to heal our land and shed it on us yet again. The Good News is He is always willing to forgive and leave a blessing if we do our part right. Want a better America? A better World? It begins with You and I. What do we want our society to be 5 years from now or perhaps a decade or even a century from now? God still listens from heaven. Pray. Repent. Forgive and Love again. We need God in America Again to Become One Nation, Indivisible, with liberty and Justice for all.

 

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