Friday, August 27, 2010

How Bad Is Sin? (Part 3) - The Christian Worldview

How bad is sin? Sin is so wicked that it makes men enemies of God. Think about that... Let it sink down deep. All those outside of Christ are in rebellion against the very God who sustains them. Every breath men breathe is given by God—and yet men use that same breath to declare war on God.

How bad is sin? Sin is so wicked that it perverts men’s minds. It drives away common sense. It causes men to fear sickness, earthquakes, and death more than the God who created all things. Christ is clear in His words concerning who men are to fear: Do not fear those who kill the body but are unable to kill the soul; but rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell (Matthew 10:28).

How bad is sin? Sin is the destruction of wisdom. As the book of Proverbs states: The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, And knowledge of the Holy One is understanding (Proverbs 9:10). Those who do not fear God have no ability to wisely live a life in pursuit of those things which are eternal. In fact, the Bible states that the natural man does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; and he cannot understand them (1 Corinthians 2:14).

Sin is so wicked that it deludes men into thinking that everything will continue on as it always has. That death will never come. That a good amount of honesty, success, education, and wealth will provide contentment. But Scripture states:

For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? (Matthew 16:26)

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