Greg Rolfe

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Is sin still wrong?

More than a few months ago I wrote a post called “for the wages of sin is death”. This post was far from well-received. And that could be simply that it was not as well written as it could have been. But the idea buried in the post was simple. Sin equals death.

To be completely honest most people do not like to hear that their sin leads them to, or ensures their eternal torment in Hell. I mean that is not generally considered good news or proper dinner conversation. This desire to be free from the consequences of our actions have lead to this closed ear and mind situation we find ourselves in.

Everyone who fails to accept the forgiveness of Jesus Christ will spend eternity separated from God in Hell. Also, those who have received Jesus' forgiveness yet fail to flee sin will dwell in death here on earth. Neither of these situations is ideal. In fact, neither of these situations is in any way pleasant. But we tend to choose what is convenient rather than what is good. So we avoid the conversations that raise these thoughts and questions.

Sin is death. Romans 8 refers to it as the flesh and then contrasts it to the spirit. Walk in the Spirit of God or walk in the flesh. His point is we have the privilege of choosing between life and death. We can choose to live in life and peace or we can choose to live in death and decay. Again those who have not chosen to receive the free gift of grace that leads to salvation through Jesus spend eternity in hell which is separation from God and all that is good, pleasant, and enjoyable. They will be separated eternally from love. Those who have received God's gift of grace and salvation yet choose to walk in sin (I sure hope for your sake you actually did accept His gift) will have failed to receive the blessings God desired to give you. Though you will (many will disagree here) spend eternity in heaven in the presence of God and His perfect love. 

Now if you have through an amazing amount of stamina continued reading and have made it to this point in the post, my point is this. We don't like talking about sin and the consequences that surround it but avoiding the conversation does not alleviate the results. It is far better to hear the truth regardless of how hard it is than to spend eternity in hell. You are very valuable. You are the very heart of the issue. Your eternity is worth taking the time to hear and search for the truth. Ask the hard questions. And listen to the hard answers. Then choose your eternity.

 

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Blessings.

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Greg Rolfe

3 months ago #4

Fay Vietmeier

3 months ago #3

@Greg Rolfe 

@Preston 🐝 Vander Ven 

Hello Greg .. LOVE the Snoopy cartoon

“Sin” .. what an uncommon word .. an unpopular concept .. not grasped by many

Every human enters the world the same way .. born into a sin condition 

We are “broken” from birth (though many would refute this)

This is the Fractal State of Humanity 

https://us.bebee.com/producer/the-fractal-state-of-humanity-d3DloZJs87ez

 

You speak a hard truth:

“Everyone who fails to accept the forgiveness of Jesus Christ will spend eternity separated from God in Hell.”

 

My reverse Hemingway response 

“It is not pretty to think so”

 

Truth is Truth    

.. whether we believe or not 

.. whether we agree or not 

Some things are a reality  

.. whether we believe or not 

.. whether we agree or not 

Everyone sins (knowingly or unknowingly) .. consequences follow 

.. everyone dies 

 

I like what Einstein said:

A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be.

 

The human heart is self-deceived” 

"the ability to lie to myself about reality" 

 

"The heart is deceitful above all things
    and beyond cure.
    Who can understand it?

“I the Lord search the heart
    and examine the mind,
to reward each person according to their conduct,
    according to what their deeds deserve.” Jeremiah 17

 

.. Your life will find you out ..
People are often deceived about their true self but God is not.
“Do not be self-deceived: God cannot be mocked.
A man reaps what he sows” Galatian’s 6

On your last day .. with your last breath
Do you want the “karma police” .. or the universe .. or the God of all Grace .. to decide what is next?

Do you want what you deserve?
Or
Do you want God’s Grace?

How karma works
It is a balancing action that offers us chances through life circumstances, situations, and relationships to learn important spiritual lessons.

How Grace works
“Because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions - it is by grace you have been saved .. through faith & this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God .. not by works, so no one can boast.” Ephesians 2

Greg Rolfe

3 months ago #2

Preston 🐝 Vander Ven

3 months ago #1

I feel a question people struggle with is if sin is legal or accepted, is it still wrong?  

Many have forgotten that friendship with the world means hostility with God. So whoever wants to be a friend of this world is an enemy of God. This is why when one stands strong on their Faith in God, the world hates them. 

John 15:18-25 explains this well:

18 “If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you. 19 If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. 20 Remember the word that I said to you, ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you. If they kept My word, they will keep yours also. 21 But all these things they will do to you for My name’s sake, because they do not know Him who sent Me. 22 If I had not come and spoken to them, they would have no sin, but now they have no excuse for their sin. 23 He who hates Me hates My Father also. 24 If I had not done among them the works which no one else did, they would have no sin; but now they have seen and also hated both Me and My Father. 25 But this happened that the word might be fulfilled which is written in their law, ‘They hated Me without a cause.’

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