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Nature of Man – Sin (a quick note)

December 14, 2012

I have much to say on the topic of sin as part of Man’s nature.  So much in fact that I have had to keep a journal of just the topics I wish to elaborate on.  But tonight, in lieu of today’s horrific events and a multitude of people screaming “Where was God?!” I feel it pertinent to say a little something on the topic.

Why do people question God when bad things happen? Who exactly is it that they think they are? We are created beings…we are property!  Get over that fact.  Our ability to choose is a gift.  A gift we can use for good or ill.  Bad things happen because we do them…not God. Don’t question Him when people mess things up and then demand your right to make your own choices. And before you get sanctimonious on the really foul people out there (and yes, I am appalled as everyone else)…they are God’s children too…and all of us are just plain arrogant, stupid, selfish, and belligerent. It just takes different triggers for that to come out in different people.  And before you consider yourself better, or at least less evil, you aren’t. All sin is equal in the eyes of God. If you don’t like that then don’t be surprised that you have no relationship with your Creator. If you want the world to be a better place you have to own it…you have to fix it.  Every moment of every day.

We are all evil…every bad choice we make makes us so. If you have a problem with that…let’s look at a few verses…and yes, I consider the Bible the Word of the Living God.  There is no other Truth.  I found these in under 5 minutes, so imagine what an exhaustive search and study would provide.

James 2:10 – “For whoever keeps the whole law but fails in one point has become accountable for all of it.” (so missing anything at all makes us accountable for everything, meaning if you sin, you are sinful…period.)

Romans 3:23 – “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (everyone has sinned)

Romans 3:10 – “None is righteous, no, not one” (same as Romans 3:23)

Romans 6:23 – “For the wages of sin is death”  (It doesn’t say for this sin or that sin, it says sin…period.)

So no, there isn’t a specific verse that says all sins are equal but there is a lot of evidence that any sin whatsoever has the same eternal penalty as another. Pointing at another person and saying you are better than them is in itself a sin and only shows a person’s arrogance…and inability to accept your true nature. Without doing that you cannot truly understand forgiveness…or Jesus. Only through acceptance of this Truth can a person truly open themselves up to an honest understanding of their nature and then engage in a meaningful relationship with God. Until that happens, people should stop asking where He is…they should start asking where they are.

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