The Justification of Sin May 3, 2014 13:51:23 GMT -5
Post by John on May 3, 2014 13:51:23 GMT -5
The Justification Of Sin
By John Christenson
There is a ‘shift of personal perception’ as I prefer to call it that has been occurring/evolving in this present age for some time now in ways I’m not too sure the collective world has ever really seen before. The world has witnessed its share of paganism and paganistic ideologies, atheism, agnosticism, and so forth, but never to this extent.
To New Agers this shift of consciousness is considered a good thing. New agers see it as the dawning of a new age in which people will become more and more spiritually enlightened and closer to the god within. In reality, it’s not a shift of spiritual consciousness at all, but a shift in human perception of who each individual chooses to believe God to be. It becomes extremely convenient. And it’s the perfect formula for any individual to believe their sins can be justified by merely deciding that they are not sins at all but opportunities and gifts the earth and whatever pagan god a person chooses to believe in gives us or makes available to us to use at our disposal.
First of all, there is a tremendous difference in looking to the ‘god within’ and acknowledging that God is ‘within us.’ The New Age belief or perception of a god within paves the way for believing a dangerous heresy that says, “I am my own god and all I need to do is tap into the god that I can be,” which in essence, means making ourselves the center of our existence, rather than God. That is not at all what we as Christians recognize as God being in us because we as Christians understand God within us to mean that we are willing to receive God into our hearts and make Him the center of our existence, rather than ourselves. It’s a complete opposite.
Simply put, sin can never be justified. A sin is an offense against God and against God’s will. And what God has deemed to be sinful man cannot change. Since God’s Law is written by God and not man to believe that we can re-write the Ten Commandments or any aspect of God’s Law for the purpose of personal convenience are extremely dangerous waters to tread.
There is more than one dangerous movement existing in our present times however. The New Age Movement is only one of them. There are many movements attempting to push sinful agenda’s through the judicial courts to make sin not just more tolerable but more freely available and embraced by those wanting to be justified in their sins. In the name of ‘human rights’ some who feel the very laws God put forth for humanity to follow infringes on their basic human rights to be who they want to be and express how they want the world to recognize them. There is no longer a need to obey Scripture. Those who push to have sin justified do not believe the Bible. They believe the bible was written by men, and not inspired by God. Therefore, it only makes sense that God’s Law will mean absolutely nothing to them. Some may believe in God. But again, it is a false belief in a god they have designed to accommodate their need to be justified in their choices.
“A nation who kills their unborn is a nation without hope.” –Saint John Paul II
“It’s my body, therefore, I have a right to decide what I do with it,” which includes a belief that a person has the right to choose whether they keep their baby or abort it. Is it necessarily the fault of so many young women who have made the choice to abort their baby? In most situations the answer is “No” because in trying to understand what the right thing to do was, unaware that there are good Pro-life sources out there wanting to educate, they went to the only people they thought could help them make the right choice, which have usually been the abortion doctor’s themselves. God says, “Thy shalt not kill,” and lobbying groups come along with the support of abortion doctors and pro-choice or pro-abortion politicians saying, “But God didn’t mean abortion.”
I know of at least five places in Scripture where it is made clear that homosexuality is displeasing to God. Yet, the argument among those advocating homosexuality, even otherwise good Christians, is always that Jesus never said homosexuality is a sin. Well, it’s true that the Bible does not document Jesus ever speaking directly about the issue, more than likely because it wasn’t an issue to those Jesus was preaching to. However, using common sense, when Jesus does speak about the sanctity of marriage it clearly shows that He is speaking of man and woman, not two of the same sex. Added with what Scripture does actually say about homosexuality and one can’t avoid concluding that it is just overall displeasing to God. It’s common sense. Nowhere in Scripture is homosexuality mentioned in a favorable way.
Then there is euthanasia. Again, God says, “Thy shalt not kill,” and yet, somehow some believe it’s more merciful to kill our elderly or the vulnerable rather than to take care of them as we always did in past generations until and unless God decides otherwise. To truly embrace God’s plan for each of us as individuals is to allow God to work in us according to His will, not ours. As painful as it might seem to watch a loved one suffer, to actually take their life before God chooses to take them home is to say to God, “I got it Lord! I don’t need you interfering!’ It’s a slap in the face to God’s divine authority when you really think about it. We are not God and thus, we simply do not have that authority.
Over the past few decades societal factions feeling inconvenienced by a God fearing world began speaking out against these laws calling for change. The more pressure by lobbying groups who favored liberty and complete freedom of expression the more changes began to occur within our judicial systems. Well, we certainly do have the right to sin. That’s what freewill is all about. However, it’s still a sin. Just because I may choose to promote it believing that it’s God’s will doesn’t make it so. It’s still a sin. We can’t avoid the truth for truth is truth and it is unchanging just as God Himself is unchanging. If God said thousands of years ago that this is My Law commanding us to follow it then those same laws still stand today. As creatures of God we do not have the authority to change what God has deemed to be good or evil.
God does not condone sin. He allows it as a condition to giving us freewill. However, that does not mean He is okay with our sinful actions. How could He be? If sin goes against natural law which is the same law that defines how God created the world in the first place.
Cloning is yet another dangerous movement that of course originates in science. While science and religion should work together for the most part they simply do not. In fact, not all, but certainly most scientists do not believe in the existence of God. For most scientists, it simply interferes with their agenda. Anyone familiar with the 1990 prophesy, which Michael H. Brown of Spirit Daily wrote about in his book ‘Tower of Light’ cloning may very well become the greatest of all the evils that exist in the world, including abortion. Oh humanity, just where are we heading?
No doubt, we are living in extremely dangerous times. Evil and darkness try to hover over us constantly, especially those who are trying to obey God. If we do not know God than how can we expect to hear Him and obey Him when the world around us constantly and continually bombards us with the loud noises of temptation to sin and evil? We are certainly not perfect individuals by any means. We sin. That is what makes us all sinners. God does not demand perfection from us for He knows that we all fall short of the glory of God. He does however, expect us to strive to understand and try to obey His will according to how it applies to our lives.