Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Forgiveness of sin

Everyone sins.We are all born sinners.But God forgives.And we go to heaven.

IS that all we learn in church?is it just to comfort ourselves?If this is the case...i might as well sin my whole life and before i die,i would juz ask for forgiveness.....then i gain the best of two worlds wont I?Its still logical isnt it?considering thats what we are taught.You see i have been asking God about this all my life?cuz i simply dont see any logic in this theory.If i were to sin,i juz ask God for forgiveness and hey,what do u know,im on my way to heaven again.....or am i?

Lets see what the bible has to say.NO more of what this or that person has told me,but lets see what the bible has to say.In Matthew 25: 34-46, it goes like this,

34"Then the King will say to those on his right, 'Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.'

37"Then the righteous will answer him, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?'

40"The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.'

THis goes to show that when we meet up with God, God wont ask what u did not do on earth,u may say i diddnt smoke,i diddnt murder....but GOd is not interested in that....God is interested on what you did! Realise this,what you do on earth is more important that what you diddnt do!But also realise that if you murder or steal, that is also something u did!

WHy then should we waste our time concentrating on sinning and asking for forgiveness later?
Instead we should be spending our time helping the needy,clothing those who needs to be clothe,feed those who needs to be fed.There are so many other ways of channeling our energy .Why then channel it to sin?It wont benefit you one bit!If u dont know the meaning of benefit, benefit simply means getting something more in return.What do u get in return for sinning?The only thing u get out of sinning is satisfaction that maybe last for the next 10 seconds or so and after that you feel guilty for the rest of the time.Isnt it so?It has no benefit, in business terms,its a loss!Think about it.

And if u do good to someone,chances is that the guy u helped will help u back or if not help someone else who needs to be helped.If u can analyse these two situations,u decide which is more profitable.

James 2:26 says
26As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without deeds is dead.

We all know faith without works is dead.But thats a common phrase people use to ask u to do something for God,but there is something more than that to it.LEt me explain.You are only called a christian when you have faith.And if we dont do any deeds/works,our faith is other words,no faith.So this actually means that if we have no deeds,we dont have faith,and we dont have faith, we are not christians!Faith without works is dead!If u call yourself a christian,ask yourself what deeds have u done.And also what deed do u intend to do.

Realise how important it is to do something for God and not juz sit down on ur couch trying not to sin.Do you know it is a sin itself not doing the things we ought to do?You may think thats a little over the top now. hey before you say anything more,it would be wiser to check JAmes 4:17.It says "Anyone, then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn't do it, sins".Hows that!

Darkness is not the opposite of light but just the absence of it.The same as evil is not the opposite of God,but just the absence of God.Realising this, you should Fill your life with God and leave no room for evil.After all,evil is the absence of God!

If all you are concern about in life is trying not to sin, or even the other extreme of sinning and keep asking for forgiveness,hey its about time you realise that although God may forgive you, at the end of the day he is going to justify you on what u have done and not on your faith alone.Here is something for desert,

James 2:24
You see that a person is justified by what he does and not by faith alone.

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