"Behold, The Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world."
To sin means to commit an offense against God. There is not one person, besides Jesus, who has not sinned. Every one sins, whether you're living in sin or you're a born again believer. "For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God" (Romans 3:23). We have the choice to either be sinners or forgiven sinners. We can accept the free gift or refuse it. He will forgive us, but only if we ask. "If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness" (1 John 1:9). We must repent, believe, and surrender our entire lives to Christ. He has the power to transform our lives. Jesus saves! We must flee from our sinful ways as soon as possible. It is very dangerous to be contently living in sin. Remember: "Sin will take you farther than you want to go, keep you longer than you want to stay, and cost you more than you want to pay." We must be prepared for whichever comes first - death or Jesus' coming. "The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved" (Jeremiah 8:20). It would be wise for those who are not saved to get saved now - tomorrow might be too late. For example, take any of the natural disasters. Most people were probably enjoying their lives in sin and ignoring the sacrifice that Christ made for them. They were just going about with their normal life when suddenly a hurricane, or some other natural disaster, struck. It would have gotten the people shook up and thinking, Did that really just happen? It could have taken the lives of people who didn't truly accept Christ, causing them to be ushered into an eternity of pain and suffering. Sin is deadly! Without repenting and turning from it, then we'll also be doomed to the lake of fire where there will be "weeping and gnashing of teeth" (Luke 13:28). Take Jesus' advice and "sin no more" (John 8:11). Of course, we wouldn't be able to completely stop sinning, since we're still part of the wicked human race, but we'll be able to sin less. In other words, we wil still sin, but we won't live in sin. After turning from our evil ways, we should live completely for the Lord. We want to be more like Him in righteousness. I believe that God hates sin and that we should hate sin as He does. We should stay away from sin so we're not tempted to do wicked things. "My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not" (Proverbs 1:10). Proverbs 6: 16-20, 1 Corinthians 6: 9-10, Galatians 5: 19-21, Revelation 21:8, and other portions of Scripture list things that God hates. If we purposely continue to do these things then we'll not inherit the Kingdom of God. Some of these sins are lying, adultery, fornication, idolatry, witchcraft, murder, etc. We should hate all these things and have no part in them. Hate the sin, not the sinner.We should hate "even the garment spotted with the flesh" (Jude 23b). If we truly "love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbor as thyself" (Luke 10:27) then we will have no desire to partake in those things that aren't pleasing to the Lord. May we hate sin as God hates sin.
I'm a twenty one year old Christian saved by grace alone, through faith alone, in Jesus Christ alone, for the glory of God alone. Praise the great name of our glorious Savior!!
Go serve your King!"