All The Sins Out There

I suppose all sins are enjoyable. Some sins, like addictions, end up in a ruined life: deep heartbreak and, often, death. Sexual sins are fun for a while, but they, too, end in a ruined life: disease (STDs), HIV, death, a heartbroken spouse, a broken family, an enormous financial burden, and the emotional death of children. Gluttony may be enjoyable until you get to enjoy the woes of diabetes or heart failure.

Humanity is not very good at governing ourselves. Many claim, “God wants me to be happy,” but that’s totally absurd when used as an excuse to excuse our behavior. Do you really think God wants us homeless and helpless in the gutter somewhere?

God wants us to be happy, but happiness is only found when following His wisdom and plans. The Bible is the only place where we see His wisdom for finances, marriages, and moral living.  The happiest lives are in Jesus.

You Don’t Have To Sin

You can choose not to. There’s no law anywhere that says, “I must sin.” The Devil taints the world. Sin came into the world by his doing. Eve didn’t have to eat the forbidden fruit of the Tree of Knowledge and Evil. But she did. Adam didn’t have to,  either, but he did. People have been sinning ever since. It’s not because we inherit Adam’s sin – we don’t. We sin because desire gets the best of us.

That’s where the conscience comes into play. You can listen to your inner moral voice or kick him out the window. No one has to steal, murder, commit adultery, kidnap, or do any heinous crime. Without a doubt, some people are born without a conscience. There are indeed evil people in the world. The prisons are full of such. Incarcerated people wish they hadn’t done the deeds that got them there.

Prison is more than harsh. I’m told it takes a couple of years of “prison-lite” to get one ready for prison-heavy.

So, no, we don’t have to sin.

Sin, in the end, hurts badly. It causes permanent damage to your soul – eternity in hell is more hellish than we can imagine. It causes permanent damage to your heart, mind, and body.

What To Do About Sin

I suggest you turn all of your sins over to Jesus. He knows exactly what to do with them. He dissolves them under His blood. Jesus took all the sins of everyone, past, present, and future, with Him to the cross.

Everyone has the opportunity to seek sin relief through Jesus. When we say Jesus was nailed to the cross, imagine 6 to 9-inch spikes being driven through His hands and then again, in His feet. Jesus was half dead by the horrendous scourging of the Roman soldiers before His crucifixion. On the cross, Jesus died because He couldn’t get enough air in His lungs. His chest cavity filled with fluid. Doctors call this congestive heart failure.

Do a Google search for how to be saved, “church of Christ.” You’ll find how to come to salvation through Jesus. Take the plan to heart. It’s absolutely Biblical.

 Why Did Jesus Have To Die for the Forgiveness of Sin?

God’s law is really simple. Ezekiel 18:20 says, “The person who sins will die. The son will not bear the punishment for the father’s iniquity, nor will the father bear the punishment for the son’s iniquity; the righteousness of the righteous will be upon himself, and the wickedness of the wicked will be upon himself.”

If you sin, you die, and that means hell. Ephesians 2:4-7: “But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us,

Eph 2:5  even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved),

Eph 2:6  and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,

Eph 2:7  so that in the ages to come He might show the surpassing riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.”

God requires a perfect sacrifice for the removal of sin. Jesus, who came from heaven as deity and lived a perfect life as a human/God, could only do that. He died so that you and I will be freed from sin and its deathly consequences.

Thanks be to God for this indescribable gift.


Give up sin. Your life depends on it. Submit to Jesus as Lord, repent, confess Him, and be baptized. Live a righteous life. When you pass this life, you’ll be rewarded with unimaginable bliss.

Garland Van Dyke; Subject: All the Sins Out There

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