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The Severity of It… part 1

October 27, 2010

As we work with students every week, I am learning more and more that no one, understands the severity of sin. Students simply pass over an issue with “As long as it doesn’t hurt anyone it’s ok” excuse. I believe that we are actually seeing a generation that is not able to tell “right from wrong.” Rather they are learning “What feels good to me and what doesn’t feel good for me.” Students are not seeing what is at stake, no one sees that their very souls are hanging in the balance. There is an inability to see what sin is doing to their lives.

Sin is defined as an immoral act considered to be a transgression against divine law. I would say that you could start here with explaining the action of sinning to students, by saying it is an immoral act, but I think there is a more important issue here… bigger than not understanding sin. I believe that not understanding that there is a God, who rightly judges is a bigger deal than understand why we shouldn’t sin. Do you see my point?

We could preach moral living, and we should, but in the end if that is what we preach…“Don’t do this, so this doesn’t happen.” What we will  have are people who serve morals as their God. In order to properly understand the severity of sin, we must understand who God is… we must comprehend that He is Holy and just. And that to come to God we must deal with our sin.

So that leads to another question. How do we deal with our sin that keeps us from God?

I will answer that in my next post. Stay tuned.

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