Wednesday, August 26, 2009

SIN! Is it Evil or just plain Ignorance?

In the beginning, God created the earth and creatures to roam the earth, both fowl of the air and beasts of the ground. God also created man. Now, in the beginning, man was sin-free.

Sin literally means: any thought, word, or act considered faulty, shameful, harmful to oneself or to others, or which alienates self from others and especially from God.

So anything that goes against the will of God is sin. Anything! Pretty simple huh? Not for most people, more specifically Christians.

After man was created, God created woman to keep man company. See, even before we knew loneliness, God knew we would become lonely. This is why He created woman for man. Anyhow, woman (who should be considered man in this context) enticed man to sin after herself being enticed or decieved by the Serpent or Satan himself to sin. More specifically do the exact opposite of what God had instructed. This is the most important part of our existence because it is at this point that the direction or Word of God became necessary to lead man in his walk in life! Without it, we are lost! So many are convinced of their "right" to lead their own lives and do so in complete blindness all-the-while slowly getting closer and closer to the grave.

Before this act of sin, man was without fault. After this act of sin, man was born into sin. At this point in human history (there was much history prior to man's existence which consisted of God, the Holy Spirit, Angels, and other heavenly beings)it was an automatic occurrence for man to want to sin..............................

After this fact, man became so sinful or shameful in the eyes of God that He not only lessened man's lifespan almost 800 years, but also wiped out the entire race leaving only one man and his family with each and every animal walking, swimming, and flying in this universe. This was a direct result of SIN! This was what was known as the Great Flood.

You see, God knew that at the very moment man gave into sin and became sin, he was only going to degrade even further because of man's weak spirit and failure to acknowledge God's Omnipresence and Greatness! Man was never equipped with anti-sin measures or sin-proof agents to utilize on a daily basis. We need to understand where sin originated though.

Sin began long before man was created. It began with Lucifer or Satan, The Deceiver! He has earned the title Deceiver because of his previous involvement with angels and God. Satan became very jealous and envious of God and His power. So Satan decided to break away from God and start his own little click known as the demons, or angels who have turned away from God to follow Satan. Satan was a very powerful and influential angelic being in the beginning. We know that he was very powerful and one of God's right hand mates or possibly even the general of God's angelic hosts.

If we can accept that sin originated with Satan and because of his deception, man turned to sin, than we will admit that it is really The Deceiver who leads us into temptation and not God.

Far too many Christians and UN-believers alike think that God tempts us into doing wrong or sinning. This could not be farther from the truth. God never tempts man, only Satan or man himself. The Word says in Romans 6:23 "For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord." Also, 1 Corinthians 10:12-13 "If you think you are standing strong, be careful not to fall. The temptations in your life are no different than from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptations to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, He will show you a way out so that you can endure."

James 1:12-14 "God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation. Afterword, they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love Him. And remember, when you are being tempted, do not say, "God is tempting me." God is never tempted to do wrong and HE NEVER TEMPTS ANYONE ELSE. Temptation comes from our own desires, which entice us and drag us away [from what is right]."

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