The world and the Devil do their best to put sin in the “best light” they can. When you look at their view on sin, it’s painted as a pretty picture without a blemish to be found.
Beer always equals fun in the sun right? Plus according to science, alcohol (wine) is healthy for you.
Sex outside of marriage is a blast. We live in a day when there are no risks, right?
Tired of your marriage? It’s not hard to start over; it’s like taking out the trash.
Go out for a night on the town with friends to dance clubs, its great exercise!
Hey, murder can actually be entertaining and not that bad…it’s not that shocking after you see it for the 1,000th time.
Jealous and hateful coworkers, neighbors and family members make great comedy.
Isn’t this the way most of the world views the works of the flesh? Now think about the ugly side of the afore-mentioned “attractive” sins.
It’s “funny” how you’ll never see the beer companies show the crime and accident photos caused by alcohol. I wonder if any of their employees have a MADD license plate? Drink for the health benefits you say? Try grape juice, you’ll get the same stuff!
A little “harmless” sex? I wonder if people who say that have ever visited an abortion mill?
I’d like to see the big time producers of shows that promote fornication and adultery have to sit in on the trials that little children are dragged through because of the behavior of their parents. I’d like to hear them explain to crying children why one parent is leaving the other!
Why don’t the people who sell the “wild videos” from spring break parties and clubs ever talk about the huge increase of rape cases during that “fun” period of time?
Murder is entertaining? How many people do you know who visit the funeral’s of murder victims for entertainment?
I wonder how funny “comedy writers” think it is when they fight with coworkers, friends or family.
This type of stuff is ignored in the media because it’s not the fun side; it’s the true side to sin!
“Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery,fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders,drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.“(Galatians 5:19-21)
Every once in a while humanity opens its eyes to the ugliness of sin (Sept. 11th, 2001, concentration camps, etc…) but we soon forget about it, only to find ourself in sin’s vicious cycle once again.
One thing that the world tries to forget about when it comes to sin, but cannot, is the group of people standing on a mountain called Golgotha about 2,000 years ago who saw the ugliest side to sin ever shown. On a bloody cross, hung a bloody, beaten and tortured body; the body of the only truly innocent man to ever walk the face of the Earth. It was the body of Jesus of Nazareth. That day the truest side of sin was shown, and it has continued to effect people till this day.
Former “good times” become “ugly memories” when a person realizes the cost of their behavior and the pain it cost the Son of God – “For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him” (2nd Corinthians 5: 21).
Think hard about the way you see sin. EA