THE UGLINESS OF SIN…

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

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7 comments

    1. I understand what you mean my being “jarred.” I preached a lesson one time on abortion and I used a handout that people could privatley see if they chose to do so. That lesson still sticks with me because of the “jarring” and heart-wrenching images that are so readily available. It’s an ugliness of sin that not everyone wants to look at…even those who support it. I even have an article in a magazine about a women who used to work at a facility that provided aboritons until she saw the results. When she saw the “ugliness” of that sin, she quit! The problem with sin is that over time we will become desensitized to its results. Sadly some images, no matter how ugly/raw that may/should “jar” our hearts and minds have no effect on some because of how they see sin. Thanks for stopping by Kyle.

  1. Uhm…hm.

    I gotta say, this post is…not what I expected from you. I think trying to shock people into Church, or bludgeon them with terribly out-of-place comparisons, isn’t half as effective as trying to love and understand them.

    I get that your passionate about the subject of sin, and I agree that abortion is a terrible thing…..but that picture of an aborted fetus’ arms was completely unnecessary. :/

    1. Bludgeon? Out of place comparisons? Out of place picture?

      Jesus called out those who were sinning. Paul did so as well. So did Peter and so did James. Please don’t fall into the all love and no judgment crowd…it completely ignores the whole purpose of the gospel.

      Honestly it sounds like you’re someone who likes to talk about Jesus going to the cross, but you don’t like to talk about what sent him there. Correct me if I’m wrong though.

      And when it comes to abortion, people need to see what the “it” looks like that they are destroying. Abortions destroy people…not “its” that so many people like to try and use so they can distance themselves from the issue of murdering another human being.

      Thanks for the comment though.

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