This is a Christian blog dealing with various issues. “Discernment is not simply a matter of telling the difference between what is right and wrong; rather it is the difference between right and almost right.” -Charles Spurgeon. Scripture is my authority for all things regarding to life and godliness. 2 Cor. 10: 5 We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.
Saturday, July 13, 2013
The Enormity of Sin
"Hate what is evil" Romans 12:9
If we took a survey of everything on the earth--we could not
find anything so vile as sin. The basest and most contemptible thing in this
world, has some degree of worth in it, as being the workmanship of God. But sin
and its foul streams have not the least part of worth in them. Sin is wholly
evil without the least mixture of good--it is vileness in the abstract.
Sin's heinousness appears in its author: "The one who
practices sin is of the Devil; for the Devil has sinned from the beginning." Sin
is the Devil's trade, and he practices it incessantly!
Sin's enormity is seen in
what it has done to man: it has completely ruined his nature and brought him
under the curse of God!
Sin is the source of all our miseries. All
unrighteousness and wretchedness are its fruits. There is no distress of the
mind, no anguish of the heart, no pain of the body--but is due to sin! All the
miseries which mankind groans under, are to be ascribed to sin.
Sin is the cause of all divine punishments: "Your ways
and your doings have brought these things upon you. This is your punishment."
Had there been no sin, there would have been . . . no wars, no
calamities, no prisons, no hospitals, no insane asylums, no
Yet who lays these things to heart?
"The deceitfulness of sin!" Sin assumes many garbs. When
it appears in its nakedness--it is seen as a black and misshapen monster! How
God Himself views it, may be learned from the various similitudes used by the
Holy Spirit to set forth its ugliness and loathsomeness. Sin is likened to the
scum of a seething pot in which is a detestable carcass, and to a dead and
There is a far greater malignity in sin than is commonly
supposed, even by the majority of church members. Men regard sin as an
infirmity, and term it a human frailty or hereditary
weakness. The majority regard sin as a mere trifle.
Tens of thousands of religionists see so little
filth in sin, that they imagine a few tears will wash away its stain.
They perceive so little criminality in it, that they persuade themselves
that a few good works will make full reparation for it.
All comparisons fail to set forth the horrible malignity in
that abominable thing which God hates. We can say nothing more evil of
sin, than to term it what it is!