MISTAKE OR SIN?

May 27, 2015 — Leave a comment

When I was quite a bit younger and was attending college, while raising a young family and working full-time, in Oklahoma one of the favorite pastimes with the students I hung around was to think deeply and debate often. One such debate/discussion centered around the issue of what sins were actually sin and which could be explained away as simple mistakes – in our humble, college-student-who-knows-everything, mild-mannered kind of way. Oh, if only our profs knew the heretical depths of depravity that these conversations sunk to.

One of the reigning sentiments on campus, around that time, was that we (humankind) can and do make mistakes and not sin and therefore do not have to endure God’s terrible wrath promised to those who continue to live in sin. I think, now as I look back on those discussions, that what many were really asking for was an easy way to dismiss their behavior or lifestyle. “Hey, if I just made a mistake I can’t be blamed for that, can I?”Bible

Well sure. If you make a mistake, that’s one thing. But if you continue making the same mistake, over and over again, that’s no longer a mistake in my book. Now you’ve moved into either doing the wrong thing or not doing the right thing. They are close to being equally nasty.

Someone once said, “We are not mistakers in need of correction. We are sinners in need of a savior.”

What do you need today?

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