Tag: sin

Are You Offended?

I offer no translations, no concessions and no explanations.  Read these words from Paul, just as they are.  Take them as his understanding if you like, but know that he was appointed by Jesus to teach the Gospel…and his ministry was particularly for the Gentiles.  If sexual morality […]

Maturing In Righteousness

“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” (Rom 3:23). So, I was having a conversation with an old friend the other day, and this issue about the fact that we are all awful sinners, and none of us is good, came up.  It […]

Your Sins Are Forgiven

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16). Do you know that?  Do you believe that?  Like, really, really believe that? Right where you are, right this moment, all […]

Make It Stink!

Lord, I know no one is above temptation. It knocks at the door of every heart… Oft times it is disguised as something desirable; And sometimes, we are just weak… We may be lonely, or emotionally down. In need of a friend to talk to; Someone to love […]

Do you really believe in Hell?

I’ve written a few pieces on Hell recently, as I’ve tried to understand and explain why a loving God would create such a place so contrary to His character.  As I’ve written these posts, and gained understanding by God’s Spirit, I have been amused.  God has a marvelous […]

Unconditional Love

“But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” (Rom 5:8). Do you think that God loves you more than He did when you were still in your sins?  Do you think that He loves you more than those […]

Reprobate Minds

“Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done” (Rom 1:28). Do you think that it is possible that someone in this world […]

When It Is Easier Not To Believe

Jesus teaches us that the pure in heart are blessed because only they will see God (Matt 5:8). When we are gifted with spiritual sight…to believe in God, to be aware of His presence, to desire His fellowship…we are blessed. But there are times when we do not […]

Shame – The Devil’s Sticky Tape

Please note that if you have never sinned in your life, then it’s better you don’t read this post. And the same applies for commenting. Thank you! Everyone else should know what I mean when I talk of shame. Although, some might argue, that you can be made […]

My Flesh, My Enemy

I give you an inch, but you take a mile… I feed your need, but you grumble still! When I think I have you under control, You show you are crafty and untrustworthy. So I must deny you, and hear you not! For you do not suffer my […]

The Battle For The Mind

Below is something I read this morning by Rick Warren, in his daily devotional series.  The message is an old lesson, but still a major obstacle for many believers. We may want to relate with the world so that we can understand them and minister to them, but […]

Settling The Argument

We’ve had repeated arguments About this thing called ‘masturbation’… I’ve presented my thoughts And justified what seems natural, But my spirit is not succumbed. It believes in a higher way. God compels me to rethink each time. He shows me that masturbation Is but a brief pleasure… It […]