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Sunday, August 2, 2015

GO AND SIN NO MORE


 
 
GO AND SIN NO MORE !!
Ephesians 5:3-7

But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people. Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving. For of this you can be sure: No immoral, impure or greedy person (such a person is an idolater) has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of such things God’s wrath comes on those who are disobedient. Therefore do not be partners with them.

Ask yourself are these words too hard to understand? Does the meaning escape you or does your escape mechanism exclude you from any part of these verses?

There is the great temptation to accept people that do not obey these words and while they don’t actually join in with their practices they do not find them offensive when others do them.

Admittedly there is a fine line drawn between loving the person and rejecting their life style and rejecting them totally.

Jesus is a prime example of being able to do this. He loved the sinner but didn’t accept their sin.

His words “Neither do I condemn you, go and sin no more” show us the path to follow.

4 comments:

  1. It's always been (1) Neither do I condemn you before (2) go and sin no more. It's not the other way around.
    It's sad that some religion would not allow you to enter their holy place or join their community if you sin and they turn you away. That's just not how Christ would handle it.

    Thanks for sharing this. :)

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  2. I will always remember Grandma Onwiler telling me to love the Sinner, but hate the sin. Thank you Robert for another great post.

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