Thursday, December 6, 2007

So, you think some sins are worse than others?

Dear Christian -

My, how you did me proud today!

Looking down your nose at that woman you saw on the street corner today. Oh, you knew "what kind of woman" she was, didn't you? How disgusting! "How can any woman do that!" you thought. You quickly crossed to the other side of the street so as to avoid her, but not before you looked her up and down, wrinkling your nose, tsk tsking at her. Oh, you made sure she knew you did not approve of her lifestyle. The cross around your neck, glinting in the sunlight was a nice touch, too.

Did you notice the tear that slipped down her cheek as she lowered her head? No, I thought not. She will remember you for years to come, though.

You would never do something so vile as she does! You are so much better than that! Good for you to not associate with "those kinds" of people!

By the way - she has little education and 2 small children to support. Not that that matters to you. Just thought I would throw that in. Hehehehehehe

I have no problem accepting her into my place. She is my kind of people!

Thanks for another soul to torment!


In 1 Corinthians 6:9-10, we find a list of people that will not inherit the kingdon of God. Note that the list lumps together prostitutes, idolaters and thieves with "slanderers" and "swindlers" - so that tells me that sin is sin - and we are all guilty of it.

The next verse (v. 11) goes on to say, "....and that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ...."

No sin is too great for God too forgive. No sin is too horrible for Christ to take away. The only thing that makes me different from the prostitute or thief or whatever is that I am saved. Christ took my sin. And He can take theirs, too.

But it will take Christians who love unconditionally to bring the message of that love to those who need it.


Prdiva4 said...

This one was great! Right on Shay!

I enjoy your blog!


Shay :o) said...

Thank you so much! You have no idea how encouraging it is to read that! :o)