What A Man Says
When we look back over the history of civilization there is no question that we are living in a time in which information is more available than ever before. This information includes the Word of God. More people have access to His Word than at any point in history. With all of that access it would seem to make sense that there would be many people who understand the Bible and what it teaches us. However, the reality is that while there may be more access than ever, there are just as many misunderstandings as there have always been.
Having access to God's Word is not enough. Memorizing God’s Word is also not enough. What is truly required is the Holy Spirit. He is the One who has been given to us to teach us the truth of the Word of God. If we do not have the Holy Spirit teaching us the scriptures, we are open to interpret them however our flesh and our carnal minds will interpret them. We can see the evidence of this all through the Christian world. People are so open to whatever they hear and what is taught. As long as it sounds eloquent and makes them feel better about themselves then it must be correct. The reality is however, the Word of God does not change nor does His definition of sin. Sin is sin, it has always been sin, and it always will be sin. We can make an effort to justify it or ignore it but the reality is, never one time has God indicated it is okay to sin and He never will. Remember this, when your sins are forgiven it does not mean that the penalty for those sins go away. The penalty of sin still needs to be paid. Jesus pays the penalty for the sin so that you do not have to.
There is a reason you are reading this today. If you are in a place in which you are starting to believe that it is okay to live in a lifestyle of sin because God is love and forgives you, then you need to take heed of the words written in Hebrews chapter 10 verses 26-29, “If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left, but only a fearful expectation of judgment and of raging fire that will consume the enemies of God. Anyone who rejected the law of Moses died without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. How much more severely do you think someone deserves to be punished who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, who has treated as an unholy thing the blood of the covenant that sanctified them, and who has insulted the Spirit of grace?”
Do not continue on in sin and give into the crafty and deceitful notion that we have been given a free pass to sin. God looks at the heart and not at the outward appearance and He will know the motivations behind what you do. Repent and sin no more.