Living Waters:Legality Doesn’t Make Sin Less Sinful
NO matter its colouration, sin remains an abomination. There is nothing like holy or legalise unrighteousness. All deviation from perfect holiness is sin. 1Jo 5:17 says, “All unrighteousness is sin.”
Everything, which does not conform to divine law, and which is not right in view of the commandment, is regarded as sin.
The forbidden fruit could not, on account of its juiciness, become acceptable. Any attempt to legalise sin is an invitation of God’s wrath. That multitude are involved in a transgression does not make it decent.
That the society is into evil does not suggest the righteous should also do so. That a nation, no matter how great, legalises sin does not make sin less sinful. Exodus 23:2 says, “Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil; neither shalt thou speak in a cause to decline after many to wrest judgment.” Broad way never becomes safer because it is crowded.
We must do what God requires us to do, not what the majority are doing, because our Master, not fellow servants, would judge us. And it is an aberration to be willing to go to hell just because others are heading there.
Beloved, we must not follow the example of the great or rich, who have no respect for God Almighty. We should not join hands with others to disobey Him. If we are to escape from the wrath that will soon befall the disobedient, we must not be governed by public opinion, but by the law of God.
Today, many people are asking for the legalisation of the sin previously regarded as abomination. This is because sin has paralysed the conscience of this generation, which has suddenly becomes blind.
They have eyes to see, but will not use them. They have intellectual powers and faculties, but cannot discern the signs of the impending wrath of God approaching man as a result of his wickedness.
By legalising the abominable, this generation has thus begged God for destruction. Matt. 10:15 says, “Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah in the Day of Judgment, than for that city.”
The cities of Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed by fire and brimstone because they made the sin of sodomy a norm in their generation. But their destruction is a sure proof that the wicked shall not go unpunished.
Our Lord Jesus Christ said that the punishment meted to Sodom and Gomorrah will be more tolerable than that of any other people who rejects His gospel and practise sodomy.
The reason is that the cities were not favoured with grace, as the people of this generation. Any nation, individual or group of people, who after hearing the gospel of grace decided to indulge in sodomy or any wickedness, shall have a degree of misery that will be greater than that of Sodom and Gomorrah.
And that is why God has forewarned us to refrain from the path of wickedness. Prov. 1:15-16 says, “My son, walk not thou in the way with them; refrain thy foot from their path: 16 For their feet run to evil, and make haste to shed blood”. God’s instruction has a practical good effect in our lives, when we follow what He teaches. We must not follow the evil way of the wicked even when we are standing alone on the pathway of righteous.
Though the majority followed that way, yet, being a sinful way, we must refrain our feet from it, foreseeing its end is death. Prov. 4:14-15 says, “Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men. 15 avoid it, pass not by it, turn from it, and pass away”. Beloved, the way of evil men may seem pleasant, but because it is evil, it will not end well. If you love God with your soul, you should avoid it.
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