Archive for ‘sin’

February 22, 2010

Tragedy

I wanted to post on the Tragedy of a misguided fellow that acted upon horrible thoughts that were in his head.  This is in regards to the guy who killed himself by crashing his plane into an office building that housed 20 different offices including 197 IRS agents.  Unfortunately, he did murder 1 IRS agent along with his own suicide, and I wished that it had only been him.

With that being said, you can read his manifesto or his final suicide note here.

I was extremely upset by the words that this man wrote and his reason(s) behind doing what he did.  You must read his note to understand my following points.  I think he was a sick, cynical and disturbed individual.  I would like to just base facts on my retort to his note, but can’t seem to strip my feelings from this one.  He was angry at the government we have in this country(USA) and the reasons our country does things that it has.  We can all relate to this, but to act out of violence and anger is no way to get your voice heard nor is it EVER an answer to anything.  From my Christian point of view, I look at the author and perfector of my faith, Jesus and upon His life and what He did while He was here on earth for 33 years and there is no violence in Him at all and even more, He never committed a single sin, He was perfect.  Given that, I know we are all not perfect, and that’s obvious, but to point out that He is whom I look to when I am seeking answers to hard questions and whom I need to emulate my life after. Thus, violence has no room or opening for that.

Further, this man complained on and on about how he has to keep working and how he is having to work longer because our government is doing this and doing that to him.  My point is BE THANKFUL you have a job, BE THANKFUL for everything you have.  As a matter of fact, you own a LUXURY item in a plane.  How much does that cost you to house that plane and to pay for gas, etc. etc.   You own your own home, you have a family, wife and children.  And all you can do is complain about how bad life is???  REally!!!  Sorry, you have no empathy or sympathy from me sir.  We are all given a hand to play with in this life and we must own that.  You should be thankful you were born in my humble opinion, the best country on planet earth.  You obviously have plenty of money to eat every day at any given time.  You own a home and a plane and multiple cars and your mad??  Give me a big fat break, PLEASE!!!!!!!!   There are people starving all over this world and in this country who don’t even know where the next meal is coming from, yet your upset about still having to work longer to retire?  There are people who are in their 70’s plus still working because they can’t even retire.  SHAME ON YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Life isn’t fair or always right or perfect.  Who promised or said it was?  You must vote for people and for change.  You must make your opinions count and if politics is something that upsets you, turn the TV off and stop listening to talk radio!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am sad to see that there are people like this who are very ungrateful for the countless blessings that are in their lives and all they have to do is complain, look at the bad side of all situations and resort to violence.  Sad indeed. 

I want to close with something bad to say about this guy that I never knew, but that’s not right.  I just wished that someone had reached out to him before he did this horrible act.  I pray this will never happen again and I pray that those with anger and pain and issues get the help they need and seek out God and understand how much He loves us and in the big picture of things, what really matters is where your spending eternity!!!!!!!!

For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life – John 3:16

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January 11, 2010

SIN poem

Sin is ever before me

I constantly fail.

But God is good,

He picks me up.

Try to do good,

but the devil comes knockin’

I try to say NO

but I keep fallin’

What to do what to do?

Pray for guidance

and His help too.

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December 17, 2009

I blew it!

For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are

justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.

    — Romans 3:23-24

“I blew it!”  Come to think of it, we’ve all blown it!  We don’t

measure up.  We’re not divine.      We might be decent, but decent

won’t save us.    Only the divine, the truly righteous, make it past

the grave and into glory.  Thank God, grace is freely given and the

price for our sin was paid by Jesus.  While I “blew it,” he renewed

it!

Kind and Loving Father, thank you for being so generous with

your grace.  May I be as passionate for your righteousness as you

were in redeeming me from my sin.  Through Jesus I ask this.  Amen.

taken from www.heartlight.org

February 7, 2008

is all sin, sin?

I wrote this a few years ago regarding a Bible Study I had here at work.  The question was brought up about ‘is all sin, sin?”  and is there any difference in the degrees of sin.  So I wrote my thoughts down below on what I researched in The Good Word:

1 John 5:17 “All wrongdoing is sin”

Romans 3:23 “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God”

In summary, some sins seem bigger than others because their obvious consequences are much more serious.  Murder, for example, seems to us to be worse than hatred, and adultery seems worse than lust.  But this does not mean that because we do lesser sins we deserve eternal life.  All sin makes us sinners and all sin cuts us off from our Holy God.  All sin, therefore, leads to death(because it disqualifies us from living with God), regardless of how great or small it seems.  Don’t minimize “little” sins or overrate “big” sins.  They all separate us from God, but they ALL can be forgiven.

However, the consequences for sin are different according to the law of God and different places in the scriptures where we see that some sins seem to be punished more severely.

But, we have the account of Ananias and Sapphira in Acts 5:1-11 where they were struck dead when they lied to God.  The seriousness of this sin doesn’t seem to be that “bad” in fact to most of us it seems that this sin might be considered one of the “little” sins as mentioned above. And some Christians had died because they took Communion “in an unworthy manner” 1 Corinthians 11:27-30 

In Exodus 20 God gives His moral law to Moses to give to us.  This Moral Law is still in effect today.  In Exodus 21:24,25 there is more scripture of how to repay for sins committed.  The “eye for eye” rule was instituted as a guide for judges, not as a rule for personal relationships or to justify revenge.  This rule made the punishment fit the crime, thereby preventing the cruel and barbaric punishments that characterized many ancient countries.  Jesus used this principle to teach us not to retaliate (Matthew 5:38-48).  Judges, parents, teachers, and others who work with people must make wise decisions in order for discipline to be effective.  A punishment too harsh is unfair, and one too lenient is powerless to teach.  Ask God for wisdom before you judge.

In Matthew 5:44 I think Jesus states it perfectly “Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you” and v.39 “If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.”

We can all agree to disagree.  But, most important above all is our faith and belief in our Lord Jesus Christ and having a personal relationship with Him.

John 3:16“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son, that whomsoever believeth in Him, shall not perish, but have eternal life”