Tuesday 17 April 2012

Seek the Truth

It is difficult to be in the world but not of the world as our pastor says.  Yes, we live here on Earth with an earthly body with all of its imperfections.  We all sin.  And we sometimes suffer the consequences of those sins.  We have the comforting thought, however, that if we believe in Jesus, He will wash away our sins.  Jesus says that we love because He first loved us.  We should forgive sinners because God forgives us. 

I agree that we should love others even if they have wronged us.  In fact, Jesus says that we should pray for our enemies.  However, there is a big difference between loving the sinner and loving the sin.  Our world today wants to pretend that if we reject the sin we are rejecting the sinner.  That is so wrong!  If that were the case, we would never love anyone because everyone sins. 

We live in a time where so many people believe "You're okay I'm okay" -- as if other people's actions or choices don't affect anyone else.  It might work that way if we each lived in a bubble.  However, we're part of a much larger society.  The golden rule still applies:  Love thy neighbour as thyself.  But the rule doesn't say:  Love thy neighbour's sin. 

As we live our daily lives, we should distinguish between right and wrong.  We should always seek the truth.  We shouldn't be buying into what is politically correct.  Notice the churches today that are thriving are not the politically correct ones (they are dying a slow death) but the churches whose pastors preach the Gospel -- the truth.  "You will know the truth and the truth shall set you free." (John 8:32)

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