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Sin is Always Wrong

By Larry R. Lasiter

© 2010

"Do you not know that when you present yourselves to someone as slaves for obedience, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin resulting in death, or of obedience resulting in righteousness?" Romans 6:16

A psychologist in Los Angeles conducted weekly seminars for women who had experienced or who were considering an extra-marital affair. The purpose was to help develop excuses that a husband couldnít check, and resist the temptation to confess the infidelities. She was teaching the women how to choose their partner carefully and how to enjoy the relationship without feeling guilty. One of those attending confessed that her guilt had nearly ruined her mental heath but after the seminar she felt guiltless because she now understood that she too had a "right to happiness."

Itís amazing what lengths some people will go to encourage others to sin. And also what explanations others will hold to justify sin. Educating a person in the art of adultery does not make it right. Soothing the conscience cannot eliminate guilt. You can always make sin palatable, but you can never make it right. You can profit from it financially but never spiritually. You may listen to the lies of another who tells you that a particular sin is okay "for you" even to the point that you no longer feel guilt, but the penalty remains.

The original sin introduced by the serpent in the garden still deceives many today. When Eve told the serpent that God had said that if they ate of the forbidden tree she and Adam would die, the serpent responded by saying,- "You shall not surely die." The old lie that you can sin and yet escape death is still believed today. Many think that their personal circumstances are different and that God would never impose this judgment upon them. They come to believe that they are an exception to the rule, yet they are surely dead wrong. "For the wages of sin is death. . ." (Rom. 6:23)

Occasionally I receive a call for financial help. Almost always they are from people who have already exhausted whatever means the other institutions were willing to give. My first question is "Is your own Church helping you?" The answer I receive most often is- "I am not a member of a Church."

 

I then lecture them on the value of having a Church family who knows and loves you. I explain to them that regarding financial aid the first responsibility of the Church is to help its own. It is here where I explain to them that if I give them financial help it will be from me personally and not from Church funds. I usually ask them why they are calling Churches for help when they donít attend Church themselves. It is at this point that the truth begins to come out. Almost without exception, it is a young woman calling in behalf of her and her "husband."

After carefully questioning one woman who wanted money to rent an apartment, I found that her "husband" was not her husband but someone who she left her husband for. She also had her two small children with her. They were living in a motel and were asking me to provide them money for housing. I asked,- "Do you realize that you are asking me to pay for a place for you to commit adultery?"

 

I counseled both the woman and the man to repent from practicing this sin and admonished them about how wrong it was for them to ask Godís Church to finance their sin. They admitted their wrong but gave me no assurance that they would change. They reasoned that what they were doing was not so bad considering their circumstances but I could still sense guilt in them. Sin is always wrong.

 

 


 


 

 

 

 

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