Seeing Sin For What It Is

By: D. A. Slindard

This article has been much tougher for me to write because it is going to be about an unpopular subject going on in our country. It seems to me, many people like seeing people receive their just reward. If someone treats someone else badly, it seems to never fail that the person who did the mistreating is going to have something bad occur in their life. Some people refer to this as karma and feel warm and gushy inside when the offender ends up getting what was coming to them. Go to YouTube and you can find thousands of videos on “Instant Karma,” where the individual gets “what was coming to them.” Bad things happen and people say, “There’s karma for you!”

Now, with all that said – let’s go ahead and take the time to see the turmoil going on in our country. We have become a nation stricken by COVID-19. We have issues going on at the border. We have hurricane destruction, wildfire issues, and it seems our country is at a breaking point as we are a nation divided. What if these bad things happening to us is because, as a nation, we have turned our back on God? Maybe these bad things are happening to us because in the past 50 years, the United States of America has seen over 50,000,000 innocent lives be murdered in the mother’s womb. I told you this is not going to be a popular topic. The safest place for a baby should be in the mother’s womb.

What if the issues plaguing our society are because we are getting our just reward from God Almighty? This is definitely not the popular topic being preached upon in church houses today, but the Bible tells us in Galatians 6:7, “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.” If you look at what is going on in the world around us, I do believe we are reaping what we have sown as a nation. In Numbers 32:23, “But if ye will not do so, behold, ye have sinned against the LORD: and be sure your sin will find you out.”

Our sin has found us out, and now we are paying the cost for the wrongs we have done. A person does not have to look very hard to see as a society how we sin against God. The 10 Commandments have become the 10 suggestions, and we have become a nation that has compromised on the Word of God. Instead of “Thus saith the Lord…,” we choose to do as we please. We want to feed our own impulses; we want to add to our own desires without giving thought to why we are here on this earth. We are here and were created for God Almighty. In Revelation 4:11, “Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created“– For thy pleasure they are and were created.

As a creation of God, we fall short, and as a nation, we have forgotten why and how we were founded. One Nation under God. We have taken God out of the equation. We have fully immersed ourselves in the abominations against God. I am reminded of Jeremiah 6:15, “Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination? Nay, they were not at all ashamed, neither could they blush: therefore, they shall fall among them that fall: at the time that I visit them they shall be cast down, saith the LORD.”

You look at the turmoil going on in our nation and it is evident we are receiving our just due. What will it take for things to change?  Simple – get back to serving the Lord so we can find favor in His eyes. We need a revival to take place. We need Christians to stand up across our nation and say, “Here am I Lord, send me.” Before a revival can take place in our country, in our state, in our community, we first must have the revival take place in our own lives. The most crucial decision anyone will ever make will be placing their trust in Jesus Christ. We have one shot at life, one opportunity to live this life, and we must make the decision to either serve God of the Bible or be fully prepared to face the consequences of our sin against God.

By: D. A. Slinkard

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