Why Does the Church “OK” Sin?
This is the first post in my new Romans series!
Romans 1:32: “Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them.”
I think most (if not all) Christians agree that sin is serious. However, the church, for some reason is starting to approve of some sins. I’m not saying all churches do, I’m just saying a lot of them are. In this blog I will point out a couple of the “approved sins.” It really does disturb me.
A big topic of debate is the topic of homosexuality. If you are a follower of Jesus Christ, how can you say that homosexuality is ok? The Bible clearly says it is a sin! That’s not only established in the Old Testament, but also in the New Testament.
Leviticus 18:22: “Do not lie with a man as one lies with a woman; that is detestable.”
1 Corinthians 6:9-10: “Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.”
The actor and evangelist, Kirk Cameron, said this in an interview with Piers Morgan: “Marriage is almost as old as dirt, and it was defined in the garden between Adam and Eve. One man, one woman for life till death do you part. So I would never attempt to try to redefine marriage. And I don’t think anyone else should either. So do I support the idea of gay marriage? No, I don’t.” He also said this about homosexuality, “I think that it’s – it’s – it’s unnatural. I think that it’s – it’s detrimental, and ultimately destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization.”
I couldn’t agree more with that statement. In no way is homosexuality natural! You can not reproduce homosexually. That is impossible. It’s not natural. Period. It is utterly detestable and clearly a sin, yet churches are ordaining gay ministers and saying it’s ok. Something has to change!
Approving of sin not only includes participating in the act, but it also includes supporting the act. You could, for instance, support the act by watching something you shouldn’t. Something that contains that sin. I’ll use the movie, “The Hangover” as an example. That movie is filthy and really is nothing short of pornography. Watching it puts your faith in danger because you purposely put yourself in a position to be tempted. That’s a sin. The Greek word for approve in Romans 1:32 is suneudokeo. It literally means to “agree with,” “consent to,” or “sympathize with.” It points to a casual enjoyment of the sins of someone else. That makes you just as guilty. Sin literally become entertainment. What is wrong with the church today? Watch what you watch.
I know this is pretty heavy stuff, but I felt it was what I was supposed to write about today. We have to stop or the church won’t grow. It really can’t be called “The Church” anymore if we devote our lives to sin rather than Christ. Sin hinders the flow of the Spirit. Even sympathizing sin is wrong and we need to stop. It grieves the heart of God.
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