Sin is Still Sin

Sin is defined by God as: 1) "Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law" (I John 3:4). 2) "All unrighteousness is sin" (I John 5:17). 3) "Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin" (James 4:17).  4) "And he that doubteth is damned if he eat, because he eateth not of faith: for whatsoever is not of faith is sin" (Romans 14:23).

Many times folks want to make exceptions as to what is sin and what is not sin. My friend, please understand, that SIN IS STILL SIN:

1) EVEN WHEN YOU DON’T GET CAUGHT.  The Bible teaches that God sees ALL. "The eyes of the Lord are in every place, Watching the evil and the good" (Proverbs 15:3).  We may think that no one has seen us - but God has.  Paul says it this way, "For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad" (II Corinthians 5:10).

2) EVEN IF IT IS FOR A GOOD CAUSE. Paul condemned the philosophy "Let us do evil, that good may come" (Romans 3:8). Jesus said there would be those that did evil that good would come, "Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils?  and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity" (Matthew 7:21-23).  We may try to justify what we practice by saying, "Look at all the good we are doing", but remember, "And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him" (Colossians 3:17).

3) EVEN IF YOUR FRIENDS OR OTHERS ARE DOING WORSE THINGS. Some try to justify what they are doing (while committing sin) that they are not as bad as "o' so and so". The Bible does not teach that there are "little" sins and "big" sins. The Bible teaches that a sin is a sin - a sinner is a sinner, and to lie (in God's eyes) is as bad as to commit murder (Revelation 21:8).

4) EVEN IF IT IS COMMONLY ACCEPTED BY OTHERS. Many try to justify their sins by saying, "Everybody is doing it". The Word of God teaches that the majority of folks do the wrong thing (Matthew 7:21-23). The world today commonly accepts drinking alcohol, sex outside of marriage, divorce, etc. Just because the world commonly accepts these things as alright does not change God's Word (Galatians 5:19-21). Think about it friend. Study Your Bible.