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  • Writer's pictureJohan Smith

Lies about sin

The Bible is very straightforward and very clear about your enemy, the devil: he is the father of lies according to John 8:44:

You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies – NIV

This is an important warning to you and to me about our enemy. The devil lies so that he can be called the father of all lies. To lie is his nature and character.

Lie number 1: Now what is sin? An unnecessary fuss is being made of it.

The media today, especially screens, are chockablock with violence, sex scenes, living together/cohabitation, fraud, extramarital affairs, and drunkenness. These are portrayed as the norm and eventually many young people think all of it is okay. You then align your life according to those skewed and sick values ​​and principles. However, after doing those things, you feel so guilty and bad and far from God. Feelings of guilt totally flatten you. You feel ashamed and experience feelings of disgrace because of stupid and wrong choices.

Isaiah 59:2 says sin has horrible consequences and separates you from God:

But your iniquities have separated you from God; your sins have hidden His face from you, so He will not hear – NIV

Lie number 2: Sin is enjoyable.

Romans 6:23 is very candid about the consequences of sin:

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord – NIV

Sin always comes in a package: the sin and its consequences. Maybe it's fun to get drunk for a short while with your friends. Perhaps it gives you big kicks to go on a quick trip because of marijuana or other drugs. Maybe you forget about all your troubles when you go on short-lived, one-night stands with some willing guys or girls. After that, however, you’re the one who must face the consequences of your actions. It’s then that the guilt kicks in and that ‘far-from-God-feeling’ prevails. Then the battle against the chains that bind you begins, a battle because you’ve become a slave to sin.

(Further lies that people very easily believe, will follow.)

In the meantime, hold on to Jesus and know that the Gospel is the good news of forgiveness of all sins - "big" and "small". God is waiting for you to truly repent, and He is always willing to forgive you.

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