A Series on Sin Part 3: The Effects of Sin

A quote from this post by Jesus Alone “We are a very blind, self-righteous and hypocritical generation because of this.

The generation before us needs to own up to what they did to cause this mess, and our generation needs to grow up and own up to our mistakes.

If we continue to view ourselves as victims, then we will not get to a place of healing and empowerment. We will not get to a place of self-accountability, and that is something that we so desperately need!”
The bible speaks of the “7 deadly sins” some of which come to mind in the destruction of generations before us and continue in this generation – Pride, Greed, Lust (for power), all working against the loving nature Jesus portrayed and taught. These sins, and many others, are killing us and our planet.
Jesus Great Commandments are being pushed to one side for the love of earthly things and for acceptance and approval by others. Love God. Love each other. This, in itself, helps reduce the sin in our lives.

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When we go against the will of God—when we sin—we are doing things that destroy ourselves and others. For a person to understand the effects of sin, we must come to terms with the reality of our sinful natures.

It seems that our culture is full of declarations of positive self-image. We tell ourselves that we are good people. We are kind-hearted. We deserve more. We are enough just as we are. And so on.

I understand the temptation to do this, and there could be many causes. Here are a few according to my own limited experience and view of the world:

In part, we have a backlash of positivity after a generation of Christians that shamed people for their sins in a mean-spirited manner (I get that too. It’s easy when our values are targeted by those who hate us. We are called to…

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Prayer for the brokenhearted

3 He heals the brokenhearted    and binds up their wounds. 4 He determines the number of the stars    and calls them each by name. 5 Great is our Lord and mighty in power;    his understanding has no limit.6 The Lord sustains the humble    but casts the wicked to the ground. 7 Sing to the Lord with grateful praise;    make music to our God on the harp. Psalm 147:3-7 Heavenly… Continue reading Prayer for the brokenhearted