Sin in God’s Presence

Like me, you’ve probably heard it often said among Christians that God cannot allow sin in His presence. I’m not so sure that’s right, for there are several bits of knowledge from the Bible that make me go “Hmmm, I … Continue reading

Can Animals Sin?

When Adam sinned, perfect creation was altered by the power of sin (Romans 8: 20). Consequently, the ground grew thorns; pain became part of the fabric of life; and death entered reality. The world became cursed. As such, the animals … Continue reading

Name Calling is a Sin

I’m a murderer several times over.  Guilty as charged by my Lord. For my crime, I deserve to be burned up in hell-fire. Thank God I won’t be, though, having also been charged as innocent by virtue of Jesus’ covering … Continue reading

Sin Offering

Sometimes, sin is committed unintentionally. We see an example of that having happened in Leviticus 4: 2, 3. “When anyone sins unintentionally and does what is forbidden in any of the Lord’s commands—If the anointed priest sins, bringing guilt on the … Continue reading

How to Recognize Sin

Obvious sins are those listed in the Bible, starting with the breaking of any one of God’s Ten Commandments: false worship, idolatry, using God’s name in vain, not observing the seventh-day Sabbath, dishonoring parents, murder, adultery, stealing, lying, and coveting. … Continue reading

An Obscene Episode

The men had been stripped of their shirts. They were then forced to kneel with their hands tied behind their backs. Their faces were pushed down into the last thing they would see—dirt. Behind each of those kneeling – four … Continue reading

Go And Sin No More

“Go and sin no more” are words from the mouth of Jesus. They were spoken once after healing an invalid by the pool of Bethesda (John 5: 1-15), and another time after forgiving a guilty, adulterous woman (John 8: 3-11). … Continue reading

The Unpardonable Sin

“Any sin and blasphemy will be forgiven people, but blasphemy against the Spirit shall not be forgiven. Whoever speaks a word against the son of Man, it shall be forgiven him; but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit, it shall … Continue reading

Westboro Baptist “Church”

Why can’t the members of the Westboro Baptist Church, located in Topeka, Kansas, see that they are wrong? They say their actions are in accordance with God’s disapproval of this country’s growing acceptance of the homosexual lifestyle and gay marriages. … Continue reading

Sin is Full of Itself

Sin is death. Even when it was dormant – in terms of ignorance of its existence – it has always been about death. This must have pleased sin in its beginning, because even though it was unknown, it spread its death … Continue reading