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The Gospel Is Troublesome to Sinners Because It Interferes with Their Sin

When it comes to preaching the Gospel as it is that addresses the true and real issue about sin, one can see that sin must be addressed.  In John 4:1-27, we have the encounter that would have offended so many sinners as well.  If the Pharisees are not the only ones getting offended by the Gospel declaring their unrighteousness, we also have people who are so in love with their sin getting offended by the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  The real Gospel does not preach that you can be saved and sin all you want after salvation.  Instead, it preaches repentance of sin and that salvation delivers the sinner from sin.  Even if salvation is by grace but it is saved from sin and not save to sin.  John 3:20 addresses the fact that men love darkness.  Any truly saved person does not dare deny how men love darkness to the point that many sinful activities happen at night.  Brothels usually open at night.  Many adulterous couples go out to meet each other at late night.  Many shady transactions happen at night.  It is the fact that these people are darkened in sin that makes them really love the darkness.

Going back to John 4:1-27 we read the encounter of Jesus and the adulterous Samaritan woman by the well.  Jesus did not offer salvation there just like a cup of water.  Instead, He addressed the sinfulness of the woman which would show her need for salvation.  He pointed out that she has had five ex-husbands and now she is cohabiting with a man who is not her husband.  I guess that before her encounter with Jesus, the adulterous woman by the well thought what she did was not wrong.  Many sinners tend to think that what they do is not wrong.  But this encounter had changed her like it changed Rahab from a prostitute to becoming the mother of Boaz, the second mother-in-law of Ruth, the great-great grandmother of David and became part of the Messianic lineage.  When the Gospel is preached, it will always intervene with the sin of people because it shows people their sin.  In proper Gospel preaching, there is no soulwinning without telling people that they are sinners and why they are sinners.

Many people think that just because they are "Mr. Nice Guy" that they are okay.  They might say, "Well unlike everyone else, I am a saint."  But the problem is that the standard of the Gospel has always been God's Law.  Nobody can say that they do not deserve Hell because they only have "lesser sins" because the one who stole brass and the one who stole gold both broke the standards concerning stealing.  When it comes to God's holiness, James 2:10-11 and Romans 3:10-19 shows we are all cut short of the glory of God.  1 Corinthians 6:9-10 shows that wicked lifestyles stem out from this truth that man is not basically good.  All sin starts with a sinful mind and heart which leads to a sinful lifestyle.  Ever since the fall of man, the problem has been summarized as their thoughts are evil continually.  They might be morally good but they are not good enough because they still have other sins.  To reveal the evils of the human mind and heart really interferes with one's sins because for many, either they have done nothing wrong or that sin is just a fantasy word.

The testimony of true converts always has this theme, "I am now saved by my Lord Jesus Christ, I do not want to sin anymore."  Whenever there are people getting saved we see sin disappear.  We do not see people sin all they want.  Instead, we read 1 Corinthians 6:11 shows that how many immoral people were delivered from their unrighteous living to righteous living.  They were washed, redeemed and set apart from the rest of the world by the Holy Spirit.  Not only does intervention with sin happen during the preaching process but all throughout the life of the believer.  There is no way that the believer can live like the rest of the world even if they are not sinlessly perfect (Titus 2:11-14).

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