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Warning: Sin is Subtle!

While reading through the Book of Genesis, it is really no surprise to anyone who has understood the Bible well that God warns about sin.  Genesis 4:6-7 says, "And the LORD said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? and why is thy countenance fallen?  If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him."  The problem is that sin does not always appear harmful but it can appear subtle and right.  Wise King Solomon said in Proverbs 14:12 that there is a way that seems right but it leads to death.

Do you meet a lost sinner who wantonly indulges in sin?  Many of them live a life of sin but they do not find themselves as lost sinners.  Many will say that either sin is just a fantasy word and/or that nothing is wrong with their sinful lifestyles.  Meet a sexually immoral person who says his or her sin is not sin.  For many people today that as long as it gives them pleasure then it is not wrong.  It is not so with the Word of God as sin is always sin whether it gives you pleasure or pain.  It has never been measured by one's acceptance by the world, popularity or pleasure that makes a deed right but it has always been weighed by God's Word.  Many people today just think if it is pleasurable then it is right and beneficial.  Many people today take pleasure in certain sins which they do not consider sin.  I would agree sin does give pleasure but it does not give God pleasure.

Do you think God can be mocked?  Be not foolish because He cannot be mocked as He knows everything.  Galatians 6:7 says that you reap what you sown.  Sin may be enjoyable like one can do all the sins they want and it further gives the degenerate person all the pleasure they can enjoy.  Every sin has its consequence s sooner or later, the effects of sin will hit people.  Sexually immoral people may soon get the consequences of Proverbs 5:11 that is a disease may consume them.  You may get drunkards getting killed as a result of their drunkenness.  You may get murderers and rapists getting murdered as a result of their actions.

How many people today are in Hell because their love for sin made them reject the Savior?  How many people today are in Hell because they accept a false gospel of Antinomianism?  How many people are in Hell today are in Hell because they do not accept their sinfulness?  Oh the woe of people who are deceived by the subtlety of sin's deception.  But thank God that He sent His only Son the Lord Jesus Christ to save anyone who puts their trust in Him from their sins.

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