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Charles Spurgeon on People Thinking Lightly of Sin

"Too many think lightly of sin, and therefore think lightly of the Saviour.  He who has stood before his God, convicted and condemned, with the rope about his neck, is the man to weep for joy when he is pardoned, to hate the evil which has been forgiven him, and to live to the honour of the Redeemer by whose blood he has been cleansed."
~ Charles Spurgeon 1834-1892

It is a very common practice to say, "Well what was my sin anyway?  It was just a little sin." or "Sin is just a fantasy word cooked up by people."  Do they even know how severe sin really is that it caused God His only begotten Son?  Isaiah 53 gives us a bloody view of the Savior's sacrifice for sin so man can be saved.  2 Corinthians 5:21 says that Jesus who knew no sin became the sin sacrifice for man.  You cannot deny how sin is not to be taken lightly.

Like it or not, all sin is sin and all sin breaks the standard of the Law sending sinful man to their condemnation and Hell (James 2:10-11, Romans 3:10-19).  People who think sin is nothing really are in war against God.  Even for the slightest sins, Jesus did that sacrifice so all sin can be defeated.  There is no "small sin" or "big sin" before a holy and righteous God.  We have all sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.  No amount of your "good work" can cover up for that "little sin" because every sin puts you in total enmity against a sinless and holy God.

Though the repentance of the Christian was not perfect at the start yet it is perfected daily.  Although they are not yet 100% freed from sin but they are freed from it daily in the process of their growth.  When there is true conversion then there is the attitude that Christians want to be free from sin, they seek to please God because they want to and to live a new life out of gratefulness.  That is why it is totally unscriptural to say that a person can be saved and still live like before.  That is just total foolishness.

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