Tuesday, August 14, 2007

A Proper View of Sin

"When you do not fear God, you will not fear sin. There is a direct relationship between a high view of God and a high view of sin. A low view of God brings a low view of sin. When there is no fear of God, there is no fear of sin. It is amazing to me the number of people who can sin grievously against the Word of God. In the Old Testament, they would have been put to death for many things people do today. In the New Testament, God says it is far more serious than it was in the Old Testament. It amazes me how so many people somehow believe that as long as they do not feel that something is bad, that it is not bad--as long as they can feel okay about it, they can continue to do it. As long as God does not deal with them immediately, it must be okay. We are moving closer to an absolute confrontation with a God who makes no exceptions." ~ Henry Blackaby, Holiness, pp. 9-10

1 comment:

Tom said...

This comment "If you do not fear God, you will not fear sin" seems to use the word fear in two different senses.

For one thing, the fear of God does not mean being afraid of God, but rather being in reverent awe of Him. I would argue that if you dont fear God in this sense, then you will revere and be in awe of sin... if you dont fear God, you will worship sin.

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