One of the great questions to be understood by Christians is what is and is not sin?
There are a multitude of things that people call sin, but are they really sin?
Today I want to look at this issue to try and nail down some aspects of what is and isn’t sin, partly because it is important that we know, and partly to help you and others stop condemning yourself over things that are not directly sin.
Every person starts walking down Salvation Road in the same place: Walking WITHOUT Jesus.
We are all people of this world and we all suffer the same frailties, weaknesses, lusts, passions and desires. We walk in a constant state of sinfulness.
To fully appreciate the salvation that Christ offers us, we will first look at the things that are driving mankind to sinfulness and drive us away from Christ. All of these things will need to be dealt with as we walk in Christ and God has provided the way for this to occur.
We will cover those things later, but for now, listen to the podcast as we look at the issues that face all mankind and are part of the Nature of Man.
At the most basic level, Christianity is about change. We are called to change from the old manner of life driven by sin and the passions and lusts of human nature, to be changed into the image of Jesus Christ.
We are being called to a renewal in the Spirit so that our thoughts, our actions and our desires match those of the Lord, because our desire is to please Him and not ourselves.
Renewal in the Spirit is critical, as this scripture today points out. But the burning question is: How do we do it?
As Christians we are called to walk with Christ. To walk suggests a path and a direction. But many Christians are unaware of what the path looks like.
Salvation Road takes a structured approach to defining a pathway from life as a sinner in this world to entering the kingdom of God, re-born into the image of Jesus Christ.
This Salvation Road process will help all Christians understand the walk we take and give a structure to this faith we hold in Jesus Christ. This episode will provide an overview of the process and the next series of podcasts.
In a world that is intent on shifting blame, covering up, hiding and denying what is right, it becomes more and more difficult to find the truth.
Too often the media are biased on important issues and report only what they, their managers, sponsors or owners want to hear and they leave out the rest. Opinions are made based on half-truths, lies and fabrications and in the tsunami of information that is the internet it is almost impossible to find out the truth about anything.
But I use the word “almost” advisedly, because there is a truth to be found that is solid and penetrating through the layers of lies built up in this world. There is a way to answer the question positively that asks: Where is the Truth?
A life without living in the presence of the Lord is a futile life.
Every person in this world who chooses to reject the call of God is living in futility. They do not understand that this life is not the “main game,” it is just a taste of what is possible.
But achieving the fullness of life and all of the possibilities that are to come are accessible only to those who leave the futility of this worldly life and seek God. This is the thrust of these few verses today.