2018 – MONDAY 27 AUGUST
BORN IN SIN
“Behold, I was shapen in iniquity;
and in sin did my mother conceive me.”
1. I WAS BORN THIS WAY
When a gay person claims they cannot change – because they were born gay – I agree with them and share that I was also born gay.
In fact, I was born in sin.
I was born a murderer
I was born an adulterer
I was born a gay person
I was born a liar
I was born a thief
I was born in sin – with the bias toward all these expressions – of my inherited sinful nature.
2. I WAS RAISED IN INIQUITY
The second part of this equation is that we are raised in an environment and culture of sin and imperfection.
Thankfully I was raised in a family that taught me that certain preferences and biases were sinful and displeasing to our Creator God.
The truth is that many people are raised in an environment where sinful distortions are not only tolerated – but are modelled and endorsed as being an acceptable form of life.
3. IT IS YOUR CALL
To simply dismiss God and His inner moral compass is to court disaster.
When you dismiss God and His plans for your life – you promote yourself to be your own God and master of all things pertaining to you.
When we finally face the judgement of God – it will be based on our acceptance of His son Jesus – as our saviour from sin.
To call your moral mess by any other name – than sin – is to hide behind smoke scenes, bushes and mirrors.
I was born in sin
I was raised in dysfunction
I need to be born again
I need a saviour
His name is Jesus
Through Jesus I receive eternal life.
SAY YES TO JESUS