What if We Excuse Sin?
With the first sin, came the first excuse. If you look closely at the account in Genesis, you will notice that Adam blamed Eve and God, while Eve blamed the serpent (Genesis 3:12-13). We try everything to explain away our sin. Every sin man can think of has been blamed on a bad childhood or abuse. Although man can be tempted to commit evil, sin is still sin and cannot be excused.
For example, what about the man who marries and divorces five times unscripturally because he was molested as a child? What about the person who divorces for the cause of spousal abuse but not for fornication? What about the person who is a drug addict because they want to escape the memories of abuse? What about a couple who says, “We are really in love” or “We are engaged” so they commit fornication?
I am not trying to be harsh, critical or unloving, but offering some excuse for our sin is not going to get us out of it. We are held accountable for our sins, so we must be zealous and repent (Revelation 3:19). Romans 4:7-8 says, “Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered. Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin.” Romans 8:1 adds, “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.”
Are you in sin? If so, do not excuse it and do not delay any longer. Contact us and let’s learn together how to be right with God.