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Jesus Came To Save From Sin, Not In Sin? 

By:  Gary Colley
Date:  April 6, 2003
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Have you discussed with your children what sin will do to their life?  There are several sound reasons why we warn all people of their sins.  Of Jesus it is said, “For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost” (Lk.19:10).  In order to open the way of salvation from sin, Jesus died on the cross.  He sent his apostles into the world in order that the great commission might be carried out.  Luke writes, “Thus it is written, and thus it behooved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day:  And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem” (Lk.24:46-47).   Jerusalem was the place, and Pentecost was the time the church of Christ was established.  Peter stood up with the eleven, and lifted up his voice to preach the death, burial, resurrection, and ascention of Jesus back to the throne of God (Acts 2:14).   He then followed the Lord’s instructions to the letter, giving the same plan of salvation as faithful men must give today (II Tim.2:2).  Peter said, “Repent, and be baptized every one of your in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit” (Acts 2:38).  This makes it clear  that Jesus came to save men from sin, but not in sin.  Some think any “negatives” will be harmful to children and adults.  They refuse to say anything is right or wrong.  They dislike the word “no” and never use it, and never caution others about the harmful and evil effect of sin in their life.  This is a transgression within itself! (Jas.4:17; Heb.5:12-14).  These are not preparing their children in the playpen, and therefore assure that they will have to learn about the wages of sin in the state pen, or for sure in eternity! (Gal.5:19-21; Rom.1:18-32; I Cor.6:9-11).  Permissiveness is not love (Heb.12:5-6).  Three things will be suffered as the result of sin: 1. The natural results. Sexual relations outside of marriage are sinful (Matt.19:8-9).  The promiscuous often develop AIDS or have an unwanted pregnancy, which sometimes results in the abortion or murder of the child.  Drunkards often develop liver disease, or kill themselves and others in auto accidents.  2. The eternal result.  Sin causes a person to lose his or her soul for eternity!  These cannot have hope as long as they continue to practice sin (Jn.14:6; Rom.6:23).  3. The separation result.   Not only will God not allow sin to enter into Heaven, but one also looses his relationship with God here and now! (Isa.59:1-2).  How sad that the sinner has no assurance of his prayers being answered in his sinful condition (Jn.9:31; I Jn.3:22).  Let us warn those we love of the dangers of sin!
--Gary Colley