What’s Wrong With Sin?

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How can anything that seems so right, be so wrong?

Sin? Really?

What’s wrong with sin?

Who has the right to call something an offense against religious or moral law, or an action that is or is felt to be highly reprehensible, or an often serious shortcoming?

What’s wrong with sin? 

I could say something like it’s an affront against the holiness of God, but what’s that really mean?

Does it mean God is against you and I feeling fine, having fun, and just living like there’s no tomorrow? No Day of Reckoning?

No.

So what’s wrong with sin?

Maybe God’s still mad at what Adam and Eve did those many years ago. No, for His anger and justice was satisfied through the cross of Christ.

I ask you again, what’s wrong with sin?

Maybe I should ask it several other ways.

What’s wrong with putting water in your car’s gas tank?

What’s wrong with eating rat poison?

What’s wrong with sleeping on a railroad track when it’s time for the next train?

What’s wrong with jumping off the top of the largest building in town, completely ignoring the law of gravity?

What’s wrong with sin?

What’s wrong? We weren’t created for it. It goes against our original nature, and creates disharmony between the Creator and His creation.

We were created for harmony with God, with others, and with all God calls holy and just.

So, what’s wrong with sin? Everything.

Who says? The Designer/Creator/Giver of Life.

That’s Who.

Just like the car manufacturer who has the audacity to say which kind of fuel we should use… and we pay attention…

… Like the maker of rat poison using fear tactics to keep us from enjoy a new and exciting experience. They actually have printed on the package “Poison”, “Keep out of the reach of children”, along with a picture of a skull and crossbones… and we put the stuff in a place not so readily available to our kids.

So maybe we should listen to the One Who made us?


The One Who loves us and gave His life a ransom for ours.


“For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin, so that we could be made right with God through Christ.” (2 Corinthians 5:21 NLT)