I read this little story the other day titled “An Unpopular Sermon” “Dr. R. G. Lee preached a sermon in which he got on sin hot and heavy. Afterward an irate lady said, “Dr. Lee, I didn’t like that sermon!” Dr. Lee replied, “Neither did the devil, sister.”
In a culture that marches to the beat of it’s own drum, we see that it is offbeat to the song God is playing. Churches have been infected with compromise, with a strong emphasis of comfortable living instead of holy living. Just like an infection in a persons body will cause it to weaken, compromise in the church has caused the authority of the church to weaken. Pastors face conflict of preach to keep people in church or preach to keep people out of Hell. Sadly…many have chosen to aim for what is popular by compromising the truth about the worlds number one killer…SIN.
“One great power of sin is that it blinds men so that they do not recognize its true character“ Andrew Murray
Sin is seductive, sexy, and SIN!!! We fail to realize that we cannot be friends with sin! WARNING: sin is hazardous to your health, there is no compromise about that. So, we need to stop compromising the truth about it!
How does God feel about sin? He hates it. God Hates Sin: Just think about that for a moment
God hates sin because it is the total contradiction of His nature. The psalmist describes God’s hatred of sin this way: “For You are not a God who takes pleasure in wickedness; no evil dwells with You” (Psalm 5:4).
God hates sin because He is holy; holiness is the most exalted of all His attributes (Isaiah 6:3; Revelation 6:8). His holiness totally saturates His being. His holiness epitomizes His moral perfection and His absolute freedom from blemish of any kind (Psalm 89:35; 92:15; Romans 9:14).
God hates sin for the simple reason that sin separates us from Him: “But your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden His face from you, so that He will not hear” (Isaiah 59:2).
God also hates sin because of its subtle deceitfulness which entices us to focus on worldly pleasure, and forsake God’s blessings.
Another reason God hates sin is that it blinds us to the truth.
God hates sin because it enslaves us and will eventually destroy us. Just as Samson’s sin led to his physical blindness and captivity (Judges 16:21), our sin will lead to spiritual blindness and bondage. God hates sin because it lessens our love for Him.
How should I feel about sin?
“This day, my God, I hate sin not because it damns me, but because it has done Thee wrong. To have grieved my God is the worst grief to me” Charles Spurgeon