Sunday, May 23, 2021

How Bad and Sinful?

Kindred,


Do you think the Lord has the highest ethical standards or not?


When the Lord measures your character, weigh your deeds and misdeeds, do you think the Lord will turn a blind eye to your faults and sins?  


How do you know if you are in good standing with the Lord?  


Take a simple test. 


Use the Golden Rule.  


Treat people how you would like to be treated.


"Do unto others as you would have them do unto you".                       

                                  - Matthew 7:12


And do no harm:


"Do not do unto others as you would not have them do unto you."



After you place yourself in the other person's shoes, ask how much you would not like for those abuses and bad behaviors to happen to you.  


To understand the gravity of being harassed, abused, taken advantage of, hated, imagine what it would be like on the receiving end of aggressions and abuses. 


How many times would you like the abuses to happen to you?  


Would you like to be on the receiving end of bad behaviors and sinful practices continuously?  


How do you think the Lord will see it?  


Sin is sin.


How egregious the sins are depends upon the frequency, duration, pattern of abuse, aggravation, continuing harm and severity of harm/injuries caused; and is based upon the Lord's Standards, not necessarily society's.  


For example, society has been groomed to believe that though lewd, harassing and sexually abusive behavior is bad, it does not rise to the level of capital sin.  


However, any kind of unclean behavior that will lead to an impurity of heart, the mind in the gutter, will prevent entry into heaven, ability to connect to the Holy Spirit and to see Heaven's Gate.  


One of the seven deadly sins is lust; therefore, lewd, harassing and sexually abusive behavior is a capital sin, even if society does not treat it as such.  


Understanding how egregious the sins, will help you determine the Lord's Standards and what the Judgement might be;


And help you determine how bad and sinful certain bad behaviors are.




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