The "S" Word

Some years ago, Dalton Key made an observation about sin that needs to be repeated today. Consider what he said:
“… Most people wouldn’t use the word ‘sin.’ That word is too staid, too old-fashioned, too judgmental. Sin isn’t talked about much these days, even from the pulpit. We hear about ‘faults,’ and ‘lapses in judgment,’ and ‘failing to live up to our potential,’ but the word ‘sin’ rarely surfaces … Folks who used to require repentance now need understanding. Those who in days past were rebuked for sin are now accepted ‘as they are.’ Confession has been replaced with counseling; godly sorrow and repentance with therapy” (Dalton Key, “The Dreaded ‘S’ Word,” The Words of Truth, Vol. 34, No. 1, Jan. 2, ’97, p. 3).
He’s right, you know. Sin isn’t sin anymore, at least in the minds of many. The problem is, sin still exists. The Bible says, “all have sinned” (Romans 3:23) and “the wages [e.g. payment] of sin is death” (Romans 6:23).
We may try to ignore it, we may try to explain it away, but sin still exists, and it will cause us to lose our souls, unless it is removed through contact with the saving blood of Jesus Christ (Mark 16:15,16; Acts 2:38; 22:16; 1 Peter 3:21; Romans 6:17,18).
Dear reader, what are you doing about the sin in your life?

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