Tuesday, January 10, 2012

I've been thinking a lot lately about sin, and how we as Christians should react to it. I think the biggest problem, it seems a lot of people have, is after the sin has been committed. What we need to realize is that it's over and in the past...we should be loving and kind in our responses to them. After all, what they really need is Christ's forgiveness and love..and the reality that their sin has already been washed away. What they don't need is people telling them what an awful thing they have done, and that they should be ashamed of themselves. If they have repented, we should no longer bring it up. And if they haven't repented, we need to remember to give them time to do so. People don't automatically change when we want them to.. there should be no iron rod of "repent now or be dead to me" coming down on them. We should give them time to heal and repent... Too often it seems like people lock down even more on rules and expectations when someone has sinned. What we fail to realize is that providing more rigid rules and expectations won't help them. If anything it will push them away from Jesus.
Christ never yelled at people or nagged them endlessly to repent.

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