MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.

Be Sure Your Sins Will Find You Out

July 8th, 2014 Viewed 1 times

A Brother Caught in Sin

February 11th, 2010 Viewed 1283 times
This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Christian Liberty

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The whole point of the Romans 14 passage is that believers in Christ are bound together in Him.  We will have our differences of opinions, we will disagree with them on issues.  We will believe that they’re wrong and we’re right.

But we’re to remember the grace by which we were saved, and extend that grace to them.  We are to realize that they are living their life out before their maker, and unless they are in a sin which is spelled out in the Bible, we’re to grant them the ability to live out their Christian liberty.

Article Series - Christian Liberty
  1. Christian Liberty
  2. The Two Brothers
  3. The Stumbling Block
  4. A Brother Caught in Sin

Recognition of Severity of Sin

December 1st, 2009 Viewed 997 times

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The very first sin brought death.  To show the consequences vividly to the very first sinners, God caused a lamb to be killed to provide clothing for Adam and Eve.

Sexual Sin and the Church

December 21st, 2008 Viewed 3088 times

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She is sleeping with her boyfriend, left the church because they were going to discipline her, should they follow through with the public announcement?

That is the situation a church in Florida found itself in this past week as a woman in the church first confessed to a woman in her Bible Study that she was in an immoral affair, and then (ironically) tried to stop that church from declaring what she did was a sin.

Is Homosexuality That Big of a Sin?

September 4th, 2008 Viewed 1402 times

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From the way that this issue is painted, Homosexuality is the worst sin to befall mankind.  I made the argument in a discussion of the McDonald’s boycott that there are many sins that God hates, and that we should make sure that we major on what God considers sin.

So, what about this sin?

Let’s Look at Romans

Perry believes that God exaggerates the importance of this sin based on Romans 1:27.  What’s interesting about this passage is that it is a progression.

The Greatest Sin of the American Culture

June 14th, 2008 Viewed 1193 times

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If I were to ask you what you thought the greatest sin the America culture is guilty of, what would you select?  You may pick one of the big problems Christians see with the culture—abortion, greed, homosexuality, etc.  But I believe that you’d be mistaken.  Don’t get me wrong—I believe these are a problem, but I believe that they are the outgrowth of a deeper sin, rather than truly the problem itself.

Why Would You Throw it All Away?

March 10th, 2008 Viewed 1214 times

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Today’s big news concerns the Democrat Governor of New York, but he is hardly the first and will not be the last. In case you had not heard, Governor Eliot Spitzer engaged in acts that he prosecuted as the Attorney General of the state of New York– he hired a prostitute on multiple occasions.

There are many things that makes this tragic. It’s just the latest thing in Gov. Spitzer’s life to come undone.

The Problem With the Culture Argument

February 25th, 2008 Viewed 2024 times

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There are many things in the Bible that we do not adhere to in today’s church.  We do not teach them as commands.  We don’t encourage people to follow them.  We try to ignore that they are even in the Bible.  And we do this because they are counter-cultural and inconvenient.

And this is part of the reasons that Christians aren’t taken seriously.  I can’t tell you how many conversations I have gotten into with unbelievers that follow this basic order:

  • We’ve all sinned and the Bible defines sin.
  • The Old Testament says that you shouldn’t do XYZ.
  • You do XYZ.
  • Aren’t you sinning?

And then after trying to get out of that one, the real fun begins.

The Generational Effect

October 2nd, 2006 Viewed 3042 times, 2 so far today
This entry is part 2 of 9 in the series A Father's Responsibility

Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God [am] a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth [generation] of them that hate me; – Exodus 20:5

This is pretty scary to me on one level. Notice, it’s the sins of the fathers that the Lord would visit on the children unto the third and fourth generation. This tells me a couple of things.

First, that God places real importance on what the father does, for it’s his sin that’s visited, not the mothers.  We saw this yesterday with Adam and Eve.  More importantly, we see it throughout the Old Testament where, especially a king, whole families were judged for what the father did.  Remember Achan?  In the book of Joshua, the children of Israel were commanded not to take of the spoil of Jericho, and yet Achan did.  Because of that sin, Achan and his whole family were destroyed.  God takes sin seriously.

God Told Adam…

October 1st, 2006 Viewed 4598 times, 1 so far today
This entry is part 1 of 9 in the series A Father's Responsibility

I was talking a couple of weekends ago with a friend, and the discussion turned to Creation, the Fall, and other related issues and it caused me to think more about just how much responsibility God gave to man and just why Paul laid so much at the father’s feet in a family. I’d like to take this opportunity to look through some Bible passages with you and see just what fathers and husbands have to be responsible for. Just so you know how we’ll go about this study, I’m going to do searches for fathers and husbands in the Bible and then address passages that talk about a father’s or husband’s responsibility.

I do want to start out with the one that got me going, just to get you thinking.

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Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.