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How Sin Is Removed (3 of 10)
Series: Revelation of Grace
One common question that is posed against Christianity is, ''Why doesn't God just get rid of sin and take us all to heaven?''
As we have already seen, God has indeed removed all sin and invited us into heaven. If this is true, the question needs to be reworded as, ''Why doesn't God just let us live for the flesh and then treat us as though we are like Him?''
Let's put this into perspective. Has anyone ever done something that gets on your nerves? Have you been around someone whose actions are frustrating, but they don't care? What is your reaction? Do you invite them to live with you and make it your responsibility to conform to their habits? Do you hang around people that do things you can't stand?
When someone comes into your house, do you change the house rules and expectations to fit the lifestyles of those you disagree with? No. If you are going to be welcomed into my house, you have to respect our standards. I don't let smokers come into my house and fill it with the stale odor of cigarettes. If they want to smoke, that's their choice, but not in my home. No drugs in my home. No stolen goods, prostitution, tracking mud, or anything else that is not acceptable to the peace of our home.
So now we are going to demand that God go against His own character and nature to conform heaven to our ways? If it doesn't work that way in our lives, why do we demand God passively allow mankind to track mud into His courts? Instead, God graciously cleans off our mud and then welcomes us in.
One thing we as Christians must understand is that we can't make someone want a better lifestyle. When in the army, I had a fellow soldier whose life was in shambles. He was miserable. Three times he attempted suicide. After getting out of the hospital, our commander began the work of discharging him as being incompatible with army life.
The army wasn't his problem. He was depressed and hopeless. ...
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