The Sin of Silence by James Merritt

The Sin of Silence
Dr. James Merritt
I John 1:9


1. ‘‘You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can And will be used against you in a court of law. You have the Right to an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will Be provided for you. Do you understand these rights?’’

2. If you’ve ever seen a TV show, or a movie, or if you’ve Unfortunately been arrested, you are familiar with what is known As the Miranda warning. Now where does this warning come from? Well, many believe it’s not from the constitution or common law, But it was simply a product of the supreme court’s fertile Imagination. But be that as it may, it is the law and it’s a law That says you have the right to remain silent.

3. Ironically, one of the victims of the Miranda opinion was Ernesto Miranda himself. This rapist, whose conviction was Overturned by that famous supreme court case, was stabbed to Death in 1976 in a phoenix bar, and the cops arrested a suspect In the killing. He wanted to confess, but after being read his Miranda rights, he refused to talk, and he was never convicted.

4. Well, I believe the Miranda warning not only violates the Constitution, but I know that it violates spiritual law. Because the bible makes it plain that ‘‘confession is good for the Soul.’’ one of these days we are all going to find out that Sooner or later we will all have to confess our sins. We can do It now before it’s too late, or later when it is. But either way Sins have a way of coming out.

5. You may have heard of a couple named harry and sally who met And fell in love, and even though they wanted to marry they each Held a dark secret that they were afraid to share with each other. Sally had a terrible case of bad breath and she always kept mints And mouthwash on hand, and she was careful to keep her mouth shut When she was close to him. On the other hand, harry had a bad Case of smelly feet. He never took his shoes off in public and He feared what would happen once he got married.

6. Well, although sally and harry were anxious to get married, Neither one could bring themselves to tell the other one of their Tragic secret. But finally they married and headed off for the Honeymoon. That evening in their hotel room they began to unpack And dress for bed.

7. Harry, at the last minute, ran into one bathroom and Vigorously scrubbed his feet. Sally ran to the other bathroom And vigorously brushed her teeth. They came back and sat on the Edge of the bed and realizing she could finally hold it in no Longer, and knowing she would have to tell him of her terrible Secret, she slid over very close to him and said to him, ‘‘harry, I have a confession to make.’’ he said, ‘‘sally, I know what it Is, you’ve eaten my socks.’’

8. The truth of the matter is, we all have faults and we all Sin. John said in 1 john 1:10, ‘‘if we say that we have not Sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.’’ the Best people in the bible sinned-Mo ...

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