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The Greatest Sin in the World (1 of 2)
Jesse M. Hendley
I want to speak to you, friends, on THE GREATEST SIN IN THE WORLD. Somebody says, "I know what it is, Preacher. It is adultery." No. "It is lying and stealing." No. "It is covetousness." No. "It is dishonesty." No. You could go on and on naming things that people think and talk about when they speak of "sin and sinners and sinning." None of these can be the greatest sin in the world. There is ONE SIN that overtops them all, one that is greater than all the others put together. What is that sin? It is THE REJECTION OF CHRIST, which means rejecting God Himself from coming into your heart and life.
In Isaiah 53 we read, "He is despised and rejected of men." Isaiah, looking down the course of history, saw Christ coming into this world and knew that people would reject Him. That is a sad fact today. There are many religions that reject the Lord Jesus Christ. There is no salvation in them, of course. There are many churches that preach the truth and yet people have not RECEIVED HIM into their hearts. He is despised and rejected of men. The greatest sin in the world is the rejection of the Lord Jesus Christ.
In First John we read, "If we receive the witness of men, the witness OF GOD is greater, and this is the witness of God which He hath testified of His Son. He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself. He that believeth not God hath made Him a liar because he believeth not the Record God gave of His Son. And this is the Record, that God hath given unto us eternal life and this is in His Son. He that hath the Son hath life. He that hath not the Son of God hath not life."
Then in the Book of Revelation, chapter 1, verse 12, John on the Isle of Patmos had a great vision of Christ. "And I turned to see the Voice that spake with me, and being turned I saw seven golden candlesticks and in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of Man clothed with a garme ...
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