The Wages of Sin Is Death
Jesse M. Hendley
In these days when modernism and apostasy is rampant in our land, many ministers in the pulpit do not preach against the SINS of the people. Now why do we preach against SIN?
Why Denounce Sin?
We preach against sin because the prophets did! Isaiah and Amos cried out against the actual sins that the people were committing. The prophets called drunkenness, DRUNKNESS. They called adultery, ADULTERY.
We preach against sin because the apostles did! The apostles called sin, SIN. All through the writings of Paul we find preaching against the sins of his day. Romans 1. Galatians 5. First Corinthians 6 and elsewhere. Paul spoke so plainly that some of those passages could not be expounded to just any audience, because of the nature of the sins.
We preach against sin because Christ did! Christ spoke plainly against it. In John 4 we read the record of Jesus winning a poor, fallen woman to salvation. She wanted to be saved. So He pointed out the sin-question in her life and said, "Go, call your husband." She truthfully replied, "I 'have no husband." Jesus said, "Thou hast well said, I have no husband, for thou hast had five husbands and he whom thou now hast is not thy husband. In that saidst thou truly." Jesus wanted her to see that there is no salvation apart from facing the question of sin. Having exposed the sin in her life, He saved her, forgave her and she became a radiant Christian, winning others to the Master.
There are two questions facing every sinner: the SIN question, and the SON question.
We preach against sin because God commanded us to do so. God says, "Cry aloud! Spare not! Lift up thy voice like a trumpet and tell my people abouttheir sins."
All Are Sinners
In First John 1:8 the Lord says that if you say you have no sin, you deceive yourself and the truth is not in you.
Solomon said, "There is no man that doeth good and sinneth not . . ."
Paul said, "All have sinned an ...
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