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FELIX I. GARCIA
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INDEPENDENT CHURCH OF CHRIST
IGLESIA DE CRISTO INDEPENDIENTE

   

Sin Remedies

By Jimmy Jividen
                                                                                                        

Sin is transgression of the law (1 John 3:4). Sin is neglecting to do God's will (James 4:7). Sin brings guilt for our conscience and damnation for our soul.

Many remedies are used to ease the pain of guilt and calm the fear of judgment:

Some try to ignore sin. They try to hide the evidence and put it out of their mind. But God knows.

Some try to deny the sin. They lie about it. They think if they can convince others that they are not guilty, God will also be deceived. But you cannot fool God.

Some try to redefine sin to make it a mere mistake or a cultural taboo. But God's will cannot be changed to conform to the times.

Some try to excuse sin. They feel that what they did was caused by other people or a bad environment. God does not accept excuses.

Some think that grace will cover their sins without their repentance. They think, "God is so gracious, He will overlook my sin." Such is a perversion of grace. God is both gracious in His goodness, but also severe in His judgment.

There is only one remedy for sin — the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross. He bore our sins in His own body. The ONLY way for this sacrifice to be effective in covering my sins is by repenting and doing the Lord's will. This alone removes our sins from the mind of God and lifts the guilt from our convicted soul.

Jimmy Jividen is a writer and preacher living in Abilene, Texas, USA
(Emphasis by FG)


Por Jimmy Jividen

El pecado es transgresión de la ley (1 Juan 3: 4). El pecado es descuidar hacer la voluntad de Dios (Santiago 4: 7). El pecado trae la culpa de nuestra conciencia y la condenación de nuestra alma.

Muchos remedios se usan para aliviar el dolor de la culpa y calmar el miedo al juicio:

Algunos tratan de ignorar el pecado. Tratan de esconder la evidencia y sacarla de su mente. Pero Dios lo sabe.

Algunos tratan de negar el pecado. Mienten sobre ello. Piensan que si pueden convencer a otros de que no son culpables, Dios también será engañado. Pero no puedes engañar a Dios.

Algunos intentan redefinir el pecado para convertirlo en un simple error o un tabú cultural. Pero la voluntad de Dios no puede ser cambiada para ajustarse a los tiempos.

Algunos tratan de excusar el pecado. Ellos sienten que lo que hicieron fue causado por otras personas o un mal ambiente. Dios no acepta excusas.

Algunos piensan que la gracia cubrirá sus pecados sin su arrepentimiento. Ellos piensan: "Dios es tan misericordioso, que olvidará mi pecado". Tal es una perversión de la gracia. Dios es amable en su bondad, pero también severo en su juicio.

Sólo hay un remedio para el pecado: el sacrificio de Jesús en la cruz. Él llevó nuestros pecados en Su propio cuerpo. La ÚNICA manera de que este sacrificio sea eficaz para cubrir mis pecados es arrepintiéndose y haciendo la voluntad del Señor. Esto solo quita nuestros pecados de la mente de Dios y levanta la culpa de nuestro alma convicta.

Jimmy Jividen es un escritor y predicador que vive en Abilene, Texas, EE.UU.
(Énfasis de FG)

 
 


 

Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.
"Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you."
    


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