The TRUE Image of Sin
What was the world said about sin? What are the pictures that it shows when it comes to sin? Simple. The world has give us the picture of sin: It is like the advertisements of alcoholic beverages on television. On those ads, we see party boys/girls, girls in swimsuits, and tough guys. One message that those ads are saying is this: “There’s nothing bad with these. Instead, these will make you cool, make you ‘in’, or it will make you ‘real men’.” But how the Word of God pictures sin?
Here’s the picture of sin from the Word of God:
When Jesus got out of the boat, a man with an impure spirit came from the tombs to meet him. This man lived in the tombs, and no one could bind him anymore, not even with a chain. For he had often been chained hand and foot, but he tore the chains apart and broke the irons on his feet. No one was strong enough to subdue him. Night and day among the tombs and in the hills he would cry out and cut himself with stones.
– Mark 5:2-5
For clearer picture, have you ever watched the movie “The Exorcist”? Did you saw the possessed girl and what she were doing? That’s the true picture of sin: Horrible and terrifying.
Sin is more of torture than pleasure; more of suffering than satisfaction. Sin is not a joke. First, we are all sinners (Romans 3:23); second, it separates us from God; and lastly, because of sin, we have only way to go when we die: HELL (Romans 6:23a). But here’s the Good News: God defeated sin 2000 years ago when Jesus carried all our sins and nailed it to the cross with Him. Through Jesus, we can now enjoy the true life without sin.
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
– John 10:10