On what basis do you allow personal habits, or when in doubt – condone your behavior, or, stop yourself from pursuing a path presented to you? Do you grade practices like this?
Degrees of Sin:
1I can deal with that/ 2not really all that bad/
3not so good/ 4unacceptable/
5bad/ 6really really bad/
7evil/ 8Really BAD/
– Source: My Heinous Heinous Ways
Ever try to convince your mind that your behavior is 2not really all that bad?
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Excerpt: No matter your sin. No matter the gravity of it. No matter how many years. No matter if you are born again or actively atheist…. God loves you, is calling you to Himself, and He wants you to repent and accept Him as your Lord and Savior. He wants you to follow Him.
Punishment and Reward Excerpt:
There are consequences for everything we do. Galatians 6:7-8 states,
“7 Do not be deceived, God is not mocked [He will not allow Himself to be ridiculed, nor treated with contempt nor allow His precepts to be scornfully set aside]; for whatever a man sows, this and this only is what he will reap. 8 For the one who sows to his flesh [his sinful capacity, his worldliness, his disgraceful impulses] will reap from the flesh ruin and destruction, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.”
Sin can be defined by what James 4:17 says,
“Whoever knows what is right to do, and fails to do it, sins.”