The most destructive force on the earth throughout the history of man is sin. Sin has never changed. It has only become more destructive. The Bible reveals sin as, Transgression; "Whosoever commits sin transgresses the law: for sin is the transgression of the law." (1 John 3:4). Unrighteousness; "All unrighteousness is sin..." (1 John 5:17. Unbelief; "...for whatever is not from faith is sin." (Romans 14:23). Iniquity; "And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold." (Matthew 24:12). Trespass; "For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man..." (Romans 5:17). Lawlessness; "Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness?" (2 Corinthians 6:14). Evil doing; "Then I will tell them plainly, 'I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!" (Matthew 7:23)Sin can be defined as missing the mark; the act of disobedience against divine law; outwardly violating divine law; to cross over a line or boundary; to fall away; and or the ignorance of what should have been known. Simply put, sin is rooted in lust, pride and self-will, all motivated by selfishness which simply focuses on, me, myself and I. When comparing these things with what we see in society we can clearly see the destructive nature of sin at work in every level of human life. Sin is not a respecter of persons. There is no amount of money, education or society class that can prevent sin from its destruction. There is not even one person that can boast that they are a good person, "for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." (Romans 3:23)
Although the destructive affects of sin are virtually endless, it will always lead to the same end, "For the wages of sin is death..." (Romans 6:23) This does not refer to physical death although sin works at taking physical life away. This refers to spiritual death, that is, separation from God for eternity with its end in the Lake of Fire and Brimstone. Unfortunately, much of the church today does not even want to mention the word sin, because it is said that the word sin come across as offensive, but that is exactly what it is. It is an offense to God and should be seen in the same manner to man. Sin destroys individuals, marriages and families. It promotes moral depravity, sickness and all manner of addictions. Sin destroys and leads into bondage and eventually death.
However, according to the Bible, "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. (John 3:16-17)
"But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us." (Romans 5:8) No matter how destruction sin is, God has provided away to be set people free. "The Word became flesh..." (John 1:14) Deity and humanity came together in Jesus Christ. The Apostle Paul tells us, "For sin shall not have dominion over you..." (Romans 6:14) In other words, if you have received Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, then sin no longer has power over you (unless you give it permission).
The Apostle John tells us, "Little children, let no one deceive you. He who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous. He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil. Whoever has been born of God does not sin, for His seed remains in him; and he cannot sin, because he has been born of God." (1 John 3:7-9) What a wonderful truth from God. If you are struggling with any sin in your life, speak this passage of scripture aloud to yourself continuously. The Bible tells us, "So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God." (Romans 10:17) Speaking God's Word aloud will build your faith and eventually your faith in God's Word will be greater than the sin you are dealing with. Eventually the sin will be whisked away by the power of God and you will walk in forgiveness and complete freedom from sins reign.
"Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, "If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." (John 8:31-32) "Jesus answered them, "Most assuredly, I say to you, whoever commits sin is a slave of sin. And a slave does not abide in the house forever, but a son abides forever. Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed." (John 8:34-36) If you are in Christ, YOU ARE FREE!