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The Last Temptation of Sin

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By EMN Updated: Nov 06, 2014 10:10 pm
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Ambrose J. Chakre

[dropcap]J[/dropcap]esus said to his disciples: Things that causes people to sin are bound to come, but woe to that person through whom they come. Luke 17:1
Every new day new sins impregnates our minds and its vices dominates the days of our lives. In sin our lives had been lived but in righteousness our salvation should be secured. If the wages of sin is death, then we certainly deserve our wages. Whatever had been conceived through sin should be killed lest we be destroyed by the evils of it. Sin lures women and attracts men to fulfill its evil desires for evil purposes. The ways of sin always incites people to commit the unrighteous acts and stirs people to commit the pleasures of sin.If there had been no sin in the world there would have been no death but since sin became part of the world, death had to be destroyed along with the world. The Word of Life states “The acts of sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambitions, dissensions factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies and the likes. I warn you as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God (Galatians 5:19-21 ). Truth is as long as evil exist sinners will exist. We live in this sin filled world and the culture of it has not only seduced the sinners but it has also weakened the spirituality and the faith of the weak. The finality of the truth of God’s Word is that the unbelievers will be punished because of their unbelief and the sinful believers will suffer eternal death with the unbelievers in the lake of fire.
Every sinner sins in different ways and the things which causes them to sin often comes through their dear ones who sits too close to them. The person who causes people to sin will be in danger of meeting his or her fate in the lake of fire which is the second death. The funeral of the dead will only be held once and their future destiny will be determined by the deeds of their lives. When sinners invite sins in to their lives death and destruction will swallow them up when they are least aware of it. The book of wisdom states that “Death and destruction are never satisfied and neither are the eyes of men (Proverbs 27:20 ). things that causes people to sin are bound to come, but woe to that person through whom they come
God clearly warns us that no one will be spared from facing the temptations of sin and it is for us to overcome it. It is a sin to sin but when the evil impulses in us stirs us to commit the acts of sin with the sinners, the salvation of God will drift far away from us. The blessings of God will be manifested only in the lives of the people of God but His curses shall befall all the sinners and the sons and daughters of the devil. The scripture states “Things that causes people to sin are bound to come, but woe to that person through whom they come. It would be better for him to be thrown into the sea with a millstone tied around his neck than for him to cause one of these little ones to sin. So watch yourselves… ( Luke 17:1-3 ). Evil will always breed evil and its deeds will always be an abomination to God. God is always slow to anger but His curses will befall anyone who treats his warnings with contempt. A man who remains stiff-necked after so many rebukes will suddenly be destroyed without remedy( Proverbs 29:1 ).
This prophetic write up should be heeded lest you be destroyed because of your contempt of it. These warnings will echo in your mind in this age and even in the age to come. If these words do not prick you now, it will definitely prick you when you are condemned to suffer the torments of hell. Do not defile anyone through your acts of lust and wickedness for the curses of hell shall befall you if you knowingly indulge in these acts of sin. The evil we do will only attract evil but the consequences of our evil acts will not only destroy our souls but it will also destroy the souls of the ones whom we sinned with. However, the ones who causes people to sin will be guilty of a greater sin and the punishment for it will not be as pleasurable as the moments of the present. If you fear no hell, you will ultimately end up there. The eyes of God are on you and you will be judged by what your deeds are. This is a letter of caution to all sinners. Shun evil and do good. There is none righteous but there is hope for every one who believes in Christ. Embrace Christ and save yourselves. We are the Bride of Christ.

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By EMN Updated: Nov 06, 2014 10:10:40 pm