Resistance

Something to think about.

Resistance

7 Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. 8 Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

I always related this verse to common sins like adultery, hate, child abuse,  robbery, and the like. Though it definitely applies to those crimes, the last words in verse eight are double-minded.  The term double-minded in this sense refers to the person who believes he can live in both worlds the world of righteousness and the world of secularism. The sin this verse relates to is the sin that says we can comingle righteousness with the desire to be inclusive or included in the bosom of man. Do not champion the sin of man as righteousness and do not celebrate sin as glory.  In other words, do not propagate, foster, validate a position of sin because you want to make it acceptable, or you want to be accepted. Sin is sin regardless of our attempts to justify it intellectualized it rationalize it or humanize it. Irrespective of the skillful efforts of the spin doctors to hide it, it is still sin, and it will still cost you your eternal life.

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