Sin is not a concern anymore, if “There is no fear of God before their eyes,” (Romans 3:18) then sin becomes irrelevant, if the priest can give promises that refute the truths of God, when God is even considered, then Hebrews 9:27 is incorrect, “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment,” then obedience becomes unnecessary.
Sin has little to no control over the person who understands that they will suffer no serious consequences for their actions in this world, those we tend to call the one percent these days, can attest fully to this fact, they are above the laws of the land, and the breaking of a law is about as close as they will get to the realization of the word sin. One of course does not need to be extremely wealthy to be unconcerned with sin, all those whose eyes are still blinded think very little about the consequences of the sin that we were all born with, (Psalm 51:5) their concern is not the Lord, works have taken place of that, works that show to the world around them that they are good people, that they do not makes waves or break the law, that they are accepted by their peers.
Their intentions are well meaning, but their actions are based entirely on the perception of others for their deeds, for their very lifestyle. This of course covers the majority of the human race, “For if ye love them which love you, what thank have ye? for sinners also love those that love them.” (Luke 6:32) All religious organizations are based upon works, it is the foundation that holds together the particular belief structure they have set in place. These are relative to the Scriptures, but have been skewed so far as to be recognized only as a term of “faithfulness” by those that have been deceived by them. You may look at every church organization on this planet, no matter its size or character, as a cult, if they do not teach by faith only, grace alone, Christ alone.
These are the foundations of the born-again believer, and the cornerstone is Jesus Christ. (Eph. 2:20) There is a dark mist reserved (2 Peter 2:17) for the one percent, for the good man, for the evil person, for followers and leaders alike of all religious organizations, for everyone that will not call Jesus Lord, all those will be cast out into utter darkness (Matt. 8:12) and it is our responsibility to warn them. We are the lights of this world, (Matt. 5:14) we know the way to the throne room of the Sovereign Lord of all creation, and we are welcomed into His presence anytime, day or night, but we are not to rest there, not yet.
We have behind us many who do not know Him yet, many who are still lost, and we are to show them the path. “The slothful man saith, There is a lion in the way; a lion is in the streets.” (Prov. 26:13) “The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion.” (Prov. 28:1) I have thought of this many times, I do not think that it can be proven in the Scriptures, so please, just take it as no more than a passing thought, an image of what may or may not be, but I can envision the faces of those that I have failed to witness to, of those that I willingly led astray by my own sin staring at me, yelling curses at me from hell, while I stand safe and firm upon the rock of my salvation, never to know the wrath of God for all eternity.
It matters not one bit the position of a person’s life while in this life to the Lord, He is no respecter of persons, and so it should not matter at all to us, rich or poor, one percent or destitute beyond what many of us will ever know, they matter, they have value, but not the value that the world portrays. “For there is no remembrance of the wise more than of the fool for ever; seeing that which now is in the days to come shall all be forgotten. And how dieth the wise man? as the fool.” (Eccl. 2:16) It does not matter who it is, if they are in front of you, they need to know about Christ and the salvation He offers to all, “For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith the Lord GOD: wherefore turn yourselves, and live ye.” (Eze. 18:32)
Every conversation, no matter what it is, no matter how it starts, should entail within it the love that is offered by Christ, and the consequences if that love is rejected. There is no excuse not to, all concerns of self have been crucified with Christ, (Gal. 2:20) if you cannot see them on fire screaming now, you may someday, and although it will not be your fault that they are there, you will know that you did nothing to help prevent that, they are accountable, as we are for ourselves, but you will feel a guilt that you may never forget.