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If you are not saved, you do not call it sin. “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23) It is instead a faulty, morality concept, a disparaging element, an incorrect action within society, but it is not sin.

Before you were saved you did not call those actions sin, they were not an offense to the Most High, but you felt bad about them afterwards, and performed them in secret, in the dark, away from the eyes of others. Few break these laws of the mind, if you will, in front of others, for the knowledge of what is right and what is wrong has been placed into every individual. These inhibitions, as we may call them, are known as not acceptable in the eyes of the general public, but that is changing.

Those who sin openly did not begin to do so in the public eye because they became emboldened, but because they were emboldened. “Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.” (Romans 1:32)

Few will take the life of another in plain view of many, but a group will do so without any real fear of repercussions, those who have decided to live what I will politely call here an “alternative lifestyle,” kept that hidden, until they found other like-minded individuals, and then, as they say, they came out of the closet. That phrase alone is enough to substantiate the truth of these words, once they hid their deeds in the closet, behind the door of prying eyes, but not today.

Politicians have played this game for centuries, pretending to be appalled when one of their colleges is caught being unprofessional, but not so much today, the fear of retributions is mostly gone.

There is an assumed sense of power when sin becomes open and is not punished, no matter what form it takes, if you have performed the deed and there is no personal repercussions for your sinful action, then it is presumed that you are now free to live that lifestyle. “Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.” (Eccl. 8:11) The prisons are full, and will continue to remain full, for examples must be set.

My friends, if it was not for the grace and mercy of God, if it was not for the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, hell would be overflowing, and not one person born of the seed of Adam would ever enter into heaven. When we are saved by the grace of God through faith in Jesus Christ, that moral construct that all of us are born with begins to be modified, the Holy Spirit begins to offer us the truth of the word “sin.” We stop seeing those deeds as wrong in the eyes of man and begin to compare them with how the Almighty views them, in fact, what mankind thinks of us becomes irrelevant, it is God that we now serve.

Satan says, “Do whatever you want to do, concern yourself only with the consequences if you get caught, find like-minded people, perform those acts in public, and soon you will be accepted.” God allows this, all have free will to do as they please, sin is hindered in our lives only by our choice to do so.

If you are serving Jesus Christ in the manner of one who fears His wrath if you sin, then you are not doing so out of love. All who have been born-again can do anything they want to do, anytime they want to, we do not lose our free will when we are saved. “What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?” (Romans 6:1)

You have to determine why you do not do what you want to do, and why you do the things that you do. If you fear losing rewards, if you fear that you will be punished, if you fear the chastisement of the Lord, then you are not serving as you should, you are not fulfilling Romans 12:1, “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.”

If love for the Lord is not your motivating factor, then your mind will never be transformed.

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