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Why Things Go Wrong And What The Bible Says About Putting Them Right

#2 - Getting Out And Staying Out Of Personally Destructive Choices

Speaker
Rev. Don Horban
Scripture
1 John 1:9; Psalm 51:4; Romans 10:8 - 10; 1 Corinthians 15:17

#2 in the series "Why Things Go Wrong" This is more than admitting I'm in a jam. Remember, its not Biblical confession if my motive is simply to relieve some inner tension and discomfort. Biblical confession can never be reduced to some form of psychological release. Its facing personal responsibility before God. He is the One I have wronged, whoever else my sin may have affected - Psalm 51:4 - "Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight, so that you may be justified in your words and blameless in your judgment." How can I know I have truly confessed my sin? If there is anyone else I am blaming, if there is any circumstance I am using to explain or excuse my actions, then I have not yet confessed my sin in the Biblical sense. If I blame my actions on the influence of others, if I call my sinful choice merely a mistake or lack of good judgement, I have not yet confessed my sin in the Biblical sense. Confession is fully accepting and endorsing Gods assessment of my actions. Sin is sin because it is against God Himself. Confession means acknowledging rebellion, not just a mistake. It is not the same as impoliteness or indiscretion. Sin is transgressing the law of God. When sin isn't seen as sin no amount of confession can be fruitful.

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