When Sin Creeps In #2

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

“Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:….” (Romans 5:12 KJV).

Behold, how sin creeps in!

Concentrate on 1 Corinthians chapter 5: “[1] It is reported commonly that there is fornication among you, and such fornication as is not so much as named among the Gentiles, that one should have his father’s wife. [2] And ye are puffed up, and have not rather mourned, that he that hath done this deed might be taken away from among you. [3] For I verily, as absent in body, but present in spirit, have judged already, as though I were present, concerning him that hath so done this deed, [4] In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when ye are gathered together, and my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ, [5] To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.”

“[6] Your glorying is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump? [7] Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us: [8] Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.” Appalling as it sounds, a Christian brother in Corinth was having sexual relations with “his father’s wife” (verse 1). Presumably, it was his stepmother! The Holy Spirit through Paul warned the assembly that, if left unchecked, such a sin would spread to other saints. As yeast causes the whole lump of dough to rise (verse 6), so one sinning member of the local church encourages all around him to follow his evil ways.

Sin should be dealt with as soon as possible—individual life, family life, church life, and national life—before it becomes uncontrollable. It starts off little but waxes worse and worse. Sound Bible doctrine is how we stop sin before it stops our Christian life from functioning properly….

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