07 June 2009

Just What is Sin? and How do we Overcome it? Per the Merriam-Webster Online dictionary the definition of sin is: 1 a: an offense against religious or moral law; b: an action that is or is felt to be highly reprehensible <it's a sin to waste food> c: an often serious shortcoming : fault 2 a: transgression of the law of God; b: a vitiated state of human nature in which the self is estranged from God For all intent purposes the truest definition of “sin” is that we have gone against God’s request for us to do what is best for us and those around us which means that we have not followed His will in our thoughts and actions, we followed our own. From our following our own will instead of God’s will, we have causes a riff between our relationship with God in that God’s standards do not allow for anyone not following His perfect to have a personal relationship with Him. So from the Merriam-Webster Online dictionary definition, its number two is the definition closest to that we are going to be talking about in this blog. How many times do you do what you want to do without ever thinking about it, not even thinking to ask God for direction and understanding of what to do but just doing whatever it is on your own? I know that I do it a lot and even though I do pray and ask God for direction and guidance for my actions sometimes, I do not always do it. So if you are anything thing like me, you too do not always ask God for direction for your actions. So in our not asking God for direction for our actions and waiting on His answer and then following His answer, we without doubt go against God’s will in our following our own understanding and which causes us to sin that in turn creates a division between the relationship we have with God. Wow, it is really just that easy for us to sin. All it takes is for us to not follow God’s will for any one simple thing such as in our looking at someone with lust (Matthew 5:28) or for us to get overly upset with someone who cuts us off on the freeway (James 1:20). If it is that easy for us to sin, how could we ever overcome sin? It seems as though there is no way for us to ever overcome sin because it is so very easy for us to sin. Even with us not even trying to sin, we sin because in our nature we want to do things our way and with us doing things our way, it is against...
The #1 Reason Why There Is No God The world is full of people with pain and suffering of various degrees from minor pain of a finger with a splinter to a walking or bed ridden near death life of suffering in pure misery of a debilitating disease. Pain and suffering comes from hunger, homelessness, sickness, birth defects, accidents, murder, natural disasters, and an assorted infinite number of other causes each with its own various levels of inflection awaiting to bring someone or masses into a life of despair which may have started even before birth. Hunger Millions of people without food to eat in the world live with daily suffering with hunger pains. World hunger, the want or scarcity of food in a country, leads to malnutrition which an estimated 854 million people world wide are undernourished per the most recent 2006 Food and Agriculture Organization estimate. Most of the undernourished (820 million people) are in developing countries per the FAO estimate based on statistical aggregates.1 Homeless In the United States, homelessness is defined as a person who lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate night-time residence and although it is difficult to ascertain the number of homeless in the US, it is estimated to be between 2.3 and 3.5 million people in a study released in 2007 by the National Alliance to End Homelessness. That same study says that 59 percent of homeless people counted were single adults and 41 percent were persons living in families. A total of 98,452 homeless families were counted.2 Sickness Cancer is a term used for diseases in which abnormal cells divide without control and are able to invade other tissues. Cancer cells can spread to other parts of the body through the blood and lymph systems. There are more than 100 different types of cancer. Estimated new cases and deaths from cancer in the United States in 2009: New cases: 1,479,350 (does not include non-melanoma skin cancers) Deaths: 562,340 Here’s a short list of the most common cancers: 3 Bladder Cancer Breast Cancer Colon and Rectal Cancer Endometrial Cancer Kidney (Renal Cell) Cancer Leukemia Lung Cancer Melanoma Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Pancreatic Cancer Prostate Cancer Skin Cancer (Non-melanoma) Thyroid Cancer Diabetes affects the lives of 23.6 million people in the United States, or 8% of the population and the total prevalence of diabetes increased 13.5% from 2005-2007. Diabetes is associated with an increased risk for a number of serious, sometimes life-threatening complications and certain populations experience an even greater threat. Based on death certificate data, diabetes contributed to 224,092 deaths in 2002. Studies indicate that diabetes in generally under-reported on death certificates, particularly in the cases of older persons with multiples chronic conditions such as heart disease and hypertension. Because of this, the...

Victor E. Pearson

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