Presentation on theme: " Some Attempt To Hide Their Sin: ◦ Adam & Eve in the garden - Gen. 3:9-10 Natural reaction; try to hide from God & others Like a child Knowing it."— Presentation transcript:
Some Attempt To Hide Their Sin: ◦ Adam & Eve in the garden - Gen. 3:9-10 Natural reaction; try to hide from God & others Like a child Knowing it has done wrong But not knowing just what to do about it
Some Attempt To Hide Their Sin: ◦ Many reasons people attempt to hide sin? Know it is displeasing to God. Know it is not right. Don't want others to see it. Do not attempt to hide what is right - Jn. 3:21 Darkness symbol of evil - Rom. 3:12-13; Jn. 3:19-20
Some Attempt To Hide Their Sin: ◦ Many reasons people attempt to hide sin? Sense of guilt, fear - Gen. 3:10b. Disrupts the relation with God, causes to try to hide from Him Guilt prevents approach to God - Isa. 59:2
Some Attempt To Hide Their Sin: ◦ Many reasons people attempt to hide sin? Do not want to be exposed to shame Recognition that guilty means realize wrong, shouldn't have done it Adam ashamed of nakedness - Gen. 3:10
Some Attempt To Hide Their Sin: ◦ Cannot hide sin (Num. 32:23). Not do so and prosper (Prov. 28:13) Just as when we plant a garden, everyone will know what we planted when it sprouts and grows Our "seed" (sin) will germinate, reveal what we have planted - Gal. 6:7-8
Some Boast Of Their Sin: ◦ Judah of old (Isa. 3:9 NAS; Jer. 8:12) Commentary on modern society: (Few years ago, movie advertised as being "Banned In 34 Nations, But To Be Shown Uncensored!”)
Some Boast Of Their Sin: ◦ Some boast as a defense Know sin is known to others, think if boast about sin it will turn attention away from the practice. Such feel the need to defend their actions. (Consider homosexual community.).
Some Boast Of Their Sin: ◦ To attract attention Have to do something "big" to be noticed Such are "emotional cripples."
Some Deny Their Sin: ◦ Sarah (Gen. 18:15). Laughed in unbelief at promise of the angel. A child, not knowing how to cope with situation, consequences is empted to deny actions. Tendency remains in adults; use different methods to deny.
Some Deny Their Sin: ◦ Some deny to rationalize a false doctrine (see 1 Jn. 1:8).
Some Deny Their Sin: ◦ By saying practice is not sin: “Label Changing” Make allowance for self: “Not lying, stealing; just being 'shrewd'.” Socially accepted; or “everybody is doing it.”
Some Deny Their Sin: ◦ Deny existence of sin Modern psychological approach to guilt "Christian Science" denies existence of sin, sickness, death
Some "Feed" Their Sin: ◦ Psa. 64:5 ◦ Some practices considered so "precious" that they cannot forsake them
Some Share Their Sins: - 1 Tim. 5:22. ◦ Use influence to entice others, involve them in sin - Prov. 1:10; Matt. 18:7 ◦ By "pressure" tactics "Everybody is doing it.“ 1 Pet. 4:4
All Should Repent, Confess, Forsake Sin: ◦ Job 33:27-28 ◦ Only honest, responsible thing to do. Results in good for person. ◦ Mercy promised to one who confesses, forsakes sin - Prov. 28:13; 1 Jn. 1:9