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					PRACTICING SAFE SIN
          PRACTICING SAFE SIN
 The godless culture of our day is bent on
practicing sin but without suffering temporal,
unwanted consequences. This is so-called ―safe
sin.‖

 This is the meaning of the euphemism:
―practicing safe sex‖ = fornicate all you want but
avoid any unwanted consequences (of your sin).

  The consequences of sexual promiscuity:
unwanted pregnancies, venereal disease, aids,
unwanted family responsibilities, broken
marriages and homes. So, ―sin but avoid these
consequences‖!
1. Why do we pass laws to protect the egg of the
bald eagle, yet declare open season on pre-born,
or partially-born babies?

2. Why does our judicial system forbid a display
representing the birth of Jesus while using
taxpayer‘s money to subsidize the vulgar,
blasphemous and sacrilegious ―art‖ that shows
one urinating on a cross?

3. Why does the media glorify homosexuality,
perversion and other illicit relationships, and
pass the traditional family situation off as
obsolete?
4. Why do so many of our legislators see nothing
wrong (sinful!) except what they determine is
racism, sexism, or anti-Semitism? ―Hate crimes‖
are wrong but murdering babies is not!

5. Why do the media and political watchdogs
scream so loudly about ―censorship‖ in defense
of pornography and blasphemy but remain
strangely silent concerning the most censored
book in America: the Bible?
            WHY ALL THIS PREVAILS:
 Rejection of a standard of moral authority! Moral
chaos will continue and expand until society
accepts the moral authority of God and his Word!
(Judges 21:25)

 As law without punishment for violation is
meaningless, so moral concepts have no power
without punishment for violation.

 If there is an ―ought not,‖ there has to be a
reason for its not being committed!
COMMIT THE SIN, ESCAPE THE CONSEQUENCE

 The liberal unbeliever does not speak of ―sin,‖
and ―wrong.‖ He doesn‘t speak of ―fornication‖
and ―adultery.‖

 He uses euphemisms for sin, and then seeks
ways to commit sin and escape the
consequences!

 1. ―Have a designated driver,‖ and get as drunk
as you want to! Do your thing but try to escape
the consequences.
COMMIT THE SIN, ESCAPE THE CONSEQUENCE
 2. ―Practice safe-sex‖ but go ahead and yield to
your passions, because you are ―sexually
active.‖

 Let the public (with their ever-climbing tax bill)
pay for your ―safe sin‖ (condoms in schools,
abortion clinics, Family Planning
programs/counseling, birth control pills).

 The entire concept is: encourage sin but try to
make it safe! It‘s acceptable if you escape the
consequences. Just don‘t get caught!
 3. ―Give the drug addict clean needles;‖ make it
safe.

 4. ―Legalize prostitution‖ and control it and keep
the girls healthy.

 5. ―Legalize abortion‖ so women won‘t have to
go to the back alley abortionists.

 6. ―Pass out free contraception in schools to
kids‖ so they won‘t produce kids.

7. Legalize liquor so the alcoholic will not make
his own dangerous home brew.
UNBELIEF IN GOD (Atheism) IS AT THE CORE OF
     THE SO-CALLED ―NEW MORALITY‖
 Actually it is old immorality!

  When one rejects God and denies any
accountability to God, he has no consequences
of immorality with which to be concerned, other
than the immediate and the temporal!

  A philosophy driven by rejection of God is
concerned only with self (―self –esteem,‖
―comfort zone‖) and with gratifying desires of
self with the least unpleasant result. Sin safely
and don‘t get caught. (Hedonism; from the Greek
word for ―pleasure;‖ see it in Lk. 8:14; Tit. 3:3;
Jas. 4:1,3; 2 Pet. 2:13).
THE BIBLE-BELIEVER KNOWS THAT THE
CONSEQUENCES OF IMMORAL BEHAVIOR IS
NOT MERELY TEMPORAL!
 Consider Acts 24:24,25

 1. Felix‘s philosophy: ―You go around only once,
give it all the gusto you can!‖

 2. He was a typical politician of his day — do
whatever you can to get what you want.

 3. He pursued his desires and ambitions, letting
nothing stand in his way.
   Paul spoke to him about the value of God‘s
righteousness (plan of salvation in Christ Jesus),
and about self-control (God holds man
accountable), and the judgment to come. These
virtues were completely foreign to Felix.

 Felix trembled! He was terrified (Acts 24:25).
The reality of a judgment after death before a God
who is both good and severe (Rom. 11:22) would
cause anyone unprepared for it to tremble!

 There is a consequence of sin which cannot be
escaped by the measures people take today to
make sin ―safe.‖
 Solomon lived life to its fullest. He had wealth,
wine, works, and wives to satisfy every desire.
Note Eccl. 2:1-11

 But he had the wisdom to conclude: [This is]
the end of the matter; all hath been heard: fear
God, and keep his commandments; for this is the
whole [duty] of man. For God will bring every
work into judgment, with every hidden thing,
whether it be good, or whether it be evil
(Eccl. 12:13,14).
 IT IS NOT ENOUGH TO TELL PEOPLE: ―JUST
SAY ‗NO‘ TO DRUGS,‖ … ―PRACTICE
ABSTINENCE.‖

  Children must be trained to fear God so that
their moral conviction is stronger than their
fleshly passions (Gen. 39:9)

 We must flee the sin itself and the lusts leading
to it, not just the consequences (1 Cor. 6:18;
2 Tim. 2:22)
 There is no such thing as ―safe sin.‖ It doesn‘t
exist. It is a lie and deception of the Devil! Don‘t
believe it!

 Sin = ―Every one that doeth sin doeth also
lawlessness; and sin is lawlessness‖ (1 Jn. 3:4).

 Lawlessness = the condition of one without law.
Greek, anomia = without law to authorize.

 1. Children must be taught to have authority for
all that they do and for where they go. There must
be permission: ―May I?‖
 2. Parents: Demand respect from your children.
Never lie to them; carry out your threats, making
believers out of them! This is true love! Have
respect for yourselves. Don‘t get down on their
level. Lead them; not let them!

 3. Children who EARLY learn to respect
authority will grow up to respect their elders,
their school teachers, the civil authorities, and
above all, God!
 4. If a child leads the parents ―around by the
nose,‖ and is thereby spoiled and pampered,
there will be problems, conflicts, and sad and
shameful consequences in this life, with the
Judgment Day still ahead!

 Prov. 29:15, The rod and reproof give wisdom;
But a child left to himself causeth shame to his
mother.

     Parents, we must believe God‘s word in the
Bible rather than the human wisdom found in
parent magazines, TV programs, etc.
 Blessed, happy, is the child who is taught, not
the so-called ―safe sin,‖ but the fear of God that
governs his life by God‘s word.

He, if faithful until death, will enjoy eternal life in
heaven, while the ―safe sinner‖ will suffer eternal
consequences in hell (1 Tim. 4:8)!

 Is sin safe? Safe from temporal consequences
only, but not safe from eternal consequences?
(Heb. 9:27).

 There is no “safe” sin; there is only sin, and its
wages are (eternal) death, Rom. 6:23!

				
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