Saturday, December 6, 2014

Sin is Sin?

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Good morning,

I usually try to to stick with the schedule but after listening to various media outlets, blogger, tweets, and all other forms of communication. Something clearly comes to my mind and spirit,sin is sir. Regardless of what race, economic status, political standing, gender, religion, and all other categories we place one another in, God judges wilful sin the same way.

Proverbs 20:9-11King James Version (KJV)

Who can say, I have made my heart clean, I am pure from my sin?
10 Divers weights, and divers measures, both of them are alike abomination to the Lord.
11 Even a child is known by his doings, whether his work be pure, and whether it be right.
This scripture talks about people cheating or stealing. To God it does not matter if you are the politician's daughter stealing from a high end store or a person living in the projects stealing from the local mom and pop store. Stealing, looting, rioting or all other sinful and criminal acts are wrong regardless of a person's status in the community. 
God states regardless of who the person is it is wrong. Even a mere child is known for what acts he has committed. 

But in society people often point to the problem of stealing as an issue with only the poor or minority.But with the upcoming income tax season, more people of  a better economic standing will commit fraud, than the young woman on food stamps.  Not all people that are on welfare are lazy. Some program require them to work but mostly at jobs that are below the minimum wage or and part time. A lot of people find themselves in a worse financial condition by accepting food stamps.  Taking food stamps does not allow a person to go to school full time plus work less than about 32 hours a week.  But that is not how people portray the system. In this surprising article I found that more people in post Katrina that committed fraud were undeserving middle class or the rich committing fraud against the poor.  
But the media and politicians mostly  broadcast  the poor committing acts of stealing or violence more than the rich because stories like those sell big and are often praised by Christians. 

Proverbs 22:16King James Version (KJV)

16 He that oppresseth the poor to increase his riches, and he that giveth to the rich, shall surely come to want.

In Proverbs it shows that God does not like the rich stealing from the poor. He will punish the unrepented rich for cheating the poor. 
 Christians often state they would never take welfare and boast about how they overcame their hardship and endured. But how did they overcome that hardship and endured? By the grace of God, his love and support, not so much their own human efforts.

He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth up the beggar from the dunghill, to set them among princes, and to make them inherit the throne of glory: for the pillars of the earth are the Lord's, and he hath set the world upon them.

Also they may have received help from their church or family to support them but never really credited that has help. But what of those who have no family support system or even a church to help them out? This is the question that is set to the church. We should  help those who are want to change and get back on their feet again. If you know a family or person truly in need not one lying or misusing their money. Sometimes it does not even have to be money it could be baby sitting while a person is at work. Whatever you do will be  appreciated. There are plenty of less fortunate people that really need help. Not all poor people are bad just like not all rich people are bad. Help the widows and orphans by donating to a charity like Toys for Tots or your local Food pantry. A lot times during this year a family may need a heater or blankets. What ever you do not forget to pray for the poor and needy as well. Pray that if they are not saved they will be saved. Pray that things would get better for them.

All in all we as Christians should not just condemn a certain group for doing wrong or try to legitimize sins by saying well the Blacks or Latinos do it so why should not I get away with it?  The law may have biased and unjust weights but God does not. In the end we all have to face judgement for the good and bad we have done in ours lives. 

Matt. 7:3-5 

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