Too much justified sin

Aug 14, 2017 by

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As I read MWR, I become frustrated by writers striving to justify sin as they follow the culture down the perilous pitch of pride. Where is repentance? Where is surrender? Are we more distraught about icebergs in the arctic than about human souls? Are we more concerned about “empires” than God’s glory? I am almost embarrassed to be known as Mennonite when I see what some “mainstream” Mennonites focus on. Are there no absolutes? Is there no right or wrong?

We are doing much harm by not pleading with sinners to humbly repent and by not sharing with them the “hope that is in you [us]” (1 Peter 3:15). If I reassure someone that the sin they are living in is endorsed by God, have I “loved” that individual into eternal agony? Or are we doubting hell also?

Truth is true whether we believe it or not. We are succumbing to Satan’s tactics when we justify the sin of seekers and condemn them to eternal suffering because we don’t want to cause conflict. Truth does divide at times.

It is time to say “enough” to the poor example that some in the Mennonite church are asking us to follow. Let us preach Christ crucified and resurrected and respond by repenting and surrendering to the Lordship of Christ.

Loren Yoder
Choix, Mexico

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