Escape

Moses wrote: “Behold, you who have sinned against the Lord, be sure your sin will find you out (Nu.32: 23).” Sin, if it is not corrected, it shall hunt us and disclose us in public. There is no escape (Ps,139: 7-9). No matter where we go, it shall always be with us. That is why Christ has come, if we confess (I Jn.2: 1-2). If we sin against each other, then we must forgive each other (Mt.6: 14). What if we sin against the Lord, shall we be forgiven?

Jesus made the following distinction: “But I say to you, that whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment; and whosoever shall say to his brother, ‘Raca’ (I hate you and shall get even with you), shall be in danger of the council; but whoever shall say, ‘You fool,’ shall be in danger of hell fire” (Mt.5: 22). The first two sins can be dealt with but not the third. Jesus had no hope for this type of sin because it was against God. Sinning against God or His Spirit cannot be forgiven (Mt.12: 31). God did not create a fool but a being that can distinguish between good and evil; therefore it is against God (Gen.3: 22).

It is the third sin that is prevalent among us. The wise man said: “Do not let your mouth lead you into sin” (Ecc.5: 6). Yet, our leaders and news people insinuate, insult and throw mud at those they hate for not agreeing with them. We forget that we shall be held accountable for every careless word we have spoken (Mt.12: 36). Man does not live by bread alone but by obeying the Word or Commandments of God (Mt.4: 4). Most of these slanders are false allegations and a violation of the Ninth Commandment (Ex.20: 16). And when we give false testimony, we impeach ourselves with perjury. When we begin to throw mud, we splash ourselves (Ro.2: 1). There is no escape from sin. It does find us out.