Sin is Still Sin
| Sin in the church is
the same as sin in the world. It is transgression of the law of God (1
John 3: 4). Just because one is a Christian does not make his evil deeds
and thought permissible or acceptable to God.. Sin entered the world
through Adam (Romans 5: 12) and when the Christian falls under the
pressure of temptation he sins (James 1: 13- 15).
The avenues of temptation are the same for saint and for the alien sinner; namely, the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eye, and the pride of life (1 John 2: 15- 17). Murder is murder regardless of who murders. The same for lying, adultery, stealing and all the other violations of the law of God.
While the way of forgiveness is not the same for the alien sinner and the saint, sin is sin and we must be forgiven if we are to enter the joys of heaven.