How God Views Sin

God views sin as a sickness and illness that needs a cure, not as a crime that needs to be punished.

Many of us have a wrong and twisted view of God, for we view him as a wrathful God who wants to punish sinners.

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Imagine a hospital room where a small child is dying of an illness sitting with her dad. What parent on planet earth would ever look at his own child dying of an illness and declare, “Shame on you!”

No parent would ever do that.

And this is exactly how some view God. This misunderstanding is a gross perversion of who God is. This is the devil at work to twist the love and character of God.

It is true that God hates sin. God hates sin because it’s killing his children. So God sent his Son to die for our sins, so that whoever should believe in him will not perish but have ever lasting life.

Sin is a disease and illness that needs a cure. That’s the gospel. That’s good news!

So, listen. Listen real good. God loves you!

No One Chooses to Be an Addict

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People don’t choose to be addicts.

Addicts know their addiction is destroying them and everything they hold dear.

Yet addicts are powerless against their addictions. Their addictions rule and reign over their lives. They are at the mercy of their addictions. They are trapped and imprisoned by addictions.

It may look like it’s a kind and loving thing to provide a safe and clean place for people to shoot up and provide clean needles. But this is the opposite of love. It is keeping people enslaved to their addictions.

Help people get clean and sober.

And when they relapse, help them get clean and sober again.

And when they relapse, help them again to get clean and sober.

And when they relapse, help them to get clean and sober again.

No one wants to be miserable. No one wants to ruin their lives.

Help people to get free of their addictions.

Love Them Anyway

Screen Shot 2014-05-25 at 3.36.08 PMPeople are often unreasonable and self centered. Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.

If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway.

If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway.

The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.

Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway.

For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.

Mother Teresa