Spreading the truth behind "Acceptable Sins" in the Church today.
Script: Adrianne Reynolds
Music: Kevin Macleod
Talent: Peter Thompson
All have sinned and come short of God’s glory.
The Bible was clear when it laid down that truth.
Christ died for all sins in that great gospel story,
But Christians today act like they need more proof.
Like sin isn’t bad if it’s accepted by others.
(the world says its fine if I envy my brother)
But our lies to ourselves go so deep undercover
That we all start to weigh out our sin from another.
When the truth of the Scripture says its equal to God.
He sent His Son to die for our sin.
He made this world perfect, ‘til Satan’s facade
Planted in man a seed of rebellion.
But rebellion today isn’t treated as “wrong”
In most Christian circles and the worldly throng.
It’s seen as a phase that won’t last very long.
(but according to Adam, its still going on)
So what kinds of sins do we all over look?
Is it a few or a couple? A list or a book?
Well let’s start with envy and worry and pride.
These sins alone (all others aside)
Make us separate from God; our heaven denied.
It was for THESE sins that Christ came and died.
And it’s written in Scripture, “Don’t grieve the Spirit.”
But we act like we’re good and we don’t want to hear it.
We don’t see “real” punishment for worry on Earth,
And since we can’t see it, we decide what it’s worth.
But to God our Creator and King up on high
A sin is a sin; that we have no right to deny.
The sins of the tongue are another to name.
We read of this wrong in the short book of James.
But people don’t get that our tongue brings us shame.
How can actions and words be judged the same?
And what of frustration or lack of control?
Are these really evil? A sin of the soul?
Impatience, Self-pity, and deep selfishness,
We tend to pass over and sometimes forget.
“Acceptable sins” deceive us into thinking
That they aren’t that bad; we’re not really sinking.
But we are, and we’re choosing to just let it happen,
Like we’re on the Lord’s side, but our back’s to the Captain.
Now sinners we are and we’ll be ‘til our death,
But if we embrace Christ and let Him do the rest,
And remind ourselves daily why He had to die,
For each wrong thought, each gossip, each murder, each lie;
Maybe then we won’t be so easily deceived
Into thinking our “grey spots” are grey.
If it’s not holy and white, its black as the night,
And graying THAT isn’t ok.
I’ll clarify this: that I don’t mean convictions.
Some people are stronger and some need restrictions.
What I’m saying is sins (spelled clear in God’s word)
Have become Christian’s norm because it’s just what they’ve heard.
But Jesus said lusting is like acting out sin,
And anger is murder that starts from within.
The list here is endless, but it boils to this:
Sin is sin. It put the nails in Christ wrists.
He didn’t ask how small it was; he just died in my place,
And if I indulge in my “grey” sins, it’s like spitting in His face.
So don’t ask for more proof. Truth is clear in God’s story.
All sin is the same; it falls short of God’s glory.