When We Sin We Rebel

Sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death. (James 1:15)

Some of you will object to my saying this—but it is my opinion that in Christianity we have over-emphasized the psychology of the lost sinner’s condition.

We spend time describing the sinner’s woes and the great burden he carries until we almost forget the principal fact that the sinner is actually a rebel against properly constituted authority!

That is what makes sin SIN! We are rebels, we are sons of disobedience. Sin is the breaking of the Law and we are fugitives from the just laws of God while we are sinners.

We are fugitives from divine judgment.

But thankfully, the plan of salvation reverses that, and restores the original relationship, so that the first thing the returning sinner does is confess: “Father, I have sinned against heaven and in Thy sight and I am no more worthy to be called Thy son. Make me as one of Thy hired servants!”

Thus, in repentance, we reverse that relationship and we fully submit to the Word of God and the will of God, as obedient children!

4 thoughts on “When We Sin We Rebel

  1. Reblogged this on dkobaso and commented:
    Many Americans are openly, publicly (rebelling) today against their own country. Jesus said, “A house divided against itself will NOT stand”. Please pray for Americans to come together. God bless and protect Israel and the USA always!


  2. I agree with Darrell. So many are rebelling but forgetting the sacrifice that was made for them. They don’t repent because they believe there is time to live in the world and then come to Jesus, when they know what they do is wrong. That to me is the biggest sin. Knowing and continuing to sin. Great post!!


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