How To Fall With Style- The Art Of Sin

Written by Eric Engel

Adam had it right when he covered himself with fig leaves. It's not that he thought it would cover his sin. He knew this was impossible. But suddenly recognized his own weakness, and he doesn't try to battle it. Instead, he covers it. Out of sight, out of mind. But when God asks him why, he comes clean, accepts his punishment, and and continues to cover himself. Now that's how we're suppose to do it.

When you fall, admit it. Don't make excuses, don't passrepparttar blame. Now that doesn't mean scrutinize, or put yourself throughrepparttar 143742 wringer. Adam didn't tell God about allrepparttar 143743 terror and horro that would happen because of his sin. God asked him a question and he answered it. "...and I did eat." Acceptrepparttar 143744 consequences. Sin always causes something bad. It usually causes something bad here in this life. There's nothing wrong with praying for relief, but always be ready to acceptrepparttar 143745 consequences.

The Conversation!

Written by Frank Reilly


BASED ON A TRUE STORY.   The following is an enactment of a conversation between two men in 21st century America. Names have been changed to protectrepparttar guilty.    THE PLAYERS... Curt is a main stream American evangelical Christian, active in his Church, "on fire" forrepparttar 143707 Lord, and educated in his faith byrepparttar 143708 mainstream Church in America today. He goes to Sunday school classes, attends Church every Sunday, and is considered a good Christian man.  He has three children, all boys, and a beautiful wife who shares all of his spiritual convictions. He is a very well to do man, who runs his own business, spending approximately 60-70 hours each week atrepparttar 143709 office, and even spends 10-12 hours at home each week on his Computer and onrepparttar 143710 phone, working out business details, he is a hard working man.

Jacob is a Christian as well, who has experiences withrepparttar 143711 Lord ranging back as far as three decades. He was once very active in his Church, and had a ministry torepparttar 143712 youth, with a strong emphasis on personal evangelism. He has however, withinrepparttar 143713 last two years, returned from a long hiatus from Church attendance, and his fellow Christians look at him with skepticism and concern, assuming that his spiritual life is hanging inrepparttar 143714 balance of so many years away fromrepparttar 143715 Church. He has a job, and is happily married with one Child, also a Boy. Jacob spends many hours each week readingrepparttar 143716 word and praying, and has never left his faith behind, in fact does not even really have an explanation as to why he stopped attending Church. Recently, realizing how long he has been out, he returns torepparttar 143717 Church to enjoyrepparttar 143718 fellowship he once enjoyed there.


Returning to church feels good to Jacob. He missesrepparttar 143719 fellowship, andrepparttar 143720 warm feeling of security he receives from being a member. He decides to joinrepparttar 143721 Men's Bible study, which occurs each Wednesday evening, for additional fellowship withrepparttar 143722 same men he used to fellowship with back when he attended regularly.  Althoughrepparttar 143723 Bible study topic isrepparttar 143724 book of Romans, due torepparttar 143725 recent attacks on American soil,repparttar 143726 Bible study leader (who is Curt), feels led to discuss current events in order to teach what he believes to be a proper world view forrepparttar 143727 Men attending this study. He gives a heartfelt speech aboutrepparttar 143728 need for justice forrepparttar 143729 thousands that were killed that day, He talks about howrepparttar 143730 terrorists need to be eradicated fromrepparttar 143731 earth, and that it is our Christian duty to supportrepparttar 143732 President in his foreign policies, and that it is against God to be in opposition torepparttar 143733 war in Iraq. He talks about how America is a holy nation, and that God is withrepparttar 143734 US in its doings. He endsrepparttar 143735 Bible study with a prayer rebuking those who opposerepparttar 143736 war, those who opposerepparttar 143737 President, and prays that God will continue to bless America as he always has.

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