Sophisticated sin: Are Christians White collar sinners while unbelievers are Blue collar sinners?
The modern Christian is adept at rationalising themselves out of sin through the use of reasoning and airs and graces. Unbelievers are seen as self- satisfying children of wrath when they conduct the very same sins. Is there a double standard. Is there a hierarchy of sin based on spiritual class?
If the White collar criminal is the sophisticated criminal of our society, while the Blue collar criminal is the common, dispiccable offender, then the modern Christian is the sophisticated sinner and the non-believing is the vile perpetrator of gross immorality.
More on my hub 'Sophisticated sin'
What is the difference? One is forgiven (believers) and one is not (unbelievers). NO ONE is good enough by his own merit.
All sins are forgiven, its what you do with this knowledge, that makes you a believer or doubter.
All are the same and all remain sinners, but its those that know their sin is covered by the blood of Jesus Christ, that are released from their bondage, and freed from judgment from God.
When I consider the idea of sin I do not see black or white,big or small..God has rules; and He has placed them in a manual called the Bible. Whether or not one reads the manual is irrelevant. The rules are there,just like those for traffic.Run a red light and it may cause you millions of dollars in injury and maybe even imprisonment for vehicular homicide. At another time, you may escape the law or think you did because of no negative consequences.
As far as God is concerned,He finds sin offensive. In Isaiah 1 He says that if your sin is as scarlet or crimson,He can cleanse it. All you have to do is confess it. God does not deal with His creation unjustly. He is a just God and does not respect any person.Everyone is chastised for sin. Often people think sin is what we do. That is correct; but it includes what we neglect to do.
Everyone has a conscience; and though some may not listen to it ,conviction has a voice.Three stories I like and regard as favourites are:
the woman caught in adultery
the woman at the well and
the thief on the cross.
They speak of accusation, secret sins and public punishment with an acknowledgement of sin. Everyone falls within these three groups.All sin and need the compassionate mercy of God.
by Insightful Tiger3 years ago
How should disciples of Jesus conduct them self?Jesus told us “By this all will know that you are my disciples—if you have love among yourselves.” John 13:35 “In showing honor to one another take the lead”...
by SwordofManticorE4 years ago
This may also include sinners or homosexuals. How many times have we read signs from those who call themselves christians that "God hates sinners"? So is it wrong for them to hate God back?
by Pratonix6 years ago
One of the greatest tricks of the devil is to get Christians wasting their time in arguing and debating with unbelievers. Unbelievers will not understand Christianity, unless God opens their eyes (the eyes of their...
by ohmygoodnessrae7 years ago
It seems like people who do not believe in the Word of God are so adament about posting negative comments on the forum topics about God. They get so angry about it. Why the heck do they care???
by capncrunch2 years ago
Who are the enemies of Christians?
by PlanksandNails11 months ago
Are all babies are born "dead in sin" because of Adam's sin, or "original sin?"Sin is defined as "transgression of the law" (1 John 3:4).But where there is no law there is no transgression...
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.