“Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.”
The devil, Satan, markets sin to moderns much like that other merchandise of death, cigarettes, was earlier pitched.
Through the years, sin and cigarettes–both KNOWN causes of death:–have snared the unwary and foolish: cigarettes have brought an early PHYSICAL death to millions; while sin has brought about an eternal death to untold millions.
What is remarkable is that Satan–through his many worldly agents–has marketed BOTH sin and cigarettes in much the same way.
“Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?”
Even though the public for YEARS had a strong suspicion–both through hearsay and through observations the public made of those who smoked cigarettes–that cigarettes were detrimental to one’s health, the public STILL paid money to shorten its collective life.
The reader may know someone who–even though the public has for YEARS had a strong suspicion that cigarettes were dangerous to one’s health–continues to smoke cigarettes after undergoing surgeries and being told he has cancer.
Why is that?
Of course, even though the public for CENTURIES has been warned in God’s Word that “sin = death,” the public STILL is not only attracted to sinful behaviors, but will defend its “right” to engage in such dispositions of death.
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Whether it is selling sin or cigarettes (or some other form of death), the game plan for pitching these activities is much the same.
1- Make the person who is engaged in the lethal behavior appear “cool” or popular.
2- Associate the deadly activity with those who are rich and celebrated (movie stars, pro athletes, famous musicians, etc.).
3- Sprinkle the word “fun” around until the dangerous activity is seen as fun itself.
4- Promote all who engage in such fatal behaviors as “fashionable.”
5- IF anyone brings up that these activities lead to death, laugh at the mere thought that this could be the case.
Yes, the world has marketed sin in much the same manner as cigarettes were marketed.
The public learned a hard lesson about the consequences of smoking cigarettes.
The public has yet to learn that same hard lesson about sin.
And so the lesson will continue to be taught by those who insist that sin = FUN!
“For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
DOES the reader feel that sinful behavior is FUN and EXCITING?
It is not YET too late: there is still time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.
DOES the reader believe he is saved?
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DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?
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THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST
“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
–1 Corinthians 15:1-8
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
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[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: September 9, 2019.]
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