WE SHOULD CONFRONT SIN, WE SHOULD OBEY THE PROCESS OUTLINED IN SCRIPTURE IF WE WANT TO CONTINUE PREACHING THE GOSPEL. Why?
Sin will destroy our witness to the world. Un-repented sin to the world, in their eyes, makes us no different from them; makes us no different from the greatest of cults; or other religious fanatics, who only care about the advancement of their ideas but not really God.
Sin will further destroy our love for God and His Gospel. Sin will slowly erode our love for God, for His people, for the church and our love for the Gospel and all that it stands for.
That is why, if we value the Gospel, then we shall confront sin.
IF THE GREAT COMMISSION IS STILL GREAT TO US, WE SHALL DEAL WITH SIN. So, the question for us is, “Is The Great Commission in fact still great to us?”
Do we still feel the lostness of those who are not in Christ?
Are we still concerned that they SHALL INDEED go to hell if they’re not saved in Christ?
Are we still bothered by the fact that they SHALL INDEED spend eternity in A STATE OF HOPELESSNESS AND DESPAIR AND TORMENT?
Are we still concerned and hopeful to see many tongues from many nations come to declare Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
I fully believe that many of the churches that have closed in recent years, have not considered this in all seriousness.
Maybe they thought that their size was going to insulate them from any threat to the work. Maybe they thought that their love for doctrine was going to shield them from any potential threat. Until it was too late.
WE MUST ALWAYS REMEMBER THAT OUR VERY SUBSTANCE AS BELIEVERS AND EVEN AS A CHURCH, IS ALWAYS TIED UP TO OUR LOVE AND OBEDIENCE TO THE GREAT COMMISSION.
THE SMALLEST CHURCH IN ANY PERSECUTED COUNTRY IS GREATER IN LIFE AND POWER, THAN THE BIGGEST CHURCHES, IF IT IS FAITHFUL TO UPHOLD THE TRUE GOSPEL AND PREACH THE TRUE GOSPEL. BIG CHURCHES, WHO HAVE CEASED TO GIVE EMPHASIS TO THE GREAT COMMISSION ARE JUST BIG, BUT NOT POWERFUL CHURCHES.
WITHOUT THE WORK OF THE GOSPEL PRESENT, AND A HATRED FOR SIN, WE ARE JUST ANOTHER RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATION, UNDISTINGUISHED TO THE CLUTTER OF FALSE RELIGION.
We need to confront sin.