We Have To Reprove Sin

(Eph. 5:11) “Have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.”

The body of Christ has gotten so used to people sinning in their presence that we like to tell ourselves “don’t be so quick to judge” or the bible says “judge not that ye be not judged”, when the truth is that the apostle Paul told us that we should reprove, which means to condemn, disapprove or expose sin. Thus, we have to be willing to call sin out when it’s in our presence, whether it be a friend, family member or otherwise.

Not only did Paul tell us to expose it, but he also said that we should have no fellowship with those who are practicing sinning, meaning that we are to come out from among or separate ourselves from those who really don’t want Jesus. And if you hang around someone long enough you will know whether or not they want Jesus.

Too often we want to justify the sin in someone’s life because we (as Christians) like hanging out with those who really don’t want God; we like being around them; in fact, some would rather hang out with the world than they would those in the Church who are genuinely trying to live for God. Hence, what does that say about us.

But the fact is if there is someone that we (as Christians) are spending copious amounts of time with and we know they are living in sin we have a duty to call it what it is and we have a duty to help them come out of the sin they are in if they have a will to do so. However, if they decide they want to continue to sin and not seek a real change then we (Christians) must come out from among those that would hinder our walk and growth with Christ Jesus.

God Bless You

PVM

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