Brother Ron Barnes
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              How Does Sin Take Us Away from God?  


Dear Brother Ron

How does sin take us away from god? I'm doing a religion assignment and I can't think of the answer.

Kosta

Dear Kosta

The word "sin" was originally an archery term. If your arrow missed the target, you had committed a "sin". If you commit a sin (whatever your church's definition of sin is), that means your life is not going in the direction God wants it to go. It means that you have focused your thoughts and deeds on the wrong target.

Jesus told us in Matthew 6:24, "No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon". Mammon was the Greek god of commerce. What Jesus was saying was you can not serve God if your attention is focused on the desires of this world, including the lusts of the flesh.

He also told us in Luke 12:34, "For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also". What do you treasure, worldly goods and pleasures or serving the will of God? If you treasure worldly things more than serving the will of God, you are aiming your life in the wrong direction. You are missing the target.

That's a sin.

Best always
Brother Ron