Friday Counseling Issues: Is it a Mistake, or is it Sin?

I am fed up to here with political correctness.  We have become so accustomed to framing our speech in ways to avoid offending anyone that we don’t even realize we’re doing it, and still people are offended. You can hardly say “Good morning” these days without someone accusing  you of being some  horrible thing that ends in ist. Racist, sexist, some kind of phobic, judgmental, legalist, and so on.  If you hold an opinion that differs from the politically correct agenda, you are the worst person in the world.

And God forbid that you should be an outspoken Christian!

You can approve of abortion. You can be sexually promiscuous. You can have affairs on your spouse. You can ignore your kids’ character training and allow them to terrorize the neighborhood in the name of free expression. You can use foul language, you can ruin people’s businesses and lives if they don’t bow to the GLBT agenda, but if you DARE to be a Christian and name sin for what it is, then you, of all people, are the worst sort of bigot.

Let me pause here. Westboro Baptist “Church” is a desecration.  They bring shame to the name of God and to believers everywhere. That is NOT Christianity.

My particular gripe today is the use of the word mistake as a euphemism for sin. The Clintons are perfect examples.  Remember years ago when Bill went to the Rose Garden, biting his lower lip, and “apologized” to America?  Remember what he said? “I have done wrong, I have sinned against you all, against, Monica, and against God?”  No.  Not even close.  He said “Mistakes were made.”

Please.  First, he used the passive voice.  He didn’t even have the courage to say “I made mistakes.”  No, he leaves it to the listener to decided who made these mistakes, and what they might have been. What a cop out.

And now we have Hillary saying her criminal behavior with her private server was a “mistake.”  No.  There was no mistake. It was deliberate, secretive behavior that broke every ethical, moral, and legal policy governing the behavior of a high government official.  She lied. She cheated. She endangered lives with her manipulations and misbehaviors.  She’s guilty of far more than General Petraeus was; she’s guilty, and so is Obama, of far more than Richard Nixon was. Guilty of a mistake?  No. Guilty of sin.

And she’s going to get away with it. She’s been getting away with it since she was fired from the Goldwater campaign way back in the dark ages. I don’t know how she does it, but you can bet there’s nothing open, transparent, honest, or ethical about what is going on. The guy who maintained her private server has now refused a deal to tell what he knows in return for immunity from prosecution. Nope. He’s zipping his lip, and I can’t help but wonder who got to him, with what threat or promise.

Obama came out in her defense yesterday.  Somehow that doesn’t make me feel any better.

We need to stop calling deliberate, self-centered wrong behavior a mistake. A mistake is what happens when you miscalculate a column of figures, or have trouble balancing your checkbook. A mistake is unintentional, and it can usually be corrected.  A mistake is taking the wrong turn because your map is confusing or inaccurate.

Deliberate, measured, secretive behavior that harms the security of a nation is not a mistake.  It is sin. Deception and lies are not mistakes. Breaking the rules is not a mistake. It is sin.

Our children are growing up in a society that has bowed to this nonsense.  None of them are sinful. They just make “poor choices.”  They don’t need to be disciplined.  They just need to be “redirected.” Our children are not little sinners. They all have “good hearts.”

No, they don’t. Jeremiah 17:9 says “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; who can know it?”  Romans 3:23 says, “For ALL have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” John 3:16 says, “For God SO LOVED the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosever believeth on Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

Jesus did not come to suffer and die for a world full of people who have good hearts but make poor choices now and then. He came to die for a fallen race whose hearts are so darkened with sin that they excuse the worst behavior as a “mistake.”

We need to quit allowing the Thought Police to control our thinking, and replace them with the Word of God.

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3 thoughts on “Friday Counseling Issues: Is it a Mistake, or is it Sin?

  1. Sadly most don’t cry because they have sinned or feel ashamed, they cry because they were caught. Liberalism teaches us that shame and guilt are horrible for people, yet this is about the only thing that stops animals from being totally out of control acting on any and every impulse.

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