Protesting Sin

Recently I have seen several events focused on putting an end to some type of negative issue and it brought to my attention something that is missing. There are Walks to End Alzheimer’s, 5K Races to End Breast Cancer, A Walk to Stop Bullying or a March Against Hunger. On top of all of that there have been heated and controversial protests and gatherings about various social issues. If you listen to some people, everyone is either an Anitfa member or a White Supremacist; when in reality the percentage of either is actually really small. People are protesting in marches and speeches, even kneeling during the National Anthem. The value you place on any of these things depends in large part to your experiences and opinions. For someone who has had a family member fight Breast Cancer that issue holds an extremely important place in their lives.

Standing up and speaking out for what issues you believe in can be noble and positive indeed. However, when was the last time you saw a March Against Sin or a 5K for Godliness? When was the last protest against adultery or lying or stealing? When was the last time groups of people stood together against idolatry and for loving God with all your heart, mind and strength and your neighbor as yourself? Aren’t these the things Christians should be passionate about?

Every single human is infected with the disease of sin. It is fatal in all cases; “for all have sinned and fallen short of God’s glory” and “the wages of sin is death”; 10 out of 10 die. Yet there seems to be little concern and effort for addressing this deadly disease. And there is already a cure. Jesus is the cure for this disease. While “the wages of sin is death, the gift of God is eternal life.” This gift is in the Son, Jesus Christ and need only be received by all who are infected to be healed.

Why aren’t we marching for Jesus, running for salvation, walking for godliness and righteousness? Why are we not protesting adultery, lying, stealing, covetousness and idolatry? Aren’t these the real issues facing our culture?

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