Why Secret Sin Is Never Secret

god-knows-everything-about-you-127“But if you fail to do this, you will be sinning against the Lord; and you may be sure that your sin will find you out”–Numbers 32:23.

“The safest road to Hell is the gradual one–the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts”–C. S. Lewis, in The Screwtape Letters.

“There is an important spiritual lesson here. While Satan wants Christians to commit public sins that damage our witness and harm other people, he is also pleased with out ‘secret’ sins. He knows that all sin, whether public or private, separates us from our holy Father and the power of the Holy Spirit. And he knows that we are more likely to tolerate, excuse, or even ignore our private sins, secure in the delusion that they have no consequence. . . . The longer cancer remains, the more it grows”–Jim Denison.

“We like to pretend God doesn’t see our sins. . . . The demons give us our desires, then help us hide them. We think since we haven’t been caught yet, we must have made a clean getaway. The demons are very patient. When our accumulated sins cause the greatest devastation–to us, our loved ones and our testimony for Christ–the demons will suddenly betray us and expose it all. We won’t be able to defend ourselves, because the accusations of the demons will be right”–John Kincaid.

“All that we call human history . . . is the long terrible story of man trying to find something other than God which will make him happy”–C.S. Lewis.

“We are so accustomed to anger, critical attitudes, lying, and coarse humor among believers that we are no longer upset or convicted about these sins. We would be shocked to see a church member commit some sensual sin, but we will watch him lose his temper in a business meeting and call it ‘righteous indignation’ “–Warren Wiersbe.

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