Sins We Overlook

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  1. saturneptune

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    We worry lots about people dancing and lottery tickets, not really addressed clearly in Scripture, yet we overlook other things clearly stated in Scripture.

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    Can anyone list other practices we tend to overlook?
     
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    Self-Righteousness :saint:....and Pride.:D
    I think our habit is to rail about sins that individually we have little or no proclivity towards and conveniently ignore the ones we do. As you suggested gluttony and Gossip are two of them. Pride is, I think, the Mother of them all, and just about all of us suffer from it.

    Maybe Sloth :sleeping_2:sneaks in too.. on some of us..that is rarely harped on.
     
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    Don't forget gluttony.
     
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    Yes but No, there are too many...

    Psalm 130:3 If thou, LORD, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand?​

    Psalm 86:15 But thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious, longsuffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth.​

    HankD​
     
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    I think at least part of the problem is that there is a tendency to think of particular sins rather than sin generally. Is God concerned only with certain specific sinful acts when He says in His Word, "The wages of sin is death"? A second tendency is to think of the worst sins as being those that get the sinner into the secular headlines and courts. What do I mean by that? Well, when did you last see a headline in a newspaper that said something like: "New York Man Covets His Neighbor's Wife", or "London Woman Does Not Love God With All Her Being", or "Youth From Ottawa Refuses to Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ"? (Please don't read anything into the place names - they are just examples :) ).

    Far more important is how God views things.

    As for the idea of dancing being sin, surely it depends on various things, like who you are dancing with, the nature of the dance itself, and so on. Dancing per se is not sinful.
     
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    fortytworc, I've been all over your linked page and can't seem to find out who they are or what their doctrines are. The make reference to "Born Again" but that's about all I can find. Who are these folks?

    ...as for the sin, quite clearly we war against that sin nature daily even as Christians. Out of their 600 plus list I'm as guilty as the next guy.
     
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    A great post! I would add that vis a vis your statement:
    The Modern world has sought to define "sin" or all wrongdoing as whatever hurts or harms another human being...God not being the offended party and sometimes we as Christians tend to fall for that line of thinking.. I cannot help but think of Psalm 51:4 Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: This is, mind you, just after commiting adultery with Bathsheba and effectively murdering Urriah (one of his 30+ mighty men). And Yet it is the offence against God that is his focus!!! Clearly we need a Theology of sin. Great thread Saturn!!
     
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    Good point and good verse from Psalm. Our sin against God. God is holy. When we compare sin to the world, some look "ok" and others bad. When we compare any sin to God, they all look bad.
     
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    All I ever stopped at that site for was to copy their sin list." I have had no other interest in them so I never bothered to look for what you are asking about. I become interested in doctrinal things if I plan to "hang around" or seriously use a sites information. I posted the link because of the topic of overlooked sins, which appeared to be something they don't do. Whether they are on or off in other doctrines they sure believe that just about everything is a sin.
     
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    Eccl. 3:4, "A time to weep and a time to laugh; a time to mourn and a time to dance."
     
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    The BRV (Baptist Revised Version) says "a time to mourn, and a time for pot lucks."
     
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    When I was at a church in the south the pastor noticed that there was not any chicken. So he had someone go to KFC and get what some called gospel bird.
     
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    Another practice I have notices as of late, and really do not know whether to classify it as a sin or not, but it certainly disrupts Sunday School and church, is members who come to church for whatever reason, and roam the halls during Sunday School or sections of church they do not care for, such as the first part that is mostly singing. Sometimes these wandering members go into the Sunday School office or another empty room and get to talking so loud, one can hear it in the sanctuary.

    It is kind of a touchy situation. I encourage people to go to class as Sunday School Director, but there is really no enforcement mechanism, and we certainly do not need less people.
     
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    Who, exactly, is overlooking the sins that you guys have mentioned (gluttony, pride, gossip, etc)?
     
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    Do your Sunday School classes have a sense of community in each class. In each class I have taught I tried to develop that and it seems to help a lot. It encourages them to come and get to know each other. There have been crisis times and the others help encourage and sometimes do work to help a family. When people feel cared for it is hard to escape that kind of friendship and encouragement.
     
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    Absolutely best book on this very subject......Jerry Bridges book "Respectable Sins...Confronting the Sins we Tolerate"

    Fantastic book, well written.
     
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    Me obviously. I like to eat too much. As a result, I'm overweight.
     
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    The average local church overlooks them. Gossip is rampant, and pot lucks are to a glutton like whiskey is to a drunk.
     
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    So it's a sin now to have a pot luck? Really?

    I guess I've just gotten lucky on my choice of churches, because every church I've ever been in has preached against gossip, gluttony, and all these other "sins that people overlook".
     

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