Wednesday, April 20, 2011

John 1:29

The next day John saw Jesus coming towards him and said, "Look, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!"

If he does that, why is there so much sin in the world? I looked today on the second most visited news website in the world and found the following headlines: Muslim fanatics to burn effigies of royal couple and turn wedding into 'a nightmare'; Married man's affair stays hidden to protect teenage children; Vile thugs hurl brick in four-year-old girl’s face after her father tells them to stop kicking football at his van; Four girls of 16 caught with five bottles of vodka, three of cider and four alcopops...

And there is much, much more. The truth is there is so much sin in the world because the world (and that means individual men and women) cling on to it. Jesus is the lamb of God - surely a reference to his atoning sacrifice for ours sins, but no-one is forced to buy into this. Cleansing from sin is a free gift to all who believe in him, but there is no cleansing from sin if we continue to hold on to our favorites.

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