No Special Deals

rationalizing

Someone recently said that most people oppose abortion except for three types of circumstances:  rape, incest and “my situation”.

It’s true that we humans have an incredible ability to rationalize our behavior no matter how wrong our actions may be. Even Christians fall into this bizarre pattern of trying to convince ourselves that we are right, even when we are obviously very wrong.

“Speed limits are for people who can’t drive as well as I can.”

“I know that living together outside of marriage is almost always wrong, but I know that above all else, God wants me to be happy.”

“We understand what the Bible says about homosexual behavior, but our daughter has found the nicest partner.”

“I’m not at all like those other people who cheat on their taxes.”

These and other lies that people tell themselves might help them get to sleep at night, but the facts remain the same—sin is sin. God did not cut a special deal just for you.

“If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word has no place in our lives.”—1 John 1:10.

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