The Sin Of Omission.....
As of late ,there seems to be a increasing sin problem in our great nation even among Christians, also that believe it or not, is enabling the rapid growth of evil. Now you may be thinking right away to the issues of maybe of “apathy”, or even that of watering down of God's Word. Yes, you would be correct on both suggested ideas, however I believe by far the latest and biggest root problems of growing evil in America and the world (especially in the “church”) is that of the sin of “omission”, looking the other way when we see/hear sin.
Recently, I encountered some “christian”(Yes, used little “c” on purpose once again to illustrate my point regarding Biblical fruit) police officers on a social website where by I posted a comment regarding police officers, government officials and others who have taken authority positions over us citizens and also at the same time claim to be “Christians.” I asked of them a very simple but apparently also a very difficult question for them to address, I asked; “Why do some of you violate the US Constitution and Bible by not objecting when you see government corruption, the Constitution being violated and or innocent people being arrested or jailed? I went on further in questioning them all; “Do you cherish your paycheck more than your relationship with Christ ?” WOW ! I really hit a nerve with some of them. Obviously, they did not wish to confront their participation with evil or the truth that I was aware of the evil of others participating in violating good. Because many of the police officers chose to remain silent in addressing my question to them, I did have a few from that social website respond to me to the effect that they are “ Biblically justified” in doing evil. I then shared to them from the Bible the exact scriptures showing they were wrong in their attitudes-participating in the sin of omission. Some in that group however, continued in their insolence, informed me that their particular social website page is “only for encouraging one-another” and not for questions that I had asked of them. They in essence, turned a blind eye to their and or other's who actively and willfully participated in sin.
Not exactly surprised by their response, I learned the truth through that experience of asking a very relative and important question of “Christian Police Officers”and government agents; I obtained the picture real fast of what was and is occurring among these police officers who responded to me and also the truth regarding thousands of other government officials who claim to be “Christians.” It is so very sad and unfortunate that many so called “Christians”(not just government agents) are turning a blind eye to injustice/sin and involving themselves in the sin of omission. That is, allowing evil to go unchecked thus enabling evil to grow. This is a bigger problem than even most Christian Pastors will readily admit. There is even an omission of confronting sin coming from many pulpits in America, for how many sermons have you heard addressing sin from your pastor throughout 2011 ? I can hear some of those same pastors who do not wish to address sin with their congregations, now reading and wishing perhaps to respond to my article here. I am sure I would receive their manipulative response on the side of allowing sin and even questioning of some of my motives; “brother you know we're not allowed to judge” and “We're all sinners.” Ugh! I just want to vomit imagining hearing from those wishy-washy responses from the pulpit. Can everyone please read this Bible verse with me ?; “ Because it is written, you will be holy, for I am holy.” (1 Peter 1:16).
I remember even as a child, although I did not know Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior yet, I had within me the spirit of doing what was right before God. I hated injustice and everywhere I went, if I viewed injustice at some point, I demanded to the violator, what was made wrong, to be made right. That is how I have felt now for many years and nothing else for me has changed other than I have placed my full faith and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ and now I direct myself and as well point to others what God's Word plainly states about injustice/sin and other issues regarding our walk in and through Christ. Granted, my outspokenness in the past as well as today regarding addressing sin Biblically, and also of not turning a blind eye to sin has caused me at times personal, emotional and physical harm (an American police officer threatened my very life), however I care not about those threats against me in continuing in exposing sin. In fact, in my Christian ministry, I have rescued street children from human trafficking and pedophiles. Believe me when I say, not everyone appreciates my effort in helping these poor children. I have experienced government officials who's income was reduced due to children no longer being available for the sex trade industry. That made those who actively participated in the sex slave and human trafficking industry very angry with me. I however choose to do what is right before God, and that is what is most important irregardless of other people's feelings in wishing to continue in their acts of sin.
Here is what I believe is the bottom line regarding all this sin of omission stuff; where justice is demanded, Biblical justice should be given, and looking the other way when evil occurs should not even be entertained in the mind of any Christian nor tolerated. Biblical love and mercy should be given to hurt people and the opportunity of and for repentance before God be made known also to the offender. I am fully aware that some offenders and also those who often turn a blind eye towards sin though care not about making matters right before God, so they feel no need for repentance. In my Bible anyway, not repenting is very sad indeed but the bottom line here is the Biblical opportunity for repentance is a Biblical mandate and must be offered. Equally important, the a Biblical attitude of exposing unrepentant sin also needs to be addressed. This attitude is not only for Christian Pastors, it is for all of us who proclaim to belong to Jesus Christ. Turning a blind eye to sin is unbiblical-period.
When we withhold justice, when we look the other way when an evil act is being committed, we commit a sin, the sin of omission. The Bible declares in Deuteronomy 27:19 "Cursed is the man who withholds justice from the alien, the fatherless or the widow." Then all the people shall say, "Amen!" The Bible also declares in Isaiah 10:1-2 “Woe to those who make unjust laws, to those who issue oppressive decrees, to deprive the poor of their rights and withhold justice from the oppressed of my people, making widows their prey and robbing the fatherless.” Jesus Himself declared what it is to be a part-time believer of God when he said in “Luke 11:42 "Woe to you Pharisees, because you give God a tenth of your mint, rue and all other kinds of garden herbs, but you neglect justice and the love of God. You should have practiced the latter without leaving the former undone.” Finally that in James 4:17 “Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin. “
My friends, plainly, if we see evil, we must speak up. We cannot afford to look the other way from what is our duty before God to speak. I have shared the following Bible Scripture verse many, many times, and I am going to repeat it again now here; Ephesians 5: 11 states “ And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them. “ Is that printed bold and plain enough as a reminder to you to not turn a blind eye towards sin? I pray it is. This week's blog article speaks mostly to government agents, those who claim authority over it's citizenry, but it is addressed to all Christians. If ever there was a time evil needed to be put in check, it is now, for we will soon see the return of our Lord Jesus Christ and every man(all of us) will then be held accountable for not only what we have done and stated, but also what we have not done and not said..
If you have not repented of your sins whatever they may be, I pray you would watch this short video clip and accept the loving forgiveness of Jesus Christ. http://youtu.be/nmF8WdVPwcc
To everyone who claims Christ in their hearts, I ask you would humbly consider your part of what is shared in this article. To everyone else, I pray the peace of Christ Jesus would settle upon your heart to accept Him today as Lord and Saviour of your life.
Pastor Paul Waldmiller-”Black Robe Regiment Pastor.”
PS Don't Forget.... ** Reminder; Don't Forget That On February 12th, 2012 To Have Your Christian Pastor And Or All Christian Pastors Around The World To Preach Against The Purposeful Destruction Of Families At The Hands Of Governments.