You can tune into political talk shows 24-7. Choose your poison, news-talk radio or television. Talking heads bicker and bemoan the opposing party. Partisan divisions are as American as Mom and apple pie. If the congressional representative on the left shares a strategy, you can be sure their adversary from the right is dead set agin’ it. The New Testament writers were undivided; when sin is the issue, we ought to be agin’ it!
“If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word has no place in our lives. My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin (1 John 1:8-2:1a NIV).” I take sin in my life seriously. Jesus became sin to save me. (2 Corinthians 5:21) Sinning? I’m agin’ it!