The fall of mankind into faith in the strange religion of “evolutionism” is a textbook example of the pathological nature of sin. Our conscience operates to either push us away from what we see as wrong and evil, or to move us to self-justification and thereby drive us deeper into it. Sin is an infectious disease of the heart and mind. Anything that disturbs our conscience causes us to experience discomfort and fear. If we don’t have a solid ethical foundation and a determination to hold on to it, we will be persuaded by our society to abandon our values.
Sin is the breaking of God’s Laws. Sin is the dark side of the human conscience. Our conscience moves us to either do what is right or seek God’s forgiveness when we fail to keep God’s law. As we grow up we begin to worry more and more about social acceptance and if our culture is pushing us away from God’s Laws, our pride(or ego) will drive us to go against our conscience causing grief and unhappiness and eventually depression and sickness.
As sinners we are constantly looking for ways to turn off our conscience so it won’t eat at us. Television, music, alchohol, drugs, dangerous sports, and all sorts of stuff that we use to “ease our minds”. We become afraid of the dark, and extended silence can set us on edge and we fill our lives with murder mysteries, gossip, envy, greed and these serve to help keep our conscience at bay. Pride is the wall that we put up in our lives to try to convince ourself that we are in charge and it is based on a disrespect for our Creator.
The eventual outcome of pride is Sodom and Gomorrah, where godly people and even angels were viewed with hatred and targeted for abuse. When the men of the city heard that God’s messengers, (angels) were staying at Lot’s house, they demanded that Lot bring them out so they could gang rape them. In a very real sense they were giving God verbal equivalent to the “finger” and it illustrates what the gesture literally means. It’s a threat of rape in an effort to display dominance and “humble” the victim.
The only thing that God could find redeemable in those cities was Lot and his family and as we find out later, that vile mindset in Sodom had infected there hearts as well, sadly. So, the Creator brought Lot out before He destroyed the cities with “fire and brimstone” a hail of death. Satan is deathly afraid of our Creator and his plan is to dupe us into doing his dirty work. He wants to use us as pawns to attack our Creator if we let our conscience be “seered with a hot iron”.
When people abandon their faith in their Creator the eventual outcome will always be like Sodom. When people supersede their Creator in their hearts, hell is just around the corner. This is why sin is punished so severely. Because of our sin, we all deserve crucifiction and hell. But our Creator came as Jesus of Nazareth to take that punishment for us and we can be freed from our sin and their eternal consequences by believing this and asking for forgiveness thru Jesus.
Just like the songwriter said, “the things of earth will grow strangly dim in the light of His glory and grace.” We will no longer need to look for ways to silence our conscience and the fear of God’s judgement once we have God’s forgiveness and the peace it brings. “..may the peace of God that passes all understanding keep your hearts and mind thru Christ”. I can only tell you, you have to decide…