In Isaiah 5:20, we read, “Woe unto them who call evil good and good evil.” Yet, it seems that a great majority of our society has adopted this sinful philosophy. There is an effort to rename all sorts of sins trying to make them more “respectable.” For example: the evil of premarital and extramarital sex is widely accepted as normal in our modern society. I am told, “Lighten up Toby, that’s just how it is these days!” However, the Bible still calls it “sin.” Since it is sin, it must be repented of before God will forgive the sinner (Luke 13:3). Furthermore, giving consent to sin is to make one’s self guilty of the same (Romans 1:32).
Social drinking is common among many who claim to be Christians. It is proclaimed that the Bible condemns drunkenness, but a little drinking is okay. The same passage that condemns drunkenness also condemns adultery, homosexuality, stealing, etc. (1Corinthians 6:9-10). If “a little” drinking is okay, then so is “a little” adultery, “a little” homosexuality, “a little” stealing.
Another evil that is being called good is the sin of indifference. “Just don’t bother me. I’m comfortable just the way I am!” Our Lord condemned the church at Laodicea because they were “indifferent.” They approached Holy and Sacred things in a much to mediocre way, and had a far too casual approach to Christianity (Revelation 3:15-16). He encouraged them to “be zealous and repent”(Revelation 3:19).
While these and many other things go against the grain of modern societal thinking, still, they are truths that must be dealt with if one has any expectation of being saved by Jesus Christ (cf. Hebrews 5:9). Is it any wonder that Jesus said, “Many are called, but few are chosen?” (Matthew 22:14).
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Remember, in order to be saved and enjoy all God’s blessings (not the least of which is salvation), a person must have faith (Jn. 8:24), be willing to repent (Lk. 13:3), and after confessing Christ as Lord, the final step is water baptism (Rom. 6:3; 1 Cor. 12:13; 1 Pet. 3:20-21). Bible baptism is by immersion only (“burial,” Rom. 6:4), and once it is done, heaven puts that person “into Christ” (Gal. 3:27; Rom. 6:3). After proper baptism a person has their sins forgiven (Acts 2:38).