There Is No Shame for Their Sins!

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We have all seen news about celebrities and their scandals; Mel Gibson, Charlie Sheen, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus to name a few. Recently, actors Bill Cosby and Steven Collins, who played respectable fathers in regular sitcoms, sitcoms that I watched, are now the latest to be embroiled in scandal. Of course, there are two sides to the story. Our society tends to idolize celebrities, so when these kinds of stories come out we tend to be in disbelief.

But should we be surprised as our country approaches a “Godless Age.”  According to a 2012 Gallup-International poll, the number of "convinced atheists" in the United States has risen from 1 % in 2005 to 5 % in 2012. There are more convinced atheists than those in the Jewish faith. According to the Gallup Poll, no other religion increased in numbers other than atheists! And one in five Americans are unaffiliated with any religion.

Are we approaching difficult days?  “But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come. For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy,  unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal,  haters of good,  treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God,  holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power. Avoid such men as these." (2 Timothy 3:1-5).

“Are they ashamed of their loathsome conduct? No, they have no shame at all; they do not even know how to blush.” (Jeremiah 6:13-15).

The biggest danger of all is to our future generation is buying into the lie that Satan is throwing out there, that sin is ok, and God does not exist.  Sin is not ok! And God does exist! We have to teach our children that God is real, that God cares deeply for us, and that His Laws are for our good.  We have to teach our children that there are consequences for sin and point out examples of bad choices leading to bad results. Also point out good examples of people who are trying to live God’s way of life and are being blessed for it. "Then it shall come to pass, because you listen to these judgments, and keep and do them, that the Lord your God will keep with you the covenant and the mercy which He swore to your fathers. And He will love you and bless you and multiply you . . . You shall be blessed above all peoples". (Deuteronomy 7:12-14).  Notice: It's for your good.

While you make your decisions in how to live, remember this admonishment from God.  “Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth; and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of thine heart, and in the sight of thine eyes;  but know thou, that for all these things God will bring thee into judgment.” (Ecclesiastes 11:9)

These bad examples in the public eye are great teaching moments for us and for our children.  While God wants us to enjoy life, He also reminds us of consequences that will follow with our decisions of good or bad; blessings or cursing. 

As the world becomes more Godless, we must become stronger in our faith in God,  because God is good and upright and in Him there will be no shame but only blessings.


  • Malachi 3_16-18
    Hi Carolina, I don’t find the phrase “specks with blind souls” anywhere in the Bible. I’m wondering if you are referring to Matthew 7:1-5, where Jesus talks about people who are spiritually blind, who see the speck (“mote” in the Authorized Version of the Bible), but fail to see the beam, or huge fault, blocking their own vision. In which case, turning your phrase around a bit to say, “blind souls with specks” is clearer. How does one explain this phenomena? Jesus Himself addressed it, beginning in verse 1. He was correcting hypocritical people, especially the Pharisees, who saw others’ relatively small faults while failing to see their own big sins of self-righteousness, pride, and lack of mercy. (See also Mt 23:16-19, and Mt 15:11-14). The fact is, it’s a tendency of human nature to make ourselves look better by finding fault with others (Jer 17:9). We have to ask God to show us how we really are (verse 10). Now to address your other question. Why do repentant people suffer and struggle with everyday life while the wicked seem to prosper? It’s an age-old question which David in the Psalms agonized over (Ps 73:3-5, Ps 94:3-9), and which God’s people still ask today. The answer is given in several places in the Bible. First, the wicked seem to prosper initially, but their time of judgment is coming, and they will ultimately answer to God for their evil deeds (2 Pet 2:9, Jude, verses 14-15, Rev 22:10-11). Another reason is that we develop Godly character by going through trials, including trials not of our own making (1 Pet 2:19-20). It is when we suffer through no fault of our own that God is really able to see what we are made of. Suffering is part of a Christian’s calling (1 Pet 2:21), although the burden is light compared to what Christ had to suffer for us (2 Cor 4:17-18, Mt 11:28-30). Remember that God offers us all the help we need, just for the asking (Lk 11:9-10; Mt 21:22; 1 Pet 6-7). But we do have to ask, and believe that He will help us.
  • cjgennaro
    I think the key is to get them understand that sin has its consequences right now in our life. Sin leads to pain from living wrongfully that you do not want to experience. Obeying God can keep us from these unwanted pains and can give us peace. This is much more desirable that living for the temporary pleasure of sin even in this life.
  • carolina
    Well, it seems like the wicked people in this world are progressing and they get richer and richer just by doing so wickedly. I wonder why the repentant people are suffering and struggling with everyday life. I don't pay attention on public eyes. You know why? Because mostly, they are "The specks with blind souls". This parable of Jesus about "specks with blind souls" are difficult for people to understand if they do not have wisdom and spiritual discernment from God. How do you explain "specks with blind souls?
  • Deanne
    True Janet. What does one say to a young one who says "I know that Jesus will be coming one day but I want as much fun as I can get until then"! Satan has indeed blocked the hearts of many and it is so wickedly evil!
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