Sin, a Realistic View (Resource Article)

The following are resources that can help the reader reenforce the concepts covered in the last two articles.

 

I’ve personally, fully read all of these articles and watched all videos. I can get behind what each of them say. I can also assure they are safe for all ages. However, I have not researched what the rest of each website and channel presents. I cannot say that the rest of the content produced by each one is usable or safe for all ages.

 

 

External articles

 

Psychology Today has posted this informative article on how to break bad habits… 

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-media-psychology-effect/201705/the-habit-replacement-loop

 

Videos

 

Wellcast had done a great, humorous and very informative video about breaking bad habits. It’s only about 5 minutes long and gives some great technical info.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://youtu.be/OnFVFfAImEg

 

 

 

A dramatization of what getting deeper into sin can do to a person, about 6 minutes. If you think it starts out a bit slow, stick with it. By then end I was feeling the struggle deeply. It’s a good representation of what many of us have been through to get to Christ and to a better version of ourselves.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://youtu.be/4u3Rzw0yzmM

 

Matthew McConaughey gives a compelling speech about bad habits making us unhappy and keeping us less connected to God. “Eliminate who you are not, first, and you’re going to find yourself where you need to be.“ About 9 minutes, worth it…

 

 

https://youtu.be/p0p1fjLPjYQ

 

 

 

Bible entries that relate to the articles about sin

 

 

Genesis 4:4-7 KJV

"And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the LORD had respect unto Abel and to his offering: 5 But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell. 6 And the LORD said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? and why is thy countenance fallen? 7 If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him."

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Galatians 5:19-21 KJV

"Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, 20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, 21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God."

 

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Psalm 119:25-29 KJV

 

My soul cleaveth unto the dust: quicken thou me according to thy word. I have declared my ways, and thou heardest me: teach me thy statutes. Make me to understand the way of thy precepts: so shall I talk of thy wondrous works. My soul melteth for heaviness: strengthen thou me according unto thy word. Remove from me the way of lying: and grant me thy law graciously.

 

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James 4:17 KJV


"Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin."

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Isaiah 64:6 KJV

"But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away."

 

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John 1:7-9 KJV

 

"The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe. 8 He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. 9 That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world."

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There’s more, have you read the first two?

 

Sin, a Realistic View

The feeling of holding more personal control is immense. The knowledge that you made the choice to stop before your consequences forced you, that’s hugely liberating. The feeling of being more connected to God, we’ll that’s not only the goal, it’s a gift that can move a person beyond words, beyond human made reward and beyond the chains that we wear without knowledge or consent.

 

Sin, a Realistic View (Companion Article, Supporters only until 9/5/18)

Each bad habit I break lends toward a brighter and clearer connection to God. That’s one of the ways I break poor behavior. I remind myself about the rewards of doing it.

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