Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The Christian Life of a Sinner

I want your thoughts on this. Here's a made-up story similar to a real-life happening.

As a freshman in high school, Steven received an add in the mail offering him a cell-phone plan. The company had in their records that he was 18yrs old, so Steven took advantage of their mistake and started a contract with the company based on this lie.

As a sophomore, Steven became a Christian. Some time after this, his cell phone situation came up in conversation with his mentor. His mentor explained to him that this deception-based cell phone bill is part of his old life and that Steven should cancel the plan. Steven acknowledged the sinfulness of it and that canceling it would be the right thing to do.

After coming to this realization, what if Steven still did not cancel the plan? What would his relationship with God be like if he continued to live in sin? Does God still interact, bless, answer prayers for those who are willing living in sin?

Leave a comment, let me know what you think.

2 comments:

  1. I think this is one of those things we may never know. I belief God's grace would still apply to Steven, and certainly that God could still use Steven. The consequences of his actions, though are something only God may fully know. As fellow humans we certainly should not condemn Steven or love him any less.

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  2. How do you think Steven's choice to continue to live in sin would influence other areas of his life?

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What do you think?