(Pro 14:9 KJV) Fools make a mock at sin: but among the righteous there is favour.
Our society is leery of the “s” word. Nobody wants to talk about sin. One of my favorite songs is from the musical “West Side Story.” The brats are singing to Officer Krupki. They go through all of the list of things that our society says is wrong with people and at the end they share that “deep down inside we’re just no good!” Such profound theology from a popular musical. “Fools” (191) deny “sin” (817).
It is clear that modern educators are “fools” (191). Unfortunately, many modern theologians and pastors are in the same cage. They “mock” (3917b) at the very idea of “sin” (817). We think some of these ideas are new. We think we have a harder road to walk than previous generations. These ideas and people were around in Solomon’s time.
Many pew sitters mock sin by ignoring its reality. Maybe they think if they ignore it, it will go away.
Pastors are so concerned about being inclusive and building self-esteem that they downplay the danger of sin. Congregations can go forever and never find out why Jesus had do die. Jesus died to pay for our sin; not to make us well balanced, not to help us find fulfillment, not to build our self esteem, but to pay for our sin.
Rejoice that Jesus understood about sin even if your pastor doesn’t.