Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Am I More Evil Than Hitler and Stalin?

There's this verse in the Bible which says that "God came into this world to save sinners, of which I am the worst".

That's all very nice to think. But when you think of it in a deeper manner, it implies that I'm even more evil than Hitler, Stalin, Osama bin Laden or any other evil person that you could think of.

It means I could be just as evil or even more evil than Kim Jong Il? But is sin the same as evil?

Evil may not be the right word.

Sin means disobedience, not following the word. That means that I have a heart that does not follow God. It doesn't like to do what God wants me to do.

And what are the things I want to do that is not in line with what God wants? I'm lazy, I don't like to do chores, I don't like to study, I don't like to work, I don't like many things even though I know that its good for me. I have said prideful things. I have felt anger, hate and pride. Think of the smoker who knows its bad but doesn't give it up.

Evil is bad. It is sin. But sin is also more than just evil. I may not sin against someone, or do evil. But I can sin... am sinful. And when I realize that, only then can I come to God and say I need help.