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Pastor Scott Olin - "AN ABOMINATION" -


Pastor Scott Olin, SE Washington


Adultery! …oooh! 

Fornication! …OOHH MY! 

Drunkenness!  …TOOO MUCH! 


These are a few of the things we hear about everyday, in the church of Jesus Christ.  They are also the things that we are pretty sure are on top of Gods, " Don't you dare!" list.


They're the BIG SINS!  Well, at least that's the thing that goes through most of our heads when we think about it.  Honestly now.  If someone were to ask us what the "biggies" are, aren't at least a couple of these at the top on our lists?


How about homosexuality?  Satanism?  Witchcraft?  Drug abuse?  We have them all in a row.  At the top of the list is the worse sin.  As you go on down the list, they're not so bad.


Proverbs 6:16-19  (TLB) “For there are six things the Lord hates - no, seven: haughtiness, lying, murdering, plotting evil, eagerness to do wrong, a false witness, sowing discord among brothers.”  The King James says, "He hates six, yea seven are an abomination to Him."


Nowhere in this list of things that are abominable to God do you find the words adultery, fornication, homosexuality, etc, etc, etc.  Now, please know that ALL of the previously mentioned is sin!  No two ways about it, and if these are un-repented sins, the word of God is clear about the destiny of those who are PRACTICING them.


So please don't even question if I condone any of these.  Sin is sin.  But I have this thought to share with you today: God hates sin! Sin is completely opposite of who and what God is.  The scripture says:


"All have sinned, and come short of the Glory of God." 


The word GLORY means: “THE TRUE NATURE OF A THING. The true essence of a thing” 


When we sin, we fall short of Gods nature and essence.  The scripture is true - we all fall short.  Let me point out something in Proverbs 6.  Nowhere in these 4 verses do you find the words adultery, fornication, homosexuality, drunkenness, Satanism, witchcraft or drug abuse.  However, what you do find, THREE TIMES is a sin that originates in the heart; that's where Jesus says all sin comes from, and it is released out of our mouths! 

1.       Lying. 

2.       False witness. 

3.       Sowing discord among brothers. 


OH honey, check this out!  Nowhere does it say adultery!  Nowhere does it say drunkenness!  But what comes out of our mouths can be not only a sin to the Father but it can be unto him AN ABOMINATION!


Yes, again.  All the previously mentioned IS SIN!  But my point is they're not mentioned amidst the abominable! 

Ø      The gift of flapping my big fat mouth is. 

Ø      The ability to stir up chaos and discord among my brothers is. 


I'm not sure we really understand how powerful what we say is.  Proverbs 18:21 says: "Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof."  We sow death or we sow life. 


Every time I open my mouth I speak life or I speak death.  That's not my theology, that's bible baby!  We've become so desensitized and dull to the truth of Gods word – we make it fit where we live, rather than striving to fit His Word. 


Ephesians 5:1 tells us to be imitators of God!  How did He create the heavens and the earth, and everything seen and unseen?  If we are to imitate Him, scripture says: "He called those things which were not as though they were."  Literally Romans 4:17 says: "God calls things that are not into existence, so they are."  And we're supposed to imitate God! 


Jesus instructs us to speak to mountains!  This is not a message on speaking to people, things, or circumstances, but rather a word to us to see biblically what God says about the sin that comes from what we say. 


I believe in speaking to circumstances and declaring the word of God over my children and my wife. However, what I want us to see today, is how serious God is about what we say!


We freak out when we hear of someone getting caught up in an adulteress affair, or someone we've known for years admitting that they were a practicing homosexual.  But what comes out of our mouth every day?  What do we say about one another?  Am I guilty of stirring up discord among the church by either what I say or what I do?


Having an offense against someone, and going to others to SHARE your concern so they'll pray?  What do you think… God is retarded, or has a hearing deficiency?  That reasoning is fleshy and carnal.  What does Jesus say about that?


Matthew 18:  You go.  Alone.  If they don't hear, take the next step.  But until it comes to the place where the church needs to know, there should only be 3 or 4 people who are aware of the situation.  And if the church needs to know, (I've never seen it go that far) it needs to come from the pulpit, from a leader.  NOT YOU!    


James 3: “Out of the same mouth comes both blessing and cursing.  Out of the same mouth we bless God, and curse men. My brethren, these things ought not so to be." vs. 9-10  “Lying, false witness, and sowing discord.  These things ought not be.”  They are an abomination to God!


Ø      It's not my works that prove I'm a Christian...

Ø      It's not going to church or singing worship songs that will convince the world that I'm saved and born again…


“By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you have love one to another." John 13:35 


If I am His disciple, than I'm commissioned to love you.  If I love you, than what comes out of my mouth about you is good and wholesome.  If I fall into some stupid sin, I would hope that those of you out there are going to be an intercessor for me - Not an accuser of the brethren.  Last I checked, that position was filled!


Let me leave you with this thought: James 1:19  "Let us be swift to hear, SLOW TO SPEAK, and slow to wrath."


Again the word says in James 3:2-5 (LIV) "If anyone can control his tongue, it proves that he has perfect control over himself in every other way.  We can make a large horse turn around and go wherever we want by means of a small bit in his mouth.  And a tiny rudder makes a huge ship turn wherever the pilot wants it to go, even though the winds are strong.  So also the tongue is a small thing, but what enormous damage it can do."


Pastor Scott