Seven Deadly Sins
What are the
seven deadly sins?
by: Pastor Max
this generation guilty of the seven deadly sins; as catalogued by medieval
WE ALL GUILTY OF THE 7 DEADLY SINS?
WE ARE GUILTY of the 7 deadly sin! And this consensus of opinion
comes from groups as diverse as ecologists, historians and theologians!
to Richard Pollay, historian at University of British Columbia, the values
behind modern advertising look much like the seven deadly sins.
Pollay, "But the other side of the coin is almost absent. Ads
don't encourage compassion, selflessness and the values that build a
has for many years succumbed to the "dog eat dog" value system,
in aggressive and often unethical competition among its members. And we've
known for a long time, that advertising agencies exploit everything
available, in their quest for business.
AGENCIES EXPLOIT THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS
sex (lust), for example. Scantily dressed, sensual females, selling
anything from holiday packages to automobiles, to a night out at the
a ruggedly handsome cowboy promoting "cancer-causing"
cigarettes, or an elegantly dressed, jet-setting young couple, standing
beside a deluxe car in the driveway of a super expensive home...promoting
(Dec. 1998), Alberta’s Telus
(phone company) came out with a Christmas television commercial with 3
wise men bringing gifts, supposedly to the Christ-Child (He was not
shown). Their gifts consisted of gold, frankincense & a mobile
telephone from Telus. After a
lot of callers objected, the ad was pulled!
contacted by the TV media, I voiced my opposition declaring, "Nothing
is sacred or holy anymore! Nothing is off limits to the materialistic,
secular humanistic MINDSET! It shows a terrible lack of sensitivity and
reverence for God & the Bible!"
is but another calculated move by an unthinking, secular &
materialistic advertising agency to utilize a part of the Christmas Story
to further the economic goals of the TELUS
Corporation. We do not agree with that concept. They have crossed over the
line of decency and good taste! This practice must stop! We won’t put up
an advertising historian is saying the same thing. Our advertising
value-system is seriously flawed! And that's upsetting, when you consider
the thousands of ads we are all subjected to through radio, television,
billboards and printed materials.
HAVE BECOME GREEDY, ENVIOUS PEOPLE, FULL OF PRIDE & SELFISHNESS
NO WONDER THAT A LOT OF CHILDREN ARE GREEDY, SELFISH, ENVIOUS! They want
everything they see, and have a problem sharing what they have with
same could be said about many adults who have become narcissistic and
hedonistic in their approach to life. This corrupted value system helped
spawn the Me Generation, 'if it feels good, do it' attitude and the
present YUPPIE and DINKS mentality.
WORLD HAS BEEN PLAYING GOD & ABUSING THE PLANET
Asian economic recession has taken a big bite out of the economic pie and
a lot of people are frustrated and let down.
the news about the depletion of the ozone layer causing enormous increases
in skin cancer, possible global warming, a deteriorating eco-system and
the stampeding HIV and AIDS endemic, is causing people to rethink their
philosophy of life.
large numbers are rudderless without any proper spiritual and moral
grounding in God's Word, the Bible...so become fair game for the deceptive
occultist and pagan teachings of the New Age Movement and other cults.
years ago Newsweek named the guilty nations which are adding to the
destruction of our planet. They presented their own list of the
"seven deadly sins" in an attack on polluters.
special report titled, Earth at the Summit details the three important
items on the table at Earth Summit '92, in Rio de Janeiro:
Global Warming: A treaty intended to curb emissions of "greenhouse
gases" - principally carbon dioxide - but without specific target or
Agenda 21: A plan for the industrial nations to help poor countries
develop their economies without ruining their environments - or the
planet's. Estimated cost: US $125 billion per year.
Biodiversity: A treaty to slow the loss of endangered species. One
approach, give countries royalties for products (such as drugs) that are
developed from indigenous plants and animals.
HAVE MADE THEIR OWN LIST OF THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS
Newsweek report stated, "Adam was supposed to be the first
environmentalist - the caretaker in Paradise, even a vegetarian. His fall
doomed us to repeat his sins, time and again despoiling the garden, and
casting ourselves into a more imperfect world".
are the Ecologist's 7 SEVEN DEADLY SINS: despair, gluttony,
temptation, hubris, neglect, envy and hatred.
7 DEADLY SINS LIST
ecologist's blame the condition of the world on their own list of the
seven deadly sins. This is the list they have devised:
despair, gluttony, temptation, hubris, neglect, envy and hatred.
Sin #1 - DESPAIR
For the poor in the large city ghettoes of Third World nations like
Brazil, the only real concern is getting enough to eat, staying alive
using whatever means to do it.
open sewers and inadequate clean water supply, speaking to them about
pollution control and global warming, is totally irrelevant. They are
filled with worry and despair.
Sin #2 - GLUTTONY
Americans have an insatiable desire for raw materials. They can consume
anything. The European immigrants cut down all but 5% of their forests,
since arriving in the New World. Ecologists are blaming the rich Americans
for consuming more than necessary, further polluting the planet!
Sin #3 - TEMPTATION
Temptation: Polluters cannot resist the temptation to dump raw sewage in
the rivers, lakes and streams of the world. The greatest offenders are
nations like Mexico and US companies which have moved their operations
there, to take advantage of lax pollution laws.
Sin #4 - HUBRIS
The meaning of hubris is insolence or arrogance caused by inordinate
pride; exaggerated self-confidence.
years the Soviet Union tried to play God with nature. In 1960, it diverted
two rivers that fed the Aral Sea in order to irrigate the arid lands of
Central Asia. The chickens have come home to roost and the water level in
the Aral is down two-thirds, leaving boats and towns stranded and drifting
Sin #5 - NEGLECT
The pollution caused by decades of communistic rule in the East-Bloc
nations - with their disregard for human life - has severely retarded
these nations, affecting the health of millions. Unsafe nuclear plants -
like Chernobyl - and the virtually unchecked dumping of raw, hazardous
wastes into waterways like the Elbe River has turned them into
"sewers of death".
Sin #6 - ENVY
In her rush to catch up to the west economically, China has thrown caution
to the wind and also endangered the population with deadly gases from
hundreds of factories. In Benxi - the world's most polluted city - 200
factories spew out more than 87 million cubic meters of gases each year.
And Beijing is so smoggy that at times it vanishes from satellite photos.
Sin #7 - HATRED
When Saddam Hussein - Iraq's cruel despot - retreated from Kuwait - he
deliberately ordered the destruction of 700 oil wells. Black smoke hung
over that nation for nearly one year, polluting the entire region, until
the fires were put out.
also released millions of gallons of oil into the gulf waters, polluting,
killing and destroying marine life, birds and insects, endangering the
underground water supply and causing respiratory diseases in humans!
damage of his terrorism will last for years to come and the cost of the
clean-up could total $20 billion, says Ibrahim Hadi, president of Kuwait's
Environmental Protection Agency!
HAS THE FINAL WORD ON THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS
Bible has a lot to say about sin. Jesus was outspoken on the subject.
used the word "eaven" as an analogy of sin, which rises and
expands like leaven. The Lord Jesus also paralleled it with tares or
weeds in a field, that seek to choke out the good grain.
BIBLE STATES THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS ARE:
Bible very clearly states the seven deadly sin are: Pride, greed,
lust, anger or hatred, gluttony, envy and sloth.
Sin #1 - PRIDE
- PRIDE, which makes one feel superior to others is totally wrong. This
sin was Lucifer’s downfall! The Bible says, "Pride goeth before
destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall." (Proverbs 15:8)
Sin #2 - GREED
- GREED has caused more wars and created more gangsters and promoted more
theft than any other sin.
Bible says, "Thou shalt not COVET..." (Exodus
20:17) "For the love of money is the root of all evil: which
while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced
themselves through with many sorrows. But thou, O man of God, flee these
things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience,
Sin #3 - LUST #3
- LUST is the desire for something not lawfully yours. A sensual desire
for the forbidden fruit! It includes an inordinate desire for power,
control, sex, substance abuse or wealth. Lust always brings spiritual
death, in the end.
Bible says, "Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin:
and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death." (James
Sin #4 - ANGER
- ANGER or HATRED causes high blood pressure, ulcers, violent
confrontation and even murder!
said, "But he that hateth his brother is in darkness, and walketh in
darkness, and knoweth not whither he goeth, because that darkness hath
blinded his eyes. “Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye
know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him."
a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that
loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath
not seen? And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God
love his brother also." (1 John 2:11; 1 John 3:15; 1 John 4:20-21)
Sin #5 - GLUTTONY
- GLUTTONY is an over indulgence in eating. A phobia or inordinate desire
to eat food, even when one is not hungry. A good rule is: Eat to live, not
live to eat! A day of fasting & prayer each week does wonders for us -
spiritually & physically!
use the extra money we save through fasting to give to the poor &
needy and to support the poor and the orphaned.
Sin #6 - ENVY #6
- ENVY will also cause the blood pressure to rise and the demons of
jealousy and pride to fabricate lies and even fantasies in a person, given
over to this wicked sin.
Bible says, "Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and
drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying.
But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh,
to fulfill the lusts thereof." (Romans 13:13-14)
Sin #7 - SLOTH #7
- SLOTH goes hand in hand with laziness and poverty. St. Paul stated,
"Be not slothful in business". (Romans 12:11)
God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye
have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and
we desire that every one of you do shew the same diligence to the full
assurance of hope unto the end: That ye be not slothful, but followers of
them who through faith and patience inherit the promises." (Hebrews
- GOD HAS THE FINAL SAY IN EVERYTHING
Bible is the Word of God. Don't ever forget that God, our Lord keeps
the books. God, the creator or the world has the final say in
is only one way to be freed from these ‘seven deadly sins’ and that is
through the process of the New Birth. Only faith in Jesus Christ's death
for us on the cross and His glorious resurrection from the dead, brings us
into a vital contact with His saving blood.
said, "Come unto Me all ye that labour and are heavy laden and I will
give you rest." (Matthew 11:28)