Rom. 1:18-19 But God shows his anger from heaven against all sinful, wicked people who push the truth away from themselves. For the truth about God is known to them instinctively. God has put this knowledge in their hearts.
We say we believe this, but I do wonder if we really do. Our actions often betray our beliefs. Think about it. We are often far more sin tolerant than we should be. We excuse sin far too easily, both in ourselves and in others. We act as if sin is not that big of a deal. We act as if God will not judge us for our sins.
Yet, the Scriptures clearly teach us that sin is taken very seriously by God. It pushes us away from God. God will never tolerate sin in His presence. When we sin, we alienate ourselves from God and we stay alienated until we confess our sins to Jesus and seek His forgiveness.
Sin left unattended will fester and grow in us. It is like cancer and it will make us an evil and wicked people. We cannot stop sin from growing in us on our own. We must have Christ's help. Without Christ's righteousness, we are helpless sinners.
Do not believe the lie that sin does not matter. God will show His anger from heaven against all who sin against Him. The day is coming in which the full fury of God's wrath will be released on earth. Jesus is coming to take the church out of the world and when that happens, there will be nothing to restrain sin. Things will get very ugly very fast. Don't mess around with sin. When we confess our sins to the Lord, He will faithfully forgive us and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. Sin will not go away on its own. We need Jesus.
God has made sure that we can't plead ignorance. He has placed within us a sin sensitivity. We know what is right and wrong and no one can claim innocence because they didn't know they were a sinner. God will hold each of us accountable for the knowledge that we have and what we do with it.