“For mine eyes are upon all their ways: they are not hid from my face, neither is their iniquity hid from mine eyes “. Jeremiah 16:17
No sin is private. It may be secret but it is not private. It is a great error to hold, as some do, that each man’s conduct is his own business unless his acts infringe on the rights of others. “My liberty ends where yours begins” is true, but that is not all the truth. No one ever has the right to commit an evil act, no matter how secret. God wills that men should be free, but not that they be free to commit sin.
Sin is three-dimensional and has consequences in three directions: toward God, toward self and toward society. It alienates from God, degrades self and injures others. Adam’s is the classic example of a secret sin that overflowed to the injury of all mankind. History provides examples of persons so placed that their sins had wide and injurious effect upon their generation. Such men were Nero, Napoleon, Hitler and Stalin, to name but four. These men dramatized the destructive social results of personal sin; but every sin, every sinner injures the world and harms society, though the effects may be milder and less noticeable.
Have you ever wondered what the world would be like today if Napoleon had become a Christian when he was in his teens? Or if Hitler had learned to control his temper? Or if Stalin had been tender hearted? Or if Himmler had fainted at the sight of blood? Or if Goebbels had become a missionary to Patagonia? Or if the twelve men in the Kremlin should get converted to Christianity? Or if all businessmen should suddenly turn honest? Or if every politician should stop lying? – A.W. Tozer
Today, at 1:45p.m., there will be an outreach to finish distributing the Gospel packages. The Jew family have kindly offered to prepare lunch for anyone able to help, following the morning service.
Special Reformation & Thanksgiving Services
On Sunday, October 8th, Dr. Alan Cairns will be with us for special meetings focussing on the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. Please be in prayer for these services and ask your family and friends to join us.
If anyone is interested in helping with providing flowers for the Communion table, please speak to Mrs. Jill Saunders.
Please Pray for
Special Prayer Requests
Please remember Sara Mathew recovering from a serious neck injury, Francesca Fernandes, Jenny Tian and Norm Lanting’s father.
Pray for Our Seniors
Jean Bynoe, Florence Chung, Mary Long, Yvonne Postill, Grace Saunders and Margaret Schenk.