In 1732 Alexander Pope wrote:
Sin is a monster of such frightful countenance;
That to be hated needs but to be seen;
Yet seen too often, familiar with her face,
We first endure, then pity, then embrace.
If that was true in 1732, how much more is it the case today when we have more graphic pictures of sin thrust in our face while driving down the highway than Mr. Pope could have found if he went out looking for it.
One example of that conditioning process toward the acceptance of sin is the entertainment media of our day. Iím constantly amazed at what many professing Christians allow Hollywood to bring right into their living room. Weíve become so desensitized to sin, that it no longer shocks us or even offends us.
Letís ask God to restore in us a sensitivity to sin, because ungodly entertainment is also one of Satanís favorite tactics to keep us from redeeming the time.
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