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Purged

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“Jesus Wept.” 

In our series on sin, we have learned that sin separates us from God, each other, and the earth. But what happens when sin takes over not just a person, but a culture, or a people? What happens when an entire culture of people is separated from God, each other, and the earth?

The story of Noah is one of the sadist stories in the Bible. Human beings have become nothing more than a blight on God’s good creation, and God made a decision to purge them from the earth. As hard as this may seem, it brings us to the final truth we need to know if are to understand sin; namely, that sin, in the face of a just, holy, and righteous God, must be removed.

Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord:
though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.

Isaiah 1:18