appleThe first arch-crime of humanity against God was Eve’s bite from the forbidden fruit.  It was mankind saying to God, “Whatever.”  It is essentially mankind’s “F— You” toward their Creator and Master.


The second arch-crime of humanity against God is similar, but far worse than the first.  God places His wrath on Christ who knew no sin, but became sin for us so we might become God’s righteous in Him (II Cor. 5:21).

When we are not so charged, changed, and obedient to the reality of this truth, but are instead leukwarm and indifferent to our salvation, we are in a state of perpetual “Whatever, God.”

When we are in a perpetual state of flipping God the bird, we cannot and will not “produce fruit in keeping with repentance.”  Instead, we will rely on someone else to do it (Luke 3:8).

“Produce fruit in keeping with repentance. And do not begin to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’ For I tell you that out of these stones God can raise up children for Abraham.”