Wording of this Handout:
Some people like to call the wrong things they do by a different name, to hide what they really mean. For example, a person who cheats the Tax Department may say he is doing some "creative accounting," and a person who robs a bank may jokingly say they were making "an unexpected withdrawal."
It is not uncommon for people to do illegal or dishonest things in their workplace and write them off as "perks of the job," and youths who commit fornication, or adultery sometimes say they are "sowing their wild oats" as if it is quite acceptable to be morally degenerate.
But all people have a conscience, which keeps reminding them that they are sinning, and, resist it though they may for months or even years, it never gives up. Unfortunately not enough people listen to their conscience, and many go to their graves still clinging to the wrong things they are doing, or have done.
But sometimes God gets through, and there is a confession, and the offender puts things right with those he or she has offended. Confession, repentance, reparation, three of the most beautiful words in the English language.
Its ok mum - I'm just teaching Granddad how to be patient and tolerant and sweet and kind!!
The Bible says "I finally admitted all my sins to you and stopped trying to hide them." Psalm 32:5 (The Living Bible paraphrase.)