Sin is not ignorance, it is intention.
We sin when we are wide-awake! There are teachers abroad who would soften words like these. They offer us terms which appear to lessen the harshness of our actions; they give our sin an aspect of innocence.
But to alter the label on the bottle does not change the character of the contents.
Poison is poison give it what name we please.
Sin is the transgression of the law.
Let us be on our guard against the men whose pockets are filled with deceptive labels. Let us vigilantly resist all teachings which would chloroform the conscience.
Let us prefer true terms to merely nice ones.
Let us call sin by its right name, and let us tolerate no moral conjuring either with ourselves or with others.
The first essential in all moral reformation is to call sin “sin.” “If we confess our sin He is faithful and just to forgive us our sin.”
~John Henry Jowett~