Sinicism

Sinicism. 

You’re right. It’s actually spelled with a C. Cynicism.

But lately I’ve been thinking that an overly cynical view of the world is sin—hence, sin-icism. Let me explain.

When it comes to plain old cynicism, I get it. There is a lot we could be cynical about. I mean, a lot. Have you watched the news lately? I’m surprised we haven’t started to call our TV’s and screens “frown-makers.”

But when our cynicism starts to outweigh our confidence and hope in the power and plans of God, it becomes sinicism.

To push back against this, we need to remember these undeniable truths.

First, as Paul reminds us in 2 Corinthians 4:17: “For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.”

Second, God has not abandoned the world. He is preparing “a new heaven and a new earth, where righteousness dwells” (2 Peter 3:13).

In short, remember this: The future has good in it because God is in it.

Don’t let your cynicism turn into sinicism by letting it outweigh your confidence and hope in the power and plans of God.

The future has good in it because God is in it.

By Mathew Ruttan

–Bible quotes are from the NIV.

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