I for one do not want to arrive in God’s Courts with filthy rags on, stinking of sin – before the God of the Universe. How ’bout you? Do you wear filthy robes – or have you been beautified with rich robes of forgiveness? God is able to take away all your past sinfulness — and place you in good standing with Him. No matter how grave your sin, no matter how long you sinned, no matter. No problem. He is able.
Key truths about sin as taught in the Bible.
It was not so nasty a word
If you tolerate bad behavior, you in effect are condoning the bad. The Bible says here that the person who practices or permits or tolerates evil (evil = that which is not of God) cannot possibly be a true follower of Jesus.
“God [b is sending] will send upon them [c an activity of error] a deluding influence….” – 2 Thessalonians 2:10-12 2 Thessalonians 2:10-12 In these perplexing, wild, and topsy-turvy 2020 days, a beginning decade, I believe we are seeing about 48%, almost 1/2, of the USA peoples living as dead men walking (“the body is […]
We love simple pleasures. Don’t we? Life is good. Sittin’ on the dock of a bay Walkin’ bare foot through the grass A day at the beach, the waves crashing, the soft sands, rocky shores and cliffs BBQs and being with family and playing with grandkids A good cup a’ Joe in the morning God […]
Without Christ we are all due to appear before The Judge of All to receive His holy justice, His due sentencing. 18 For [God does not overlook sin and] the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who in their wickedness suppress and stifle the truth, 19 because that which […]
What is keeping you from yielding to God? What is it about “your way” that is so appealing? This is what the Apostle Paul said in 1 Corinthians 6:9-10: (my unauthorized paraphrase) 9 Don’t you know this!? …that those who live their own way will not actually get into God’s Kingdom? They won’t have even the […]
Even with the abiding presence of the Holy Spirit in us as born again believers, we humans sin and sin, and sin again. Imagine the scene after the Rapture, when un-redeemed humans will be sinning wantonly, without restraint.
We all sin. The allurements of the enemies of our soul entrap us with sin, saying, go that way. The message of Christ says, repent, turn this way. “I am the way, the truth, and the life….” We struggle not to sin. So, what kind of sinner are you?
You do know, right (?)… that we are actually all together one race? Today’s news events of hate-filled cops and hate-filled rioters and hate-filled political movements seem to indicate otherwise. Is anyone reading the Bible – and actually trying to follow Jesus? I’m sure you heard about this murder of George Floyd. It happened in […]
Permission to enter Have you ever been denied access? …access to anything: your own computer, an airplane, a country, a bank, a school, a concert, your own house..? Didn’t that feel horrible? I mean, here you came all this way, looking forward expectantly to enter… and, you were denied! You thought you were ready! “Permission […]
“…he [who is born again] cannot habitually [live a life characterized by] sin, because he is born of God and longs to please Him.” –1 John 3:9 You can’t get much clearer than that: “cannot”. Too many professing “Christians” are just plainly not “reborn from above”. They are not really saved. They are into habitual […]
1 John 3:9 No one who is born of God [deliberately, knowingly, and habitually] practices sin, because God’s seed [His principle of life, the essence of His righteous character] remains [permanently] in him [who is born again —who is reborn from above —spiritually transformed, renewed, and set apart for His purpose]; and he [who is […]
I think. You think. We all think. But, what does God think? Thinking is necessary. But what if your “think” is not God’s “think”? Then your “think” will end so very badly when you reach That Day of Judgement, quivering before God in the realization that it is His Think that rules the heavens, not yours. Read about God’s “think”. What you think – matters. How you act it out – matters more. It will seal your eternity – with Him, or without Him.
Excerpt from: My Heinous Heinous Ways Don’t confuse the “penalty” of sin (if you stand before God or the government) – with the “effect” of sin (the pain and anguish inflicted). Yes, in God’s Heavenly Court any degree of sin is worthy of condemnation, so in that sense, it’s all bad. However, any specific sin […]
…Joy from the soul of an innocent baby. What is streaming from your soul? What is it, coming out from deep inside you? Jesus said that it is that, what is inside you, that causes us problems. It’s not what’s outside. It’s what’s inside. What content are you streaming from deep inside your soul? Matthew […]
How do you measure the condition of your soul? Checking the condition of something is very common: With vehicle tires, basically you check the tread depth and condition of the sidewalls. With a house appraisal, a professional compares the house with others in the area, checks for soundness of all, inside and out, top and […]
For some strange reason I am constantly amazed by the confident bravado of unrepentant so-called “Christians”. But, why am I surprised? “Unrepentant” is bold rebellion, vain conceit, and un-bowing willfulness. I don’t think many are “misunderstanding God”. They are merely choosing to follow another god. Won’t that be a horrible day, to beam up and […]
Like a bleating baby lamb alone in green meadows, I have discovered myself surrounded by giant forests where wolves lurk. Been there yourself? So steps the Christian who blithely lives a life without accountability. Each of us must take care to set up properly, and live with some kind of accountability. We’re like popcorn over […]
The little verse of Psalm 66:18 teaches us a whole lot about God – and prayer. Just in this tiny verse we see: “If I regard wickedness in my heart, The Lord will not hear.” I am born again, and God has forgiven me of all my sins. However, on any given day or moment, if I come to Him in prayer AND am holding a sin, so to speak, or allowing a sin to have a place in my life — then, the Bible tells me: God will not give heed to what I say.
Childish things, distracting meaningless things, cleverly entangling things, unnecessary weight, sinful deeds. Turn my eyes away from vanity [all those worldly, meaningless things that distract —let Your priorities be mine], And restore me [with renewed energy] in Your ways. – Psalm 119:37 Amplified Bible (AMP) Questions based on 1 Corinthians 13:11, Hebrews 12:1, Hebrews 12:1, Psalm […]
Have you ever done something you are ashamed of? God does not overlook and excuse sin (Romans 1: verse 18). Never has. Never will. However, Jesus dealt with the sins of others in a much more merciful manner than we tend to do with our self and our sins – and the sins of others. Is your brain noggin talkin’ negative or positive? Biblical or what?
The sin that was weighs heavy my remorse and shame and guilt not so loving not so kind downright awful wrongs I’ve done I have repented yet I feel the weight of what I’ve done what I’ve not what I could have those I hurt those I could have helped that helping hand I never […]
There is a tendency to think that – because I have sinned, therefore God does not like me, doesn’t want me, and, boy is He miffed at me! But that is not what the Bible teaches. That is not what Jesus practiced. So why are folks so condemning of people who fail!? At this time in God’s plan of the ages for us, God is not condemning sinners. THAT will come later! Currently God is trying to get our attention to get us to accept Him before it is too late!
My ways are often not His ways (Deuteronomy 30:16). In that Judgement Day, * my right and wrong “as I see it“, * my “it’s okay to be impure” attitude, * my excuses for fornication, * my boyfriend-girlfriend sex, * my “sexual preference“, * my same-sex sex, * my fetus farming science, * my baby […]
Being a sinner is actually quite humiliating, isn’t it? (I assume you also are… and can relate?) I did not want this. I did not plan this. I did not want to be in this. So what do you do about it? My ambition in life – is to please my God. So, this sinning is not what I want. And yet, I still sin! The thing is, though God saves us in an instant, maturity is a lifelong process that takes time. We have to learn to take it as it comes – and look to Christ moment by moment. We don’t accept the sinning, but we accept that we are weak and in need of the power of God in our life!
Sinners who accept sin, who conform themselves to their flesh – in whatever form, remain under condemnation still. If you struggle with sin, that means you are not accepting of it. You are rejecting sin but finding your flesh overwhelming. Born-again followers do that. There is a difference between being a sinner – versus living in sin. All born-again believers are sinners, but they have rejected sin by turning to Christ. They have been freed by God – from condemnation.
Sin is an awful thing. The word for sin in the Greek is Harmatia and means “to miss the mark”. It was taken from a military expression of trying to hit the bull’s eye but missing it. Because it is so powerful, we can become a slave to it (John 8:34). It will control us (Romans 5:12). Sin can be defined as something that is contrary to God’s nature and character. It is his opposite.
For as long as we are in this body of flesh, beset with its weaknesses and predilections, we believers struggle with sinning. But we will not live in a lifestyle of sin. We are all “sinners”. All of us are failing God in many ways – disobedient, time and time again. However, the born again believer does not accept sin in their life. They fight it!