What is Sin ?
Copyright © June 27, 2005
by Robert Wayne Atkins, P.E.
All Rights Reserved.
What is sin? And does it result in some type of punishment?
According to God, sin is not obeying the Ten Commandments.
The first four commandments help us avoid the sin of godlessness.
The last six commandments help us avoid the sin of wickedness.
Jesus summarized all Ten Commandments into these two which say,
"Love God with all your heart, and love your neighbor in every way."
If we truly love God then we will not be guilty of godlessness.
If we are always kind to others then we can avoid wickedness.
If we transgress in either way then of sin we are guilty.
The wages of sin is death and eternal punishment we will receive.
The only cure for every type of sin is faith in Jesus in Heaven above.
If we strive to obey Jesus' teachings we will become fountains of love.
Reference Scripture Verses
— And God spoke all these words:
"I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.
"You shall have no other gods before me.
"You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments.
"You shall not misuse the name of the LORD your God, for the LORD will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name.
"Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your manservant or maidservant, nor your animals, nor the alien within your gates. For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.
"Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you.
"You shall not murder.
"You shall not commit adultery.
"You shall not steal.
"You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.
"You shall not covet your neighbor's house. You shall not covet your neighbor's wife, or his manservant or maidservant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor."
Matthew 27:37–39 - Jesus replied: " 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' "
Romans 16:18-19 - The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness, since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them.
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