Thou shall not kill. EXODUS 20:13 (All 10 Commandments Can Be Found in Exodus 20) - Jesus said unto him, "Thou shall love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul and with all thy mind." This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, "Thou shall love thy neighbor as thyself." On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets. MATTHEW 22:37-40
WHAT SIN ISN'T
This nation has come to call sin "a mistake," "poor judgement," or even "an error". Still if we look to God and the Bible, we see that SIN is something much more serious.
WHAT SIN REALLY IS
Whosoever commits sin transgresses also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law. 1 JOHN 3:4 Sin is falling short of the perfect standard that God has set and we are ALL GUILTY of SIN!
Each of us has sinned against God.
WHAT GOD'S WORD SAYS ABOUT SIN
For ALL have sinned, and come short of the glory of God...
ROMANS 3:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. ROMANS 6:23
THE GOOD NEWS ABOUT SIN
The angel announced to Joseph that the Child in Mary's womb should be called, "Jesus, because He will save His people from their sins." MATTHEW 1:28 When John the Baptist saw Jesus coming to be baptized, he exclaimed, "Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world!" JOHN 1:29
SIN IS JUST THAT -- SIN
In today's society, sin is being trivialized and watered down to not offend anyone. But sin is offensive and it is offensive to a HOLY GOD!
God hates sin! He is forever, and He is vehemently and brutally opposed to it and will not and cannot condone any sin within His presence.
THERE IS DELIVERANCE THROUGH OUR REDEEMER
As Christian Believers our sin has been dealt with when we truly repent and seek forgiveness through Jesus Christ, who gave His life, His blood to cover our sin. We have salvation because we have a Savior, who paid our debt of sin on the cross of Calvary!
Sin's penalty is eternal death, but that debt of sin was paid for by JESUS CHRIST! When we turn from our sin, our rebellion, recognizing God's authority, our inability to save ourselves and turn to God in FAITH, we receive the free gift of salvation.
There is nothing that we can do to earn salvation, the work was finished on the cross! For by grace ye are saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: NOT of WORKS, lest any man should boast. EPHESIANS 2:8-9
WHEN CHRISTIANS - BELIEVER'S SIN
Friends, if were honest we know that even Christian Believers sin and it does put a barrier between us and God. God cuts us off from true fellowship He wants us to have with Him.
But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.
ISAIAH 59:2 So it's true that sin puts a barrier between us and God and cuts us off from fellowship with Him.
GOD STILL LOVES US -- BUT HE WANT TO RESTORE US
Still, that doesn't mean that God hates and doesn't want anything to do with us. On the contrary, He wants us to come back to Him and have our fellowship restored.
God does everything He can to "wake us up" and "bring us to repentance!" Sometimes due to our own stubbornness He will do so by making us miserable. And there are times when He will gently show us His love towards us, even though we don't deserve it.
DON'T LET SIN KEEP YOU FROM GOD
We can't let sin come between us and God. God loves us, He sent His only son to die for our sins. However, when we do sin, we need to confess it and seek God's forgiveness immediately!
The longer sin goes on... the more the devil can take over!
SIN IS JUST THAT -- SIN!
It's up to us to come to God when we sin, be it any of the "Ten Commandments" which are like a mirror for us to see our sin. Or it is the "Two Great Commandments" that Jesus gave to us in the verses at the top of the page.
Right now I am concentrating on two that genuinely pierce my heart, I can't even begin to imagine how hurt GOD must be! And those two are the abortion laws, especially Illinois' new law and the LGBTQ!
1. It is NOT because I hate the people, it's because it these sins are destroying America! Over 50 million babies have been killed by abortion since 1973 -- 6 million Jewish people were killed in the holocaust.
2. And the LGBT has been brought into the lives of children who "live what they've learned!" They are vulnerable and can't control who is teaching them, but when a five year old is taught to "feel he or she" may have experiences that make them feel they are another gender -- that's just WRONG!!
HAVE YOU MET JESUS -- IS HE YOUR LORD AND SAVIOR
There is a simple and free way to be reconciled with God
made possible by God's only son Jesus. A blood sacrifice was
needed to pay for your sins and Jesus was sent to become that
sacrifice. He was nailed to a Roman cross to shed His blood in payment for your sin.
Then three days after His death, He rose from the dead,
validating once and for all His qualification to be our only
Savior. By placing your complete trust in Jesus' death, burial,
and resurrection is God's one and only means of reaching Heaven.
Jesus said, "I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life: no man
cometh unto the Father, but by me.
"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten
Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved." JOHN 3:16-17
The Bible clearly tells us how to be saved:
"That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shall believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shall be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation." ROMANS 10:9-10
This is a free gift from God because He loves you.
"But the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord."
"Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." ROMANS 10:13
Are YOU ready to believe right now? If so, simply tell God what He asked you to confess. There's room at the cross for YOU!
And you may use a prayer similar to this one:
God, I admit to you that I am a sinner, and I know I cannot do anything to earn my way to Heaven. I truly believe that Jesus
died on the cross, was buried, rose from the grave. I put my
faith in His sacrifice to pay for my sin in full as I accept Him
into my life as my Lord and Savior.
Have YOU decided to accept the Lord as your Savior?
If so, feel free to contact me and let me know.