Scriptures

Sin And Punishment

Introduction

Many sins are spelled out clearly in the Bible. For example, the Ten Commandments give us a clear picture of God’s laws. They offer basic rules of behaviour for spiritual and moral living. Many other verses in the Bible present direct examples of sin but don’t miss the fact, that those who haven’t allowed Jesus to deal with their sins, will have consequences to pay!


There are those in the religious world who sincerely believe that all humans are born sinners and are inheritably evil. They believe that when a child is born, that child is already lost in sin because they have inherited the sin of Adam and Eve, indirectly through their parents.

This is the reason why many people have their children ‘christened’ a few days after birth. Some call this teaching ‘inherited sin’ and others call it ‘original sin.’ Are Children Born Sinners?

The subject of hell isn’t spoken of that often, usually because preachers don’t want to speak about it and people don’t want to listen to anything on the subject. However, we all need to understand that Jesus’ isn’t just returning as a Saviour, but He is also returning as a Judge. Does God Send People To Hell?

If a man could live a perfect life, he would never be separated from the presence of God. But sin, has placed the great gulf of spiritual death between each human being and his Creator. In this lesson we shall examine the cure for sin that God has made possible through Jesus Christ. God’s Cure For Sin

What is the purpose of Hell? And how what does ‘eternal punishment’ mean? Let’s begin with the question concerning the purpose of hell but before we think about its purpose, we need to think about the meaning of the word, ‘Hell’ itself, because a little thought will help us to clear up some of those misconceptions and erroneous theories which, for centuries, have been the sources of needless confusion and unnecessary anxiety, especially if one is a Christian! Hell And Eternal Punishment!

When it comes to the topic of hell, many people switch off and don’t even want to think about it. Many preachers today stay clear of the subject even to the point where they won’t even speak about sin, never mind the eternal consequences sin. Its seen as such a negative topic, which in reality it is, but we can’t escape the fact that Jesus spoke about the topic of hell more than any other writer. Whatever hell is like we can safely say that it is the complete opposite of heaven. Hell

The wicked will be denied the fellowship and blessing of ‘everlasting life’, ‘the life of the ages’, and, there will be no need for fire and brimstone, for they will know that their banishment is something they have deserved because of their rejection of God’s offer of forgiveness. What will add to the pain of banishment will be the knowledge that it could have been so very different. What Is The Purpose Of Hell?

The Greek word, ‘tartaroo’ only occurs here in 2 Peter 2:4 and has unfortunately been translated as the word ‘hell’ in a number of different translations. In fact, it’s nowhere found in the Septuagint translation of the Old Testament and the only place where there’s anything about it, is in Greek classical literature. Tartarus

Although the phrase ‘love the sinner, hate the sin,’ is no-where found within the Scriptures, I believe the principle behind the phrase is found everywhere within the Scriptures. When we read most of the New Testament letters, your read over and over again, of Paul’s love for his brethren but at the same time, he’s quick to point out their sin, why does he point out their sin? Because he loves them and hates sin because he knows the consequences of sin. Love The Sinner, Hate The Sin!

By sinning wilfully, we have rejected the only sacrifice for sins, Jesus Christ, and until such time as we sincerely repent there is no means of our attaining forgiveness. Of course, the rebel can be forgiven, but only by submitting his will to that of God and in so doing he ceases to be a rebel. Overcoming Sin

The great purpose for which Jesus Christ came to earth was to save man from sin. Unless we grasp this important fact, our whole belief in Him is vain.

We first need to learn something about sin and its consequences. Sin And Its Consequences

Lives have been destroyed through smoking and drinking, families have been split apart and many people have died as a result of their addictions.

At the same time many Christians have ‘beat themselves up’ or are still ‘beating themselves up’ over these topics, maybe it’s time for an honest look at these topics from the Scriptures! Smoking And Drinking

Revelation 20 is the most difficult chapter of the book, if not the entire Bible.

Premillennialists have used this chapter as the basis for their theory of a literal thousand-year reign of Christ, in literal Jerusalem, on the literal throne of David. The Binding Of Satan

So, what is sin? Sin has 3 characteristics that make its essence and the 1st one is unbelief. Satan’s chief strategy is deception, why?

We know he’s the father of lies but why does he use that strategy? The Fall Of The Human Empire!

There are many theories about what the sin is which leads to death. In this study we’ll get to the point and answer these questions. What is the ‘sin that doesn’t lead to death’? What is the sin that ‘does lead to death’? What does John mean when he says, ‘God will give him life’? The Sin That Leads To Death

Many people believe they have committed the unforgivable sin and some are simply not sure, some believe this is THE sin of refusing the Gospel, but if the unforgivable sin were the sin of refusing the Gospel of Christ and dying in sin, it couldn’t be committed before the Day of Pentecost, when the Gospel was first preached. The Unforgivable Sin!

Now here’s a subject that a lot of preachers stay clear of and a lot of Christians don’t want to even think about.

But whatever our views are concerning the subject, we can’t escape the fact that it’s mentioned throughout the Bible. The Wrath Of God

Leviticus makes a striking contrast in Israel between sin that is produced through the ignorance of the person or people and sin that is produced through the rebellion of the person or people. The striking contrast isn’t between the innocence of those who are ignorant and the guilt of those who are rebellious, both are guilty. Unintentional Sin!

The interesting thing is this, there is more meat to the story than first appears. We also need to keep in mind that up to the time of Moses, all offerings involved a blood sacrifice with one exception, the offering given by Cain and that offering was rejected. What Was Wrong With Cain’s Offering?

It is important that we should notice that nowhere does John use the term ‘The Antichrist’. In fact, in the New Testament Scriptures the word ‘antichristos’ is unique to John’s first and second letters, and the definite article isn’t found in the Greek text. Who Is The Anti-Christ And The Man Of Sin?

Pain and suffering are a real part of most people’s lives and Christians aren’t exempt. It comes at us in all kind of ways, a mother may have lost her children due to a relentless drunk driver. A father’s son has been murdered by his next-door neighbour. There are health issues, famines, earthquakes, war where children and adults are slaughtered by the thousands. Why Is There Pain And Suffering In The World?

DAILY BIBLE VERSE

"For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God."

Ephesians 2:8

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