Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Separated From God By Sin

James 2:10, New King James Version (NKJV)
The Holy Bible, New King James Version Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
10 For whoever shall keep the whole law, and yet stumble in one point, he is guilty of all.

Romans 3:10, (NKJV)

10 As it is written: “There is none righteous, no, not one;

Romans 3:23, (NKJV)

23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

Romans 6:23, (NKJV)

23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

John 8:34, (NKJV)

34 Jesus answered them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, whoever commits sin is a slave of sin.

John 8:36, (NKJV)

36 Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.

Galatians 3:10, (NKJV)

10 For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse; for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who does not continue in all things which are written in the book of the law, to do them.”

Galatians 6:7, (NKJV)

Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.

1 John 5:16-17, (NKJV)

16 If anyone sees his brother sinning a sin which does not lead to death, he will ask, and He will give him life for those who commit sin not leading to death. There is sin leading to death. I do not say that he should pray about that. 17 All unrighteousness is sin, and there is sin not leading to death.

1 John 5:16-17American Standard Version (ASV) (to give you another version with the same meaning yet helps to understand this passage.)

16 If any man see his brother sinning a sin not unto death, he shall ask, and God will give him life for them that sin not unto death. There is a sin unto death: not concerning this do I say that he should make request.
17 All unrighteousness is sin: and there is a sin not unto death.

1 John 3:15, (NKJV)

15 Whoever hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.
Matthew 6:9-15, American Standard Version (ASV)
Copyright © 1901 by Public Domain
After this manner therefore pray ye. Our Father who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so on earth.
11 Give us this day our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.
13 And bring us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.
14 For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.
15 But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

Matthew 6:9-15 (NKJV)

In this manner, therefore, pray:
Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name. 10 Your kingdom come.
Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. 11 Give us this day our daily bread. 12 and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. 13 And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.
For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen. 14 “For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.15 But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

Matthew 7:1-5, (NKJV)

“Judge not, that you be not judged. For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you. And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me remove the speck from your eye’; and look, a plank is in your own eye? Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.

Matthew 12:31, (NKJV)

31 “Therefore I say to you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven men.

John 3:16, (NKJV)

16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

John 3:17, (NKJV)

17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.

1 Corinthians 13:4-8, (NKJV)

Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never fails. …

Romans 3:25, (NKJV)

25 whom God set forth as propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins that were previously committed,

John 3:3-7, (NKJV)

Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
Nicodemus said to Him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?”
Jesus answered, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’

1 Peter 1:3, (NKJV)

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

1 Peter 1:23, (NKJV)

23 having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the word of God which lives and abides forever,
1 Peter 3:18, (NKJV)
For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive by the Spirit.
Subject: all sins are equal and forgiveness when “Christians” say or do something unrighteous.
My Comments: This study was asked of me by a young man who came into my Hubby and my life when we were in college. His path was strewn with thorns and his feet were on a wayward path yet my heart was drawn to him and he became as an adopted Son.
We are adopted into the family of God when we accept Jesus as our Savior and believe He died on the Cross and was buried and rose again on the third day as He promised He would and as was prophesied in the Old Testament that He would. He did and it all was so we could be saved from sin to life eternal.
To understand sin we look first at the first Adam who sinned in the Garden and brought death upon all generations and that is why the atonement of blood through animals sacrificed yearly and then the Lord Jesus the Lamb of God came and willingly sacrificed Himself on the Cross as the fulfillment of the Law so that He was the propitiation for our sin. Then He was buried and rose on the third day to fulfill the Scripture and His Word and rising into Heaven on the fortieth day He made it so we too can go to Heaven when the time comes.
This is the love and forgiveness of the Father for His Children who come to Him through His Son Jesus. When Jesus was here He taught the Apostles how to pray and in that teaching He also showed them and us how important it is to forgive as we are forgiven by our Abba Father. Christ Jesus did not differentiate who He would die for or forgive. He chose to die and offered forgiveness for “All” people for “All” time until He comes again. As His followers we do not have a choice who we will or if we will love or forgive.
We are commanded to Love and forgive. One cannot Love truly if one does not forgive those who have harmed or slighted us or someone else. Forgiveness does not retaliate (Deuteronomy 32:35; Vengeance is mine, and recompense is what the Lord said towards Israel when she sinned against Him and we can do nothing else when someone does something against us).
Many times we see people who say they are “Followers of Jesus” or call themselves Christians yet live or speak in a way that belies what they proclaim. Some may not be saved or “Born Again” (John 3:3, 6, 1 Peter 1:23) yet they may be “baby Christians” even if they have been a Christian for many years. Some remain a “baby” and never grow because they do not stay in fellowship or read the Word with understanding. They probably do not have a hunger or thirst for the Word because, I can tell you, if one does hunger and thirst for the Lord then the Lord will bring understanding through His Word, into ones life.
When one claims to be a Sister or Brother in Christ then we who are the Sister or Brother in Christ are told in the Word to talk to them lovingly about their behavior that is wrong and not of God. Then if they do not change or will not hear we are told to bring another Brother or Sister with us to talk with them. If that fails, as a last resort, we do as Paul told the Corinthians to do. We put them out of the body (not we personally but the Leadership of the body yet we can lovingly say to them we will not be a part of their lives if they choose to continue the path they are on). Not as punishment but to help them to realize what they are doing and to keep them from damaging the body of believers, as well. If they repent they are welcomed back into the body and forgiven. I have seen this process done. It is a joy to see those who repent and seek the will of God in their lives and come back into the body. This I have seen and rejoiced in watching them grow in the Lord.
Those who are not true believers will not repent, will not listen to being told they are sinning against the Lord. It is their choice. We are not to harbor ill will towards them either way. We are commanded to Love and let God take care of everything. What a relief. He is God and I/we am/are not.
There are so many verses and even whole Chapters upon Chapters in the Old and New Testament that speak to the question the young man asked for this study. It would take many, many postings to the blog to deal with them. The Book of Romans is full of answers and shows us our sin and the forgiveness of the Father by sending His Son Jesus and the Love of Jesus by willingly dieing for us (Romans 5:8) because of our sin, so that we may become Righteous through His Righteousness (Romans 3:10-12). For without Him giving us this gift of Eternal Life through His Blood shed for us, we would still be under the Law (Romans 3:31, 7:4-8) which brings death. Yet the Law is the guidepost (Romans 8:1-4) of our lives as our goal is to become Holy as He is Holy.
Abba Father, this study was asked for and I pray it answered or was of some small help to he who sought Your wisdom. I pray I have listened to the Holy Spirit and he as well as any others needing Your guidance, have been fed and enlightened by Your truth. May they and all of us rely on You through Your Word to guide and fill us with Your understanding through Your Holy Spirit who brings us Your truth. May we look Abba at the life of Your Son Jesus, the Lamb of God, and know how our lives should look if our eyes, hearts, and minds are focused on Him and Your Word to guide us. May all who do not know You, seek You through Your Son Jesus and may all seek Your forgiveness from their sin through Him who died for their sin. Help their unbelief. Open their eyes, ears and hearts to the truth that Jesus died that they might live and all they have to do is confess and call on the name of Jesus to be saved. Thank You Abba for Your love and Your forgiveness through Your Son. We praise and glorify Your Holy Name and lift our hearts to You.
Jesus, please help us to Love as You love, forgive and lead all to the Father through You by how we are loving and forgiving and how we live our lives for You to the glory of Abba Father. Fill all who come to You with Your Holy Spirit and feed them with Your Word.
Holy Spirit, open the hearts of all seeking the truth of God. Open the Scripture to their understanding. Remove the motes from our eyes so we will see through the Love of Jesus and show mercy and grace through the love and forgiveness of Jesus the Christ, The Lamb of God.
In Jesus name in union with the Holy Spirit we pray. Amen.


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