A Few Thoughts About Sin

A Few Thoughts About Sin
Sin defined
B1 Unrighteousness: 1 John 5:17 WEB All unrighteousness is sin, and there is a sin not leading to death.
C1 Unrighteousness is the Greek word ἀδικία adikía. It means violating a standard. The Bible standard is God’s laws, rules, decisions, character, etc. Anything deviating from that standard is unrighteousness.
C2 OT passage: Leviticus 24:22 NASB ‘There shall be one standard for you; it shall be for the stranger as well as the native, for I am the LORD your God.
C3 NT passage: Matthew 7:2 NLT for you will be treated as you treat others. The standard you use in judging is the standard by which you will be judged.
C4 NT passage: Philippians 3:16 YLT but to what we have come—by the same rule walk, the same thing think.
B2 Breaking God’s law: 1 John 3:4 GNB Whoever sins is guilty of breaking God’s law, because sin is a breaking of the law.
B3 Negligence, etc. of God’s law: James 4:17 NLT Remember, it is sin to know what you ought to do and then not do it.
B4 Unbelief: Romans 11:23 GW If Jewish people do not continue in their unbelief, they will be grafted onto the tree again, because God is able to do that.
B5 Foolish schemes: Proverbs 24:9 GNB Any scheme a fool thinks up is sinful. People hate a person who has nothing but scorn for others.
B6 Despite: Proverbs 14:21 NIV It is a sin to despise one’s neighbor but blessed is the one who is kind to the needy.
C1 The Hebrew word is בּוּז bûwz. It means to look with contempt and treat contempt someone for their looks, socioeconomic status, physical features, where they live, etc. It does not include despising murders, rapists, abusers, etc. God hates murders, rapists, abusers, etc.: Psalms 11:5 GW The LORD tests righteous people, but he hates wicked people and the ones who love violence.
C2 Proverbs 1:7 NLT Fear of the LORD is the foundation of true knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.
B7 There is danger in talking too much: Proverbs 10:19 GNB the more you talk, the more likely you are to sin. If you are wise, you will keep quiet.
The basis of all sin is unbelief.
B1 Abraham believed God for which God counted Abraham as righteous: Galatians 3:6 NLT in the same way, “Abraham believed God, and God counted him as righteous because of his faith.”
B2 Unbelief has grave consequences: Hebrews 3:19 NLT So we see that because of their unbelief they were not able to enter his rest.
B3 Rejection, that is, unbelief destroys: Jude 1:5 ESV Now I want to remind you, although you once fully knew it, that Jesus, who saved a people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed those who did not believe.
B4 Disbelief brings God’s wrath: John 3:36 WEL “He who believes in the Son has everlasting life, but he who refuses to believe the Son will not see life, on the contrary the fierce anger of God remains on him.”
God’s standard is this summary: Luke 10:27 NLT the man answered, “‘You must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength, and all your mind.’ And, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.'”
The set of all God’s rules/laws is the Ten Commandments: Exodus 20 
The subset of the Ten Commandments are the individual commandments. Each subset includes every sin possible. Example: Exodus 20:16 BSB You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor. Every type of lie, everything false, deceptive, false pretenses, etc. would be in this category. Consider this article to think about: 8 Different Types of Lies People Tell.
Results of sin:
B1 God’s anger
C1 Colossians 3:5-8 GW Therefore, put to death whatever is worldly in you: your sexual sin, perversion, passion, lust, and greed (which is the same thing as worshiping wealth). 6 It is because of these sins that God’s anger comes on those who refuse to obey him. 7 You used to live that kind of sinful life. 8 Also get rid of your anger, hot tempers, hatred, cursing, obscene language, and all similar sins.
C2 Romans 1:18 NIV the wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness,
B2 Death
C1 Affects: Spiritual, Physical, and Eternal
C2 The penalty for even one sin is death. God gives the death penalty for all sins, even if it is only one. James 2:10 GNB Whoever breaks one commandment is guilty of breaking them all.
C4 Romans 6:20-21 GW When you were slaves to sin, you were free from doing what God approves of. 21 What did you gain by doing those things? You’re ashamed of what you used to do because it ended in death.
C5 Romans 6:23 GW the payment for sin is death, but the gift that God freely gives is everlasting life found in Christ Jesus our Lord.
B3 No peace: Isaiah 57:21 GW There is no peace for the wicked,” says my God.
Source of sin:
The sin nature is on the whole human race. The sin nature is me first, my wants, my ideas, my ways, etc.:
C1 Consider the pride of Babylon: Isaiah 47:8-10 NRSV Now therefore hear this, you lover of pleasures, who sit securely, who say in your heart, “I am, and there is no one besides me; I shall not sit as a widow or know the loss of children”— 9 both these things shall come upon you in a moment, in one day: the loss of children and widowhood shall come upon you in full measure, in spite of your many sorceries and the great power of your enchantments. 10 You felt secure in your wickedness; you said, “No one sees me.” Your wisdom and your knowledge led you astray, and you said in your heart, “I am, and there is no one besides me.” [Emphasis is mine]
C2 And Nebuchadnezzar: Daniel 4:30 NRSV and the king said, “Is this not magnificent Babylon, which I have built as a royal capital by my mighty power and for my glorious majesty?
Remedy for sin
B1 Sin must be punished. A sinner receives the death penalty. So, all must die.
B2 But, if a substitute is willing, that person can take the place of a sinner.
C1 He/she must be sinless, or else they die for their own sin.
C2 He/she must be willing, that is, a volunteer.
C3 He/she must be a human. A sheep or steer cannot substitute, because for human sins, a human must be punished.
C4 There is only one—Jesus, the Messiah who meets these criteria. He has always been Messiah, is Messiah, and will always be Messiah.
D1 He is sinless: 1 Peter 2:22 GNB He committed no sin, and no one ever heard a lie come from his lips.
D2 He is willing: Matthew 26:42 GNB Once more Jesus went away and prayed, “My Father, if this cup of suffering cannot be taken away unless I drink it, your will be done.
D3 He is human:
E1 Hebrews 10:5 NIV Therefore, when Christ came into the world, he said: “Sacrifice and offering you did not desire, but a body you prepared for me.
E2 1 Timothy 2:5 GW There is one God. There is also one mediator between God and humans-a human, Christ Jesus.
C5 Jesus is the Passover Lamb: 1 Corinthians 5:7 GNB You must remove the old yeast of sin so that you will be entirely pure. Then you will be like a new batch of dough without any yeast, as indeed I know you actually are. For our Passover Festival is ready, now that Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed.
B3 We must believe the Gospel and place our faith and trust into Jesus Christ alone.
C1 Illustrated by Jesus teaching about the arrogant Pharisee and the despised tax collector in Luke 18:9-14.
C2 The Pharisee trusted in what he did.
C3 The tax collector believed and did 3 things:
D1 He believed and was convicted that he was a sinner. He must have repented from thinking that he was not a sinner to confessing that he was.
D2 He knew God alone could forgive sin. He calls on God’s name.
D3 He confessed that he was a sinner.
D4 He knew he had to ask for this salvation (call on the name of the Lord). For only God can forgive sins.
D5 THE Judge, Jesus Christ, pronounced him justified.
 And Can It Be That I Should Gain
And can it be that I should gain
An int’rest in the Savior’s blood?
Died He for me, who caused His pain?
For me, who Him to death pursued?
Amazing love! how can it be
That Thou, my God, shouldst die for me?
Amazing love! how can it be
That Thou, my God, shouldst die for me?
’Tis mystery all! The Immortal dies!
Who can explore His strange design?
In vain the firstborn seraph tries
To sound the depths of love Divine!
’Tis mercy all! let earth adore,
Let angel minds inquire no more.
’Tis mercy all! let earth adore,
Let angel minds inquire no more.
He left His Father’s throne above,
So free, so infinite His grace.
Emptied Himself of all but love,
And bled for Adam’s helpless race:
’Tis mercy all, immense and free.
For, O my God, it found out me.
’Tis mercy all, immense and free.
For, O my God, it found out me.
Long my imprisoned spirit lay
Fast bound in sin and nature’s night.
Thine eye diffused a quickening ray,
I woke, the dungeon flamed with light.
My chains fell off, my heart was free,
I rose, went forth, and followed Thee.
My chains fell off, my heart was free,
I rose, went forth, and followed Thee.
No condemnation now I dread.
Jesus, and all in Him, is mine!
Alive in Him, my living Head,
And clothed in righteousness Divine,
Bold I approach the eternal throne,
And claim the crown, through Christ my own.
Bold I approach the eternal throne,
And claim the crown, through Christ my own.
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By Choco on 10 Feb 20

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