WHAT IS SIN?
It is an infraction of God’s laws
4Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.
1 John 3:4
WHAT IS GOD’S LAW?
The moral law of the 10 commandments:
3Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
4Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.
5Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;
6And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.
7Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.
8Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.
9Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:
10But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:
11For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.
12Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.
13Thou shalt not kill.
14Thou shalt not commit adultery.
15Thou shalt not steal.
16Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.
17Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s.
EXODUS 20:3 -17
WHAT IS REPENTANCE?
To confess your sin and depart from it
13He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy
-WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THERE IS NO REPENTANCE?
There is no salvation. Repentance is not remorse or sadness but it is to have conviction of sin from the Holy Spirit in our hearts – which leads us to a confession of ours sins and to surrender our lives to God so that He can change us thru Jesus Christ.
5I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.
-WHAT IS THE REWARD FOR REPENTING THROUGH JESUS CHRIST?
Physical life and well being and eternal life.
10The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
-WHAT IS THE GREAT COMMANDMENT THAT JESUS CHRIST TAUGHT US?
To surrender to God completely who is the fountain of the perfect spiritual love. And, in Him to learn to love myself and my neighbor.
36Master, which is the great commandment in the law? 37Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
-WHAT SIN HAS NO FORGIVENESS?
The blasphemy against the Holy Spirit
28Verily I say unto you, All sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men, and blasphemies wherewith soever they shall blaspheme: 29But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation.
-WHY DOES BLASPHEMY AGAINST THE HOLY SPIRIT HAVE NO FORGIVENESS?
Because the Holy Spirit is the one who gives conviction of sin that leads us to repentance
7Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you. 8And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:
-WHAT PROVISION WAS GIVEN BY JESUS CHRIST AT THE CROSS TO BE ABLE TO DEFEAT SIN IN MY LIFE?
To be able to live a life full of the Holy Spirit
24And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. 25If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.
-WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I DO NOT SURRENDER MY LIFE TO THE FULLNESS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT?
I sow for corruption and death in my life
7Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. 8For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.
-WHAT IS THE FRUIT OF WALKING AND LIVING IN THE FLESH? (THE SINFUL NATURE)
I lose my inheritance in the kingdom of God and I walk in the kingdom of darkness
19Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, 20Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, 21Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
-HOW DO I AVOID THE FRUIT OF THE FLESH (SINFUL NATURE) IN MY LIFE?
Living in the Spirit of the Lord
25If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.
-WHAT IS THE FRUIT OF LIVING IN THE HOLY SPIRIT?
The destruction of the sinful nature in my life
22But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 23Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.