What God's Word says about sin

What is a sin according to the Bible?


A willful transgression of Christ's law (disobedience) 1 John 3:4 "Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law" (Christ's law!) James 4:17 "Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin”




Will sin will keep you out of Heaven?


John 8:21 If you "... die in your sins, whither I go you cannot come” Hebrews 12:14 "Follow... holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord” Sin will separate you from God Isaiah 59:2 "But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you...” Sin causes Spiritual Death Ezekiel 18:4 "... The soul that sinneth, it shall die” James 1:15 "... And sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death” Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death...”




What is the answer for sin?


Salvation through Jesus Christ! Matthew 1:21 "... He shall save his people from their sins” (notice: "from", not "in") Acts 4:10-12 “... Neither is there salvation in any other... "




How are Christians are delivered from sin?


See all of Romans 6 Romans 6:1-2 “... Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid...” Romans 6:22 “But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life”




Do Christians Sin?


There is no such thing as a "sinning Christian;" Christians don't sin. John 8:34 "... Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.” John 8:36 "If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed” 1 John 3:6 “Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him” 1 John 3:8-9 “He that committeth sin is of the devil... Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin” Jesus commanded us NOT to sin: John 8:11 To the adulterous woman – “... go, and sin no more” John 5:14 To the impotent man –“... sin no more, lest a worst thing come unto thee"




How is salvation received?


Through faith, repentance, and godly sorrow Ephesians 2:8 “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God” Proverbs 28:13 “He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy” 2 Corinthians 7:10 "For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation... but the sorrow of the world worketh death”




How should we live once we are saved from sin?


1 Peter 1:14-16 “... Be ye holy; for I am holy” Titus 2:11-12 “... Denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in this present world” Luke 1:74-75 That we might “... serve him without fear, in holiness and righteousness before him, all the days of our life”




How should we worship God?


Psalms 29:2 “... Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness”




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