GOD ONE PEOPLE - AN INVALUABLE COMPENDIUM OF GOD'S SECRETS
GOD!! ONE PEOPLE!! "
- GOD, MAN, SPIRIT
- SIN, SALVATION AND PRAYER
- GOD'S PLAN FOR HIS PEOPLE
- THE ONE AND ONLY TRUE
- WHY SHOULD THE LORD JESUS
SUFFER AND DIE FOR SINNERS ?
- CHRISTIANS, END-TIME,
MILLENNIUM, JUDGMENT, HELL AND KINGDOM OF GOD
- THE HOLY BIBLE AND TRUE
- REVELATION ABOUT ETERNAL
LIGHT AND ETERNAL KINGDOM
- BESTOWAL OF DIVINE EXPERIENCE
- GOD'S MINISTERS OR SERVANTS
- FOODS, GREETINGS AND
- BAPTISM AND LORD'S SUPPER
OR HOLY COMMUNION
- THE LORD'S CHURCH
- THE LAST DAY
- GOD IS WONDERFUL !
GOD IS TERRIBLE ! GOD'S FINAL CALL TO BE THE ONE PEOPLE !
A Prayer of Adoration
SIN, SALVATION AND PRAYER
1. SINS BY BIRTH AND DEED
Since Adam, the first man, was the father or the head or the federal representative of the entire human race (Romans 5:12-20), his state of sin, corruption and guilt is transmitted to his descendants.
The Holy Bible (the Holy Scriptures) clearly says that evil qualities or sinful qualities are present in one's birth or conception.
“Behold, I was shapen (brought forth) in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.” Psalm 51:5
“...And wast called a transgressor from the womb.” Isaiah 48:8
“The wicked are estranged from the womb: they go astray as soon as they be born, speaking lies.” Psalm 58:3
“But they are altogether brutish and foolish: ...” Jeremiah 10:8
“...The imagination (intent or thought) of man’s heart is evil from his youth (childhood); ...” Genesis 8:21
Every man is sinful at his birth and every man is sinful from the time his mother conceived him. Man is brought forth in iniquity and in wickedness and he is conceived in sin. Thus sin is unremittingly ingrained in man from the very first moment of his conception and continues to dominate his character throughout his existence. This is the sin found in man at his birth. This is the sin by birth. This is called the original sin. Every human being is a sinner, born in sin and iniquity. Hence, all people are sinners at their birth itself. They are sinners by birth. Therefore, no one can say that there is no sin in him and that he is without sin. Thus, the Holy Bible says,
“If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.” I John 1:8
No one can see or know the wickedness and sin of a child, which is born in wickedness and in sin, while it is still a child. However, as the child grows and begins to speak, its wickedness and sins begin to rise to the surface in deeds. When the child begins to speak, the first sin, which appears in the child, is lie. Lie is the first sin, which appears in any man or woman. Further, as the child grows, all wickedness and sins contained in the child appear openly in deeds and it proves clearly that the person is a wicked sinner. Thus, the sinner by birth becomes a sinner by deeds also. The sinners by birth become sinners by deeds also. They become sinners by their deeds and works. They become sinners by their acts and deeds. Therefore, no man can say that he is not a sinner.
So, everyone should avoid his/her self-righteousness; and everyone should check his/her wicked nature to obtain salvation from sins.
1.1 WAGES OF SIN
The sins by birth and the sins by deeds found within man and also found in his actions lead to eternal damnation in hell; these sins are the cause of the terrible judgment; these sins are the cause of death; these sins are the cause of all illnesses and diseases; these sins are the cause of all sufferings, all evils, all dangers, all troubles, all losses, and all mental agonies. The wages of sin is perpetual suffering in the lake of eternal fire, the hell, where fire and brimstone burn together for ever. The only escape from this eternal hell-fire is to receive the gift of eternal life from the ONE AND ONLY TRUE GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST.
“For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of GOD is eternal life through JESUS CHRIST our LORD.” Romans 6:23
Here, death means second death, the hell, the fiery lake of burning sulphur.
“But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.” Revelation 21:8
If we are set free (saved or delivered) from our sins and if we live as slaves to GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST, the benefit we receive will be holiness, and the end will be the gift of eternal life or everlasting life. This gift of everlasting life will be given to the saved people, when they are saved or delivered from their sins. Finally, this gift of everlasting life will make us enter into the everlasting life, the everlasting kingdom or the kingdom of GOD or the kingdom of heaven. Praise The LORD! Alleluia!
“But now being made free from sin, and become servants to GOD, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.” Romans 6:22
1.2 ORIGINAL SIN
In the beginning, the LORD GOD created the sky, the sun, the moon, the planets and the earth and everything on the earth and the seas and everything in the seas, by the word of HIS power, except mankind. Read Genesis chapters 1-3. The LORD GOD who created all the above things is the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST.
“But to us there is but one GOD, the FATHER, of whom are all things, and we in (for) HIM; and one LORD JESUSCHRIST, by whom are all things, and we by (live by) HIM.” I Corinthians 8:6
The LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST created man in HIS own image; in the image of GOD HE created man. The LORD GOD formed the man from the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and the man became a living soul. When HE breathed into his nostrils, an invisible living soul entered into the man. Hence, the invisible living soul is incorruptible.
“And the LORD GOD formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.” Genesis 2:7
“So GOD created man in HIS own image, in the image of GOD created HE him; male and female created HE them.” Genesis 1:27
The name of the first man was Adam. He was the first man and the forefather of the entire human race. He was created with the ability to communicate with GOD.
Moreover, the LORD GOD caused the man to fall into a deep slumber, and he slept. While Adam was sleeping, the LORD GOD took one of his (Adam's) ribs and closed up the place by the flesh. Then the LORD GOD made a woman from the rib, HE had taken out of the man, and HE brought her to the man. The man said,
“This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.” Genesis 2:23
The close relationship between the man and woman is made known by their names, since she is called woman because she was taken out of man. Now, one man for one woman for one lifetime is our LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST's ideal plan for marriage. The name of the first woman was eve. Adam and Eve were created equally 'in GOD's image'. Between them, there was no competition or domination. They were independent and co-dependent, jointly responsible for the welfare of themselves and of their children and of the world.
Adam and Eve were both naked, and they felt no shame, since the LORD GOD clothed them in HIS glory. The LORD GOD created mankind for HIS glory (Isaiah 43:7). HE created mankind upright, honest and honourable, righteous in thought and deed. HE created mankind to bear godly offspring. HE created mankind to be called by HIS name. So, they lived and moved without guilt, shame, or fear. Their perfect innocent state is revealed in their shamelessness.
“Lo, this only have I found, that GOD hath made man upright; but they have sought out many inventions (schemes).” Ecclesiastes 7:29
“And did not HE make one? Yet had HE the residue (fullness) of the spirit. And wherefore one? That HE might seek a godly seed (offspring). Therefore take heed to your spirit, and let none deal treacherously against the wife of his youth.” Malachi 2:15
The LORD GOD created mankind to be accountable to GOD for their actions. GOD's perfect justice demands punishment for sin. We, human beings cannot ignore the fact that GOD holds us accountable for our sins (St. Matthew 12:36). GOD demands that we pay for our sins.
“For the wages of sin is death; ...” Romans 6:23
‘Death’ means ‘second death, the fiery lake of burning sulphur’.
“For we must all appear before the judgment seat of CHRIST; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.”
II Corinthians 5:10
The LORD GOD took Adam and Eve, and put them into the garden of Eden. The LORD GOD told them that they might freely eat of all the trees; but commanded that they must not eat the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, which was in the middle of the garden, for on the day they ate of it they would surely die.
“But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.” Genesis 2:17
Adam and Eve kept the commandment of the LORD GOD and they lived in GOD in great happiness and joy. They had a good knowledge of GOD. They had taken a solemn oath of loyalty to the LORD GOD. They made a good covenant with the LORD GOD with a good conscience, and they were faithful to the LORD GOD. They were holy and they belonged to the LORD GOD. They conversed with the LORD GOD. They walked with the LORD GOD. They worshipped the LORD GOD.
Now, the serpent was a creature made by GOD but used by Satan, the devil. Satan, the devil will be cast into the lake of fire with his henchmen, the antichrist and the false prophet. Their torment will be eternal. They will become the first inhabitants of the lake of eternal hell-fire. Satan, the devil is a habitual and perpetual liar.
“Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode (stands) not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.” St. John 8:44
“And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.” Revelation 12:9
“And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast (the antichrist) and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.” Revelation 20:10
The vile and cunning serpent, the Satan or the devil or Lucifer, the fallen angel craftily said to the woman,
“Yea, hath GOD said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?” Genesis 3:1
Here, Satan, the devil's conversation centered round a restriction and he was casting doubt on GOD's word, by not emphasizing the fact that GOD had said in Genesis 2:16.
“And the LORD GOD commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat.” Genesis 2:16
Then, the woman said to the serpent,
“We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, GOD hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.” Genesis 3:2-3
Here, Eve's reply reveals her carelessness with the wording of Genesis 2:16. Eve had the necessity to converse with the LORD GOD, her Creator, and she had no necessity to converse with Satan, the devil. The only reply to Satan's question should have been 'away from me, Satan, the devil'. But, Eve erred in replying Satan's crafty question. Thus, she had taken her first step in succumbing to the vile plans of Satan.
Moreover, Satan, the father of lies falsely told the woman,
“Ye shall not surely die: For GOD doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.” Genesis 3:4-5
Here, Satan, said a blatant lie to Eve. Satan, the devil is a habitual and perpetual liar. Here, Satan, the devil deliberately deceived Eve. Hence, the above verses clearly reveal the wicked and evil character of Satan; the above verses clearly reveal the satanic characteristics.
Satan, the devil is the originator and the source and the chief practitioner of sin (Genesis 3:5; I John 3:8; St. John 8:44). By the sin of lie or falsehood, he made Adam and eve and the entire mankind sin against GOD. By this only sin, lie, he filled all mankind with all kinds of sins (Genesis 6:5). Thus, lie is a great sin and liars are great sinners liable to be thrown into hell, the fiery lake of burning sulphur (Revelation 21:8).
The woman was deceived by the false and enticing words of Satan, the devil. She did not think about the LORD GOD's truthful words of eternal life. Therefore, the woman keenly looked at the tree of the knowledge of good and evil; and she keenly looked at the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Here Eve's eyes faltered. She should have always been looking keenly at the LORD GOD. But, her look was turned towards Satan, the devil and towards the forbidden tree and its fruit. To her mind, the fruit of the tree was good for food; to her eyes, the fruit of the tree was pleasant and enticing and desirable for gaining wisdom. Here Eve's mind erred. She should have always been thinking about the LORD GOD and HIS commandment. But, her thought was turned towards the false words of the devil and towards the forbidden tree and its fruit. The temptation prevailed and she took the fruit of the tree and ate it. Thus, Satan deceived Eve. She also gave the fruit to her husband and he ate it. Thus, Adam was deceived by Eve. Hence, Satan deceived both Adam and Eve. At the moment Adam and Eve ate the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, their spiritual death occurred to them (Genesis 2:17; 3:6). At the moment Adam and Eve disobeyed, they died spiritually. Death means separation. It can mean spiritual separation, physical separation and/or eternal separation.
“And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.”
At that time, Eve fully forgot about the greatness, goodness, sinlessness, harmlessness, truthfulness, faithfulness, loving kindness, uprightness, holiness, righteousness, glory, wisdom, majesty, honour, power and might of our LORD GOD and she never thought about the worst low status, badness, evilness, sinfulness, untruthfulness, unfaithfulness, dishonesty, unholiness, unrighteousness, deceitfulness, cunningness, lies, boastfulness, covetousness, murderousness and GOD-antagonism of Satan, the devil. Eve fully gave herself to the pride of life, the lust of the eyes and the lust of the flesh. When Satan caused the fall of Adam and Eve, the fall of the human race, he appealed to three fundamental areas of weakness (Genesis 3:6)-the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes and the pride of life (I John 2:16). Now, GOD's people became Satan's people; godly people became satanic or devilish people; and godly people became worldly and ungodly people. See St. John 8:44.
Again, Adam and Eve had broken the covenant with GOD. They violated the oath by breaking the covenant. They disobeyed the commandment of GOD and sinned against GOD. Their good conscience became evil conscience; their good hearts that were attached to GOD became evil hearts that were attached to Satan, the devil (Genesis 6:5) and they were unfaithful to GOD.
“But they like men (like Adam) have transgressed the covenant: there have they dealt treacherously against ME.” Hosea 6:7
Only by making a covenant with the LORD GOD, can a man become a godly man or spiritual man. By breaking the covenant with the LORD GOD, no one can be a godly man or spiritual man.
“...Shall he break the covenant, and be delivered? Seeing he despised the oath by breaking the covenant, when, lo, he had given his hand, and hath done all these things, he shall not escape. Therefore thus saith the LORD GOD; As I live, surely mine oath that he hath despised, and MY covenant that he hath broken, even it will I recompense upon his own head.” Ezekiel 17:15, 18-19
Since, Adam and Eve disobeyed the commandment of the LORD GOD, and sinned against GOD, GOD's glory departed from their bodies. Their holy eyes were closed and their eyes of sinfulness or their lustful eyes were opened, to see evil in everything and they realized that they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves.
“And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons (girding coverings).” Genesis 3:7
Again, the fundamental cause of their sin is their desire or lust to eat the fruit of the forbidden tree, against the will of GOD. That is, the fundamental cause of their sin is their sinful lust or sinful desire. Thus, the fundamental cause of conception of one's sin is his/her sinful lust or sinful desire; the fundamental cause of birth of one's sin is his/her conception of sin due to his/her sinful lust or sinful desire; the fundamental cause of maturity of one's sin is his/her birth of sin due to his/her sinful lust or sinful desire; and the fundamental cause of one's death, the second death or the fiery lake of burning sulphur, is his/her maturity of sin due to his/her sinful lust or sinful desire.
“Then when lust (desire) hath conceived, it bringeth forth (gives birth to) sin: and sin, when it is finished (full-grown), bringeth forth death.” James 1:15
Now, the desire or the lust to steal or rob someone's property makes one a thief or robber. A thief or robber is a sinner. The desire or the lust to covet makes one a covetous person. A covetous person is a sinner. The desire or the lust to disobey the Word of GOD makes one a disobedient person. A disobedient person is a sinner.
The desire or the lust to tell falsehood makes one a liar. All liars are sinners. The desire or the lust to quarrel makes one a quarrelsome person. A quarrelsome person is a sinner. The desire or the lust to murder makes one a murderer. A murderer is a sinner. The desire or the lust to cheat makes one a cheat. A cheat is a sinner. The desire or the lust to deceive makes one a deceiver. A deceiver is a sinner.
The desire or the lust to conspire makes one a conspirator. A conspirator is a sinner. The desire or the lust to worship idols makes one an idolater. Idolaters are sinners. The desire or the lust to worship devils or demons makes one a demonolater. Demonolaters, the devil worshippers are sinners. The desire or the lust to do sorcery makes one a sorcerer. Sorcerers are sinners.
The desire or the lust to do adultery makes one an adulterer or adulteress. Adulterers and adulteresses are sinners. The desire or the lust to revel makes one a reveller. Revellers are sinners. The desire or the lust to revile makes one a reviler. Revilers are sinners.
Furthermore, the desire or the lust to see unwanted and ugly things causes one's eyes to do sinful act by looking. The desire or the lust to hear unwanted and ugly things causes one's ears to do sinful act by hearing. The desire or the lust to speak unwanted and ugly things, lies and blasphemies and proud words causes one's lips or tongue or mouth to do sinful acts by speaking. The desire or the lust to think unwanted and ugly things causes one's heart or mind to do sinful acts by thinking. The desire or the lust to do unwanted and ugly acts causes one's hands or legs to do sinful act by deeds. The desire or the lust to write obscene books makes one an ugly person. The desire or the lust to read obscene writings (books) makes one an ugly person. The desire or the lust to see obscene pictures or photos or films or movies or cinemas makes one an ugly person. One's lustful look makes a person's eyes full of adultery. One's lustful look makes a person's eyes never stop sinning.
Originally, the LORD GOD had clothed Adam and Eve in HIS glory. Since Adam and Eve were dispensed with HIS glorious garment, they saw their nakedness. Hence, they sinned against GOD and fell short of the glory of GOD.
“For all have sinned, and come (fall) short of the glory of GOD.” Romans 3:23
Since Adam and Eve disobeyed the commandment of the LORD GOD, they became sinners. The first sin committed by mankind against the LORD GOD was disobedience. Hence, disobedience is a great sin against the LORD GOD. Disobedience or transgression or trespass is a great sin against the LORD GOD. Thus, the first sin entered into the first man Adam and into the first woman Eve; thus, the first sin entered into mankind and into the world.
“...Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams.”
I Samuel 15:22
When Adam and Eve heard the sound of the LORD GOD as HE was walking in the garden in the cool of the day; they hid themselves from the LORD GOD among the trees of the garden. Thus due to their sin, they became nervous and fearful. They felt shame and were not bold enough to face the LORD GOD. "Where there is sin, there is shame."
But, the LORD GOD called to the man,
“Where art thou (Where are you)?” Genesis 3:9
“I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.” Genesis 3:10
And the LORD GOD said,
“Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat?” Genesis 3:11
The man said,
“The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.”
The LORD GOD said to the woman,
“What is this that thou hast done? ...” Genesis 3:13
The woman said,
“The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.” Genesis 3:13
The LORD GOD said to the serpent,
“Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life: And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it (HE) shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.” Genesis 3:14-15
Genesis 3:15 has been recognized as the first promise of GOD in the Holy Bible. Also this verse has been recognized as the first messianic prophecy of the Holy Bible. It reveals three important truths. Satan, the serpent is the worst enemy of the human race. That is why GOD put enmity between Satan, the devil, and the woman. There is a spiritual barrier between Satan's people and GOD's people. 'Thy seed' means 'Satan's people'. 'Her seed' means 'GOD's people'. GOD promised redemption through the seed of the woman. The seed of the woman, viz., JESUS CHRIST is the Redeemer and the Saviour. HE came into the world and delivered the deathblow to Satan, but in doing so, HE bruised HIMSELF. 'It' means 'HE'. 'It (HE) shall bruise (crush) thy head, and thou shalt bruise HIS heel' refers to CHRIST's bruising on the cross, which led to the eventual crushing of Satan and his kingdom. Then the LORD GOD said to the woman,
“I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.”
And the LORD GOD said to Adam,
“Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life; Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field; In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.” Genesis 3:17-19
The closest human relationship with GOD was spoiled because of their deliberate disobedience to GOD and abuse of freedom. Yet GOD showed them HIS tender, parental care of love, affection and support (Genesis 3:21). The LORD GOD made garments of skin for Adam and Eve and clothed them. Afterwards, HE drove them out of the garden of Eden .Access to the 'tree of life' was denied to them.
“And the LORD GOD said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever: Therefore the LORD GOD sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken. So HE drove out the man; and HE placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.” Genesis 3:22-24
‘Of us’ the plural does not refer to angels, but is a plural of HIS Majesty.
The great love of our GOD towards mankind is revealed in these verses. Because of the disobedience of Adam and Eve, they became sinners. Hence, disobedience is the first great sin of mankind. Now, if a saint or a holy man eats the fruit of the tree of life, he will live as a holy man for ever. No change will occur in his holy life. However, if a sinner eats the fruit of the tree of life, he will live as a sinner for ever. No change will occur in his sinful life. To withhold Adam, Eve, and their seed from such a disastrous condition, the LORD GOD drove them out of the garden of Eden. What a loving GOD our GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST is!
Now, Adam and Eve had not earlier thought of the terribly disastrous consequences of disobedience. Their intimate fellowship with GOD was broken due to their disobedience. The earth was cursed because of Adam. Sorrow, pain, and physical death became part of the experience of their life. Labour became burdensome. They became cursed. The woman should experience multiplied sorrow and pain in child-bearing. GOD cursed Satan, the serpent, since he deceived mankind.
Now, Adam had concealed and hidden his sin, his disobedience or transgression or trespass and his guilt or iniquity. He did not confess his sin, his disobedience and his guilt. So, he did not prosper, and he did find no mercy.
“If I covered my transgressions as Adam, by hiding mine iniquity in my bosom.” Job 31:33
“He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.” Proverbs 28:13
Further, Eve had also concealed and hidden her sin, her disobedience, and her guilt. She did not confess her sin, her disobedience and her guilt. So, she did not prosper, and she did find no mercy.
Again, Adam did not accept that he had committed a sin against the LORD GOD, and hence he did not ask the LORD GOD any forgiveness of sin. But, he said to the LORD GOD that the woman HE put there with him-she gave him the fruit of the tree and he ate it. Adam attributed his fault and guilt and transgression and sin to the woman. Again, Adam blamed the woman and GOD, since GOD was the one who brought her to Adam (Genesis 2:22). He did not take responsibility for eating the fruit of the forbidden tree. But he employed an evasive tactic-blame-shifting.
Adam did not accept his fault and guilt and transgression and sin. He did not regret his sin. He was not seized with remorse for his sin. Adam had also broken the covenant with the LORD GOD. He had behaved treacherously against the LORD GOD.
“But they like men (like Adam) have transgressed the covenant: there have they dealt treacherously against ME.” Hosea 6:7
Similarly, Eve did not accept that she had committed a sin against the LORD GOD, and hence she did not ask the LORD GOD any forgiveness of sin. But, she said to the LORD GOD that the serpent (the Satan) had deceived her and she ate. She did not take responsibility for eating the fruit of the forbidden tree. But she also employed an evasive tactic-blame-shifting. Nowadays also, this worst evasive tactic-blame-shifting is employed by almost all fallen men and women.
Eve tried to transfer her fault and guilt and transgression and sin to Satan. She did not accept her fault and guilt and transgression and sin. She did not regret her sin. She was not seized with remorse for her sin. She had also broken the covenant with the LORD GOD. She had acted treacherously against the LORD GOD.
Both Adam and Eve did not ask the LORD GOD forgiveness of sin. They did not regret their sins. They did not repent of their sins. Hence, they were driven out of the garden of Eden. Then all sins entered into Adam and Eve.
Now, we know that the bodily diseases of the parents are transmitted to their children bodily. In the same manner, the sins of Adam and Eve are passed to their children and to the coming generations. Hence, all are sinners. Adam's sin resulted in a sinful race. Adam's sin affects all who are part of the human race. Adam's transgression results in a reign of death, the second death in hell-fire.
“Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned.” Romans 5:12
Man's sin is GOD's sorrow (Genesis 6:5-6; Ephesians 4:30). The sins and iniquities of mankind have separated them from their own loving GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST.
“But your iniquities have separated between you and your GOD, and your sins have hid HIS face from you, that HE will not hear.” Isaiah 59:2
But, the gift of grace through the righteous act of our LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST results in a spiritual race. CHRIST's righteousness is for all who are a part of HIS spiritual race. CHRIST's righteous obedience results in a reign of life, the eternal life in heaven.
“That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by JESUS CHRIST our LORD.” Romans 5:21
Now, original sin is the sinful and evil nature that is present in everyone from birth or conception as a result of Adam's disobedience in the garden of Eden. Hence, this original sin brought spiritual death to all people. But our LORD AND SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST came into the world to save all of us from our original sin and all actual sins of thought, word, deed, and omission. HE led a perfectly holy life for us, and HE paid for all our sins on the cross at Calvary (I Peter 2:24; Romans 4:25).
“For as in Adam all die, even so in CHRIST shall all be made alive.” I Corinthians 15:22
This spiritual life or new life is the glorious work of the Holy Spirit of GOD or the Holy Spirit of CHRIST, through the word of GOD.
“Therefore if any man be in CHRIST, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” II Corinthians 5:17
By faith in CHRIST anyone can be freed from sin's guilt and punishment. When a man believes in CHRIST or when a man is fully saved from sins, he is a new creation, and he perceives CHRIST in a new and living way. Then, original sin will be totally destroyed from him by the glorious work of the Holy Spirit of GOD or the Holy Spirit of CHRIST, and no original sin will cling to his life. Praise The LORD! Alleluia!
1.3 WHAT ARE SINS ?
“For all have sinned, and come (fall) short of the glory of GOD.”
Sin is the transgression of the law of the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST. Sin is the transgression of the commandment of the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST. Sin is the transgression of the law of the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST by thoughts, words, deeds or omissions. Trespass is sin; wickedness is sin; evil is sin; iniquity is sin. Doing something that is prohibited by GOD is a sin of commission. Failing to do what is required of us is a sin of omission (I John 3:4, 6, 8-9).
“Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.”
I John 3:4
To be very cautious about not doing any sin and to caution everyone extremely, our LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST has wonderfully set a conscientious heart as an "alarm bell" or "caution bell" in everyone's system. When anyone thinks about doing any sin or makes an attempt to do any sin, this "alarm bell" or "caution bell" starts ringing by means of very fearful and rapid heartbeats, to stop doing any sin. If anyone sins, this fear will follow him/her continually and this sin will catch up with him/her permanently (Proverbs 5:22). What a wonderful device it is! Now, before Adam and Eve sinned or transgressed or disobeyed the commandment of GOD by eating the fruit of the forbidden tree, they were cautioned in their conscientious hearts by their "alarm bells" or "caution bells" ringing fearfully and rapidly by means of very fearful and rapid heartbeats. But they were not cautioned and alarmed. So, they fell into sin and they were caught up with sin permanently and this fear followed them continually (Genesis 3:8-13). What a terrible thing it is!
Adam, the first man and Eve, the first woman transgressed the commandment of the LORD GOD and sinned.
“And the LORD GOD commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.” Genesis 2:16-17
“And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.”
Adam and Eve sinned due to their desire or lust; they sinned due to their lust of the flesh and due to their lust of the eyes; and they sinned due to their pride of life (I John 2:16).
The desire or the lust to do wrong once conceived gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death, the second death. The second death is hell, the fiery lake of burning sulphur.
“Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished (full-grown), bringeth forth death.”James 1:15
Sinners are the children of Satan, the devil. Satan is a liar. Satan is called a liar and the father of lies. Hence, all liars are the children of Satan; and all liars are sinners. Sin is of the devil. The LORD JESUS CHRIST came to destroy the devil's deeds and to redeem and save sinners.
“Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode (stands) not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.” St. John 8:44
The main cause of sin is Satan, the devil who has been sinning from the beginning. Satan, the evil spirit is the external and internal cause of sin. Satan is the wicked one. He is the evil one. Satan, the evil spirit is always causing sin externally and internally in a sinner. Besides, he is tempting the people of GOD, the saved people to commit sin. So, they should always depend on the Holy Scriptures to defeat Satan's temptations. Our LORD AND SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST defied Satan's temptations by relying on the authority of the Holy Scriptures (St. Matthew 4:1-11).
Because our LORD JESUS CHRIST HIMSELF has suffered, being tempted, HE is able to help those who are tempted (Hebrews 2:18). No temptation will overtake them except such as is common to man. Since our GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST is faithful, HE will not allow HIS people to be tempted beyond what they are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that they may be able to bear it (I Corinthians 10:13). Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation (St. Matthew 26:41).
Satan, the evil spirit is always shooting his sinful fiery darts (arrows) on people, to induce them to commit sins or evil doings or unholy acts, etc., against GOD. By the shield of faith, believers will be able to extinguish all the sinful fiery darts of Satan, the evil spirit. Satan, the wicked one is the driving force in the children of unbelief, and he is tempting the children of GOD to do evil.
“Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.” Ephesians 6:16
“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.” I Peter 5:8-9
Another internal cause of sin is the heart of man, since all evils come from inside and make a man unclean. Sins come out of the heart and defile the man.
“And HE (JESUS CHRIST) said, That which cometh out of the man, that defileth the man. For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.”
St. Mark 7:20-23
Not abstaining from meats (things) offered to idols, from blood, from the meat of strangled animals, and from sexual immorality are sins. By abstaining from these sins, a person will get religious, moral, and physical purity.
“That ye abstain from meats offered to idols, and from blood, and from things strangled, and from fornication: from which if ye keep yourselves, ye shall do well. Fare ye well.” Acts 15:29
Departing from the law of the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST is sin, whether it is great or small, known or unknown, intended or accidental. One who knows and does things deserving punishment will be beaten with many blows (will be given greater punishment) and one who does not know and does things deserving punishment will be beaten with fewer blows (will be given lesser punishment).
“And if a soul sin, and commit any of these things which are forbidden to be done by the commandments of the LORD; though he wist it not (does not know it), yet is he guilty, and shall bear his iniquity.” Leviticus 5:17
“And that servant, which knew his lord’s will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes. But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. ...” St. Luke 12:47-48
Anything that is at variance with the word of GOD is sin. The transgression of man-made laws and rules contrary to the commandment of GOD is not sin.
If we transgress the laws of the government, we sin against GOD, because HE has commanded us to submit to every authority instituted among men. But, in all things, we must obey the laws of the government that are in line with the LORD's will.
“Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the LORD’s sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme; Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well.” I Peter 2:13-14
Showing disobedience and dishonour to parents is also sin. Children should obey those parental instructions that are in line with the LORD's will.
“Children, obey your parents in the LORD: for this is right. Honour thy father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise; That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.”
Doing something against one's own conscience is also sin. Conscience is a knowing within oneself. The conscience of man dwells in the heart. Memory and thinking are the chief functions of the heart. The heart is the seat of intellect, emotions, will, and moral consciousness. The heart is the seat of conscious life and the fountainhead of life.
“Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.”
Conscience is a knowledge or sense of right and wrong, with a compulsion to do that which is right. Heart is the apparent location of the conscience. Conscience provides the awareness and sufficient grounds for condemnation, because it establishes a framework of right and wrong and it also reflects the law of GOD written in our hearts.
“Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another.” Romans 2:15
Again, we also sin when we cause or encourage anyone to sin against his or her conscience by doing anything that he or she thinks is wrong, even though the law of GOD does not forbid it.
“But take heed lest by any means this liberty of yours become a stumbling block to them that are weak. For if any man see thee which hast knowledge sit at meat in the idol’s temple, shall not the conscience of him which is weak be emboldened to eat those things which are offered to idols; And through thy knowledge shall the weak brother perish, for whom CHRIST died? But when ye sin so against the brethren, and wound their weak conscience, ye sin against CHRIST. Wherefore, if meat (food) make my brother to offend (stumble), I will eat no flesh while the world standeth, lest I make my brother to offend.” I Corinthians 8:9-13
However, when people ask us to do anything that is contrary to the law of the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST, then it is not a sin if we disobey them. In all things, we must be loyal to the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST.
“...We ought to obey GOD rather than men.” Acts 5:29
Now, those who play with the whale will perish by the whale; whoever does so destroys his own body. Likewise, those who commit sins will be killed by their sins; those who commit sins will perish by their sins; those who commit sins will be destroyed in the fiery lake of burning sulphur; whoever does so destroys his own soul.
“For sin, taking occasion by the commandment, deceived me, and by it slew (killed) me.” Romans 7:11
“The soul that sinneth, it shall die. ...” Ezekiel 18:20
“Upon the wicked HE shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, and an horrible tempest: this shall be the portion of their cup.” Psalm 11:6
Lies, thieving, cheating, tainting, deceitfulness, ruthlessness, cunningness, plot, treachery, forgery, robbery, stealing, burglary, jealousy, arrogance, pride, presumptuousness, covetousness, greediness, enmity, emulations, strife, rebellion, stubbornness, avarice, whispering, talking ill of others, hatred, anger, rage, disobedience to parents, false witness, love for money, bribery, brokerage, buying raffle tickets, making mean profits, playing, gambling, playing cards, horse race and other races, and speculating and investing in stocks and shares expecting huge profits but with the risk of losing money are sins.
Wearing fancy dresses, seeing bull fight, boxing and many other fights, using lipstick for colouring the lips, yellowing the face and body, blackening the eyebrows, polishing the nails, a mark or marks worn on the forehead, marks on hands or on body, worldly entertainments, wearing transparent dresses, tattooing the body, fastening threads on hands, etc., hanging a piece of cloth on the neck by fastening with a thread are sins. Wearing charms to keep away evil or devil or to bring good luck is sin.
Lusts, adultery, fornication, murders, quarrelling, evils, wickedness, drinking toddy, drinking whisky or brandy or any other spirits, using opium or brown sugar or other narcotics, smoking, using snuff (inhaling powdered tobacco, etc.), chewing tobacco and chewing betel, nut, etc., amusements, sports, playing games, matches, contests or competitions, tournament or championship, etc., witnessing cinema, drama, circus, dances and plays, games, matches, sports, contests, tournaments, etc., arguing, unkind and merciless nature, iniquity, cracking jokes, mocking, backbiting, abusing, blasphemy, using foul words, cursing and swearing, acting in plays, films, television, etc., mimicry (the practice of mimicking), juggling, josh making, conjuring, making caricatures, gymnastics, ragging somebody, teasing, teasingly smiling, chattering talk, catchpenny acts are sins.
Injustice, evil acts, idolatry, satanic rites, worshipping devils and evil spirits and idols made of stone, sand, wood, gold, silver and other metals, worshipping fire, air, rain, skies, weapons, sun, moon, stars, planets, trees, cattle, birds, photos, pictures and figures, worshipping cows, serpents and other creatures, doing unholy and unclean acts are sins.
Offering eatables and other things to devils and idols, eating eatables offered to devils and idols, and using other things offered to devils and idols are sins.
Living to please the world, dressing to please the world, beautifying the body, adorning the body with gold or silver or platinum jewels, adorning the body with rings, chains, bracelets, pearls, etc., an idolatrous love of material wealth, an idolatrous love of children or wife or husband or anybody or anything, a man having more than one wife, a woman having more than one husband, committing suicide, contemplating suicide are sins.
Necromancy, witchcrafts, observing omens of time and day, divination, enchanting, consulting familiar spirits, fortune-telling, performing and witnessing magic shows, mesmerism, hypnotism, animal magnetism, performing and witnessing snake and monkey charming, observing omens of lizards, birds and shrews, palmistry, astrology, cat-acoustics or cat-aphonics-divination by observing an echo, the reflecting of sound waves off a wall or an enclosed space so that a noise appears to be repeated are sins.
Beliefs in a variety of superstitions in relation to good luck or bad luck and taboos are sins. Using taboo words is sin. Beliefs in supernatural, mystical and magical things are sins. Causing hypnosis (a sleep like state caused by the action of another person who can then make the hypnotized person obey his commands) and the act or practice of hypnotizing someone (hypnotism) are sins.
Kissing or garlanding the idols or photographs, showing the smoke of incenses before idols or photographs, and groping or worshipping idols or photographs are sins. Yoga meditations and all sorts of such other meditations are sins. Addictions to drugs, tobacco, alcohol, sex, violence, orgies are sins. Chewing arecanut and chewing betel leaf with arecanut and lime are sins.
Nudism (the practice of not wearing clothes) or naturism is sin. Nudists or naturists are sinners. Strippers'/striptease artistes' entertainments or enthralments or enticements are sins. No doubt, entertainers/enthrallers/enticers of all kinds, types and varieties are sinners; strippers/striptease artistes are sinners; actors/actresses are sinners. Cabaret entertainment is sin. Cabaret artistes are sinners.
Seeking for omens and coincidences, and making decisions on the basis of these are sins. Giving significances to dreams or visions or imaginations are sins. Involvements in seances, Ouija boards, and Dungeons and Dragons are sins. Interest in UFO (unidentified flying object) is sin. Witchcraft (both black and white) and spiritism (the belief that living persons can receive messages from the spirits of dead people, usually sent through a person with evil powers, called a medium) are sins. Mediums are sinners. Be aware of these persons. GOD hates the sin of witchcraft and Wicca witchcraft and all sin.
Exposures to occult (demonic) themes in novels, audios, videos, movies, television series/show/programme, cable/satellite TV, internet (the Net), Worldwide Web (the Web), computer, radio, magazines, newspapers, telecast and telecommunications (telecoms) are sins. The New Age beliefs and practices are occult or demonic.
However, let us not forget one thing. These sophisticated materials can also be used and handled to bring glory to the LORD. Nowadays one can have access to many commentaries on the Holy Bible and there are also some useful websites available. Hence we should use our discrimination together with GOD's guidance in deciding what is good and beneficial and what is harmful and prohibitory.
'Just for fun' readings of magazines, newspapers and books featuring astrology, horoscope (a forecast of future based on the position of the stars and planets), numerology, tarot cards, dream interpretations, palm reading, clairvoyance, and the like are sins. Computer games and other games, bets, etc., are sins.
Necrophagia (the practice of eating corpses), necrophilia (sexual attraction to dead bodies), alectryomancy (divination by means of using rooster or cock to select grains or food), aleuromancy (divination by the use of flour), alphitomancy (divination by the use of barley), anthropomancy (divination from the entrails or the internal organ of human being), arithmancy or arithmomancy (divination by the use of number of letters in names), onomancy (divination from the letters of a name), armomancy (divination by the shoulder of animals), astragalomancy (divination by throwing dice), astromancy (divination by means of stars), axinomancy (divination by means of putting a heated hard black mineral on the head of an ox), belomancy (divination by means of drawing arrow from a quiver), bibliomancy (prediction of future by reading some verse from the Holy Bible by ones own will, but not by the revelation and will of GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST), phyllomancy (divination by means of leaves), botanomancy (divination by means of plants), cartomancy (divination by means of playing cards), psephomancy (divination by pebbles), ornithomancy (divination by means of birds), oomancy (divination by means of eggs), xylomancy (divination by means of pieces of wood), theomancy (divination through inspired oracles), oneiromancy (divination by means of dreams), pyromancy (divination by forms appearing in fire), rhabdomancy (divination by means of a magic wand or rod, especially in discovering springs of water), scapulimancy (divination by observing a shoulder blade cracked from a fire), sciomancy (divination by consulting the shades of the dead), crithomancy (divination by the meal scattered over the victims or sacrifice), catoptromancy (divination by a mirror or by gazing at a crystal), ceromancy (divination from figures formed by melted wax in water), chiromancy (divination by analyzing the appearance of hand), cleromancy (divination by means of casting lots), coscinomancy (divination by sieve), crystallomancy (divination by means of crystal), enoptromancy (divination by means of mirror), geomancy (divination by throwing handful of earth at random), gyromancy (divination by rotating feeling giddy and falling unconscious), hydromancy (divination by means of signs in water), lithomancy (divination by stones or charms or talismans of stone), lecanomancy (divination by inspecting water in a basin), aeromancy (divination by observing the weather) and floramancy (divination by choosing one of the white and red flowers), mantology (the art of divination) are sins.
Divination is the art of finding out and saying what will happen, especially in the future. Divination is a pagan counterpart of prophecy. This is a false prophecy by the evil power of the devils or demons. Pagans are irreligious people. Pagans are those who worship many gods or no god at all, rather than the ONE and the ONLY TRUE GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST as revealed in the Holy Bible. Divination is by the evil power of the devils; divination is by the evil power of the demons. Therefore, the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST detests divination of any kind.
“There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD thy GOD doth drive them out from before thee.”
One who makes his son or daughter pass through the fire (one who sacrifices his son or daughter in the fire to an idol) is a sinner. One who tramples on the fire in pagan rituals is a sinner.
The true prophecy of GOD does not originate by the will of man, but by the will of GOD. It comes from our heavenly GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST HIMSELF through HIS holy men and they speak by the Holy Spirit of GOD.
“Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of GOD spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost (the Holy Spirit).”II Peter 1:20-21
‘Interpretation’ means‘origin’, ‘old time’ means ‘any time’.
Floral make-up (covering or decorating with a design of flowers over the hair or shoulders or round the neck), plaiting or braiding one's hair, fringing or banging one's hair, curling one's hair, parting one's hair, waving one's hair, Afro hair style, dressing sideboards or sideburns, etc., wearing shining clothes, wearing expensive clothes, wearing changeable suits of apparel, wearing the dress of a prostitute (very light or fluffy garment), women wearing men's clothing, men wearing women's clothing, etc., seeing erotic art, photographs, pictures, etc., reading erotic books, papers, etc., erotic fantasies, etc., are sins.
Neither inner peace nor separation from sin nor union with GOD will take place through yoga meditations or contortions. Contortion (a twisted state of the face or legs or hands or body), performing a series of yoga contortions or meditations, desecration of a sacred thing, viz., the Holy Bible or sacred place, viz., church, dissipation (living a life of harmful pleasures and waste), eating the blood of any manner of flesh, eating swine's flesh, and the abomination and the mouse, surfeiting (having too much appetite for food or flesh), drunkenness, cares of this life (anxieties of this life), etc., are sins.
“...Ye shall eat the blood of no manner of flesh: for the life of all flesh is the blood thereof: whosoever eateth it shall be cut off.” Leviticus 17:14
“And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares.” St. Luke 21:34
“And put a knife to thy throat, if thou be a man given to appetite. Be not among winebibbers; among riotous eaters of flesh: For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty: ...” Proverbs 23:2, 20-21
Those who sanctify themselves and purify themselves, to go to the gardens after an idol in the midst are sinners. Going into the gardens to worship an idol is sin. Going into a mosque to worship is sin. Going into a Hindu temple to worship is sin. Going into a Buddhist temple to worship is sin. Going into a Sikh temple to worship is sin. Going to any unwanted place to worship is sin. Our GOD warns,
“They that sanctify themselves, and purify themselves in the gardens behind one tree in the midst, eating swine’s flesh, and the abomination, and the mouse, shall be consumed together. ” Isaiah 66:17
Showing partiality is sin. Whoever keeps the whole law of the LORD GOD and yet stumbles at just one point is guilty of breaking all of it. Law-breakers are sinners. They are the cursed.
“But if ye have respect (show partiality) to persons, ye commit sin, and are convinced (convicted) of the law as transgressors. For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend (stumble) in one point, he is guilty of all. For HE that said, Do not commit adultery, said also, Do not kill. Now if thou commit no adultery, yet if thou kill, thou art become a transgressor of the law.” James 2:9-11
“Cursed be he that confirmeth not all the words of this law to do them. ...” Deuteronomy 27:26
The LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST has never commanded HIS disciples to worship the cross or to make the sign of the cross on the forehead or chest. The act of making the sign of the cross on the forehead or chest (signation) does not give any relief from sins. It won't protect anyone from evil or sin. Hence, it is an unwanted and unnecessary act; and it is an act against the will of GOD. Thus, signation is sin. The worship of the cross (staurolatry) is also sin. Kissing the signet-ring of a pope or bishop or any other is an unwanted act. Hence, it is sin. Wearing ring or chain or any other ornament is also sin (I Peter 3:3).
Since the Roman Catholic teaching about the blessed, beatification and canonization of dead persons by the pope is not Biblical, this teaching is a pure camouflage (deception). Deception is sin.
Again, the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST has never commanded HIS disciples to worship Virgin Mary, the mother of JESUS; HE has not commanded HIS disciples to worship saints; HE has not commanded HIS disciples to worship angels. But, HE has commanded them to worship and serve the LORD GOD only. The worship of Virgin Mary (Mariolatry) is sin. The worship of Madonna, the figure or statue of Virgin Mary is sin. The worship of saints or sacred things (hierolatry) is also sin. Hence, one who worships Virgin Mary is a sinner. One who worships a saint is also a sinner. One who worships an angel is also a sinner. Our LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST has said,
“Thou shalt worship the LORD thy GOD, and HIM only shalt thou serve.”
St. Matthew 4:10
Hence, the worshipping of Mary or saints or angels is sin.
Our LORD JESUS CHRIST has said,
“And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after ME, cannot be MY disciple.” St. Luke 14:27
'Bear his cross' does not mean to bear anything having the shape of the cross, on which the LORD JESUS CHRIST died. But it means to bear sorrows, troubles, sufferings, problems, pains, humiliations, insults, etc., in the name of the LORD JESUS CHRIST. Hence, the mere bearing the symbol of the cross or crucifix (a model of the cross with the figure of JESUS on it) is an unwanted act. Such an act is sin.
Moreover, the LORD JESUS CHRIST has not commanded HIS disciples to wear any ring on any finger or to wear any chain on the neck. HE has never commanded HIS disciples to fasten threads on the hands or on the neck or on any part of the body. Hence, the wearing of rings or chains, fastening of threads, etc., are sins.
Whipping (scourging) oneself or somebody by means of a whip (scourge) to show the whipping of JESUS before HIS crucifixion, and nailing somebody on a wooden cross by means of nails to show the crucifixion of JESUS on the cross, are unwanted acts. Hence, such unwanted acts are sins.
The worship of human beings (anthropolatry) is sin. The worship of one's own self (autolatry) is sin. The worship of the dead (necrolatry) is sin. The worship of martyrs (martyrolatry) is sin. The worship of wealth (plutolatry) is sin. The worship of archaism (archaeolatry) is sin. The worship of tools or weapons is sin. The worship of words (epeolatry) is sin. The worship of cosmos (cosmolatry) is sin. Physiolatry or nature worship is sin. The worship of plants (phytolatry) is sin. The worship of state (statolatry) is sin. The worship of snakes (ophiolatry) and the worship of fire (pyrolatry) are sins. The worship of flag or flags is sin.
The worship of the heavenly bodies (astrolatry) is sin. The worship of demons (demonolatry) is sin. The worship of trees (dendrolatry) is sin. The worship of the sun (heliolatry) is sin. The worship of the moon and other planets is sin. The worship of saints or sacred things (hierolatry) is sin. The worship of images, pictures or sacred persons (iconolatry) is sin. The worship of idols (idolatry) is sin. The excessive veneration of saints (hegiolatry) is sin. The worship of animals or theriomorphic things (theriolatry) is sin. The worship of cows and other animals (zoolatry) is sin.
The worship of the devil (black mass) is sin. A follower of the devil (diabolonian) is a sinner. Practising ceremony in honour of those who are dead (feralia) is sin. The veneration of images (iconoduly) is sin. The worship of an inanimate object regarded with holy respect as being the habitation of a spirit (fetishism) is sin. A system of worship, which includes the employment of sorcery and fetishes (macumba) is sin. The worship of a female figure with outstretched arms as in the ancient Greek art (orant worship) is sin. The worship of the male sexual organ (phallicism) is sin. The worshipper of the male sexual organ (phallicust) is a sinner. The Hindu worship of the lingam is sin. The worship of monsters (teratism) is sin. The employment of magic to prevent evil (apotropaism) is sin. The worship of ancestral spirits (manism) is sin. Black magic (pishogue) is sin. Sabbat or demonology is sin. One who worships demons (demonolater) is a sinner.
Sin like murder, idolatry, heresy, and adultery are called canonical sins. The carving of god in a stone (joss) is sin. The image worshipped by ancient Hebrews (teraphim) is sin. The eating of god in the form of animal or other symbols (theophagy) is sin. The worship of Satan (Satanism) is sin. A system of beliefs that concentrates on common human needs and seeks ways of solving problems based on reason rather than on faith
in GOD (humanism) is sin. The belief that GOD does not exist (atheism) is sin. A person who is not sure whether or not GOD exists (agnostic) is a sinner. Gnosticism (unbelief about CHRIST) and Montanism (unbelief about the Holy Spirit of CHRIST) are sins. The belief in many gods (polytheism) and the belief that GOD is manifest in all things, since everything is divine (pantheism) are sins. Atheists, polytheists, pantheists, etc., are sinners.
One who plots to do evil will be called a schemer. A schemer is a sinner (Proverbs 24:8). One who acts with arrogant pride will be called a scoffer-a proud and haughty one. A scoffer is a sinner (Proverbs 21:24). The devising of foolishness is sin.
“The thought of foolishness is sin: ...” Proverbs 24:9
The quality of increasing evil desire (eroticism) is sin. Desiring to sin and thinking of sins in the heart is equal to committing sins in deeds. A man's lustful look, thought and liking at a woman other than his own wife is adultery in his heart. It is a sin of adultery.
Our LORD JESUS CHRIST has said,
“But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.” St. Matthew 5:28
A woman's lustful look, thought and liking for a man other than her own husband is adultery in her heart. It is a sin of adultery. Thinking of murdering a person is equal to doing it. Committing a single sin or many sins, makes a man sinner in the sight of GOD. A man who steals one rupee and another who steals lakhs of rupees are equally sinners. One who steals is a thief and one who commits a sin is a sinner.
“For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend (stumble) in one point, he is guilty of all.” James 2:10
Now, from this we come to know that thinking of murdering a person is equal to doing it. Hence, euthanasia or mercy killing—the action or an instance of killing somebody out of pity, because they are in severe pain, is a sin. Mercy killers are sinners. The Holy Bible (the Holy Scripture) says,
“Thou shalt (shall) not kill.” Exodus 20:13
Homosexuality, sodomy, gay, whoredom, etc., are sins. Homosexuals, sodomites, gay persons, whores, etc., are sinners (Leviticus 20:13; Romans 1:27). Lesbians are sinners (Romans 1:26).
“There shall be no whore of the daughters of Israel, nor a sodomite of the sons of Israel.” Deuteronomy 23:17
Homosexuals or gay persons and lesbians are the deluded, the perverted, the deceived, the diseased, the ugly, the brainwashed, the wicked and the filthy (II Peter 2:7). They are totally denying GOD and HIS Word, the Holy Bible. They are constantly rationalizing the moral values of human beings. They will not inherit heaven, the kingdom of GOD (I Corinthians 6:9-10).
Homosexuals and Lesbians destroy lives-their own and multitudes of others! They destroy lives physically, morally and eternally. They draw others into their loathsome and ugly way of life. They lead others into their loathsome and ugly sin. Nowadays TV, videos, audios, magazines, telephones, cable programmes, computer programmes, and pornography feed fleshly lusts. Homosexuals, lesbians, sodomites, gay persons, and whores are also feeding fleshly lusts. Fleshly lusts war against the soul; fleshly lusts destroy the soul. So, do not think about how to gratify the desires of the sinful nature.
“Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul.” I Peter 2:11
“Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying. But put ye on the LORD JESUS CHRIST, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.” Romans 13:13-14
Birth control—the practice of controlling the number of children one has, especially by contraception, is a sin. Taking contraceptive pills is a sin.
Family planning—the process of planning the number of children in a family by using birth control, is a sin. The best birth control method or the best family planning method insisted in the Holy Bible of our LORD is that, since the time is short, those who have wives should live as though they had none. If it is followed correctly, then there is absolutely no necessity for the family planning programme of various governments.
“But this I say, brethren, the time is short: it remaineth, that both they that have wives be as though they had none.” I Corinthians 7:29
“Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge (with understanding), giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.” I Peter 3:7
Abortion—the act of causing a pregnancy (pregnant) to end early, in order to prevent the baby from developing and being born alive, is a sin. Abortionist is a sinner.
Miscarriage—the process of giving birth to a baby before it is fully developed and able to survive, is sin.
Incest—sex between people who are closely related, e.g., a father and daughter or a brother and sister, is a sin. People having an incestuous relationship are sinners (Leviticus 18:6-18).
Bestiality—sex between a human and an animal or any creature is a sin. Anyone who acts bestially (like a beast) is a sinner (Leviticus 18:23).
Ventriloquism-the art of pretended speaking in such a way that the voice would appear to come from elsewhere is sin. It is a sin if we fail to love the LORD JESUS CHRIST above all things, and fail to worship the LORD JESUS CHRIST, the ONLY TRUE GOD, and fail to obey HIS commandments. It is a sin to be the enemies of the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST.
“If any man love not the LORD JESUS CHRIST, let him be Anathema Maranatha” I Corinthians 16:22
‘Anathema’ means ‘accursed’. ‘Maranatha’ means ‘O LORD, come’.
The soul who sins will die. The son will not bear the guilt of the father, nor will the father bear the guilt of the son. The righteousness of the righteous will be upon himself, and the wickedness of the wicked will be upon himself (Ezekiel 18:20).
The second death is eternal death. The second death is eternal punishment in the hell-fire, experienced only by the unsaved. When a person is saved, he has passed from death to life, the everlasting life, and he will never come into condemnation (St. John 5:24).
“But the fearful (cowardly), and unbelieving, and the abominable (vile), and murderers, and whoremongers (sexually immoral), and sorcerers (those who practise magic arts etc.), and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone (the fiery lake of burning sulphur): which is the second death.” Revelation 21:8
The works of the flesh listed below will make one enter into hell-fire. Idolatry is not just the worship of graven images, but putting one's chief affections on any object or person instead of on GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST.
“Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations (jealousies), wrath, strife, seditions (dissensions), heresies, envyings, 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.”
Revellings are the worst ugly sins. Revellings include revelries, orgies and carousings. Seeing cinema, drama, circus, dance, sport, erotic arts and photographs and erotic TV and Internet and Website programmes are revellings. Playing in cinema, drama, circus, dance, sport, erotic TV and Internet and Website programmes are revellings. Drawing erotic arts and photographs and reading erotic books and filming erotic scenes are revellings. Revel is to engage in unrestrained, wild, noisy festivities or merrymakings. Revellers are persons who are having fun in a noisy way. Revellers are sinners. Revelry is the action of revelling, unrestrained, wild, noisy merrymakings. Orgy is a wild and noisy drunken party at which there is a lot of eating, drinking, dancing, laughing, and over-indulgence in indiscriminate sexual activities. Carousing is a noisy drinking session to spend time in drinking, eating, dancing and laughing in a noisy way with other persons. Carousal is a noisy revel.
Revellings, the worst ugly sins produce the lust of the eyes and the lust of the flesh-the two other worst ugly sins and these two ugly sins produce the third ugly sin, the pride of life (I John 2:16). Due to these three ugly sins, Adam the first man and Eve the first woman were fallen into sin. So no one should indulge in revellings. No one should be a reveller.