The Apple Of God's Eye

June 27, 2010

Sin: God's Thoughts Versus Man's

Filed under: Law Of God,Sin — melchia @ 7:21 am

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Over the years, I have heard many version of what sin is supposed to be. Most of them, including versions espoused by mainstream religions, are utterly false.

So, what is sin to you? Would you prefer it to be called something else or does it not matter in the least because it’s an irrelevant concept to you?

When we look at the world and much of the evil within it, we can think we’re okay because perhaps we’re not a murderer. As human beings, we tend to grade sin – we consider ourselves to be “good” if we figure we don’t do anything to harm anyone else, and we consider murderers and the like to be evil and utterly sinful by comparison.

God has no such gradient.  He doesn’t look on sin as we do and judge as we would.  The Bible says “all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.”

Unless we look to the Bible, we can’t know what sin is. God has to reveal that to us – the carnal mind can never understand what is right or wrong of and by itself.

The table below gives God’s version of sin versus what man teaches. You might be surprised how false your beliefs have been, where they come from and how they originated. It’s an eye opener!

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People Say: “Adam committed the original (first) sin.”

God Says: “The devil sinned from the beginning” (I John 3:8, Ezek. 28:15).

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People Say: “Sin is separation from God.”

God Says: “Sin is the transgression of the law” (I John 3:4)

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People Say: “Adam fell.”

God Says: “I beheld Satan as lightning fall…” (Luke 10:18)

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People Say: “My church tells me what sin is.”

God Says: “Sin is the transgression of the law” (I John 3:4)

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People Say: “Adam passed on his evil nature to us.”

God Says: “And so death [not an evil nature] passed upon all men…” (Rom. 5:12)

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People Say: “Each person can decide for himself what sin is.”

God Says: “Sin is the transgression of the law” (I John 3:4)

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People Say: “As a result of Adam’s sin, we are born to sin.”

God Says: “Every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own [not Adam’s] lust, and enticed.” (Jam. 1:14).

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People Say: “I no longer sin.”

God Says: “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.” (I John 1:8)

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People Say: “I have not sinned.”

God Says: “If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us.” (I John 1:10)

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People Say: “Let your conscience be your guide.”

God Says: “Your conscience can be “scarred” (I Tim. 4:2), “defiled” (Tit. 1:15) and evil (Heb. 10:22)

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People Say: “The commandments are done away.”

God Says: “Blessed are they that do His commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.” (Rev. 22:14)

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People Say: “The law is done away.”

God Says: “Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill….” (Matt. 5:17-19)

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People Say: “There is no such thing as sin”

God Says: “If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.” (I John 1:8)

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People Say: “I can sin and get away with it”

God Says: “The wages of sin is death.” (Rom. 6:23)

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People Say: “The soul is immortal”

God Says: “The soul that sins it shall die.” (Ezek. 18:4, 20)

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People Say: “I’m going to heaven when I die”

God Says: “No man has ascended up to heaven.” (John 3:13)

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People Say: “It’s OK for a man to wear long hair”

God Says: “If a man wear long hair, it’s a shame unto him.” ( I Cor. 11:14)

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People Say: “Sunday is the Lord’s Day”

God Says: “The Son of man is Lord also of the Sabbath.” (Mark 2:28)

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People Say: “Parables were given to make the meaning clearer”

God Says: “Christ spoke in parables to hide “the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven.” (Matt. 13:10-13)

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