VICTORIOUS CHRISTIAN LIVING BIBLE STUDY
Christ Messenger Ministries Victorious Christian Living Bible Studies
As promised, we have began our Victorious Christian Living online Bible study. This will be a basic Bible study designed to help us in our daily lives, to live victoriously by God's Word. It will be done in a topical form, on a chapter, and verse way.
We encourage the participants to read the cross-refferences, and other scriptures used for support.
LESSON TOPIC #2: " What is Sin" Start date: March 9th, 2015
1. Origin of sin: Where did sin originate?
2. What is sin?
3. How does God feel about sin?
4. What is the remedy for sin?
5. Sin should have no place in the life of a believer.
6. Once saved, do not continue in sin.
7. The penalty for sin.
February 22, 2018
The Penalty for sin: The bible tells us that the penalty for sin is death (eternal separation from the presence of God). God is a holy God, righteous in all His ways; there is no unrighteous in Him. For this reason, it is imposible for Him to tolerate sin, for He cannot sin.
To everything that we do there are consequences, also to every choice we make. We were created with free will: God does not force us to do anything. He did not make us as robots, or little automatons that are forced to do His will, we are free to choose. We must even choose whether we will serve God or not, whether we will obey Him or go our own way (serving the devil).
We live in a time when poeple on a whole want to be able to sin with impunity, therefore, some have created for themselves a God who tolerates sin, a God who we can manipulate, a God who thinks exactly like we do, a God who does our every bidding. We find that even in the so called churches of God, these damnable doctrines are being taught, and have taken hold. People are being taught that we can sin and disobey God, and all that we need to do is to ask for forgiveness. However, the Bible does not teach this. Saying "I'm sorry or God forgive me" does not make it right. God is a righteous God who teaches righteousness. There is a great big difference between being right, and being righteous. A person can be right yet is unrighteous, and wrong yet righteous in the eyes of almighty God. God teaches righteousness.
The bible tells us that the penalty for sin is death: Ezekiel 18:4 tells us that "The soul that sinneth, it shall die" We (every human being) is born in sin and shaped in iniquity because of the sin of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. For this reason, we all are born with a death sentence hanging over us. Romans 5:12 tells us that sin entered into the world by one man (Adam), and death passed upon all men because of Adam's sin. We all inherited the tendency to sin, and go contrary to God. Romans 6:23 tells us" for the wages of sin is death: but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord."
Therefore, we must be born again, in order to be reconciled to God. When we become born again, we then inherit everlasting life, and this is only through Jesus Christ our Lord. This is the only way for us to be saved, and enter into the Kingdom of God. Acts 4:12 "Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved."
For a Christian, Jesus Christ is the author and finisher of our faith. This is the Word of God.
This by no means covers all that the Bible has to say about the penalty for sin; this only gives a basic teaching for this basic class. However, in subsequent classes, we will go more into this topic. The most important thing for us to understand is that if we live a life of sin, we will certainly spend an eternity away from God's holy presence.