SIN: The Definition, Origin and Elements of Sin – Including The Common “Respectable” Sins

Sin

We are treasonous…

We manage the world our way…

We want what we want . . .

God created us and we belong to him, but we venture out as rebellious children… (from Luke 15 and the prodigal son)

We live in ways that are not God’s original design, not good for human flourishing…

We live independently in a Father-centered world…

All life is personal. We are saying something about our relationship with the true God in everything we do…

We do not believe what God has said. God has spoken through Jesus, and we ignore him…

Biblical Terms for Sin

The Bible explains human rebellion against God from several perspectives and with various images:

“doing … evil” (Judg. 2:11)

“disobedience” (Rom. 5:19)

“transgression” (Ex. 23:21; 1 Tim. 2:14)

“iniquity” (Lev. 26:40)

“lawlessness” (Titus 2:14, 1 John 3:4)

“trespass” (Eph. 2:1)

“ungodliness” (1 Pet. 4:18)

“unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9)

“unholy” (1 Tim. 1:9)

“wickedness” (Prov. 11:31)

The Definition of Sin

Sin is anything (whether in thoughts, actions, or attitudes) that does not express or conform to the holy character of God as expressed in his moral law.

Elements of the Definition of Sin

1. Sin is moral evil (e.g., murder) as opposed to natural evil (e.g., cancer). Moral evil is personal rebellion against God, and it is what brought natural evil into the world.

2. Sin is always and ultimately related to God. While sin has devastating societal, relational, and physical ramifications, the central problem of sin is that it offends and incurs the wrath of God. David demonstrates this understanding in his confession of adultery and murder: “Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight, so that you may be justified in your words and blameless in your judgment” (Ps. 51:4). This is not to minimize his sin against Bathsheba, her husband Uriah, or the people of Israel, but rather to recognize that, relatively speaking, it is God he has ultimately offended, and it is to God alone that he must finally answer. Sin is a personal attack on the character and ordinances of God.

3. Sin is breaking God’s law, which can take several forms. There are sins of omission (not doing what we should) as well as sins of commission (doing what we should not do). Breaking one of God’s commandments is rebellion against the entire character of God, and in that sense it is equivalent to breaking all of the commandments: “For whoever keeps the whole law but fails in one point has become accountable for all of it” (James 2:10; cf. Gal. 3:10). God’s unified law is a reflection of his personal nature and claims, which means that rejecting one of his laws amounts to rejecting him.

Although breaking one commandment makes one guilty of breaking God’s entire law, God recognizes that there are gradations of sin. These gradations are based on differences in knowledge (Ezek. 8:6, 13; Matt. 10:15; Luke 12:47–48; John 19:11), intent (Num. 15:30–31), kind, and effect. Nevertheless, even sin done in ignorance is still sin, and everyone still equally needs Jesus to pay the penalty for their sin. While God recognizes degrees of sin on a human, ethical level, it remains the case that all people are equally guilty before God and equally in need of Christ’s atoning work.

4. Sin is rooted deep in our very nature, and sinful actions reveal the condition of a depraved heart within: “Out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false witness, slander” (Matt. 15:19; cf. Matt. 7:15–19). Internal attitudes are frequently identified as sinful or righteous in the Bible, and God demands not only correct outward actions but also that the heart be right (Ex. 20:17; Heb. 13:5).

5. Sin has brought about a guilty standing before God and a corrupted condition in all humans. The pronouncement of guilt is God’s legal determination that people are in an unrighteous state before him, and the condition of corruption is our polluted state which inclines us toward ungodly behavior. By the grace of God, both this inherited guilt and this inherited moral pollution are atoned for by Christ: “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9).

The Origin of Sin

Sin entered the human race in the Garden of Eden through an attack of Satan, who led Adam and Eve to doubt God’s word and trust their own ability to discern good and evil (Genesis 3). Sometime prior to this, Satan (a fallen angel) must himself have rebelled against God and become evil, though Scripture does not say much about that event (cf. notes on 2 Pet. 2:4; Jude 6). Satan’s strategy was to bring disorder to the created order by approaching Eve and getting her to lead her husband away from God. Adam, so it appears, allowed his wife to be deceived by failing to take up his God-ordained responsibility to lead and protect her. Satan then questioned God’s goodness, wisdom, and care for Adam and Eve by suggesting that God was a miserly legalist in his prohibition of the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Satan then simply lied, saying, “you will not surely die” (Gen. 3:4). Such deception and rebellion against God stem from a failure to trust him and be satisfied with him and his commands and arrangements. Satan and our first parents demanded autonomy and rejected God’s authority, and this has been the source and shape of human sin ever since. Unbelief (Rom. 14:23; Heb. 11:6), pride, and selfishness lead us to think we know better than God and to try to put ourselves in his place. All people, in their fallen condition, are indeed “lovers of self … rather than lovers of God” (2 Tim. 2:3, 4).

The Consequences and Condition of the Fall

God rightly judged the rebellion of Adam and Eve and brought a curse on them and all their offspring. The curse brought physical and spiritual death, separation from God, and alienation from him and others. All people are now conceived, born, and live in this fallen, depraved condition: “None is righteous, no, not one; no one understands; no one seeks for God. All have turned aside; together they have become worthless; no one does good, not even one” (Rom. 3:10–12); “All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all” (Isa. 53:6).

Inherited guilt and corruption leave every person completely unable to save himself or to please God. There are at least six ways this pervasive inability affects everyone. Until God intervenes with his sovereign, gracious, saving power, mankind is totally unable to:

• repent or trust Christ (John 6:44; cf. John 3:3; 6:65)

• see or enter the kingdom of God (John 3:3)

• obey God and thereby glorify him (Rom. 8:6–8)

• attain spiritual understanding (1 Cor. 2:14)

• live lives pleasing to God (Rom. 14:23; Heb. 11:6)

• receive eternal or spiritual life (Eph. 2:1–3)

Because of God’s common grace (that is, his kindly providence whereby sin’s energies within us are partly restrained), total depravity does not mean that every person apart from Christ is as bad as possible. It does mean, however, that none by nature can fulfill man’s primary purpose of glorifying God in relationship with him.

1 Corinthians 10:12

“Therefore let anyone who thinks that he stands take heed lest he fall.”

Proverbs 16:18

“Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.”

Matthew 7:3-5

Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye?  Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye?  You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye. (ESV Bible Note: Jesus does not forbid all evaluation or even judgment of others, for ultimately the one who feels grieved and humbled over his own sin can help remove the “speck” from others. What Jesus does rule out is pride that views oneself as better than others.)

Galations 6:1

Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted. (John MacArthur Bible Note: Galatians 6:1 – overtaken. Lit. “caught,” which may imply the person was actually seen committing the sin or that he was caught or snared by the sin itself. you … spiritual – Those believers who are walking in the Spirit, filled with the Spirit, and evidencing the fruit of the Spirit. Restore – Sometimes used metaphorically of settling disputes or arguments, it lit. means “to mend” or “repair,” and was used of setting a broken bone or repairing a dislocated limb (Heb. 12:12, 13). The basic process of restoration is outlined in Matt. 18:15–20.

What is Sin?

Genesis 3:1-7            Code: 90-233

We are involved in a study of origins and looking at the book of Genesis. I would encourage you to open to the third chapter of Genesis. We have gone through Genesis 1 and Genesis 2 and we have studied the text of those two chapters and we have launched from those texts to study other matters of Scripture to try to fill in our understanding and that will be the case of Genesis chapter 3.

Genesis chapter 3 is familiar to us. It is a chapter that deals with a serpent in the Garden and temptation and forbidden fruit and a woman who was deceived and a man who followed her in violating God’s Word and God’s command. Then talks about a curse and the price that was paid for that disobedience. Familiar to most everybody to one degree or another is the record of Genesis chapter 3.

And at the very outset I want to just lay down a simple statement that we’re going to build on all the way through, and that is this…Genesis 3 is an accurate historical record of what actually happened in the Garden. You may wonder why I’m saying that. The reason I’m saying that is because most people who comment on Genesis 3 turn it into something other than a historical account of a real event. It is as the Word of God says it is.

Now this chapter, before we get into the chapter, is going to take us some time just to prepare ourselves for it. This chapter may well be the most important chapter in the Bible, certainly it is true that if you don’t understand this chapter you don’t understand the rest of the Bible. You cannot understand the solution to the problem unless you understand the problem. You can’t understand the cure unless you understand the diagnosis. You will never be able to understand God’s remedy for this world if you don’t understand the malady under which this world lives and functions.

As I say, it may well be the most important chapter in the Bible because it explains absolutely everything about our universe and about life in that universe and all of us who live in it. It explains everything about why things are the way they are, why we are the way we are and what God is doing in history and why He’s doing it in terms of salvation. Genesis 3 explains the human dilemma. All the problems of the universe have their origin in the events of this historic account. I’ll say that again, all the problems in the universe, physical problems, spiritual problems, moral problems, social problems, economic problems, political problems, all the problems in the universe have their origin in the events of this historic account.

This chapter then is the foundation of any true and accurate world view. And without this foundation every and any world view is utterly wrong. If you do not understand the origin of sin and its impact based on Genesis chapter 3, then your understanding of the world is wrong. Everything then is misunderstood. Everything is misevaluated. Everything is misread. Everything is misdiagnosed and hopelessly incurable.

You see, if you go back to the end of chapter 1 it says, “And God saw all that He had made and He had made all that has ever been made so He saw the whole created universe and behold, it was very good.” When God completed the original creation, everything was very good. But frankly, folks, everything in our world now is very bad. It is anything but good and it has been anything but good through all of human history. When God completed His perfect creation it was very good because there was no disorder, there was no chaos, there was no conflict, there was no struggle, there was no pain, there was no discord, there was no disease, there was no decline, there was no death. Now we all live our whole lives with all of that. Life is defined by disorder, chaos, conflict, struggle, pain, discord, disease, decline and death.

We look at the physical world around us and we see it decaying and tending toward disorder and chaos, disintegration and death. That’s the law of entropy, the second law of thermodynamics that matter continually tends to break down toward disorder. The physical world is breaking down. This is frightening to people when they take a look at, for example, the interplanetary world or the celestial world, the world of heavenly bodies and they begin to fear that as big chunks keep hurdling through space they have a likelihood that they will at some point collide with this planet in a collision that will literally blast us in to non-existence.

And we watch in the national world, just the history of civilization and we see the cycle of rise and fall and rise and fall and rise and fall. We look in the animal world and there is this incessant process of struggle and death.

We look in the human world and every human relationship is a struggle. Human life is a struggle. As soon as life is conceived in the womb, it begins to live and die at the same time. It begins to grow and decay at the same time. And in the spiritual and moral world, everyone finds it easier to do wrong…have you noticed? It’s much easier to do wrong. In fact, it’s really impossible to do righteous things. Even when you do right humanly, you generally do it to feel better about yourself which is an ill-conceived motive. It’s much easier to do evil than good. It’s much easier to float down on the moral sewage than it is to buck the tide, stay above it. Hatred and crime and war, perversion, wickedness, those things just come with life.

So we have to ask a question…if we come to the end of Genesis 1 and everything is very good and we take a look at things, we have to ask the question…what’s wrong with this picture? What is wrong here? This is not the way it was at the beginning. Even going through chapter 2 you really have only an expansion of the created work of God on day six. Chapter 2 just expands on the creation of man and woman that’s mentioned from verse 24 down through the end of chapter 1. So you could put verse 31 at the end of chapter 2. It was really at the same point in terms of God’s creation. God saw that everything that He had made, including man, including woman, including the Garden where He placed them all that’s described in chapter 2 and it was all very good.

But we look at the world today and it’s not very good. Evolutionists really amuse me. They are clueless about this because they’re living under the self-deception that man is getting better, that he’s improving. The idea of evolution is that man starts from simplicity and mutates upward into complexity. That he starts from a very low and minimalistic level of intelligence and mutates upward to a greater intelligence. That he starts at a base level morally and he moves up to a higher and higher level morally.

But the fact…the fact of just life itself, the truth about man is a refutation of evolution. Because the fact of the matter is, man isn’t getting better, he’s getting worse. He’s accumulating iniquities at a rapid rate and with technological advances he is accumulating wretchedness faster than ever. Man did not begin at the bottom of the moral ladder and slowly by psychological evolution rise higher. That’s just not true. In fact, if you study human history basically there hasn’t been really any change. Men are morally no better than they were in the past and I suppose in some ways no worse than they were in the past. You can trace the patterns of wretchedness through all of human history. But the advancements that have come technologically and by science through the centuries have only enabled man to escalate and exacerbate his corruption.

What has gone wrong? If man began at the top, as Genesis 1 and 2 would tell us, and everything was very good and man was created in the image of God, he started at the top and he’s been plunging down through the abyss of darkness headed for a deep bottom ever since…what went wrong? What happened here? This isn’t the way it was in the original creation. The downward plunge doesn’t seem to be able to be stopped. It’s like man has fallen from heaven without a parachute and he’s plunging at break neck speed toward hell with nothing to stop him. And his life is basically defined by wickedness and evil in every aspect, every relationship.

What happened is recorded for us in Genesis 3. Let me read you the first seven verses. “Now the serpent was more crafty than any beast of the field in which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman, ‘Indeed, has God said you shall not eat from any tree of the garden?’ And the woman said to the serpent, ‘From the fruit of the trees of the garden we may eat. But from the fruit of the tree which is in the middle of the garden God has said you shall not eat from it, or touch it lest you die.’ Now the serpent said to the woman, ‘You surely shall not die.'” You know, what’s death? There’s…no such thing existed. “‘For God knows that in the day you eat from it your eyes will be opened and you’ll be like God, knowing good and evil.’ When the woman saw that the tree was good for food and that it was a delight to the eyes and that the tree was desirable to make one wise, she took from its fruit and ate. And she gave also to her husband with her and he ate. Then the eyes of both of them were opened and they knew that they were naked and they sowed fig leaves together and made themselves loin coverings.”

That’s how the third chapter opens. By the way, you might be interested to know the word “sin” doesn’t appear in the third chapter. But this is where it entered into our world. This was it. When Adam and Eve, tempted by the serpent in the garden disobeyed God, everything went from being very good to being very bad.

In Romans chapter 5 is a statement that we’ll go back to in weeks to come as we study this issue. In Romans chapter 5 and verse 12, listen to what the Bible says, “Therefore just as through one man…that’s Adam…sin entered into the world and death through sin and so death spread to all men because all sinned.” There is the New Testament commentary on the event that I just read you. Through one man, Adam, sin entered into the world and death through sin…the ultimate measure of decay. And so death spread to all men because all sinned. When Adam sinned, we were all there. We were in his loins. We were his progeny. We have all come from Adam and Eve so we inherit what theologians call original sin. When Adam sinned, we all went down because we’ve all come from Adam.

At the end of chapter 2 you’ll notice that the man and his wife were naked and not ashamed. There wasn’t anything to be ashamed about because there was no sin. There were no evil thoughts. Nothing to be ashamed about. But you come to the end of the record I just read to you, in verse 7 the eyes of both of them were opened and they knew they were naked. And they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves loin coverings. All of a sudden there was shame.

Why? For the first time in their existence they had wicked thoughts. Never had a wicked thought before. Apparently it had something to do with their sexuality. All of a sudden there was shame where there was no shame. This is the great indicator from their viewpoint that they had sinned. And the indicator from God’s viewpoint comes when He says in verse 16 to the woman, “I’ll multiply your pain in childbirth. In pain you shall bring forth children. Your desire shall be for your husband, he shall rule over you.” Then to Adam He said, “Because you have listened to the voice of your wife, you’ve eaten from the tree which I have commanded you saying you shall not eat from it, cursed is the ground because of you. In toil you shall eat of it all the days of your life. Thorns and thistles shall grow for you. You shall eat the plants of the field by the sweat of your face. You shall eat bread till you return to the ground because from it you were taken, for you are dust and to dust you shall return.”

Now when God curses them, it’s quite interesting. Those curses really are physical. There is a curse on the woman’s pain in childbearing and on her conflict in her marriage. There is a curse on Adam in the fact that he no longer is going to be able to just pluck the wonders of Eden, he’s going to have to cultivate the ground, he’s going to have to fight the thorns and thistles. He’s going to have to sweat to bring forth his bread. And he’s going to ultimately die.

But those things really don’t say anything about the moral change that took place. You know, really didn’t say too much. It becomes very apparent real quick. First of all, Adam and Eve felt shame and shame is a function of guilt and guilt is a function of sin and somehow they had thoughts of wickedness and were so embarrassed by those that they sewed together some leaves to cover themselves. They brought forth two sins in chapter 4, one of them murdered the other one. And the rest, of course, is history.

The Fall occurred at some point between the sixth day of creation when everything was very good, and when Adam and Eve gave birth to Cain because Cain was born a sinner. The Fall had to occur before that, we don’t know when. We don’t know how long they enjoyed Eden in its glory. But once they fell, they were changed, they were altered and they passed on fallenness and sin to every human being that ever lived because they’ve all come from Adam and Eve.

When Adam sinned he brought death on himself and everybody else. And we’re all born to die. We all inherit what I like to call the death force…the death force. And as I said, the moment a baby is conceived it starts to grow and die at the same time. And we battle all through life to keep the death force from being triumphant for as long as we can.

We not only inherit death, we inherit sin because we were all there in Adam. That’s the first thing I want you to understand, that’s original sin. There’s another aspect to it, imputed sin. We’ll talk about that later.

See, in our time if you don’t understand that, you cannot explain the human dilemma. You can’t explain that not only did this effect man’s moral life and therefore every area of relationship, but it effected the ground, it effected the material universe, the physical universe. And Romans 8 says the whole creation groans under this curse. The reason there is disintegration, death and all of that in the entire universe goes right back to Genesis chapter 3. So we’re going to be looking at Genesis 3 to see all the things that we can see to help us understand this amazing event.

The evolutionist, the psychological evolutionist, sociological evolutionist has a big problem because if man is getting more and more capable, if he’s getting more and more noble, if he’s mutating upward and he has now reached a place where basically good and actually getting better, why is it that society is not changing? Why is he morally worse?

Well, evolutionary psychologists say there must be something wrong with his environment. And it all boils down to…I’m not bad, but you’re bad and you make me bad. So in this evolutionary process some of us are going up and others, I guess, are going down. Fairly selective approach.

Psychologists reject sin because they want to exalt man and they want to eliminate God. So because they reject sin they have no explanation for why man is the way he is. They miss diagnose him totally so they offer no help. And what do we do? We try to come up with harsher penalties, the…what is it, the three-strike law, three felonies in a row and you go to jail and they throw the key away. We bring back the death penalty. But nothing can end the reign of terror, nothing can end the reign of corruption. You can’t do it with counseling. You can’t do it with psychotherapy. You can’t do it with Prosac. You can’t do it because the issue is sin. The issue is, we’ve all inherited a corrupted nature.

Carl Meninger clinic wrote this, “In all of the laments and reproaches made by our seers and prophets, one misses any mention of sin, a word which used to be a veritable watchword of prophets. It was a word once in everybody’s mind, now rarely if ever heard. Does that mean that no sin is involved in all our troubles? Is no one any longer guilty of anything? Guilty, perhaps, of a sin that could be repented and repaired and atoned for? Is it only that someone may be stupid or sick or criminal or recovering or asleep? Wrong things are being done…he writes…we know. Tares are being sowed in the wheat field at night. Is no one responsible? Is no one answerable for these acts? Anxiety and depression we all acknowledge and even vague guilt feelings but has no one committed any sins? Where indeed did sin go, what became of it?” End quote. By the way, that’s in the book he wrote called Whatever Became of Sin?

And, of course, there’s just no interest in the public forum in talking about sin today. I mean, that is absolutely archaic. Sinful nature? To say that people are corrupt at birth? To say that they inherited a wicked nature from their parents because they were all genetically, as it were, in Adam? They were all there and sinned in Adam in his loins and everything that came out of that cursed man and that cursed woman bears that curse? Unacceptable. To say that people are all born with an evil bent, that they are all born with a desire to violate the law of God and to dethrone God and replace them with themselves, to say they are incapable of doing anything good, to say they are rotten to the very core, that everything about them, everything they think, everything they say and everything they do is only evil continually, to say their heart is deceitful and desperately wicked…frankly, folks, that is just not acceptable in the public forum.

Our culture has really declared war not only on sin because they don’t want anything defined as sin. Everything is just a life style choice, nothing is a sin. So our culture has declared war on sin and consequently declared war on guilt. The very idea of guilt is considered medieval, obsolete and certainly unhealthful. There was a mega best seller twenty years ago by Wayne Dyer, Dr. Wayne Dyer, it was called Your Erroneous Zones. And he said the most useless of all erroneous zones is guilt. He said, “Guilt…quote…must be exterminated, spray cleaned and sterilized forever.” We have to get rid of guilt. And he says here’s how you do it. Quote, “Do something which you know is bound to result in feelings of guilt. Take a week to be alone. If you’ve always wanted to do something, despite the guilt engendering protestations from other members of your family, these kinds of behavior will help you tackle that omnipresent guilt.”

In other words, if you feel guilty about certain things, do them and just keep doing them till you don’t feel guilty anymore. He says, “Defy your guilt, spurn your husband, spurn your children, attack that sense of self-disapproval head on. Do something that is sure to make you feel guilty and just keep doing it till you don’t feel guilty anymore. Refuse to hear the cries of conscience, the duties of family responsibility, the appeals of your loved ones. You owe it to yourself. Sear your conscience.” Nobody treats guilt seriously anymore.

You know, when people feel guilty nowadays, it’s because they ate too many French Fries. Those are the guilty pleasures. There was a headline in an advice column that caught my eye. It summed up the universal counsel of our generation, the headline said, “It’s not your fault…it’s not your fault.” Stop blaming yourself. The article said, “Your compulsive behavior is not your fault. Refuse to accept the blame. And above all, do not blame yourself for what you can’t control. Heaping guilt on yourself only adds to your stress, low self-esteem, worry, depression, feelings of inadequacy and dependence on others. Let go of your guilt feelings.” And that ubiquitous Ann Landers has said, “One of the most painful, self-mutilating time and energy consuming exercises in the human experience is guilt. It can ruin your day or week or your life. It turns up like a bad penny when you do something dishonest, hurtful, tacky, selfish or rotten. Never mind that it was a result of ignorance, stupidity, laziness, thoughtlessness, weak flesh or clay feet, you did wrong and the guilt is killing you. Too bad, but be assured, the guilt you feel is normal. Remember, guilt is a pollutant and we don’t need any more of it in the world.”

You don’t want to feel bad about anything. Boy, what a serious issue this is because you cut off people from the possibility of repentance. I love that story of the guy in New York city who…you’ve probably heard it, you read about it or heard it on the news. He robbed a store and the store owner grabbed a gun and shot him and paralyzed him so that the lower part of his body he was paralyzed and he was then confined to a wheelchair. When the case came to trial, the attorney for the robber who had been shot by the man took the case on the basis that this man who shot him did not understand that the man who committed the crime was a victim of society. That he was driven to crime by his economic disadvantages.

The lawyer said he now is a shooting victim of the insensitivity of the man who shot him. And he said because of that man’s callous disregard of the thief’s plight as a victim, the poor thief is going to be confined to a wheelchair for the rest of his life. He deserves some compensation. And the jury agreed. And the store owner paid a huge settlement.

What always fascinates me when I think about the story is within two months, the man was arrested committing another armed robbery in his wheelchair.

A woman who abused and brutally killed her own infant was acquitted of all charges because she had PMS. And you all remember the San Francisco City Supervisor who was murdered. And when the person went on trial, it was a famous Twinkie defense, the fact that he was not responsible for what he did, he was acting irrationally because he ate too many Hostess Twinkies. And the famous Twinkie defense was born.

We have so much of that in our society. Similar tactics, passing blame away from us. And when children are disobedient they say they’re hyperactive or they have Attention Deficit Syndrome, or whatever other syndrome they could invent so they could sell people the drugs they want to sell them. And when somebody commits moral sin they say they’re addicted to sex and then they’re recovering sex addicts. And we have to remember, like AA, you’ll never really recover so you’re whole life you’re recovering so don’t feel bad if they slip up here and there. It’s just an addiction.

Everything wrong with mankind is described as some kind of an illness. And you know that, that’s just the way the world chooses to avoid the issue.

So we alone, I think, as Christians who understand the Bible and believe the Bible, we get it. We’ve got all these people trying…all the politicians, and all the moralists, and all the educators and all the university people, and all the sociologists and everybody trying to fix society…and it can’t ever be done by these people because they don’t ever deal with the reality of what is in the heart. All humanity…all humanity, nobody escapes, has a vile, rebellious, corrupt nature. The thought life is corrupt. The emotions are corrupt. The will is corrupt and the behavior is corrupt. And Genesis 3 is crucial to understanding that.

By the way, you’d be interested, there are some things that are not in Genesis 3. The word “sin” is not there. And the word “Satan” is not there. We’ll say more about that as we get in to the text itself.

But the rest of the Scripture makes it very clear. There’s not even any statement there as to the fact that the sins of Adam were passed down. It’s very apparent because immediately in the next chapter you have conflict and murder among the two sons of Adam and Eve. But we have to understand the rest of Scripture to interpret Genesis 3. So when we go through Genesis 3, we’re going to be looking at some other passages to help us to interpret them. It’s really important for us to have a good biblical doctrine of sin.

As I often like to do in studying the Old Testament, I’ve got some Jewish sources cause I wanted to read about what the Jewish scholars, rabbis and commentators of Judaism think about Genesis 3. Interestingly enough, Judaism as such has always rejected the existence of sinful depravity in man inherited from Adam. They reject that. Basically they believe that what Adam did, Adam did and he did it because he chose to do it. And Cain and Abel, they did what they did because they chose to do it. And that’s how it is, there’s no…there’s no depravity that passes down. There’s no imputation of guilt to us because of the sin of Adam by God. That was just an isolated situation in his case and we have the choice to do right or to do wrong. And that’s how they maintain salvation by righteousness because they don’t have a doctrine of depravity. They don’t have a doctrine of original sin. They understand Adam’s sin as affecting Adam. And the rest of us all have the same choices, either to obey God or disobey God, that Adam and Eve had and we don’t inherit anything from them. That is not what the Scripture teaches.

For example, according to Isadore Epstein(?) in a publication called “Judaism,” from Pelican Press back in 1959, Isadore Epstein says, “Judaism denies the existence of original sin. True, the idea that the sin of Adam had brought death on all mankind is not unknown in Jewish teaching, but the references invariably to physical death and is not to be confused with the spiritual death from which in Christian doctrine none can be saved except through faith in the risen Savior.” Isn’t that interesting?

They understand the message of Christianity and they want to cut it off at the front end. They want to deny original sin so that they can deny that men are in a condition which requires Jesus Christ to be their Savior. And the quote closes, “Man can therefore achieve his own redemption by his own penitence.” He doesn’t need a Savior. You get rid of the Savior and you get rid of original sin. Everybody makes his own choice, and if you have to make a bad choice, just tell God you’re sorry and make more good choices than bad choices and your good choices will outweigh your bad choices and you’ll get in to heaven.

Kasudo(?), the Jewish commentator that I read so frequently says, “The central theme of Genesis 3 does not aim to give a philosophical explanation of the origin of evil in the world,” end quote. So what he’s saying is typical of the Jewish commentators, this has nothing to do with the origin of evil in the world. This is one man and one woman, they made a choice and everybody else is in the same situation.

But they’re wrong. Scripture clearly indicates this is where evil began. And it is the New Testament that is most definitive. And again, you have to know that verse, Romans 5:12, that’s the key verse. When Adam sinned, everybody sinned in Adam. And when Adam received the penalty of death, we were all then sentenced to die.

Christian Scientists tell us that sin is an illusion. It’s not. The liberals tell us that sin is really finiteness, to be human is to error. And the dualistic philosophers tell us that sin is the flesh as opposed to the spirit which is pure.

Now those are all wrong. We will get a biblical understanding of sin in our study. Let me give you a definition of sin at this point. Sin is any personal lack of conformity to the moral character of God, or the law of God.

Then sin is a disposition of the heart, it is a bent. It thinks evil, it speaks evil, it acts evil and it omits good. Let me give you those four because those are the four ways in which you sin. You sin by thinking evil, speaking evil, acting evil or omitting good. You sin when you do, when you say, when you think or when you don’t do, say or think what God commands you to. So it is commission, as you’ve often heard, or omission.

Now, before we look at the seven verses, I want to give you a broad look at the subject of sin as it is outlined in the Bible. And then we’re going to come back and see how it originated. Before we look at the story of Genesis, how it all originated, I want you to have an understanding of the theology of sin because this is essential for our understanding. Then when we go back into Genesis, we’ll be able to see clearly where the root of all of this began.

And I guess the best way to do this is to suggest to you that I want to answer just five questions, okay? Five questions…I don’t think I’ll get through them all tonight, but I’ll do a couple of them. And this is pretty familiar stuff, but we’ll just lay a foundation. I never know who’s listening to this or who might hear the tapes, or who might hear the radio program and I want to be sure we cover these issues.

The first question is…what is sin? And I’ve just given you a definition…what is sin? Now we know what sin is. It is any violation, any violation of the character or law of God, the moral character or the law of God. Summing it up, 1 John 3:4, 1 John 3:4 says, “Sin is the transgression of the law.” Sin is the transgression of the law. That is…that is one definition of sin. Another way to translate that, everyone doing sin is doing lawlessness, anomia, lawlessness.

In other words, it’s ignoring God’s law, it’s violating God’s law. That is sin. Any violation of God’s law is sin. Sin and lawlessness in that Greek construction of 1 John 3:4 are identical. It’s living as if there was no law of God, calling your own shots.

It’s further defined in Romans 14:23, “Whatsoever is not of faith is sin.” Anything that you do that isn’t done as a direct act of faith in God is sin. In Romans 14:23, to know to do right and not do it is sin. In 1 John 5:17, “All unrighteousness is sin.”

So, the Bible gets around that issue in many ways. When you do something that goes against real trust and faith in God, that’s sin. When you know to do right and don’t do it, that’s sin. When you know something pleases God, something that God has commanded, you don’t do it, that is sin. All unrighteousness is sin. All sin is lawlessness. And all of those things are just coming at the same issue that sin is any violation of God’s moral character or His law. To put it another way, sin is going beyond the bounds that God has established. That gives us a substantial understanding of sin. As you go through the Bible you’ll find all kinds of words. I’m not going to go through all these Hebrew words and all the Greek words of sin. There are just many, many of them. It’s enough to know that sin is defined as any breach of God’s law.

Now where is God’s law revealed? Scripture…right? Scripture. So we have a problem in our society today, folks. We…we don’t believe that man is innately a sinner, we think he’s basically good and something happens to him environmentally. But if we do believe that…if we do acknowledge that he does evil, how do we define that evil? What is our standard for what is evil? What is it? Well once our standard for evil in America, our standard for morality in America was established by the Bible, right? By the Bible, I mean, that’s what the nation was founded on, that’s what basically our laws were written on. Our view of morality, our view of crime, our view of justice all came out of the Bible. And once there were certain behaviors that were considered to be against the law. And that’s changing…that’s changing rapidly, changing in the sexual realm, it’s changing in the homosexual world. It’s changed, of course, in the world of abortion, euthanasia. Boy, watch…watch what happens with the genetic engineering that’s going to come in the very near future as they now can determine the ability to handle the genes and decide who gets born and who doesn’t, and etc., etc.

As we continue to move down deeper and deeper into the morass of sin and dislodge ourselves from any set standard, being the Word of God, we have no way to define morality anymore except to take a survey…right?…to take a survey. That’s what you do. The politicians do it. They give back what they think the constituencies would vote for. They want to get elected so they basically say…I believe this…because they polled the constituents and that’s what they say. And that’s how we develop our morality. And you watch, as our society sinks deeper and deeper into sin and distances itself consistently and completely from the Word of God, it’s going to be harder and harder to define morality. There won’t be anybody who can walk into a court and hold up a standard. You can’t walk into a court today and hold up the standard of the Bible as the standard of morality. All we have left is tradition and tradition will be overthrown by surveys, it will be overthrown by vote, it will be overthrown by referendums, it will be overthrown when the people want to overthrow it. So it’s not going to get any better, it’s going to get worse..the reclassification of behavior. We don’t have a standard.

How do you go to a generation like that and tell them they’re sinners? Based on what? Based on what standard am I a sinner? And you say, well on the standard of the law of God, on the standard of the Bible. The Bible is not our standard. I think we have no other choice but that to hold the Bible up as a standard and to say to the sinner…it is the standard. And because it is the Word of God and it’s up to you to determine by reading it carefully and thoughtfully that it is not the Word of God. That’s the challenge I put out…Oh, you don’t think the Bible is the Word of God, have you read it? Have you studied it? Are you really sure about that? I never had anybody say to me…Yes, I’ve studied it thoroughly from cover to cover and it’s not the Word of God.

But I don’t think we have anywhere else to go because this is the standard. We’re just not going to have a society anymore propped up by biblical standards. And you watch the continual escalation that goes on as we redefine morality in terms of popular referendum, popular vote and survey. That redefining of morality without a standard leaves our society in a death dive because sin is breaking God’s law. Sin is violating God’s moral character. And there’s no where to know that except on the pages of Scripture. And if you don’t believe the Scripture establishes morality, righteousness and unrighteousness, then you have no standard and you have no definition of sin. That’s the real…that’s the real issue in our society today. How do we tell our society about a Savior who will save them from sin when their definition of sin is basically non-existent?

What is sin to them? You tell them it’s a violation of the law of God. Well, where is that? Well it’s in the Bible. I don’t believe that.

But, you know, it’s still the Word of God that the Holy Spirit uses, right? So I don’t equivocate, I just keep preaching the Bible and let the Spirit of God take it and use it to convict the hearts.

So what is sin? Sin is a violation of the law of God. It’s a violation of the moral character of God and His laws as revealed on the pages of Scripture…that is sin. That’s all we need to say about it…that’s all we need to say about it.

You say…You study the Bible and you’re going to find out what God commands us to do and not to do, you’re going to find out the essential elements of God’s nature. And whenever we violate those, we sin.

Now let’s go pass the definition for just a moment and look at the nature of sin just briefly. The nature of sin. First of all, sin is defiling, I’ll just give you a few things to think about. Sin is defiling. These are things that characterize sin, not defining it but characterizing it. This is kind of how it manifests itself. It is a violation, yes…that’s what it is. But how it shows up, it first of all is defiling. It is a pollutant. It is to the soul whatscars are to a beautiful face, what stain is to white silk cloth. It is ugliness across the face of beauty. It is a…it is a kind of ugliness that is defined in Scripture in very graphic terms. In 1 Kings 8:38 sin in man’s heart is compared to ugly, oozing sores from a deadly plague. In Zechariah 3:3, Joshua, the high priest’s sin is…is..is like a filthy garment that’s being worn by a person. When you go down in the inner city somewhere and you pass by the street people who have lived in the same clothes and slept in the same clothes on the street for years and that’s the filthy garments that are a picture of sin. Sin scars the image of God and man. Sin stains the soul. It degrades man’s nobility.

Interesting statement is made in Zechariah, the prophet Zechariah, talking about sin…there’s so much about it, of course, all through the Bible, but in Zechariah chapter 11 and verse 8, there’s a very interesting statement where God actually says there is a loathing. He says, “Then I annihilated the three shepherds in one month for My soul loathed them,” is what it actually says, “My soul detested them and they also detested Me.” Sin causes you to hate God and loathe God and God says My soul loathed them…My soul loathed them and they loathed Me. And when a sinner sees his sin, he sees it as defiling. He sees it for what it is. Ezekiel 20 verse 43 says, “And there you will remember your ways and all your deeds which you have defiled yourselves and you will loathe yourselves in your own sight for all the evil things you’ve done.”

When you really look at yourself you see the defiling of sin and you loathe yourself. Sin pollutes, sin defiles, sin corrupts. Paul calls it in 2 Corinthians 7:1 the filthiness of the flesh and spirit. Thomas Goodwin, the Puritan, wrote, “Sin is called poison, sinners serpents. Sin is called vomit, sinners dogs. Sin is called the stench of grave, sinners rotten sepulchers. Sin is called mire, sinners pigs.” It is defiling, degrading, it stamps the devil’s image on the human soul.

Sin is, secondly, rebellion. It is not only defiling, it is rebellion. It establishes not only a defilement and a filth and a pollution and a corruption, but it establishes a life of rebellion. It is by its own nature, as Leviticus 26:27 says, “Walking contrary to God.” It is just walking in constant opposition, in constant rebellion.

A sinner tramples on God’s law, tramples on God’s character, willfully crosses God’s will, affronts God, spites God, mocks God. And the Hebrew word for “sin,” one of the Hebrew words, pasha, signifies rebellion. Is it at its core rebellion. That’s what it was for Lucifer. That’s what it was for Eve. That’s what it was for Adam. That’s what it is for all of us.

Perhaps a good definition, Jeremiah 44:17, “But we will certainly do whatsoever thing goes forth out of our own mouth.” That’s it. God, we will do exactly what we want to do.

Sin is God’s would-be murderer. Sin would not only unthrone God but ungod God and replace Him with us. If the sinner had his way, God would cease to be God and the sinner is the only god in his world. So sin is defiling and sin is open, incessant rebellion.

Let me give you a third one, we’ll pick up here next time. Sin is ingratitude. I mean, everything we have, everything we are is from God. We live and move and have our being in God. Acts 17:28 says, “He makes the sun to rise on the evil and the good, sends rain on the just and the unjust.” He’s given us everything. And Romans 1, Paul says, “That the wrath of God is revealed from heaven because when they knew God they didn’t glorify Him as God, neither were thankful,” verse 21. Sin is just ungrateful.

All the food the sinner ever eats, God gave him. All the air the sinner ever breathes, God gave him. All the joys the sinner ever experiences, God provided. All the love he ever experienced in the human world, everything, all of his senses are from God. All of the pleasures of life to meet those senses are from God. Every beauty of life is from God. It is God who has given wisdom to us. He’s given wisdom to the mind of every human being to think and feel and work and play and rest that life might be full and useful. And it’s God who made us love and made us laugh and made us cry. It’s God who gave us special skills and abilities to excel in some areas and to know some measure of self-respect and value. It’s God who gave us the capacity to care for each other and have relationships. It’s God who providentially preserves us from getting every disease and dying every death. God literally surrounds the sinners with mercy. They abuse them.

It’s like Absalom, you know, he…as soon as David, his father, had kissed him and embraced him, he went out and plotted treason against His father. So the sinner eagerly takes the kiss of God that God provides in the created world and embraces God’s graces and God’s mercy and then betrays Him by being the friend of God’s enemy, Satan. Sin is serious ingratitude. It’s damning ingratitude. And the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against that ingratitude.

Sin is defiling. It is rebellion. It is ingratitude. Well, a few more and a few more questions next time, then we’ll start to look at the text.

Father, tonight we’ve just really begun our study in what is such an unhappy subject to be considering and yet so necessary. We have to understand the heart of man, we have to understand our own hearts, have to understand our sin, its severity, its incurable power from the human perspective. We have to understand its pervasiveness, its deadliness. We have to understand sin because it’s the defining element in our universe. It’s why things are the way they are. It’s why the creation is no longer very good but very bad. It’s why everything dies. Father, we have to understand sin because, most of all, it’s why we need a Savior. And You’ve sent Him, even the Lord Jesus Christ. We know that sin is humanly incurable but You have sent Jesus to save His people from their sins. And You save sinners who repent and ask You for forgiveness. What an amazing reality that as bad as sin is, as defiling, corrupting as it is, as openly rebellious as it is, as ungrateful as it is You still forgive it when the sinner comes and asks, even as we heard give testimony to in baptism tonight. We want to understand the world and we want to understand it the way it needs to be understood and that’s the way You see it and we are able to if we follow Your Word and we know what’s wrong in our world, we know what’s wrong in the lives of people, we know what it is…it’s sin and there isn’t any human solution. But there is a divine one. May You bring many, many sinners to repentance and salvation. Use us to that end, we pray in the name of Your Son and our dear Savior. Amen.


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Respectable Sins

Respectable Sins – by Jerry Bridges

Synopsis by Luke Hoselton

Respectable Sins is a book about identifying and confronting the not-so-obvious sins in our lives. Such are the sins that are not regarded as the ―bad ones‖ like murder, adultery or homosexuality, but are the more tolerable ones such as jealousy, anger, pride and impatience.

Author Jerry Bridges beckons his readers to realize that all sin is heinous in God’s eyes and all sin, big or little, must be confronted and dealt with. The book discusses the high calling of Christians and how this standard has been lowered due to the decreasing emphasis on sin in churches. It then discusses the character of sin and its offensiveness to God. It proceeds to give advice on ways to confront and deal with sin biblically. The remainder of the book is dedicated to discussing a number of specific sins that often go overlooked. In each chapter Bridges gives practical advice from his own experience that has helped him in dealing with each sin. Jerry Bridges is one of the most trusted authors in Evangelicalism and is the best-selling author of many books such as The Pursuit of Holiness, The Discipline of Grace, and The Practice of Godliness. He writes from his fifty-plus years of ministry on staff with The Navigators.

Chapter 1—Ordinary Saints

This chapter deals with the identity of a saint—one redeemed by Christ—and how this identity should set a standard for how Christians live. However, Christians often don’t understand what it means to be a saint and set lower standards that allow many ―small‖ sins to be tolerated.

Chapter 2—The Disappearance of Sin

Here, Bridges deals with the disappearance of sin in culture and much of Evangelicalism. Sin, when addressed, has been redefined to mean only the ―big‖ ones and many Christians are more disturbed with the sins of society than those in their own lives. However, Bridges argues that all sin is a deliberate rejection of God’s rule and though it has disappeared from much of Evangelicalism, it has not disappeared from God’s sight.

Chapter 3—The Malignancy of Sin

Bridges discusses the ability of sin to grow and spread into every part of our lives and even the lives of others. Even small sins, when not confronted, can feed and produce bigger and more serious sin in other parts of our lives.

Chapter 4—The Remedy for Sin

Christians often view the gospel as being something for non-believers. This chapter shows how the gospel is actually for sinners in continual need of grace. Bridges argues that in order to deal with sin the gospel and its consequent forgiveness must be embraced and daily appropriated. Essentially, he argues that we must preach the gospel to ourselves daily because it helps in the following ways:

1. It plows the ground of our hearts so that we can more accurately see our sin.

2. It frees us to face sin by giving us the assurance that we are forgiven.

3. It motivates and energizes us to deal with sin because of the assurance it gives. This has a two-fold effect:

A. It assures that God is with, not against, us in our battle with sin. We are not alone in it.

B. It also produces gratitude because we know God no longer is counting our sin against us.

Chapter 5—The Power of the Holy Spirit

Sin has been dethroned in the Christian’s life, but it is not dead. This chapter deals with the necessity of the believer to continually live under the control of the Spirit seeking the enablement to deal with sin. This chapter also summarizes the work of the Spirit in the believer’s life in the following way:

1. The Holy Spirit works to convict and make us aware of our sins.

2. He works in us to enable us to put those sins to death.

3. He works in us to defeat sin in ways we don’t know about.

4. He uses the circumstances of our lives to exercise us in the activity of dealing with our sins.

Chapter 6—Directions for Dealing with Sin

With the reminder that sin can only be dealt with in a gospel context, Bridges encourages his readers to remember that it is their responsibility to deal with sin. He gives specific advice from his own experience in fighting sin. Such advice includes:

1. Intentionally identifying areas where we have accepted sin.

2. Storing up Scriptures in our minds to guard against temptation.

3. Cultivating consistent prayer against specific sins.

4. Involving other believers in our battle with sin for accountability.

Chapter 7—Ungodliness

Ungodliness is defined as a non-responsive attitude toward God that is displayed in a life that gives little or no thought to God and shows a meager desire to know him. Bridges convincingly asserts that ungodliness is the basis for all other sins, even pride.

Chapter 8—Anxiety and Frustration

The author argues that anxiety is basically a display of distrusting God and frustration comes from a consistent bent toward living with anxiety. Both are sins and belittle God’s sovereignty. So when tempted to be overcome with anxiety, try some of the following suggestions:

1. Try to view the bigger picture; God may have different plans than we do.

2. Memorize and pray over certain Scripture passages such as Matthew 5:25-34, Philippians 4:6, or 1 Peter 5:7.

3. Trust that God is infinitely wise and ask for the faith to believe his providential will when it is contrary to your plans.

Chapter 9—Discontentment

Discontentment flows from consistent anxiety and frustration. Bridges shows that though there is room for legitimate discontentment—such as discontentment over our spiritual growth or the injustice in the world—it is only in our acceptance of God’s plans thatpeace can be found.

Chapter 10—Unthankfulness

Bridges argues that though our lives should be saturated with thanksgiving we often do not give thanks. It is argued that such conduct is an insult to the Giver of all good things and a violation of the greatest commandment. All circumstances in life properly deserve thanksgiving.

Chapter 11—Pride

Bridges discusses pride in the areas of self-righteousness, correct doctrine, achievement, and the independent spirit. He pleads for humble living and reminds his reader that God opposes the proud.

Chapter 12—Selfishness

Selfishness in the areas of personal interest, time, money, and inconsiderateness are discussed and shown to be common roots of other ―acceptable‖ sins.

Chapter 13—Self-Control

Bridges examines subtle areas in the Christian life where a lack of self-control may not be perceived. Some such areas include eating and drinking, tempers, personal finances, and hobbies to name a few. Lacking self-control in small areas is shown to affect our ability to display self-control in more important areas.

Chapter 14—Impatience and Irritability

Bridges shows the sinfulness of impatience and irritability, how they are displayed and solutions for properly dealing with them.

Chapter 15—Anger

Bridges discusses the difference between anger and righteous anger and shows what is often at the root of anger. He shows how unjust anger is an affront to the character of God.

Chapter 16—Weeds of Anger

Since anger doesn’t keep good company, Bridges shows how it often grows into resentment, bitterness and animosity. He discusses options for learning how to deal with a lifestyle of anger:

1. Look to the sovereignty of God. He does not cause bad things to happen to us, but He does allow it. He often allows us an opportunity to grow in Christlikeness. A trust in God’s sovereignty in every situation is the first defense.

2. Pray that God might enable us to grow in love.

3. In light of Christ’s forgiveness of you, seek to learn to forgive as God has forgiven. Consider Matthew 18:21-35.

Chapter 17—Judgmentalism

Judgmentalism is born when we equate our opinions with truth. Bridges shows that at its core judgmentalism causes one to assume the role of God.

Chapter 18—Envy, Jealousy and Related Sins

Bridges shows the roots of envy and jealousy and offers practical advice how to biblically deal with them. Bridges states that ―envy is born we become resentfully aware of an advantage enjoyed by someone else.‖ There are a couple of subtle roots to envy. First, we tend to envy those with whom we most closely identify. Second, Bridges shows, we tend to envy them in the areas we value most. Jealousy, on the other hand, is the intolerance of rivalry. It is rooted in pride and becomes sinful when we become afraid someone is going to become equal or superior to us. Bridges offers the following advice for dealing with envy and jealousy:

1. Turn again to the sovereignty of God. He is the one who gave us our talents and He will choose what blessing He will bestow upon them.

2. Remember that we are all of the same body in Christ. It is not a competition for we are working together for His glory.

3. Realize that if we spend emotional energy on envy or jealousy, we lose sight of what God might be uniquely doing in our lives.

Chapter 19—Sins of the Tongue

Popular sins like gossip, lying and slander are well-known. Here Bridges illuminates other sins of the tongue like harsh words, insults, sarcasm and critical speech. He points to the biblical truth that the tongue displays the condition of the heart.

Chapter 20—Worldliness

Bridges discusses attachment, engrossment and preoccupation with the current world. He discusses it specifically in terms of money, vicarious immorality, immodesty and idolatry.

Chapter 21—Where Do We Go from Here?

The final chapter includes a review of the principles for dealing with sin and some encouragement from the Sermon on the Mount as to the blessings for sorrowing over sin and seeking righteousness.

Respectable Sins is a plea to Christians for holy living through dealing with the subtle planks in our eyes. The author calls for his readers to take an honest look in the mirror and identify the areas they have been too lenient with sin and offers practical, biblical advice for how to deal with it. All this is so that the Church might become more Christ-like and bring glory to God.

Questions for thought:

What sins addressed by the author do I think are most vital to deal with at this point in my life?

What Scripture passages directly address these issues?

What does it mean to train in godliness? How can I do it?

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A List of Specific Attitude Sins to Confess:

We’ve learned that sin is both attitude and action. Below is a list of sins that includes things believers like you and me deal with. Place a number, from 0 to 10, before each item to indicate the extent of its presence in your life. Mark 0 if it’s “not an issue at all” and 10 if it is a point of frequent failure in your life.

        Anger         False   modesty         Jealousy         Sadness
        Anxiety         Fear         Laziness         Self-centeredness
        Argumentative         Feeling rejected         Loner         Self-confidence
        Addiction         Feeling stupid         Lust for pleasure         Self-hatred
        Bigotry         Feeling helpless         Materialistic         Self-gratification
        Bitterness         Feeling worthless         Must   repay kindness         Self-indulgence
        Boastful         Gluttony         Negativism         Self-justification
        Bossiness         Greediness         Occult involvement         Self-pity
        Causing dissension         Guilt (false)         Opinionated         Self-reliance
        Conceit         Hatred         Overly quiet         Self-righteousness
      Controlled by emotions         Hostility     Overly sensitive   to criticism         Self-sufficiency
    Controlled by peer pressure         Homosexual lust         Passivity         Sensuality
        Covetousness         Idolatry         Prejudice         Sexual lust
        Critical tongue         Impatience         Profanity         Slow to forgive
        Deceitfulness         Impulsiveness         Projecting blame         Stubbornness
        Depression         Impure thoughts         Prone to gossip         Temper
        Dominance       Indifferent to others         Rebellion to   authority         Unloving
        Drug dependence         Inhibited         Resentment         Vanity
        Drunkenness         Insecurity         Restlessness         Withdrawal
        Envy (depressed   by   the good fortune of others)         Intemperance         Workaholic

Go slowly, asking God for a total honesty and refusal to play games or pretend anymore. Are you with Him right now? Get on your knees and say, “show me, God. I want this cancer removed and I know that must begin with accurate diagnosis. Show me my sin as you see it God and be as specific as you need to be. Help me to be honest with myself and before you.

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The Sin List

 

1 Corinthians 10:12
“Therefore let anyone who thinks that he stands take heed lest he fall.”

Proverbs 16:18

“Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.”

Matthew 7:3-5

Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye?  Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye?  You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye. (ESV Bible Note: Jesus does not forbid all evaluation or even judgment of others, for ultimately the one who feels grieved and humbled over his own sin can help remove the “speck” from others. What Jesus does rule out is pride that views oneself as better than others.)

Gal. 6:1

Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted. (John MacArthur Bible Note: Galatians 6:1 – overtaken. Lit. “caught,” which may imply the person was actually seen committing the sin or that he was caught or snared by the sin itself. you … spiritual – Those believers who are walking in the Spirit, filled with the Spirit, and evidencing the fruit of the Spirit. Restore – Sometimes used metaphorically of settling disputes or arguments, it lit. means “to mend” or “repair,” and was used of setting a broken bone or repairing a dislocated limb (Heb. 12:12, 13). The basic process of restoration is outlined in Matt. 18:15–20.

1. ABORTION   Ex 21:22-25; Jere 1:4,5
2. NOT ABSTAINING   FROM ALL APPEARANCE OF EVIL   1 Thes 5:22
3. ACCUSING   Jude 9; 2 Pe 2:11
4. NOT ACKNOWLEDGING   THINE INIQUITY   Jere 3:13
5. ADULTERY   Mt 19:18; Gen 39:7-9; Ex 20:14
      Penalty for both   involved is death   Deut 22:22; Lev 20:10-12
      To look on a woman to   lust is adultery   Mt 5:28; 2 Pe 2:14
6. AFRAID of people or circumstances   Ps 112:7
7. AFRAID TO CONFESS JESUS TO PEOPLE   Jn 12:42
8. UNJUSTIFIED ANGER (WRATHS)   Pv 27:4; 29:22; Ex 6:9; 2   Cor 12:20
9. ANGRY WITH YOUR BROTHER   Mt 5:22
10. ANXIOUS   Phili 4:6 NIV
11. ARGUING   Pv 17:14; 18:6; Titus 3:9;   2 Tim 2:23
12. ARROGANCE (SWELLINGS) (PROUD)   Mk 7:22 NIV; Isa 2:17,11 NIV; Ro 1:30;   2 Cor 11:20; Isa 13:11
13. ASHAMED, HIDING YOUR LIGHT FOR JESUS   Mt 5:14-16; Lk 9:26; Ro   10:11
14. ASHAMED   OF JESUS AND HIS WORDS   Mk 8:38
15. ASSAULT   Ex 21:18,19; Acts 14:5
16. ASTROLOGY   Deut 4:19; 17:3-7; Isa 47:13,14; Acts 7:42; Ezek 8:16
      Penalty for astrology is   death   Deut 17:7
17. VAIN BABBLINGS   1 Tim 6:20; 2 Tim 2:16
18. BACKBITING   Ps 15:1-3
19. REFUSED TO BE BAPTIZED   Lk 7:29,30
20. BAPTIZED BEFORE BELIEVING ON JESUS   Acts 8:36,37
21. NOT BELIEVING   ON NAME OF HIS SON JESUS CHRIST   1 Jn 3:23
  BIBLE-SEE THE HEADING OF “WORD”    
22. BITTERNESS   Acts 8:23; Ro 3:14; Eph   4:31; Heb 12:15
23. BLASPHEMOUS   Mk 7:22; Jude 10
24. BLASPHEMY AGAINST THE HOLY GHOST   Mk 3:29; Lk 12:10
      Never forgiven, the   unforgivable sin   Mt 12:31
25. NOT BLESSING THEM THAT CURSE YOU   Lk 6:28
26. NOT BLESSING   THEM WHICH PERSECUTE YOU   Ro 12:14
27. A PERSON THAT LEADS THE BLIND ASTRAY
IS CURSED
  Deut   27:18; Mt 23:16
28. EATING BLOOD   1Sam 14:33
29. BOASTING IS EVIL   Ja 4:16; 3:5; Ro 1:30
+ BORN   AGAIN-A PERSON THAT HAS BEEN CONVERTED FROM THE OLD SINFUL NATURE TO A   SPIRIT LED NATURE THROUGH JESUS CHRIST. HE HAS RECEIVED THE INDWELLING OF   GOD’S SPIRIT AND HAS BECOME A CHANGED PERSON. HE HAS BECOME A CHILD OF GOD.   (Mt   18:3; Mk 16:16; Jn 3:3; Acts 2:38; Ro ch 6 and 8; Col 2:12; Heb 5:9; 1Jn 5:8).

SINS AGAINST BORN-AGAIN   CHILDREN OF GOD

30. BEING AGAINST A CHILD OF GOD   Ps 11:2
31. CAUSING A CHILD OF GOD TO SIN (GREAT SIN)   Mt 18:6
32. DECEIVING A CHILD OF GOD   Eph 4:14
33. DESPISING ONE OF GOD’S CHILDREN   Mt 18:10
      Is the same as despising   God   Lk 10:16
34. ENTICING A CHILD OF GOD TO TURN   Deut 13:6-10; Acts 13:8-12;   Acts 20:29-31
      Penalty for enticing a   child of God is death   Deut 13:6-10
35. ENTICING A CHILD OF GOD THROUGH THEIR LUSTS
AND DESIRES
  2   Pe 2:18
36. HINDERING OR BEATING GOD’S SERVANTS   Lk 12:45
37. JUDGING GOD’S SERVANTS   Ro 14:4,10
38. LAYING IN WAIT TO ACCUSE GOD’S SERVANTS   Lk 11:54
39. NOT CLOTHING GOD’S CHILDREN THAT HAVE NEED   Mt 25:43
40. NOT FEEDING GOD’S CHILDREN THAT ARE HUNGRY   Mt 25:42
41. NOT RECEIVING A CHILD OF GOD SENT BY GOD   Mk 6:11; Mt 10:14
42. NOT TAKING IN A HOMELESS CHILD OF GOD   Mt 25:43,45; 1 Tim 5:10
43. NOT VISITING GOD’S CHILDREN THAT ARE SICK   Mt 25:43
44. NOT VISITING GOD’S CHILDREN IN PRISON   Mt 25:43
45. OFFENDING A CHILD OF GOD   Mk 9:42
46. PERSECUTING A CHILD OF GOD   Acts 9:1,4,5
47. PUTTING STUMBLING BLOCKS IN PATH OF GOD’S CHILDREN   Acts   15:1,2; Ro 14:13
48. REFUSING TO HEAR GOD’S SERVANTS   1 Jn 4:6
49. SPEAKING AGAINST GOD’S CHILDREN   Acts 21:28; Num 14:2,3,11;   16:3
50. SMITING GOD’S CHILDREN   Mt 24:49
51. SOWING ANY FORM OF DISCORD AMONG GOD’S CHILDREN   Pv 6:16,19
52. THINKING EVIL IN YOUR HEART AGAINST GOD’S CHILDREN   Mt 9:4
53. THREATENING GOD’S PEOPLE   Acts 9:1,4,5; Jn 9:22,28,34
54. TOUCHING GOD’S SERVANTS   Acts 5:18,35,39
55. ZEALOUS FOR GOD BUT HATE GOD’S CHILDREN   Acts 22:3,22
56. BREAKING UP HOMES   Mt 19:6; 5:31,32
57. ACCEPTING A BRIBE   Ex 23:8; Ps 26:10
58. BUSYBODIES (meddling)   Pv 20:3; 1 Tim 5:13
59. PUTTING CARES OF THIS WORLD BEFORE GOD   Mk 4:19; Lk 8:14; 21:34
60. BEING CARNAL OR WORLDLY   1 Cor 3:1-3; Ro 8:6-8
61. NOT HAVING CHARITY   1 Cor 13:2
62. NOT ENDURING GOD’S CHASTENING   Heb 12:7,8
63. NOT BECOMING AS A LITTLE CHILD BEFORE GOD (NOT HUMBLING   YOURSELF)   Mt   18:3
64. NOT SPANKING A DISOBEDIENT CHILD   Pv 13:24
65. FATHER’S PROVOKING THEIR CHILDREN TO WRATH   Eph 6:4
66. NOT BRINGING CHILDREN UP IN TRAINING AND INSTRUCTION OF THE LORD   Eph   6:4 NIV
  CHRISTIAN-SEE BORN-AGAIN    
67. NOT GOING TO CHURCH OR ASSEMBLING TOGETHER   Heb 10:25; Acts 2:46;
Ecc 4:9-12
68. GOING TO THE CHURCH OF THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS   Rev 17:5; 18:4,5

SINS PERTAINING TO CLOTHING

69. WEARING THE CLOTHING OF THE OPPOSITE SEX   Deut 22:5
70. DRESSING INDECENTLY   1 Tim 2:9; Pv 7:10
71. LOVE FANCY CLOTHING TO SHOW OFF-TO BE ADMIRED BY MEN   Mk   12:38
72. WOMEN-BEAUTY THAT COMES FROM WEARING GOLD JEWELRY   1   Pe 3:3
73. WOMEN-THAT DO NOT DRESS MODESTLY   1 Tim 2:9
74. WOMEN-THAT ADORN THEMSELVES WITH GOLD, PEARLS, COSTLY   ARRAY   1   Tim 2:9
75. DISOBEYING GOD’S COMMANDMENTS   1 Jn 2:3
76. TAKE COMMUNION BUT HAVE SIN IN YOUR LIFE (CURSED)   1 Cor 11:29,30
77. NOT HAVING COMPASSION   1 Pe 3:8
78. COMPLAINERS   Jude 16
79. COMPLAINING ABOUT HARDSHIPS   Num 11:1 NIV
80. COMPLAINING ABOUT WHAT YOU DO NOT HAVE   Num 11:4-6; 21:5
81. CONCEITED (PRIDE)   1 Tim 3:6; 2 Tim 3:2,4
82. CONDEMNING   Lk 6:37
83. CONTEMNS GOD   Ps 10:13
84. CONTEMPT   Pv 23:22; Mt 18:10; Ro 14:3
85. NOT BEING CONTENT WITH WHAT YOU HAVE   Heb 13:5

SINS PERTAINING TO CONVERSATION

86. SPEAKING BOASTFUL WORDS   2 Pe 2:18 NIV
87. NOT BRIDLING   (keeping a tight rein) HIS TONGUE   Ja 1:26
  CONVERSATION-ALSO SEE TONGUE    
88. CONVERSATION THAT DOES NOT BECOME JESUS
(THE GOSPEL)
  Phili   1:27
89. CONVERSATION ACCORDING TO THE DECEITFUL LUSTS   Eph 4:22
90. CORRUPT CONVERSATION   Eph 4:29
91. COVETOUSNESS CONVERSATION   Heb 13:5
92. CRAFTY CONVERSATION   Job 15: 4-6
93. DOUBLE-TONGUED   1 Tim 3:8
94. SPEAKING EVIL ABOUT GOD’S WORD   Acts 19:9
95. SPEAKING ABOUT OTHER PEOPLE’S EVIL   Eph 5:11,12
96. SPEAKING EVIL OF BROTHERS (ONE OF ANOTHER)   Ja 4:11
97. SPEAKING EVIL OF DIGNITIES   Jude 8
98. SPEAKING EVIL OR GUILE   1Pe 2:1; 3:10; Ps 34:13
99. FILTHY CONVERSATION   Col 3:8
100. FOOLISH CONVERSATION   Eph 5:4
101. BIDDING GOD SPEED TO CHRIST REJECTING PEOPLE   2 Jn 11
102. HASTY IN WORDS   Pv 29:20
103. NOT BEING SLOW TO SPEAK   Ja 1:19
104. NOT BEING MEEK AND QUIET   1 Pe 3:4
      Every idle word…they   shall give account thereof   Mt 12:36
105. PROUD SPEECH   Ps 17:10
106. SPEAKING THINGS THEY OUGHT NOT   1 Tim 5:13
107. TURNING TO VAIN JANGLING (MEANINGLESS TALK)   1 Tim 1:6
108. PARTAKING OF VAIN WORDS   Eph 5:6,7; Jonah 2:8
109. SAYING I WILL GO, I WILL BUY, BUT NOT IF   GOD WILL   Ja 4:13-17
110. PROFESSING TO BE WISE (PRIDE)   Ro 1:22
111. BEING INVOLVED IN WIVE’S FABLES   1 Tim 4:7
112. CONTENTION (STRIFE)   Pv 17:14
113. NOT BEING CONVERTED-PERISH   Mt 18:3
114. DESPISING CORRECTION   Heb 12:5
115. REFUSING CORRECTION-PERISH   Jere 5:3,4
116. REFUSING TO SEPARATE FROM FALSE COUNSEL   Pv 19:27
117. SEEKING COUNSEL THAT IS NOT OF GOD   Isa 30:1
118. TURNING TO FALSE COUNSEL (FABLES)   2 Tim 4:4
119. WALKING IN COUNSEL OF UNSAVED   Ps 1:1
      The advice of the   unsaved is deceitful   Pv 12:5
120. NOT BEING COURTEOUS   1 Pe 3:8
121. COVETOUSNESS-AN INSATIABLE DESIRE FOR WORLDLY GAIN   Hab   2:9
122. COVETOUSNESS-DESIRE NEIGHBOR’S THINGS   Mk 7:22; Ex 20:17; Ezek 33:31
      Covetousness is idolatry   Col 3:5; Eph 5:5
123. CRAFTINESS   2 Cor 4:2
124. BIDDING CULTS, GOD SPEED OR WELCOMING THEM INTO YOUR HOUSE   2   Jn 10,11
125. CURSING   Ro 3:14; Ps 10:7; 59:12
126. CURSING THE LORD’S NAME   Ex 20:7
      Penalty for cursing the   Lord’s name is death   Lev 24:16
127. CURSING THE RICH   Ecc 10:20
128. CURSING MEN   Ja 3:9
129. DEBATE   Ro 1:29
130. MAKING BAD DEBTS   Ro 13:8
131. NOT PAYING WHAT YOU OWE (DEBTS)   Mt 5:26
132. HOLDING FAST TO DECEIT (LIGHT IN YOU IS DARKNESS)   Jere 8:5; Mk 7:22
133. WORKING DECEIT   Ps 101:7; 10:7; 35:20
134. DECEITFUL   2 Cor 11:13; Ro 1:29
135. DECEIVING YOUR NEIGHBOR   Jere 9:5,6
136. DEFRAUDING OTHERS   Lev 19:13; 1 Thes 4:6
137. NOT DELIGHTING   YOURSELF IN THE LORD   Ps 37:4
138. DESIRE SINFUL WAYS   Lk 5:39
139. DESPISING   1 Thes 4:8
140. DESPISING DOMINION (AUTHORITY)   Jude 8
141. DESPISING GOD’S SERVANTS   Lk 10:16

 

142. DESPISING GOVERNMENT   2 Pe 2:10
143. DESPISING HIS NEIGHBOR   Pv 14:21
144. DESPISING OTHERS   2 Tim 3:3; Lk 18:9
145. DESPISING THOSE THAT ARE GOOD   2 Tim 3:1-3
146. GIVING PLACE TO THE DEVIL (DOING SOMETHING THE BIBLE SAYS NOT TO DO)   Eph   4:27
147. NOT RESISTING THE DEVIL   Ja 4:7-10
148. DISCOURAGED   Deut 1:21; 1 Pe 5:7
149. DISOBEDIENT TO PARENTS   2 Tim 3:1,2; Ro 1:30
150. DISOBEYING MAN’S LAWS   Ro 13:1-5
151. DISPUTING   Phili 2:14
152. CAUSING DIVISION CONTRARY TO GOD’S WORD   Ro 16:17
153. DIVORCE, EXCEPT FOR CERTAIN CONDITIONS   Mt 19:9
154. GETTING INVOLVED IN THE DOCTRINES OF DEVILS   1 Tim 4:1
155. GETTING INVOLVED IN ANY DOCTRINES OTHER THAN SOUND DOCTRINE   1   Tim 1:10
156. FILTHY DREAMERS   Jude 8
157. DRINKING   1 Tim 3:3; Pv 20:1
158. DRUGS   Rev 9:21; 18:23; 21:8; 22:15
159. GETTING DRUNK (DRUNKEN)   Lk 12:45,46; Ro 13:13; 1 Cor 6:10
160. BEING DISCONTENT   Phili 4:11; 1 Tim 6:8; Lk   3:14
  EARTH, EARTHLY-SEE WORLD, WORLDLY  
161. EATING AND DRINKING WITH THE DRUNKEN   Mt 24:49
162. EATING BLOOD   Acts 15:20
163. EATING THINGS STRANGLED   Acts 15:20
164. EMPLOYEES, ARGUING WITH EMPLOYERS   Titus 2:9
165. EMPLOYEES, NOT BEING OBEDIENT TO YOUR EMPLOYER   Col 3:22,23; Eph 6:5-8
166. EMPLOYEES, NOT BEING SUBJECT TO YOUR EMPLOYER   1 Pe 2:18
167. EMPLOYERS, NOT GIVING THAT WHICH IS JUST AND EQUAL   Col 4:1
168. EMPLOYERS, THREATENING EMPLOYEES   Eph 6:9
169. NOT FEEDING YOUR ENEMY AND GIVING HIM DRINK   Ro 12:20
170. ENVY   1 Tim 6:4; Acts 13:45; Ro   1:29
171. MAKING EXCUSES WHEN YOU ARE ASKED TO FOLLOW JESUS   Lk   14:18-24
172. DOETH EVIL, HATES THE WORD (HATES THE LIGHT)   Jn 3:20
173. EVIL DESIRES   Col 3:5,6 NIV
174. FOLLOWING EVIL   3 Jn 11
175. NOT HATING EVIL   Ro 12:9; Ps 36:4
176. HEARING EVIL   1 Tim 5:13; Ps 101:5; Acts   17:21
177. LOVING EVIL   Ps 52:3
178. NOT ABSTAINING FROM ALL APPEARANCE OF EVIL   1 Thes 5:22
179. REWARDING EVIL FOR GOOD, HATE FOR LOVE   Ps 109:5
180. REWARDING EVIL FOR EVIL   Ro 12:17
  The face of the Lord is against them that   do evil   1 Pe 3:12
181. BELIEVING IN EVOLUTION   Ps 100:3
182. EXTORTION   Mt 23:25; Lk 18:11
183. LISTENING TO FABLES   1 Tim 1:4
184. HAVING NO FAITH   Deut 32:20-22
185. NOT LIVING BY FAITH   Ro 1:17; Heb 10:38
186. FAITH THAT IS LIKE A WAVE (GOES IN AND OUT)   Ja 1:6-8; Heb 10:23
187. WHATSOEVER IS NOT OF FAITH IS SIN   Ro 14:23
  Faith works by love   Gal 5:6
188. PARTAKING OF FALSE DOCTRINES   2 Jn 10; Jude 4; Ro   16:17,18; Pv 19:27
189. GIVING A FALSE REPORT   Ex 23:1
190. USING FALSE SCALES   Pv 11:1
  FALSE WITNESS-ALSO SEE LYING    
191. BEING A FALSE WITNESS   Ex 20:16; Mt 15:19; Mt 19:18
192. FASTING UNTO GOD, BUT NOT SECRETLY (TO BE SEEN
BY MEN)
  Mt   6:16-18; Acts 14:23
193. CALLING A MAN YOUR FATHER UPON THE EARTH   Mt 23:9
194. FAULTFINDERS   Jude 16 NIV
195. FEAR (BEING AFRAID) BEING FEARFUL   Gal 2:12-14; 1 Jn 4:18; Rev   21:8
196. FEARING MEN   Lk 12:4,5
197. NOT FEARING   YOUR MOTHER AND FATHER   Lev 19:3
198. NOT FEARING   GOD   1 Tim 5:20; Mt 10:28; Ro   3:18
199. FIGHTING AMONG BROTHERS   Ja 4:1,2
200. FLATTERING FOR GAIN   Jude 16 NIV; Pv 26:28; Ps   12:3
201. NOT CRUCIFYING THE FLESH   Gal 5:24
202. WALKING AFTER THE FLESH   Ro 8:1,5,13
203. FOLLOWING THE DESIRES OF THE FLESH   Eph 2:3
204. GETTING INVOLVED WITH FOOLISH QUESTIONS   2 Tim 2:23; Titus 3:9
205. FOOLISHNESS   Mk 7:22; Titus 3:3
206. FEEDING ON FOOLISHNESS   Pv 15:14
207. PROCLAIMING FOOLISHNESS (FOOLISH TALKING)   Pv 12:23; Pv 15:2
208. THINKING OF FOOLISHNESS   Pv 24:9
209. FORBIDDING THOSE SEEKING JESUS TO COME TO JESUS   Mt 19:14; Lk 11:52
210. FORBIDDING TO MARRY   1 Tim 4:3
211. NOT FORGIVING OTHERS   Mt 6:14,15; Mk 11:25,26; Lk   17:4
212. FORNICATION   Acts 15:20; Mk 7:21; Ro   1:29
213. FORSAKING ASSEMBLING WITH OTHER BELIEVERS   Heb 10:25
214. FORTUNE-TELLING   Acts 16:16-18 NIV; Deut 18:10,11
215. FRAUD   Ja 5:4; Ps 10:7; 1 Thes 4:6
216. BRING NOT FORTH GOOD FRUIT   Mt 3:10
217. NOT BEARING GOOD FRUIT   Mt 7:19-20; Lk 13:7-9
218. GAMBLING   Lk 12:15
219. REFUSING TO BE RECONCILED TO BROTHER YET GIVING GIFT   Mt   5:24
220. GIVING GRUDGINGLY   2 Cor 9:7
221. GIVING TO THE POOR TO BE SEEN BY MEN   Mt 6:1-4
222. NOT GIVING   TO THOSE WHO ASK   Lk 6:30; Mt 5:42
223. NOT GIVING   TO YOUR BROTHER WHO HAS NEED   1 Jn 3:17
224. BEING A GLUTTON   Deut 21:20; Pv 23:21; Lk   21:34

SINS DIRECTED TOWARD GOD

225. HAVING ANY GODS THAT COME BEFORE GOD   Ex 20:3; Ps 81:9; Acts   15:20
226. ACTING CONTRARY TO GOD’S DECREES   Lev 26:21; 1 Tim 1:10
227. ASHAMED OF JESUS   Ro 9:33; Ro 10:11; Mk 8:38
228. DENYING JESUS BEFORE MEN   Mt 10:33; 1 Jn 2:22
229. DENYING JESUS CHRIST IS FROM EVERLASTING TO   EVERLASTING   Rev   1:6,8,11
230. DENYING JESUS CHRIST IS GOD IN THE FLESH   Jn 1:1,14; 1Jn 4:3; 2 Jn 7
231. DENYING JESUS CHRIST IS GOD’S ONLY BEGOTTEN SON   Jn 3:16
232. DENYING JESUS IS THE CHRIST (Messiah)   1 Jn 5:10,1; 1 Jn 2:22
233. DENYING JESUS CHRIST IS THE SECOND PERSON OF THE   TRINITY: GOD THE FATHER, GOD THE SON, AND GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT   1   Jn 5:7; Isa 48:16; Mt 28:19
234. DENYING JESUS CHRIST IS THE KING OF KINGS AND
LORD OF LORDS
  Rev 19:16
235. DENYING JESUS CHRIST MADE ALL THINGS   Jn 1:3; Heb 1:1,2; Col 1:14-17
236. DENYING JESUS CHRIST WAS RAISED FROM THE DEAD BY GOD   Ro   10:9
237 DESPISING GOD’S GOODNESS   Ro 2:4
238. FORSAKING GOD   Jere 16:11
239. HARDENING YOUR HEART TOWARDS GOD’S WAYS   Heb 3:8
240. SPEAKING HARSH WORDS AGAINST GOD   Jude 15 NIV
241. KNOWING GOD’S WILL BUT NOT DOING IT   Lk 12:47; Ja 4:17
242. LAYING ASIDE GOD’S COMMANDMENTS   Mk 7:8,9
243. NOT CONFESSING JESUS CHRIST IS GOD COME IN THE FLESH   1   Jn 4:3; 2 Jn 7
244. NOT DOING EVERYTHING AS UNTO THE LORD   Col 3:23
245. NOT DOING GOD’S WILL   Mt 7:21; 1 Jn 2:17
246. NOT DOING THOSE THINGS WHICH PLEASE GOD   Jn 8:29; 1 Jn 3:22
247. NOT FORSAKING ALL FOR JESUS   Lk 14:33
248. NOT FEARING GOD   Deut 6:13; Deut 10:12; Ps 36:1
249. NOT FOR GOD (IS AGAINST GOD)   I Cor 10:21; Mt 12:30; Lk 11:33
250. NOT GIVING GOD THE GLORY   Lk 17:17,18; Ro 1:21; Acts   12:23
251. NOT GIVING THANKS TO GOD FOR ALL THINGS   Eph 5:20; Col 3:17
252. NOT HONORING JESUS   Jn 5:23
253. NOT LED BY THE SPIRIT OF GOD   Ro 8:14
254. NOT LETTING THE LORD REIGN OVER YOUR LIPS   Ps 12:3,4
255. NOT LOOKING FOR JESUS TO RETURN   Heb 9:28
256. NOT LOVING GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, SOUL, AND MIND   Mt   22:37; Deut 6:5
257. NOT RECEIVING A PERSON GOD SENDS   Lk 9:5
258. NOT REGARDING THE WORKS OF GOD   Ps 28:5
259. NOT SEEKING FIRST THE KINGDOM OF GOD   Mt 6:33
260. NOT SEEKING GOD’S FACE   2 Chr 7:14
261. NOT SUBMITTING TO GOD   Ja 4:7-10
262. NOT SUBMITTING TO THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD   Ro 10:2,3
263. NOT TESTIFYING OF JESUS   1 Pe 3:15; Ro 10:10,11,9
264. NOT TRUSTING IN GOD   Num 14:9,11; Pv 3:5,7
265. NOT TURNING AWAY FROM THOSE WHO DON’T GLORIFY JESUS   2   Tim 3:5
266. NOT UNDERSTANDING GOD’S WILL   Eph 5:17
267. NOT USING GOD GIVEN TALENTS FOR GOD   1 Pe 4:10; Mt 25:24-30
268. NOT WALKING IN GOD’S WAYS   Heb 3:10
269. NOT WORSHIPPING GOD IN SPIRIT AND TRUTH   Jn 4:24
270. NOT YIELDING UNTO GOD   Ro 6:13
271. REBELLING AGAINST GOD   Isa 1:2,20
272. REFUSING TO TURN TO GOD   Jere 8:5
273. REJECTING GOD’S CALLING   Mt 22:5
274. REJECTING JESUS CHRIST   Jn 12:48

RELIGIOUS BUT NOT SUBMITTED TO   JESUS CHRIST

275. APPEARS GODLY BUT DENIES JESUS   2 Tim 3:5
276. BEING A DECEITFUL WORKER OF CHRIST   2 Cor 11:13
277. DENYING JESUS IN DEEDS   Titus 1:16
278. DRAWING NEAR TO GOD WITH WORDS BUT NOT WITH YOUR   HEART   Mt   15:8
279. GOD NOT IN ALL YOUR THOUGHTS   Ps 10:4
280. IGNORANTLY WORSHIP GOD   Acts 17:23
281. LISTEN TO GOD’S WORD, BUT WON’T OBEY THEM   Ezek 33:31
282. LUKEWARM FOR JESUS   Rev 3:15,16
283. PROFESS TO BE SAVED, BUT DENY GOD BY WORKS   Titus 1:16
284. SAY YOU ARE SAVED, BUT DON’T KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS   1   Jn 2:4
285. SHOW MUCH LOVE FOR GOD WITH WORDS, BUT HEART COVETOUS   Ezek   33:31
286. ZEAL FOR GOD, BUT NOT ACCORDING TO KNOWLEDGE   Ro 10:2,3
287. ZEALOUS FOR GOD ACCORDING TO TRADITIONS OF PEOPLE   Gal   1:14
288. RESISTING GOD’S SPIRIT   Acts 7:51
289. ROB GOD NOT GIVING 10% PLUS OFFERINGS (CURSED)   Mal 3:8,9
290. FEARING TO SERVE GOD   Lk 19:21,22
291. NOT SERVING   GOD   Mal 3:18; Eph 2:10; Lk 4:8
292. NOT SERVING   GOD WITH HUMBLE MIND   Acts 20:19
293. TEMPTING GOD   Mt 22:18; 4:7
294. THINKING GODLINESS IS MEANS TO FINANCIAL GAIN   1 Tim 6:5 NIV
295. TRUSTING IN MAN, NOT GOD   Jere 17:5
296. TRUSTING IN RICHES, NOT GOD   Ps 52:7
297. TRUSTING IN YOUR OWN WAYS, NOT   GOD’S   Hos 10:13; Job 33:27-30; Pv   3:5,7
298. WALKING CONTRARY TO GOD   Lev 26:27,28
299. WALKING AFTER THE IMAGINATIONS OF YOUR OWN HEART   Jere   16:12

 

300. WALKING AFTER YOUR OWN DEVICES   Jere 18:12
301. HEARKEN TO THE VOICE OF YOUR WIFE INSTEAD OF GOD   Gen 3:17
302. WORSHIPPING ANGELS RATHER THAN GOD   Col2:18   NIV
  GOD’S CHILDREN-SEE BORN-AGAIN    
  GOSPEL-SEE THE WORD    
303. WHISPERING OR GOSSIP   Pv 16:28 NIV; Ro 1:29; 2 Cor 12:20
304. REFUSING TO LEAVE THE GREAT HARLOT   Rev 18:4; 2 Cor 6:16,17
305. GREEDINESS   Eph 4:19; Col 3:5,6 NIV; Pv 15:27
306. STRIKING A MAN IN THE GROIN   Deut 25:11,12
307. CARRYING A GRUDGE   1 Pe 4:9; Ja 5:9
      Whosoever shall keep the   whole law, and yet offend in one
point, he is guilty of all
  Ja   2:10
308. HATE   Pv 15:17; Gal 5:19,20
309. HATERS OF GOD   Ro 1:30
310. HATES REPROOF (HATES CORRECTION)   Pv 15:10
311. HATING ONE ANOTHER   Titus 3:3
312. HATING YOUR BROTHER   1 Jn 2:11; 4:20
313. NOT HATING   THE WORKS OF THEM THAT TURN ASIDE FROM GOD   Ps   101:3
314. REFUSING INSTRUCTION (NOT HEARING INSTRUCTION)   Pv 8:33
315. DOUBLE HEARTED   Ps 12:2
316. HEART HARDENED   Mk 8:17; Heb 3:15; Eph 4:18
317. HEART HARD TOWARD GOD (CLOSED EARS, CLOSED EYES)   Acts   28:27
318. MISCHIEF IN YOUR HEART   Ps 28:3
319. SEEKING THAT YOUR HEART MAY DISCOVER ITSELF   Pv 18:2; Num 15:39
320. SEEKING YOUR OWN INTEREST (OWN HEART’S DESIRES) NOT CHRIST’S   Phili   2:21 NIV
321. NOT SETTING YOUR HEART ON THINGS ABOVE   Col 3:2
322. SLOW OF HEART TO BELIEVE (FOOL)   Lk 24:25
323. STIFF-HEARTED   Ezek 2:4
324 WORK WICKEDNESS IN YOUR HEART   Ps 58:2
325. HEARTLESS   Ro 1:31 NIV
326. HINDERING THOSE WHO WISH TO BE SAVED   Lk 11:52
327. NOT FOLLOWING HOLINESS   Heb 12:14
328. HOMOSEXUAL   Lev 18:22; Ro 1:24-28; 1 Cor 6:9
329. NOT WALKING HONESTLY   Ro 13:13
330. NOT HONORING   ALL MEN   1 Pe 2:17
331. NOT HONORING   YOUR FATHER AND MOTHER   Ex 20:12; Mt 19:19
332. NOT HONORING   THE PRESIDENT   1 Pe 2:17
333. HONORING MEN AS GODS OR AS INFALLIBLE   Acts 14:11-18
334. NOT BEING HOSPITABLE   1 Pe 4:9
335. NOT HUMBLING   YOURSELF   Ja 4:10
336. NOT HUMBLING   YOURSELVES TO GOD   1 Pe 5:6
337. WOUNDING SOMEONE (HURTING SOMEONE)   Lev 24:19,20

SINS PERTAINING TO HURTING YOU

338. NOT BLESSING THEM THAT CURSE YOU   Mt 5:44
339. NOT DOING GOOD TO THEM WHICH HATE YOU   Lk 6:27; Mt 5:44
340. NOT PRAYING FOR THEM WHICH PERSECUTE YOU   Mt 5:44
341. HUSBAND, NOT DWELLING WITH WIFE ACCORDING TO THE BIBLE   1   Pe 3:7
342. HUSBAND, NOT HONORING YOUR WIFE   1 Pe 3:7
343. HUSBAND, NOT LOVING YOUR WIFE   Eph 5:25
344. HYPOCRITICAL   Mt 15:7-9; 23:3
345. ABUNDANCE OF IDLENESS   Ezek 16:49
346. BEING IDLE (NOT WORKING WHEN WORK IS   AVAILABLE)   1 Tim 5:13; Mt 20:6,7; 2   Thes 3:10
347. IDOLS   Ezek 8:10; Ro 1:22,23; 1 Jn   5:21; Dan 5:23; Hab 2:18; Jere 50:38; 51:17,18; plus much more
348. MAKING A GRAVEN IMAGE   Ex 20:4; 32:8,21; Acts 15:20
349. BRINGING A GRAVEN IMAGE INTO YOUR HOUSE (CURSED)   Deut 7:25,26
350. BURNING MEMORIAL INCENSE (LIKE ONE WHO   WORSHIPS IDOLS) (IMAGES)   Isa   66:3
351. COVETOUS-AN IDOLATER (IMAGE)   Eph 5:5
352. IDOLS OF GOLD AND SILVER (IMAGE)   Isa 31:7
353. STUBBORNNESS IS AS IDOLATRY (IMAGE)   1 Sam 15:23
354. A HEART THAT DEVISES WICKED IMAGINATIONS (ABOMINATION)   Pv   6:18,16
355. IMPUDENT   Ezek 2:4
356. RETURNING INSULT FOR INSULT   1 Pe 3:9 NIV
      The insults of those who   insult a born-again Christian, fall
on Jesus
  Ro   15:3 NIV
357. JEALOUS (ENVYINGS)   2 Cor 12:20 NIV; Lk 15:27-31
  JESUS-SEE GOD    
358. PUTTING YOUR JOB BEFORE GOD (THE WORK OF ONE’S HANDS)   Deut   31:29; Rev 9:20
359. JOKING (COURSE JOKING, JESTING)   Eph 5:4 NIV
360. JUDGING OTHERS (JUDGING BROTHERS IN CHRIST)   Mt 7:1-5; Ro 2:1;Ja 4:11,12
361. JUSTIFYING THE WICKED   Pv 17:15
362. KIDNAPPING   Ex 21:16
      Penalty is death   Ex 21:16
363. KILLING A MOTHER BIRD IN THE NEST   Deut 22:6,7
364. KILLING AN ANIMAL AND NOT MAKING IT GOOD (that belongs to   someone)   Lev   24:18
365. KILLING A PERSON   Ex 20:13; Mt 19:18
      Penalty is death   Lev 24:17
      Don’t pity a murderer   (to pity him would be sin)   Deut 19:13
        Killing secretly-cursed   Deut 27:24
366. TO HATE YOUR BROTHER IS THE SAME AS MURDER   (KILLING)   1   Jn 3:15
367.  (omitted)    
368. NOT BEING KIND   Col 3:12
369. NOT KNOWING   THAT THE RETURN OF JESUS CHRIST IS NEAR   Mk   13:28,29
370. REJECTING THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE WORD OF GOD   Lk 11:31
371. BEING LAZY   2 Thes 3:10-12; Pv 6:6-8;   Eph 5:16; Heb 6:12; Mt 20:3,6; Ecc 10:18
372. A FALSE WITNESS THAT SPEAKS LIES (AN ABOMINATION TO GOD)   Pv   6:16,19; Mt 15:19; Ex 20:16
      Penalty-sentence of the   one witnessed against becomes the sentence of the false witness   Deut   19:18-21
373. TRUSTING IN LIES   Jere 7:4
  LIES, LYING-ALSO SEE FALSE WITNESS    
374. LIES, LYING   Ps 59:12; 12:2; 31:18; 58:3
      (Lying to God)   Jn 8:44; Rev 21:8; Acts   5:3-5
375. LIES, HIDES HATRED WITH LYING   Pv 10:18
376. LIES, NOT TO HATE LYING   Pv 13:5
377. LIES, LYING TONGUE   Pv 6:17
378. NOT TO LOAN TO HIM THAT ASKS   Mt 5:42
379. HAVE NOT LOVE   1 Cor 13:2
380. LOVE TO BE NOTICED   Lk 11:43
381. NOT TO LOVE IN DEED AND IN TRUTH (LOVING JUST IN WORDS)   1   Jn 3:18
382. RECEIVING NOT THE LOVE OF THE TRUTH   2 Thes 2:10,11
        Love may abound yet more and more in   knowledge   Phili 1:9
383. LOVING OTHERS   1 Jn 4:8; 1 Jn 5:2
384. LOVING NOT THE BRETHREN, LOVING NOT YOUR BROTHER   1   Jn 3:14
385. LOVING NOT YOUR ENEMIES   Mt 5:44; Lk 6:27
386. LOVING NOT YOUR NEIGHBOR   Ro 13:9; Mt 19:19; Lk 10:27
387. LOVING THE WORLD   1 Jn 2:15
388. LOVING YOUR OWN LIFE   Jn 12:25
389. LOVING YOUR OWN SELF   2 Tim 3:2
390. WOMEN, NOT LOVING YOUR CHILDREN   Titus 2:4
391. LUKEWARM TOWARD GOD   Rev 3:16
392. LUSTS OR LUSTFUL   Jn 8:44; 2 Tim 4:3; Col 3:5,6 NIV; Mt 5:28
393. LUSTING AFTER EVIL THINGS   1 Cor 10:6
394. LUSTS OF OTHER THINGS   Mk 4:19
395. MAKING A WAY TO FULFILL LUSTS   Ro 13:14
396. YOUTHFUL LUSTS   2 Tim 2:22
      Corruption…..is in the   world through lust…..lusts   war in your members….lusts tempt   2   Pe 1:4; Ja 4:1; 1:14,15
397. MALICE (ILL WILL)   Mk 7:22; Ro 1:29; 1 Pe 2:1   NIV
398. EFFEMINATE (MALE PROSTITUTES)   1 Cor 6:9,10
399. BAD MANNERS   1 Cor 15:33
400. NOT SUBMITTING TO MAN’S LAWS   Ro 13:2,3; 1 Pe 2:13-15
401. ABSTAINING FROM EATING MEAT   1 Tim 4:1-4
402. NOT BEING MERCIFUL   Col 3:12; Lk 6:36
  MIND-ALSO SEE THOUGHTS    
403. FOLLOWING THE DESIRES OF THE MIND   Eph 2:3
404. SETTING YOUR MIND ON THE THINGS OF THE EARTH   Col 3:2
405. DOUBLE MINDED   Ja 4:7-10; 1:8
406. MISCHIEF   Pv 6:16,18; 10:23; Ps 28:3
      Feet that swiftly run to   mischief (an abomination)   Pv 6:18
407. MOCKERS   Jude 18
  MONEY-SEE RICHES    
408. MURMURING   Phili 2:14; Jn 6:43; Jude   16
409. MURMURING ABOUT JUST WAGES   Mt 20:11
410. MURMURING AMONG YOURSELVES   Jn 6:43
411. NAUGHTY   Pv 6:12; Ja 1:21
412. NOT KEEPING OATHS   Num 30:2-16
413. NOT OBEYING   GOD’S WORD   Heb 5:9; Acts 5:32
414. NOT OBEYING   MAN’S LAWS   1 Pe 2:13-15
415. OBEYING WRONG THOUGHTS RATHER THAN GOD   Gen 3:12,13
416. OBSERVING DAYS, MONTHS, TIMES   Gal 4:10
417. OBSTINATE (STUBBORN)   Ro 10:21 NIV
418. STUDYING THE OCCULT   Deut 18:9-14; Lev 20:6; Isa   8:19, Isa 47:13,14
419. OFFENDING   Mt 13:41; 17:27; Ja 3:2
420. OFFENDING A LITTLE ONE   Mt 18:6; Mk 9:42; Lk   17:2;  1Cor 8:9-13; Ro 14:20,21
421. BEING OFFENDED BECAUSE OF JESUS   Lk 7:23; Mk 14:27,29; Mk   4:17; Mt 26:33; Mt 24:10; 13:21
422. NOT KEEPING A VOW-FREEWILL OFFERING   Deut 23:21-23
423. OMITTING JUDGMENT, MERCY, FAITH   Mt 23:23
424. OPPRESSING THE WIDOW OR FATHERLESS CHILD   Ex 22:22-24
425. FOLLOWING ORDINANCES, TOUCH, TASTE, HANDLE   Col 2:20,21
426. REVELLINGS (ORGIES)   Gal 5:21
427. OVERINDULGING (SURFEITING)   Lk 21:34
428. PARTIALITY   Ja 2:1-5
429. NOT BEING PATIENT   Lk 21:19; 1 Tim 3:3; 2 Tim   2:24; Heb 10:36; Ja 5:8
430. NOT BEING PERFECT   Mt 5:48; Gen 17:1; 1 Ki 8:61;   2 Cor 13:11
431. CAUSING A WEAK BROTHER TO PERISH   1 Cor 8:11,12
432. PERSECUTING   1 Tim 1:13
433. PHILOSOPHY   Col 2:8
434. PLAYING RELIGION (IF GOD WERE YOUR FATHER YE WOULD LOVE ME)   Jn   8:42
435. LIVING IN PLEASURE   1 Tim 5:6; Ja 5:5
436. TAKE PLEASURE IN YOUR OWN DECEIVINGS   2 Pe 2:13
437. BEING ENSLAVED BY PASSIONS AND PLEASURES   Titus 3:3 NIV
438. LOVE PLEASURES MORE THAN GOD   2 Tim 3:4
  Pleasures are deceitful. Pleasures of this life choke God’s   Word   1 Tim 5:6; Lk 8:14
439. BEING AGAINST THE POOR   Ps 10:8,9
440. DESPISING THE POOR   Ja 2:6
441. NOT GIVING TO   THE POOR-CURSED   Pv 28:27; Lk 18:22; 19:8,9;   Lk 11:41
442. NOT HELPING A POOR BROTHER   Lev 25:35-40
443. NOT HELPING THE POOR AND NEEDY   Ezek 16:49
444. NOT REMEMBERING THE POOR   Gal 2:10
445. WITHHOLDING WAGES FROM THE POOR   Deut 24:15
446. THE PRAYER   OF THE WICKED   Ps 109:7
447. THE PRAYER   OF THOSE WHO TURN FROM HEARING THE BIBLE (ABOMINATION)   Pv   28:9
448. THE PRAYER   TO CONSUME WHAT YOU ASK FOR ON YOUR LUSTS   Ja   4:3
449. MAKING LONG MEANINGLESS PRAYER   Mt 23:14

 

450. MAKING LONG PRAYER (FOR PRETENSE) TO BE SEEN OF MEN   Mk   12:40
451. NOT PRAYING,   PRAYERLESS   1 Sam 12:23; 1 Thes 5:17
452. NOT PRAYING   FOR THEM WHICH DESPITEFULLY USE YOU   Lk   6:28
453. NOT PRAYING   IN JESUS NAME   Jn 14:13
  If I regard iniquity (sin) in my heart, the   Lord will not hear me   Ps 66:18

SINS RELATING TO PREACHING,   PREACHERS

454. A FALSE TEACHER THAT IS ALLOWED TO TEACH   Rev 2:20
455. APPOINTED FALSE PRIESTS OR BEING A FALSE SHEPHERD   1 Ki 13:33,34
456. FOLLOWING FALSE CHRISTS, FALSE PROPHETS (PREACHERS)   Mt   24:11,24
457. GOING TO PREACHERS OR TEACHERS THAT DO NOT TEACH   SOUND DOCTRINE, WHO SAY WHAT YOU WANT TO HEAR   2   Tim4:3
458. NOT OBEYING YOUR PREACHER. NOT OBEYING YOUR PREACHER   (IN THE LORD)   Heb   13:17, Mt 23:2,3
459. TO DEPART FROM A PREACHER THAT IS TEACHING GOD’S WORD   BECAUSE THE WORD IS TAUGHT UNCOMPROMISED   Jn   6:60,66; 2 Tim 4:3,4,10
  THERE ARE FALSE TEACHERS WHO TRANSFORM   THEMSELVES INTO THE  
  APOSTLES OF CHRIST. THERE ARE MINISTERS WHO   APPEAR TO BE MINISTERS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS, BUT ARE FALSE   2   Cor 11:13-15
460. PREACHING AFTER THE TRADITIONS OF MEN   1 Cor 2:13
461. PREACHING, SEEKING THE GLORY OF MEN   1 Thes 2:4-6
462. PREACHING TO PLEASE MEN   1 Thes 2:4-6
463. PREACHING WITH DOCTRINES OTHER THAN THE BIBLE   1 Tim 1:3,4,6
464. PREACHING WITH FABLES   1 Tim 1:3,4,6
465. PREACHING WITH FLATTERING WORDS   1 Thes 2:4-6
466. PREACHING WITH FOOLISHNESS (JOKING)   Eph 5:4
467.  PREACHING WITH MAN’S WISDOM   1 Cor 2:13
468.  PREACHING WITH PHILOSOPHY AND VAIN DECEIT   Col 2:4,8
469. PREACHING WITH THE RUDIMENTS OF THE WORLD   Col 2:4,8
470. PREACHING WITH THINGS WHICH MINISTER QUESTIONS   1 Tim 1:3,4,6
471. PREACHING WITH VAIN BABBLINGS   2 Tim 2:16
472. PREACHING WITH VAIN JANGLING   1 Tim 1:3,4,6
473. PREACHING WITH VAIN WORDS   Eph 5:6
474. PREACHING WITH THE WISDOM OF MAN’S WORDS   1 Cor 1:17
475. PREJUDICE, HAVING RESPECT OF PERSONS   Ja 2:1-4,6,9
476. PREJUDICE, NOT ESTEEMING OTHERS BETTER THAN YOURSELF   Phili   2:3
477. NOT HONORING THE PRESIDENT (KING)   1 Pe 2:17
478. PRIDE (PROUD)   Ja 4:6; Ro 1:30; Pv 16:18;   Ps 10:4
479. EXALTING YOURSELF (PRIDE)   Lk 18:10-14
480. PROUD LOOK, THE LORD HATES (AN ABOMINATION)   Pv 6:16,17
      God resists the proud   Ja 4:6
481. PROVIDE NOT FOR HIS OWN   1 Tim 5:8
482. PROVOKING YOUR CHILDREN   Eph 6:4
483. QUARRELING   2 Cor 12:20 NIV
484. TO BE CALLED RABBI   Mt 23:8
485. FITS OF RAGE (WRATH)   Gal 5:20 NIV
486. RAPE  (DEATH SENTENCE IN CERTAIN CASES)   Deut 22:25-27
487. REBELLION AGAINST GOD   Dan 9:5,9
488. A REBELLIOUS   SON (SON TO BE STONED)   Deut 21:18-21
489. REBUKING AN ELDER   1 Tim 5:1
490. REFUSE TO GO WHERE THE HOLY GHOST BIDS YOU   Acts 16:6
491. REFUSE TO LAY DOWN YOUR LIFE FOR THE BRETHREN   1 Jn 3:16
492. REFUSE TO LET JESUS REIGN OVER YOU   Lk 19:14,27; 20:9-18
493. REFUSE TO REPENT   Acts 2:38; Lk 13:3,5; Mt 4:17
  REPENT SO YOU CAN BELIEVE   Mt 21:32; Jn 3:19-21; Gen   4:7
494. RESISTING THE HOLY SPIRIT   Acts 7:51
495. RICHES, REFUSING TO KEEP FREE FROM THE LOVE OF MONEY   Heb   13:5
496. RICHES, THE LOVE OF MONEY (FILTHY LUCRE-COVETOUS)   1   Tim 3:3; 6:10; 2 Tim 3:2
497. RICHES, LAYING UP TREASURES ON   EARTH   Mt 6:19-21; Lk 12:16-21;   14:33Phili 3:8; Ja 5:1-3
498. RICHES, PUTTING PERSONAL BELONGINGS BEFORE GOD   Rev 9:20
499. RICHES, SEEKING TO BE RICH   1 Tim 6:9
500. RICHES, TRUSTING IN RICHES   Mk 10:24; 1 Tim 6:17
        Riches are deceiving and choke God’s   Word   Mt 13:22
501. TO THINK YOURSELF RIGHTEOUS   Mk 2:17
502. RIOTING   2 Pe 2:13
503. RIOTOUS LIVING   Lk 15:13,18
504. NOT KEEPING THE SABBATH OR DAY OF THE LORD   Ex 20:8,9; Neh 13:15-19
505. SALVATION, SAYING CAN’T TURN FROM RIGHTEOUSNESS AND PERISH   Ezek   18:24,25
506. BUYING AND SELLING FOR PERSONAL PROFIT IN   GOD’S SANCTUARY   Mk   11:15
507. NOT REVERENCING GOD’S SANCTUARY   Lev 26:2
  SAVED-SEE BORN-AGAIN    
508. TO SAY,   THE LORD HATH FORSAKEN THE EARTH   Ezek 8:12.
509. TO SAY,   THE LORD SEETH US NOT   Ezek 8:12.
510. SCOFFERS   2 Pe 3:3
511. BEING SCORNFUL   Ps 1:1; Pv 9:12; 24:9
512. SEEKING A SIGN   Mt 16:4; Lk 11:29
513. NOT SEEKING   FIRST THE KINGDOM    OF GOD   Mt 6:33
514. SELFISHNESS   Phili 2:21; 2 Tim 3:2; 3 Jn   9-11
515. SELFISH AMBITION   Gal 5:19,20 NIV
516. SELF-RIGHTEOUS (HIGHMINDED)   SELF-CONDEMNED   Lk 16:15; Ro 11:20; Job   9:20; Mt 5:20
517. SELF-SERVING   Lk 9:23
518. SELF-WILLED   2 Pe 2:10
519. SEX OUTSIDE MARRIAGE (FORNICATION)   1 Cor 5:11; 6:18,20;   Ex 22:16,17
520. EVEN A HINT OF SEXUAL IMMORALITY (SIN)   Eph 5:3 NIV
521. SEX WITH A PROSTITUTE   1 Cor 6:15-18
522. SEX WITH A VIRGIN-MARRY HER   Deut 22:28,29
523. SEX WITH A VIRGIN (BETROTHED-IF SHE DOESN’T CRY   OUT-BOTH DIE)   Deut   22:23,24
524. SEX WITH A VIRGIN (BETROTHED-IF SHE CRIES OUT-HE DIES)   Deut   27:20-23
525. SEX WITH A RELATIVE-CURSED   Deut 27:20-23
526. IDOL (WORTHLESS) SHEPHERD LEAVING THE FLOCK   Jn 10:12; Zech 11:17
527. SHEPHERD, NOT SEARCHING FOR GOD’S FLOCK   Ezek 34:6-8
528. SHEPHERD, NOT FEEDING GOD’S FLOCK   Ezek 34:8
529. SHEPHERD, NOT STRENGTHEN THE DISEASED   Ezek 34:4
530. SHEPHERD, DID NOT BIND UP THAT WHICH WAS BROKEN   Ezek   34:4
531. SHEPHERD, DID NOT BRING AGAIN THAT WHICH WAS DRIVEN AWAY   Ezek   34:4
532. SHEPHERD, RULED WITH CRUELTY   Ezek 34:4
533. ENTICING A NATION TO SIN   1 Ki 14:16
534. KNOW TO DO GOOD, BUT DON’T DO IT, SIN   Ja 4:17
535. MOCKING SIN (FOOLS)   Pv 14:9
536. NOT ASHAMED OF YOUR SIN   Jere 8:12
537. NOT CONFESSING   YOUR SIN   1 Jn 1:9; Ja 5:16; Ps 32:5;   Pv 28:13
538. SIN, YET NOT KNOW IT, STILL SIN   Lev 4:13,14,23
539. YIELDING YOUR MEMBERS UNTO SIN   Ro 6:13
540. SAY YOU HAVE NOT SINNED   1 Jn 1:10
541. REFUSE TO ADMIT YOU ARE A SINNER  Jere 8:6   1 Jn 1:8,10;
542. REFUSE TO CONFESS YOUR SINS   1 Jn 1:9
      No one who continues to sin has either seen Him or known
Him
  1   Jn 3:6 NIV
543. SLANDER (BACKBITERS)   Mk 7:20-23 NIV; Ro 1:30, 2 Cor 12:20
544. SLANDERING YOUR NEIGHBOR IN SECRET   Ps 101:5
545. SMOKING   Ro 12:1; 13:14; 1 Cor 3:16-18; 6:20; 2 Cor 4:10;   1 Pe 1:15; 1Thes 4:4,5
546. SORCERIES   Acts 8:11
547. TO START   A FIRE THAT DOES DAMAGE-NOT MAKING RESTITUTION   Ex   22:6
548. STEALING   Ex 20:15; Mk 7:22
549. STRIFE IN YOUR HEARTS   Ja 3:14
550. NOT STRIVING   TO ENTER HEAVEN   Lk 13:24
551. NOT STRIVING   TO ENTER HEAVEN-NOT WATCHING AND PRAYING MAY BE ACCOUNTED WORTHY   Lk   21:36
552. STUBBORN, STUBBORNNESS IS AS INIQUITY AND   IDOLATRY   Isa   48:4-8; 1 Sam 15:23
553. STUBBORN SON-DEATH, HE IS CURSED   Deut 21:18-21; 27:16; Mk 7:10
554. STUBBORN SON-REFUSING TO OBEY PARENTS IN THE LORD   Eph   6:1
555. FARING SUMPTUOUSLY, FULLNESS OF BREAD   Ezek 16:49
556. FARING SUMPTUOUSLY, BELLY IS YOUR GOD   Phili 3:19
557. FARING SUMPTUOUSLY, LIVING IN LUXURY EVERYDAY   Lk 16:19
558. FARING SUMPTUOUSLY, FULL OF EXCESS   Mt 23:25
  SWEARING-ALSO SEE CURSING    
559. SWEARING   Jere 23:10
560. TAKING BY FORCE   1 Sam 2:16
561. TATTLERS   1 Tim 5:13
562. TATTOOING   Lev 19:28; Deut 14:1
563. NOT PAYING ALL THE TAXES YOU OWE   Ro 13:6-8; Lk 20:25
564. TEACHING ANY DOCTRINE, OTHER THAN THE BIBLE   1 Tim 1:3
565. TELEVISION, WATCHING THINGS THAT ARE CONTRARY TO THE BIBLE   Ps   101:3; Ja 1:27
566. WATCHING SIN OR WORLDLINESS   Ps 101:3; Ja 1:27
566. LOSING YOUR TEMPER (ANGER)   Col 3:8
567. BEING QUICK-TEMPERED   Pv 14:17
568. CAUSING TENSION (STRIFE)   Phili 2:3
569. NOT GIVING THANKS IN ALL CIRCUMSTANCES, NOT THANKFUL TO GOD   1   Thes 5:18; Ro 1:21
570. DOING THINGS THAT ARE NOT IN GOD’S WILL   Mt 7:21
571. DOING THINGS THAT ARE NOT PLEASING TO GOD   1 Thes 2:15
572. THINKING HOW TO FULFILL THE DESIRES OF THE MIND, AND OF THE   SINFUL NATURE   Ro   13:13,14
573. TAKING THOUGHT FOR TOMORROW   Mt 6:34
574. TAKING THOUGHT FOR YOUR LIFE, WHAT TO EAT, DRINK, PUT ON   Mt   6:25
  THOUGHTS-ALSO SEE MIND    
575. EVIL THOUGHTS   Mt 15:19; Mk 7:21
576. NOT GIVING TITHES AND OFFERINGS (CURSED)   Mal 3:8,9; Lev 27:32; Deut 14:22
  TONGUE-ALSO SEE CONVERSATION    
577. TONGUE, CALLING EVIL GOOD AND GOOD EVIL   Isa 5:20
578. TONGUE, CURSING THEM THAT HATE YOU   Job 31:29,30; Mt 5:44
579. TONGUE, IDLE WORDS, SIN WITH TONGUE   Mt 12:36; Ps 39:1
580. TONGUE, SLANDERING OR SPEAKING AGAINST A CHILD OF GOD   Ps   50:20; Pv 6:19
581. TONGUE, SPEAKING WORDS OF HATRED   Ps 109:3
582. THE TONGUE   IS A WORLD OF SIN   Ja 3:3-13
583. FORBIDDING TO SPEAK IN TONGUES   1Cor 14:39
584. FOLLOWING THE TRADITIONS OF MEN   Col 2:8
585. TRADITIONS THAT OVERRIDE GOD’S COMMANDMENTS   Mt 15:3
586. TRAITOROUS   2 Tim 3:4; Lk 6:16
587. TRUSTING IN OURSELVES   2 Cor 1:9
588. TRUCEBREAKING   2 Tim 3:3
589. UNBELIEVING   Rev 21:8; Heb 3:12
590. UNCLEANNESS   Mt 23:27
591. UNGRATEFUL   2 Tim 3:1,2 NIV
592. UNFAITHFUL WITH ANOTHER’S ITEMS   Lk 16:10,12
593. UNMERCIFUL   Ro 1:31
594. UNRIGHTEOUSNESS   1 Jn 5:17
595. UNTHANKFUL   Ro 1:21; 2 Tim 3:2
596. BEING VAIN   Ja 2:20; Titus 1:10
597. MAKING A VOW AND NOT KEEPING IT   Ecc 5:4-6
598. BEING A VIOLENT MAN OR DOING VIOLENCE   Ps 18:48; Lk 3:14; Ezek 8:17
599. WAGES, NOT BEING CONTENT WITH YOUR WAGES   Lk 3:14; Mt 20:1-16
600. LOVING THE WAGES OF UNRIGHTEOUSNESS   2 Pe 2:15
601. PAYING UNFAIR WAGES   Ja 5:4
602. NOT WATCHING   FOR THE SOON RETURN OF JESUS CHRIST   Rev   3:3; Mk 13:35-37
603. WATCHING EVIL   Ps 101:3
604. WHISPERER   Pv 16:28
605. WICKEDNESS   Ro 1:29
606. BEING WISE IN YOUR OWN EYES   Isa 5:21
607. BEING A WITCH, OR HAVING ANYTHING TO DO WITH A WITCH   Deut   18:10,11
  Penalty for being a witch is death   Ex 22:18
608. WITCHCRAFT   Gal 5:20
609. REBELLION AS WITCHCRAFT   1 Sam 15:23
610. WIVES NOT SUBMITTING TO THEIR HUSBANDS   Eph 5:22
611. WOMEN WEARING MEN’S CLOTHES   Deut 22:5
  WOMEN, WHAT THEY SHOULD WEAR-SEE CLOTHES    

SINS AGAINST THE WORD

612. ADDING OR TAKING AWAY FROM THE WORDS OF THE BOOK OF   THIS PROPHECY   Rev 22:18,19
613. BEING STIFFNECKED TOWARDS GOD’S WORD   Acts 7:51
614. CONTRADICTING THE WORD OF GOD   Mt 16:22,23
615. CORRUPTING THE WORD OF GOD   2 Cor 2:17
616. DESPISING THE WORD OF GOD   Isa 5:24; Num 15:30,31
617. DISOBEYING THE WORD OF GOD   Gen 2:16,17; 3:12,13; 1 Jn 3:4
618. DISTORTING THE WORD OF GOD (THE   TRUTH)   2 Pe 3:16 NIV; Acts 20:29,30 NIV
619. NOT TURNING AWAY FROM FALSE SCIENCE THAT CONTRADICTS GOD’S   WORD   1   Tim 6:20
620. FORGETTING GOD’S TRUTH   Ja 1:25, Pv 3:1
621. HANDLING GOD’S WORD DECEITFULLY   2 Cor 4:2
622. HATING INSTRUCTION   Ps 50:17
623. MAKING GOD’S WORD VOID BY TRADITIONS   Mk 7:13
624. NOT BELIEVING ALL OF THE BIBLE (ALL OF GOD’S WORD)   (FOOL)   1 Jn 5:10; Lk 24:25; Jn 8:47; 10:26; 12:48
625. NOT DOING GOD’S WORD (DECEIVED)   Ja 1:22; Lk 6:46; 8:21; Ezek 33:32
626. NOT HIDING GOD’S WORD IN YOUR HEART   Ps 119:11
627. NOT KEEPING THE WORDS OF JESUS   Jn 14:24
628. NOT LIVING BY ALL OF GOD’S WORD   Mt 4:4; Lk 4:4
629. NOT OBEYING GOD’S WORD (THE   GOSPEL)   Lk 6:46,49; Acts 5:32; Ro   1:5; 2 Thes 1:8; 1 Tim 4:16; Heb 5:9
630. NOT PUTTING GOD’S WORD IN YOUR HEART   Deut 6:6
631. NOT READING THE BIBLE (DAILY)   Ps 1:2; Acts 17:11; 1Pe   2:2; 1 Tim 4:13
632. NOT RECEIVING THE LOVE OF THE TRUTH   2 Thes 2:10
633. NOT RIGHTLY DIVIDING GOD’S WORD   2 Tim 2:15
634. NOT STUDYING GOD’S WORD   Pv 4:4,5,20,21; Jos 1:8; 2   Tim 2:15
635. NOT TEACHING GOD’S WORD TO YOUR CHILDREN   Deut 6:7
636. NOT TOLERATING GOD’S WORD   2 Tim 4:3
637. NOT VALIANT FOR THE TRUTH (FOR GOD’S WORD)   Jere 9:3
638. PERVERTING THE GOSPEL   Gal 1:7,8
639. REJECTING THE WORD OF GOD   1 Sam 15:23,24; Jere 8:9;   Lk 7:30
640. RESISTING THE TRUTH (THE WORD OF GOD)   2 Tim 3:8
641. STOPPING YOUR EARS FROM HEARING GOD’S WORD   Acts 7:57
642. TAKING AWAY THE KNOWLEDGE OF HOW TO BE SAVED   Lk 11:52
643. TAKING AWAY FROM THE WORDS OF THIS PROPHECY   Rev 22:19
644. TO BE DESTITUTE OF THE TRUTH   1 Tim 6:5
645. TO ERR CONCERNING THE TRUTH   2 Tim 2:18
646. TRYING TO ENTER HEAVEN BY A WAY OTHER THAN THE GOSPEL’S WAY   Jn   10:1-7
647. TWISTING GOD’S WORD (TO WREST OR DISTORT)   2 Pe 3:16
648. WILLINGLY IGNORANT OF GOD’S WORD   2 Pe 3:5
  The essence of true religion (of salvation)   is obedience to God’s Word and doing God’s Word, not just hearing God’s Word   1   Sam 15:19-24; Acts 5:32; Ezek 33:31
649. A MAN WHO WILL NOT WORK   2 Thes 3:10

SINS RELATING TO THE WORLD

650. CONFORMING TO THIS WORLD   Ro 12:2
651. FORSAKING GOD’S CALLING FOR THIS WORLD   2 Tim 4:10
652. FRIENDSHIP OF THE WORLD (IS HATRED WITH GOD)   Ja 4:4
653. GETTING ENTANGLED WITH THE AFFAIRS OF THIS LIFE   2 Tim 2:4
654. GETTING SPOTTED FROM THE WORLD   Ja 1:27
655. LIVING FOR YOURSELF   2 Cor 5:15; Lk 9:23
656. LOVING THIS WORLD   1 Jn 2:15-17; Ja 1:27; 4:4
657. LOVING YOUR LIFE   Jn 12:25
658. MIND OR THOUGHTS ON THIS WORLD   Phili 3:18,19
659. SERVING EARTHLY THINGS   Ro 1:25
660. SPEAKING OF THE WORLD   Jn 3:31; 1 Jn 4:5,6
661. SORROW OF THE WORLD   2 Cor 7:10
662. WORLDLY AMBITION   Acts 8:18-24; Lk 12:15-21
663. WORLDLY MINDED   Ro 8:5-7,13; 12:2
664. BEING WORRIED   Phili 4:6; Mt 6:25
665. FALSE WORSHIP   Isa 1:13
666. LETTING THE SUN GO DOWN ON YOUR WRATH   Eph 4:26; Heb 3:13
667. YOUNGER, NOT SUBMITTING TO THE ELDER   1 Pe 5:5

 

This is not a complete list; however it does include many of the sins listed in the Bible.

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