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6000 - SIN and SALVATION


What the scriptures say about
Sin
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6021 Sin, Nature of
Scripture portrays sin in terms of wrongness before God in a variety of different ways, such as uncleanness, guilt or rebellion.

    The Basic Nature of Sin

    All sin is directed against God
        Ps 51:4
        See also Ge 13:13; Ex 10:16; Jdg 10:10; Ps 41:4; Lk 15:18

    Sin is essentially a lack of faith in God
        Ro 14:23
        See also Heb 11:6

    Descriptions of sin
    Corruption of God’s good purposes
        Dt 32:5
       See also Ge 6:11-12; Dt 9:12; Dt 31:29; Jdg 2:19

    Doing evil in God’s sight
        Jn 3:19-20
        See also Jdg 2:11; Ps 34:12-16; Pr 8:13; Isa 59:6-7; Mt 12:35; Lk 6:45

        Ungodliness
    Jude 14-15
        See also Isa 9:17; Isa 32:6; 1Ti 1:9

    Rebellion against God’s authority
        Isa 30:9
        See also Dt 9:7; 1Sa 15:23; Ps 78:40,56; Jer 3:13; Hos 7:13

    The breaking or transgression of God’s laws
    1Jn 3:4
    See also 1Sa 13:13-14; 1Ch 10:13; Ne 9:29; Mic 1:5;
    Mic 7:18; Ro 2:23; Ro 4:15; Ro 5:14-17; Jas 2:10-11

    Straying from the right path
        Isa 53:6
        See also Ps 58:3; Ps 95:10; Ps 119:10,21,118

    Incurring a debt
        Mt 6:12
        See also Mt 18:21-35

    Falling short of a standard
    Ro 3:23
        The words most commonly used for “sin” in the OT
        and NT originally signified “missing the mark”.

    Uncleanness
        Ps 51:2; Isa 1:16
        See also Ps 51:7; Heb 9:14

    Kinds of sin
Sins of omission
        Jas 4:17
        See also Mt 23:23; Lk 11:42; Mt 25:45

    Deliberate sins
        Lk 12:47
        See also Nu 15:30-31; Dt 1:42-43; Dt 17:12; Ps 19:13; Isa 57:17; Ro 1:32

    Unintentional sins
        Lk 12:48
        See also Lev 4:1-5; Nu 15:22-29; Dt 4:41-42; Ac 3:17; 1Ti 1:13

    Sin against the Holy Spirit
        Mk 3:29-30; Mt 12:31-32; Lk 12:10
        See also 1Jn 5:16




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