“21: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. 22: Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools….
“21: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
22: Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools….
24: Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves…” (Rom. 1).
“23: For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” (Rom. 3).
“1: Behold, the LORD's hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear:
2: But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear” (Isa. 59).
Sin drives a wedge between man and God.
No murder; stealing; false witnessing; coveting neighbor’s house; must honor parents….(Ex. 20: 13; 15; 16; 17; 12, cp. Rom. 13: 9, Jas. 1: 8-11).
Sin is a real threat to any society and civilization.
“22: But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions” (Matt. 19: 22).
Sin is often the cause of physical, emotional, and psychological problems.
“36: And a man's foes shall be they of his own household.
37: He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me” (Matt. 10).
Sin divides families and causes many domestic problems.
“19: Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord” (Acts 3).
Sin takes away self-esteem and causes guilt.
“17: And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church: but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican” (Matt. 18).
Sin can estrange and alienate the closest of brethren.
“46: And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal” (Matt. 25).
Sin will result in an eternity in everlasting hell.
“15: Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.
16: Do not err, my beloved brethren.
17: Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning” (Jas. 1).
The terrible truth about sin.