STATE OF SIN. Gen 1/24-25, “God created all living creature.”. v.26 God said. Let us make human kind in our own image (not any creatures) according to our likeness, and them have dominion over the creation. God’s consultation. Decision > (same image why?) To be with god
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v.26 God said. Let us make human kind in our own image (not any creatures) according to our likeness, and them have dominion over the creation.
Wisd 9/2-3 “by your wisdom you have formed human kind to have dominion over the creatures you have made, and rule the world with Holiness and righteousness” . And pronounce Judgment in up rightness of Soul. But now, the opposite is happening.
We are ruled and enslaved.
We have become slaves of Sin, Fear, Darkness. –ve feelings, Phobias. Complexes. Why it happened so?
Is 59/2, “See, the Lord’s hand is not too short to save, nor his ear too dull to hear, rather your iniquities have been barriers between You and your God, and your sins have hidden his face from you so that he does not hear.
God – Man relationship is broken.
1 Cor.8/12 “ But when you thus Sin against members of your family and wound their conscience, when it is weak, you sin against Christ.
Rom 6/16 “Do you not know that if you present your selves to any one as obedient slaves you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin, which leads to death or of obedience, which leads to righteousness.
Devil is a liar and deceiver.
Jn 8/44 “He was a murder from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources', for he is a liar and the father of it.
(Story of a man who went to heaven wanted to see hell, taken by Lucifer, to be sent back to heaven. Cheated by the devil, when he chose to be in hell.)
Lk 4/6 “ Devil showed Jesus all the nations and claimed authority over them. All are mine, I will give to whom ever I like. Adore me……
Jn3/8 “Anyone who sins is slave to sin. Slave is out side the house.”
Ps. 51/5 “Ever since I am born in my mothers womb, I am a sinner. Man’s sinful nature. (Story of Kachi Pappan, father of Pappa, Kaduthy) One is thief, only when he is caught red handed?
David said “ I am a sinner as soon as born in the womb.”
Intrinsic nature of man is such.
2Pt 2/19 “They promise them freedom. But they themselves are slaves of corruption, for people are slaves to whatever masters them.
You are a slave to what you are addicted tom smoking, drinking, adultery etc.
Jn 8/34 “Jesus answered them very truly I tell you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin” The slave does not have a permanent place in the household. Son has a place in the household.
Rom 7/14-24….ccc 356. what is sin?
Breaking of relationship between God and man
The more far you go from Jesus the greater sinner you become. Story of Kadamattam Kathanar. Running away from devil. Or Mobile, out of range. No coverage.
When you are busy in the world, you are away from God. Magnetic field. Sin is something against Wisdom, Logic, Truth, and much more your conscience. You are a sinner because you sin.
Or you sin because you are in the state of sin. (coconut or coconut tree.)
Today there is no sin consciousness.
(story of 10 commandments: 1st One God. Indians said we don’t need.
Vth France said no we don’t need.
Jews said if it is free we take it. Thus from the Angel the Jews got it.
1 cor 8/12, “Social dimension.: Alienation from Jesus Christ.
“ “ Neighbor
“ “ Self, Ch. Community etc.
2. Eyes will be opened
3. Discern good and evil
4. Become like God.
Consequences: 1.Satan made God a Liar, don’t believe in God
2. Man has no dignity. Worldly
3. Worldly things give eternal life.
Gen 3/6: “Change of attitude : 1. Tree was good for food and Taste better than all others.
2. Delight to the eyes
3. Discern good and evil
4. To make one wise. Knowledgeable.
1 Jn. 3/4-5: “Sin is breaking of God’s Law (there is only one-love)
Mk 12/30-31: “ Breaking commandment of Love is sin
a) Love God. b) Love neighbor
Gen 3/10 : “Where are you
a) Shy b) Hide. Paradise. Means park (Persian Lang)
Gen 4/9: “Where is your brother.
Sin is our attitude: ( Ps. 51/5.)
Sin is a state of being: action: State: Negligence, thoughts in Mind etc.
Then we experience : Hindrance to pray
Jn 9/31 : “ A man born blind, “God does not hear sinners prayer.”
Gen 6/5, Hurts, pains, God’s heart.
Against the Holy spirit.
Ps. 51/11 “Don’t take away your Holy Spirit from me. (2Sam 11, 12. David sins)
LATRIA, > Vs. People, money, position or where the heart is selfishness, worldly success. Education, beauty family, 1 cor 4.7. all gifts.
DULIA, > Rev. 8/3-4. smoke of incense with prayers of saints rose before God.
SUPER DULIA > Honor, Intercession, imitation, Love Mother Mary, Remember.
II. VOWS: > Sirac 18/22.23. “Promptly, Till death, Think first, Don’t” put the Lord to the test.
Eg: fish jumped into the water
Deut. 18/9-12. “Disgusting Practices, Spells, Charms, Divination, Omens Amulets, talisman etc.
III. Lev. 23/24-25. 1 cor. 11/18, 27-30 Divisions, factions, among eat and drink – in an unworthy manner will be answerable for.
Eccl 5/1. Draw near to listren.
VIth: Eph 6/1-3. “Children obey your parents, It may be well with you and you ma live long on Earth.
Sirac 3/1-16…………. Sirac 7/27-28: “Do not forget the birth Pangs of your mother. How can you repay.
Prov. 23/22. “Listen to you father who begot you and do not despise your mother when she is old.
V.5. Subject to your conscience. Respect to whom respect is due and honor
v. Murder : Gen 4/9-11.
Suicide : Tobit 3/10.
Mercy Killing Abortion : Wisd. 12/3-6
Anger : Mt. 5/21-22. Eph 4/26-29.
Sirac 27/30. Anger and wrath these also are abominations, yet a sinner holds on to them.
Disparagement; calumny Slander =making false statement to spoil the name.
Sirac 4/29 : “Do not be reckless in speech. Be Prudent
Mt 7/1-6, do not judge others, you condemn yourself.
Curse : sirac. 4/5-6 Give no reason to curse. Creator will hear.
Job; “31, 29-30,
Hatred 1 Jn 3/15: Murderer.
Gal: “5/19-20, enmities, fornication impunity, Licentiousness, strife, Jealousy, quarrels dissentions factions, envy. Boasting James. 4/16 : “You boast in your arrogance. All such boasting is evil.”
Pride: “Sir, 10/7, 9, 12, 15, 17.
Gal: “6/3-4. For if those who are nothing think that they are something. They deceive themselves.
Submissiveness. Control of the tongue. Jacob 3/2-6
Mt. 18/6 scandal. Millstone fastened around your neck.
Rom. 3/13-14. throat is grave. Venom of Vipers.
Keep secrets. Sirac 27/16-21.
Do good: James 4/17, “Any one who knows the right thing to do and fails to do it commits sin.
1Jn:3/17 One who has the world’s good, finds one in need, refuses to help
Co-operate : to sin. Sirac 4/22, 23. Do not give in to your harm speak at the proper moment.
OT. Joseph Gen 39/7-20. +Sirac 31/10.
Readings. L. MK 7/20-23 Rom 1/29-32 + 1Cor 6/9-10 Gal5/19-21.
1Tim 1/9-10 + Rev.21/8.
1.Divination. Sooth Saying, Augur, Witch craft, sorcery
Casting spells, Consulting Ghost, Seeking Oracles from the dead.
Charm, Omens, parrots, amulets, Tattoos and any mark on the Body. Star. Is 47/12-14.
Swear many oaths, and not fulfilling, cursing others Not observing the vows promptly, excessive imp. to saints.
III “Eucharist, Lev. 23/23-25., Sabbath observance No hard Job. Prayer, Bible reading, charitable works etc.
VI Respect for the Parents, authorities. Priests, elders Suicidal Tendency, Murder, Abortion. Euthanasia. Anger, arrogant, cutting remarks.
Hatred revenge, Judging others. Unforgiving Slander Gossip cheating. Vicious talk,
Talk ill of: telling lies: Pride : arrogant, insincerity.
Temptation to sin. Boasting
VI Immoral acts. Entertaining bad thoughts.
Talks, reading Blue films, Lustful eye, Bad talks, adultery, fornication. Homo, Lesbian, Bestiality. Masturbation. Incest rape. Infantilism. Sexual aberrations drinks, smoke drugs, Lazy, food greedy fasting abstainer.
Exorbitant Interest. Bribe. Stealing Tax evasion Malpractices, in business, Boundary stone, Unjust
VI. Not giving tithes.
VII. False witness. Lieing… etc
“To err is human and to forgive is Divine”. Johnson
NOT TO FORGIVE IS DEVILISH (DIABOLIC)
Our God is a merciful and forgiving God. He desires that we also forgive one another.
“Who is God like you, pardoning iniquity and passing over the transgression of the remnant of your possession? He does not retain his anger forever, because he delights in showing clemency. He will again have compassion upon us; he will tread our iniquities under foot. You will cast all our sins into the depths of the sea.” (Micah 7/18-19)
(Gen 33/9-10) “Brother of Jacob Esau pardoned Jacob and his face-
*To see your face is like seeing the face of God*
(Gen 50/19-20) “but Joseph said to them,” donot be afraid! Am I in the place of God? Even though you intended to do harm to me, God intended it for good, in order to preserve a numerous people, as he is doing to day, So have no fear. I myself will provide for you and your little ones.” in this way he reassured them, speaking kindly to them.
(Num 12/1-16) Moses Aaron Miriam “Now the man Moses was very humble, more than anyone else on the face of the earth”. Miriam had become leprous as white as snow.
In 1984 John Paul II Agca Ali.
“Why to reconcile, why t forgive”
Forgive our sins as we do to one another.
Rom 12/14-18-21 “Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them. Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. Live in harmony with one another; do not be haughty but associate with the lowly
Do not repay anyone evil for evil, but take thought for what is noble in the sight of all. Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave room for the wrath God for it is written, Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord. No, if your enemies are hungry, feed them, if they are thirsty, give them something to drink; for by doing this you will heap burning coals on their heads. Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.”
Mt 5/11. “Blesed are you when people revile you, persecute you and utter evil falsely, rejoice and be glad, your reward is great in Heaven.”
Mt 5/23 “When you are at the Altar, your brother /sister has something against you. First be reconciled to then come and offer the sacrifice.”
Col 3/13-14 “Bear with one another. As the Lord has forgiven, if there is a complaint against another forgive each other. Cloth yourselves with compassion, kindness, patience.
Mt. 5/38-44. “You have heard that it was said, an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. But I say to you, Do not resist an evildoer. But if anyone strikes you on the right cheek, turn the other also.”
Zeenath Basher : Mk 11/24-25 “Whenever you stand praying, forgive if you have anything against anyone; so that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses.”
Heb 12/14-15 “Pursue peace with everyone, and the holiness without which no one will see the Lord. See to it that no one fails to obtain the grace of God; that no root of bitterness springs up and causes trouble, and through it many become defiled.”
Graham Stein Australian missionary 2 sons burnt in Jeep. His wife Gladis.
Jesus had to forgive:-
Forgiveness is: 1. IN MIND. Mt 6/12, “and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors”.
2. IN HEART. Mt 18/35, “So my heavenly Father will also do to every one of you, If you do not forgive your brother or sister from your heart.”
3.IN THINKING Mt 18/1-7 times as peters’ reuest.
Every body is searching for Peace. But not achieving it. Many Promote it. Peace is that something hidden in human heart, like a treasure hidden in a field.
Jn 14/27, Peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives.
We lose peace because our minds are in the dark.
Eph 4/18-19. They are darkened in their understanding. Alienated from the life of God because of their ignorance and hardness of heart. They have lost all sensitivity and have abandoned themselves to licentiousness, Greedy to practice every kind of impurity.
We have to put on a new self revived in the Holy Spirit.
2. PSYCHE (Mind) : is related to one’s own self. Neurosis and Negative feelings destroy one’s own self.
3. SOMA (Body) : is related to the world. Sickness is a reality “Do not be wise in your eyes, fear the Lord, and turn away from evil It will be a healing for your flesh and a refreshment for your body.” (Proverb 3/7-8)
Body has five senses. We get sick, we need doctor. (Sirac 38/1)
“May the God of peace himself sanctify you entirely and may your Spirit and Soul and body be kept sound and blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. (1 Thess. 5/23)
1. Unconscious 5.9 like ice berg.
2. Sub conscious 3/9 1 year to 5-7years.
3. Conscious mind 1/9
We acquire in life a lot of hurts feeling and Negative emotions in different stages of life.
“I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the everything I hate. Now if I do what I do not want, I agree that the law is good. But it is no longer I do it. For I do not do the good I want to do. But sin dwells within me.” (Rom 7/5-20)
Before birth, starts with an incompatible marriage of the parents.
Unloving sexual intercourse., Rape.
Drinks and drugs. Etc. Hatred of the minds. Etc.
We accumulate a lot of wounds. When we are in the womb of the mother. Mother’s fear, sadness, despair, mental agony SUICIDAL TENDENCY, FRARFUL DREAMS etc.
POST MATAL Period. (1-5)
It goes on through out our life. Because of these we have registered a lot of wounded memories, shocks. They often lead to our Bad habits and bondages.
Children get bad habits Eg. 4 year old child. Kg children action rape scene. Sexual misuse. Shocks, and bad nature.
Resentment, unforgiving, Fear, Hostility, Anger, Doubting nature, Feeling of rejection. Guilt feeling, Anxiety, Despair, Sadness, Suicidal tendency, Inferiority complex and many other complexes. Phobias mannerisms
These can cause all kinds bodily ailments and can make a person socially unfit or misfits.
When these –ve feelings reach an uncontrollable state, one becomes a Neurotic patient and go up to mental imbalance.
One needs to have emotional maturity.
ACCEPT = +VE OR REJECT –VE IE. MATURITY. (Rational emotive therapy. R E T. by Ellis. A piece of string. Mopasang.
Ps 73/21-22. “When my soul was embittered, when I was pricked in heart, I was stupid and ignorant. I was like a brute beast toward you.”
V.26. My flesh and my heart msy fail, but God is the strength of my heart and by portion forever”.
V.28. “But for me it is good to be near God. I have made the Lord God my refuge, to tell of all your works.”
Your sins will find you out (Num.32/23).
“When ever our heart condemns us, for God is greater than our heart and he knows everything. If our heart do not condemn us we have boldness before God.” (1 Jn 3/20-21)
3. Anxiety Mt. 6/27-28 = 34
4. Anger Others are not responsible. Eph. 4/26.
Inferiority, Jealousy, stage fright. Shyness, hatred Bad habits, drinking, homo, lesbian, adultery etc.
Bestiality sadism, Masochism, Fetishism Sexual perversion
Hypochondria, Illusions, Imaginative illusion, Schizophrenia etc.
Hymn I surrender. All.
Ps. 139/13. You created every part of me. You put me together in my mothers womb.
Heb 13/8. “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever.
Wisd. 16/12. “For neither herb nor medicines cured them. It was your word O Lord that heals all.”
Is. 53/4-6. “He endured all our sufferings by his wounds we are healed.”
2. Find out the root cause of the wounds, hurt
3. Find out the present state of mind.
4. Speak to a councilor. (Jesus) Adoration.
Forgive : 1. Forgive the person responsible for hurts
2. Forgive God, if you think He is the cause
3. Forgive the situation which lead to it.
4. Forgive myself.
Jer 30/17. I will give you health again. I will heal all your wounds. = Hos. 14/4
Objective of Jesus Kerygma
The Central Mission of Jesus Christ is Salvation of each person and all men and women.
His name : JOSHUA Yahweh saves. + Hod saves
Jn 4/22. Salvation comes from the Jews
To attain Salvaton : Faith : (active Response to God’s unconditional, stead fast, personal love, it is a gift. Personal commitment needed.)
FAITH.>REPENTANCE>CONFESSION>CONVERSION. The end result is Experience of Salvation.
Col 1/14. In him, In the Person of Jesus Christ. We have remission of sins and salvation.
Jesus saves us from- SIN, SATAN, CAUSE OF SIN, DEATH.
(ROM 6/23) RESULTS OF SINS- VE FEELINGS (DISHARMONY)
Mt. 8/17=Is.53/4 “He has taken away our weakness and sickness.
1. Sin is separation from God
2. Division among men and women
3. Disharmony within self and each person:
There is evil in the world. The Satan. Who is embodiment of EVIL.
Perverse and Perverting. He is the genius of all evil designs.
SALVATION OFFERED B GOD IS THROUGH THE CROSS OF JESUS, GOES DIRECTLY TO THE ROOT OF THE PROBLEM, SALVATION FREE US FROM SIN.
Rom 5/12 “Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death came throuth sin, and so death spread to all because all have sinned.
V.18 “Therefore just as one man’s trespass let to condemnation for all, so one man’s act of righteousness leads to justification and life for all.
It was through the disobedience of Adam that we are separated from God. Through the obedience of Jesus 2nd Adam that we are separated from God, Through the obedience of JESUS 2nd Adam we have been transformed to union and communion with him.
Rom 5/1 “We are justified by Faith in Jesus Christ.”
Col 1/1-20 “Reconciliation with thing of Heaven and earth. Through the blood of Christ on the cross.”
Eg. Gandhiji, Hindu Muslims riot. RSS Godse. 2. Martin Luther King. I have a dream. Eph 2/13.
B, EXPIATION; of sin. Payment of Debit, submit to punishment for our wrong doing.
1 Jn 2/2 “And he is the atoning sacrifice for our sins and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.”
1 cor. 15/3 “Christ died for our sins”. In him our sins have been rubbed out.
EXPIATION OF SIN; IE. PAYMENT OF DEBT.= SUBMIT TO PUNISHMENT FOR OUR WRONG DOING.
1 Jn 2/2. “And he is the atoning sacrifice for our sins and not for wours only ours but also for the sins of the whole world.”
Completion of his redemptive Mission cost Jesus his life and serrled our Account pending because of our sin.
1 Pt. 3/18 “For Christ also suffered for sins once for all, the righteousness for the unrighteous in order to bring you to God. He was put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the Spirit.”
Story of Maz Millian Colbe. Gayoni youth. 1.Jn.3/16, Christ gave his life for us we too must give our life to others.”
BLOOD OF CHRIST; 1 Pt. 1/18. Pure Chaste that of Christ.
Lev. 16/8-10. 20-22. :Scape goat.+ blood of the lamb for the remission of sin.
Rev. 5/9-10 “Bought with a price. 1 Jn 1. 7b. Blood of Christ sanctifies. Eph 1/7 Salvation through blood of Christ.
Liberation fron sin by RANSOM. Devine PREROGATIVE. Privilege of a ruler to pardon a condemned criminal Jesus removed our and set us free from the slavery of every sin. Ie. He gave us the capacity to overcome the sin in ourselves, thanks to the high Price of the blood of Christ. (1 cor. 6/20=+ 7/23.)
Story: Abraham Lincoln slave girl, bough with a High price. = Ransom.
1 Tim 2/6. “Christ Jesus, himself human, who gave himself a ransom for all.”
Gal5/1 We are no more under bondage. Libation from pharaoh
Story: Vincent De Paul Liberated the slave by becoming a slave himself identified.
Jn1/12 “One who is born of God cannot sin He has become the children of God.
Being sinners (Intrinsic nature (coconut and the tree) we cannot Justify ourselves by Good works, or our own goodness or strength. Only Righteous God can Justify (It is not vengeful Justice intended to Punish but saving Justice through God demonstrates his FAITHFULNESS AND LOVE.
Mercy and grace. Gratuitous gift.
Rom. 3/22-26 “Righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ. They are now justified by his grace, redemption in Jesus Christ. Fith Grace Salvation.
It is gratuitous gift. God is faithful to his promises of the covenant. Resurrection is the justification > Lord set us free from Sin. Satan is crushed under. Removed the consequence of sin. Reconciliation to God, man, nature.
Liberation from Physical, mental, spiritual +ves.
Jn 10/10 I came to give life and have it in abundance.
Story of AVANTHI. PRINCESS –
1 JN5/11-12. “God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his son. Whoever has the son has the life. Whoever does not have the son of God does not have life.”
A new birth, Jesus and Nichedemus. Jn 3/3