2 Timothy 3:2-5

What is sin?

Satan has fooled twentieth century Christians into an ever deeper spiritual sleep so that many have become insensible as to what constitutes sin. The Bible clearly defines it for us, however. ‘”Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.” I John 3:4.

The breaking of any one of God’s Ten Commandments constitutes sin. The Apostle Paul reveals the purpose of the law. “What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet.” Romans 7:7. And again, “By the law is the knowledge of sin.” Romans 3:20. Thus, we see that the law of God points out sin in the life.

The cancer of sin has infected the entire human race, “for all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23. However, the gospel of Jesus is the good news of salvation from sin. The sinner may come to the Lord in full assurance that the grace of God is sufficient to forgive him of all sin. “Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God.” Verses 24,25.

The plan of redemption provides for more than the forgiveness of past sins. It also provides a way of escape from continued sin. We need to experience not only forgiveness of sin, but also victory over sin. We cannot be saved in our sins, we must be saved from our sins.  Is it possible to live without sinning?

Jesus did not come to save us from the consequences of sin only, but to save us from the sin itself. Salvation is not a negative thing; not just the absence of something. He did not come just to take away something—our guilt—but to give us something—victory over sin. For God to forgive us and leave us under the power of continued sin would make God an accomplice of sin. He not only counts us righteous through the imputation of His atoning death, but He makes us righteous through the impartation of His victorious life.

I invite everyone to follow the example of the Bereans who, nearly two thousand years ago, “searched the Scriptures daily to find out whether these things were so” (Acts 17:11).

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Jesus Christ said, “Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words shall never pass away” (Matthew 24:35).

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My Faith and Beliefs

A little about my parents

  1. The Bible (Old and New Testaments) is fully inspired by God, and is profitable for doctrine, reproof, correction, and instruction in righteousness (2 Tim. 3:16)
  2. God created our world in six literal, 24-hour days, and rested on the seventh day (Gen. 1; 2:1-3; Exodus 20:11).
  3. Satan (a fallen angel), led Eve into sin (Gen. 3:1-6; Isaiah 14:12-14; Rev. 12:9)
  4. Jesus Christ is the Messiah of Israel and the Savior of the world (1 John 4:14)
  5. Jesus Christ has revealed to the entire human family God’s loving character (John 3:16; 14:9)
  6. Jesus Christ is fully God and fully Man (John 1:1-3, 14; 1 Tim. 2:5)
  7. Jesus was born of a virgin and died on the cross for the sins “of the whole world” (Matthew 1:23; 1 Cor. 15:3; 1 John 2:2)
  8. On the third day (Sunday morning), Jesus rose from the dead, as predicted in advance by the Scriptures (Luke 24; 1 Cor. 15:3,4)
  9. God is not prejudiced against any race, color, or nation (Acts 17:26; Rom. 2:11; Rev. 7:9)
  10. Eternal life is a free gift through Jesus Christ (Rom. 6:23)
  11. God’s love brings a sinner to repentance (Rom. 2:4)
  12. God calls all to repent and believe in Jesus Christ (Acts 20:21)
  13. We must be born again by the power of the Holy Spirit (John 3:6,7)
  14. Believers in Jesus should be baptized by immersion (Mat. 3:16,17; Mark 16:15; Acts 2:38,41)
  15. We should follow God’s Word above man’s traditions (Mat. 4:4; Col. 2:8)
  16. We should treat everyone with love and respect (Eph. 4:25, 5:1, 9)
  17. We should keep ourselves “unspotted from the world” (James 1:27)
  18. We are living in “the time of the end” (Daniel 12:4,10)
  19. By His grace and motivated by love, God’s end-time people will keep the Ten Commandments and the faith of Jesus Christ (John 14:15; Rev. 14:12)
  20. Christians should endure tribulation “to the end” (Mat. 24:13; Acts 14:22)
  21. The Antichrist of prophecy is “already in the world” (1 John 2:18; 4:3)
  22. The major Protestant Reformers were correct about the Antichrist.
  23. Jesus Christ is the only Mediator between God and fallen humanity (1 Timothy 2:5)
  24. Jesus will not return secretly, but openly and visibly for all to see (Mat. 24:26,27,30,31)
  25. There will be “a resurrection of the dead, both the just and the unjust” (Acts 24:15; John 5:28,29)
  26. Jesus Christ is “the seed of Abraham” (Galatians 3:16)
  27. True believers in Jesus Christ – Jews and Gentiles – become part of Abraham’s seed, “the Israel of God” (Gal. 3:28,29; 6:14-16)
  28. Our final home is the New Jerusalem (Hebrews 12:22-24; Rev. 21:1-4, 10-27)
  29. All the lost will end up in “the lake of fire, which is the second death” (Revelation 20:14,15)
  30. God will make a new heaven and a new earth for His people to live in, where righteousness dwells (2 Peter 3:9-14)
  31. The truth of the Bible is bigger than any church or denomination.
  32. The Bible is our final authority.
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