What does the Bible say about sin? The apostle Paul once said, “For what I am doing, I do not understand. For what I will to do, that I do not practice; but what I hate, that I do.” Can you relate to how Paul felt regarding sin? Are we all by default sinners? What kind of sins are there? Is it even possible to overcome sin? Can God forgive sin? If you’ve ever asked felt like Paul did or have asked yourself any of these questions, today we’re going to dive into scripture to find out what the bible says about sin.
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WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY ABOUT SIN?
1. Everyone has sinned.
Romans 3:23 For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. (NKJV)
2. We must recognize the sin that is in us.
1 John 1:8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. (NKJV)
DIFFERENT TYPES OF SIN
3. The works of the flesh are:
Galatians 5: 19-21 Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. (NKJV)
4. Sin that comes from the heart:
Mark 7:20-23 And He said, “What comes out of a man, that defiles a man. For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lewdness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness. All these evil things come from within and defile a man.” (NKJV)
5. Sin that can’t enter the kingdom of God:
1 Corinthians 6:9-10 Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. (NKJV)
6. Sin that must be put to death:
Colossians 3:5-6 Therefore put to death your members which are on the earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. Because of these things the wrath of God is coming upon the sons of disobedience. (NKJV)
7. Not doing what is right is also a sin.
James 4:17 Therefore, to him who knows to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin. (NKJV)
LIST OF SINS ACCORDING TO THE BIBLE
- outburst of wrath
- selfish ambitions
- evil thoughts
- evil eye
- not doing what is right
CONSEQUENCES OF SIN
8. Sin produces death.
Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. (NKJV)
9. Whoever practices sin is a slave of sin.
John 8:34 Jesus answered them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, whoever commits sin is a slave of sin. (NKJV)
10. Whoever practices sin commits lawlessness.
1 John 3:4 Whoever commits sin also commits lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness. (NKJV)
11. Sin separates us from God.
Isaiah 59:2 But your iniquities have separated you from your God;
And your sins have hidden His face from you,
So that He will not hear. (NKJV)
WHY DO WE SIN?
12. When we are drawn away but our own desires.
James 1:14-15 But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed. Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, brings forth death. (NKJV)
13. Our flesh is weak.
Matthew 26:41 Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” (NKJV)
14. We are drawn away to sin when we put our love in earthly things.
1 John 2:15-16 Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world. (NKJV)
15. Sin lies at the door.
Genesis 4:7 If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin lies at the door. And its desire is for you, but you should rule over it.” (NKJV)
JESUS – THE SOLUTION TO SIN
16. Jesus is the propitiation for our sins.
1 John 2:2 And He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world. (NKJV)
17. Jesus came to earth to take away our sins.
1 John 3:5 And you know that He was manifested to take away our sins, and in Him there is no sin. (NKJV)
18. The blood of Jesus cleanses us from all sin.
1 John 1:7 But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin. (NKJV)
19. Jesus bore our sins so that we can live for righteousness.
1 Peter 2:24 who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness—by whose stripes you were healed. (NKJV)
20. Only Jesus can give us freedom from sin.
John 8:36 Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed. (NKJV)
21. If we confess our sins, God is faithful to forgive and cleanse us.
1 John 1:8-10 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us. (NKJV)
22. God shows mercy to those who confess their sins to him.
Proverbs 28:13 He who covers his sins will not prosper,
But whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy. (NKJV)
FIGHTING AGAINST SIN
23. God always provides an escape from temptation.
1 Corinthians 10:13 No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it. (NKJV)
24. Fight against sin by not obeying your flesh.
Romans 6:12 Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in its lusts. (NKJV)
25. Don’t be a slave to sin anymore.
Romans 6:6-7 knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin. For he who has died has been freed from sin. (NKJV)
26. Repent and convert from your sins.
Acts 3:19 Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord. (NKJV)
27. Live your life through, for, and in Christ.
1 John 3:6 Whoever abides in Him does not sin. Whoever sins has neither seen Him nor known Him. (NKJV)
PRAYER & SIN.
28. Prayer against sin:
Psalm 19:13 Keep back Your servant also from presumptuous sins;
Let them not have dominion over me.
Then I shall be blameless,
And I shall be innocent of great transgression. (NKJV)
29. Prayer for forgiveness from sin.
Psalm 51:1-2 Have mercy upon me, O God,
According to Your lovingkindness;
According to the multitude of Your tender mercies,
Blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity,
And cleanse me from my sin. (NKJV)
VICTORY OVER SIN
30. God is able to cleanse us from sin.
Isaiah 1:18 “Come now, and let us reason together,”
Says the Lord,
“Though your sins are like scarlet,
They shall be as white as snow;
Though they are red like crimson,
They shall be as wool. (NKJV)
31. God forgives and forgets our sins.
Isaiah 43:25 “I, even I, am He who blots out your transgressions for My own sake; And I will not remember your sins. (NKJV)
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I hope you found this post helpful and learned a little bit more on what the Bible says about sin.
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