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Is Jealousy The Greatest Sin?

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Love is the greatest commandment. The cure for jealousy is divine love. Does this make jealousy the greatest sin? Note: the results of jealousy are; theft, hatred, anger, malice, and ultimately murder. You can see how jealousy led Cain to kill his brother, Abel. Genesis 4: 4-8

 

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One of them.The unforgivable sin is not believing in Jesus Christ the risen Son of God.



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I do believe that pride is the worst sin...



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I do believe that pride is the worst sin...

That is not the worst but it is up there and OH BOY alot of people have that.



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Lust, greed and sloth are huge in our generations right now. If we get these under control we might have a chance.



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Pro 16:5  Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD: though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished

 

Pro 8:13  The fear of Jehovah is to hate evil; I hate pride, and arrogance, and the evil way, and the wicked mouth.

 

Pro 6:16  These six Jehovah hates; yea, seven are hateful to his soul:
Pro 6:17  a proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,
Pro 6:18  a heart that plots wicked plans, feet hurrying to run to evil,
Pro 6:19  a false witness who speaks lies, and he who causes fighting among brothers.

 

Let Alone - Blaspheming the Spirit
 



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All sin is equal, all lead to spiritual death. I do believe that there are different degrees of punishment for the lost, though, just as there are different rewards (crowns) for the redeemed.



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Not all sins are equal otherwise we wouldn't have been told of the unforgivable sin.

Pride may be the worst as it is Satan's original pride that caused all his mess in the first place.



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All sin is equal, all lead to spiritual death. I do believe that there are different degrees of punishment for the lost, though, just as there are different rewards (crowns) for the redeemed.

Yes,I believe that there is different degrees of punishment for the lost as well.I have heard a couple of sermons on that and it makes alot of sense.I do not think that not believing in Jesus Christ is equal to the other sins.That sin can not be forgiven.Enlighten me on that if you have a different opinion.I always love your posts and I want to see what you have to say.



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The first and greatest command is to love the Lord our God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength. Sin is defined by what is not of faith, not out of trusting in God alone. Idolatry and blasphemy are sins directed squarely at God Himself. I would surmise that sins violating the greatest command lead to the violations of the second, the "golden rule". Blaspheming the Holy Spirit is labeled as unforgivable, as has been also mentioned.....VERY BAD!!! 

Rejecting Christ is related to the blasphemy of the Holy Spirit, because the Holy Spirit was sent by Jesus Christ to draw all men to Him, to convince the world of sin, righteousness, and the judgement to come. If one rejects the workings of the Holy Spirit by blaspheming Him, then you cut off your only way to come to Christ and His forgiveness. I should dare say no sin carries a greater consequence than this!



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Jealousy is not a sin.  If it were then YHWH would be a sinner -- but He is not.



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Jealousy is not a sin.  If it were then YHWH would be a sinner -- but He is not.

Jealousy is a big sin.You are mistaken.



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Jealousy is not a sin.  If it were then YHWH would be a sinner -- but He is not.

Jealousy is a big sin.You are mistaken.

 

Well Bo Peep, your saying so doesn't make you right.

 

I prefer the Word of God.  < Deut 6:15 "for YHWH thy God in the midst of thee is a jealous God."  If jealousy were a sin, then God would be a sinner.  But He is not.

 

"Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, that ye should follow his steps:  who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth"

 

"Great and marvelous are thy works, O Lord God, the Almighty; righteous and true are thy ways, thou King of the  ages."

 

"O YHWH, the God of Israel, thou art righteous"

 

"Who shall not fear, O Lord, and glorify thy name? for thou only art holy; for all the nations shall come and  worship before thee; for thy righteous acts have been made manifest."

 

Bo Peep, I suggest that you do a concordance study of all the Bible passages on jealousy.


Edited by EnochBethany, 22 February 2014 - 06:45 PM.


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Pride of man essentially means "we can do it without God".

 

It is pride that makes us reject salvation.

 

God gives grace to the humble but resists the proud

 

Stubborn pride makes the unbeliever reject the convicting presence of the Holy Spirit when he comes alongside him.

 

Thus pride alone, leads to blaspheming the Holy Spirit.

 

 

Pride essentially says, "I am the source, the root of all decisions of what is right or wrong, good or evil. I am the Logos and don't need God!"

 

That is what Satan offered Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, and that is what they ate on behalf of all mankind. Man, not God, shall be the source, the Logos.

 

That is why death is the only solution.

 

Thankfully someone took our place of death.

 

Unless like many fools, you believe you have what it takes to remain independent of God. LOL 



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Not all sins are equal otherwise we wouldn't have been told of the unforgivable sin.

Pride may be the worst as it is Satan's original pride that caused all his mess in the first place.

Other sins cannot be thought of as being different from the unforgivable sin of unbelief. Since only non-believers have to pay for their own sin, which includes the sin of unbelief, than all sin is equal. They all lead to spiritual death unless one is saved, in which case Christ paid the price. The Bible does describe different degrees of punishment for those sent to the Lake of Fire. Specifically the Beast, the anti-Christ and Satan of course. I think that we can extrapolate from there that the souls of Hitler, Stalin, Lenin, Mao, and others who have committed atrocities against GOD and mankind throughout history will have to endure a special type of eternal punishment ment only for them. Again, I would think that if there are special rewards in Heaven for certain Saints, then there are probably special "rewards" in the Lake of Fire for certain sinners. It's only just, LOL! And GOD is a just GOD.



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Not all sins are equal otherwise we wouldn't have been told of the unforgivable sin.

Pride may be the worst as it is Satan's original pride that caused all his mess in the first place.

Other sins cannot be thought of as being different from the unforgivable sin of unbelief. Since only non-believers have to pay for their own sin, which includes the sin of unbelief, than all sin is equal. They all lead to spiritual death unless one is saved, in which case Christ paid the price. The Bible does describe different degrees of punishment for those sent to the Lake of Fire. Specifically the Beast, the anti-Christ and Satan of course. I think that we can extrapolate from there that the souls of Hitler, Stalin, Lenin, Mao, and others who have committed atrocities against GOD and mankind throughout history will have to endure a special type of eternal punishment ment only for them. Again, I would think that if there are special rewards in Heaven for certain Saints, then there are probably special "rewards" in the Lake of Fire for certain sinners. It's only just, LOL! And GOD is a just GOD.

 

I can not see a sweet unbelieving little ole grandma who had always helped people and been a nice lady suffering the same kind of punishment as Hitler.It just does not make sense.Not with God's love,mercy and Grace.



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GOD's jealousy is a rightous jealousy as the Jews and Christians, praise, and glory belong to HIM and HE will not loose or share us and them to anyone or anything. Man's jealousy is different in that it is rooted in covetousness, which makes our jealousy sinful.



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Jealousy is not a sin.  If it were then YHWH would be a sinner -- but He is not.

Jealousy is a big sin.You are mistaken.

 

Well Bo Peep, your saying so doesn't make you right.

 

I prefer the Word of God.  < Deut 6:15 "for YHWH thy God in the midst of thee is a jealous God."  If jealousy were a sin, then God would be a sinner.  But He is not.

 

"Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, that ye should follow his steps:  who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth"

 

"Great and marvelous are thy works, O Lord God, the Almighty; righteous and true are thy ways, thou King of the  ages."

 

"O YHWH, the God of Israel, thou art righteous"

 

"Who shall not fear, O Lord, and glorify thy name? for thou only art holy; for all the nations shall come and  worship before thee; for thy righteous acts have been made manifest."

 

Bo Peep, I suggest that you do a concordance study of all the Bible passages on jealousy.

 

Maybe you should do a concordance study on pride.



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Not all sins are equal otherwise we wouldn't have been told of the unforgivable sin.

Pride may be the worst as it is Satan's original pride that caused all his mess in the first place.

Other sins cannot be thought of as being different from the unforgivable sin of unbelief. Since only non-believers have to pay for their own sin, which includes the sin of unbelief, than all sin is equal. They all lead to spiritual death unless one is saved, in which case Christ paid the price. The Bible does describe different degrees of punishment for those sent to the Lake of Fire. Specifically the Beast, the anti-Christ and Satan of course. I think that we can extrapolate from there that the souls of Hitler, Stalin, Lenin, Mao, and others who have committed atrocities against GOD and mankind throughout history will have to endure a special type of eternal punishment ment only for them. Again, I would think that if there are special rewards in Heaven for certain Saints, then there are probably special "rewards" in the Lake of Fire for certain sinners. It's only just, LOL! And GOD is a just GOD.

 

I can not see a sweet unbelieving little ole grandma who had always helped people and been a nice lady suffering the same kind of punishment as Hitler.It just does not make sense.Not with God's love,mercy and Grace.

 

Exactly. They will be in the same place for sure, but I imagine that GOD has something more intense in store for the worst of the worst.



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Jealousy is not a sin.  If it were then YHWH would be a sinner -- but He is not.

Jealousy is a big sin.You are mistaken.

 

Well Bo Peep, your saying so doesn't make you right.

 

I prefer the Word of God.  < Deut 6:15 "for YHWH thy God in the midst of thee is a jealous God."  If jealousy were a sin, then God would be a sinner.  But He is not.

 

"Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, that ye should follow his steps:  who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth"

 

"Great and marvelous are thy works, O Lord God, the Almighty; righteous and true are thy ways, thou King of the  ages."

 

"O YHWH, the God of Israel, thou art righteous"

 

"Who shall not fear, O Lord, and glorify thy name? for thou only art holy; for all the nations shall come and  worship before thee; for thy righteous acts have been made manifest."

 

Bo Peep, I suggest that you do a concordance study of all the Bible passages on jealousy.

 

Maybe you should do a concordance study on pride.

 

Well, pride is a big sin, & certainly an important topic as in Dan 4.






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