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If anyone sees his brother sinning a sin which does not lead to death, he will ask, and He will give him life for those who commit sin not leading to death. There is sin leading to death. I do not say that he should pray about that. 17 All unrighteousness is sin, and there is sin not leading to death.In regards to sin, we do see in scripture that there are sins that lead to death (this death being the second death)

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The blood of Jesus that He shed on the cross paid our sin debt to God "in full."

 

The only sin that sends anyone to hell is the sin of unbelief; choosing to reject God's gift of Grace through faith in the Gospel message which of course includes repentance.

 

I do believe that once in hell a person's degree of punishment will be dependent upon the severity of his/her sin. I'm not sure who will suffer the greater punishment, those like Hitler or those who came into the knowledge of the truth of the Gospel message but chose to continue in and then die in their unbelief.

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The blood of Jesus that He shed on the cross paid our sin debt to God "in full."

 

The only sin that sends anyone to hell is the sin of unbelief; choosing to reject God's gift of Grace through faith in the Gospel message which of course includes repentance.

 

I do believe that once in hell a person's degree of punishment will be dependent upon the severity of his/her sin. I'm not sure who will suffer the greater punishment, those like Hitler or those who came into the knowledge of the truth of the Gospel message but chose to continue in and then die in their unbelief.

 

 I don't agree, John.  There is nothing in Scripture to back the belief that there are different levels of punishment.  Sin is sin and all sins are unacceptable to the Lord. 

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I think part of the problem is that we are trying to apply our finite sense of justice.

 

Having said that - consider, Adam and Even living in perfection and then only ONE word off and look where we are at.

I believe we are not going back with anything less than perfection, which is only possible being clothed in His righteousness.

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The blood of Jesus that He shed on the cross paid our sin debt to God "in full."

 

The only sin that sends anyone to hell is the sin of unbelief; choosing to reject God's gift of Grace through faith in the Gospel message which of course includes repentance.

 

I do believe that once in hell a person's degree of punishment will be dependent upon the severity of his/her sin. I'm not sure who will suffer the greater punishment, those like Hitler or those who came into the knowledge of the truth of the Gospel message but chose to continue in and then die in their unbelief.

 

 I don't agree, John.  There is nothing in Scripture to back the belief that there are different levels of punishment.  Sin is sin and all sins are unacceptable to the Lord. 

 

Morningglory,

 

I'll use one scripture but you'll probably disagree with that too: Romans 2:5-6. I'll leave it at that because I don't want to argue about scripture. Interpret it as you wish.

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Assuming the above sketch of the effects of sin is more or less correct, in what area does Jesus' sacrifice make a difference?

 

With the Holy Spirit, we can now understand more in depth of what sin is and who God is and what they both feel like. When we understand more of what God wants from us, it's easier to walk away from sin. For an unbeliever however, you are already condemned because of your unbelief in Jesus Christ. It's not your sin as an unbeliever that keeps you from him, it's your unbelief. - David

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Hi eco,

 And welcome to Worthy.....I am not too sure after reading your question and alot of your responses to the many replies posted ,what exactly you are asking-though I will give it a go.

 As many have stated ,according to our God inspired Word given to man in the Bible....we are told that we ALL fall short of the glory of God,Jesus tells us that if we break the very least of the commandments then we have broken all of them.In the eyes of God,our very best is just filthy rags......there is nothing we can do to be worthy,holy or acceptable before God.You asked somewhere what Jesus has to do with our walk with God....well,that's just it eco,we wouldn't be worthy to even walk or talk with God if it were not for Jesus,so we would not have a walk with God.

   You see,even if you thought you never committed one sin in your entire life,you still would not be good enough,pure enough,holy to present yourself before the Almighty Creator of all things"GOD".....what we think is just or what we think at all is of no consequence...God can do whatever He chooses to do,He said''I will show mercy on who I want to show mercy on''.....are ways simply are not His ways!

   But the good news is that He loves mankind and wanted to make a way for us to be reconciled to Himself and so He(Himself)came down from heaven to earth to become like us as a man(Jesus) and revealed Himself to us and shed His blood as a sacrifice for the sins of every single person who ever lived(past,present and future)....that blood(His Blood) is what washes us clean of sin and reconciles us to our Father....we then become holy and acceptable to God.Of course this is given us by the grace of God,His gift to us....we have the choice of either accepting this gift or refusing it.We accept Gods gift of grace by accepting Jesus into our hearts as our Lord and Savior.He is the Way,the Truth and the Life...,.there is no other Way to come to the Father except through His Son,Christ Jesus.

  Eco,may I encourage you to read the Bible......read it with an open heart and an open mind,I suggest you begin in the Book of John,I think He best describes how much God loves us and who Christ is....read it for yourself.I do so hope these words I have written will help to spark your desire to seek God in the Bible,He loves you so much.I will keep you in prayer and may God bless you.

                                                                                                                                        Truly,Kwik

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It is better to have rebuke from a friend than to have been blasted by a non-friend. It says so in the Bible but forget which chapter it is. Only God can help us to forgive as we can't forgive on our own.

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It is better to have rebuke from a friend than to have been blasted by a non-friend. It says so in the Bible but forget which chapter it is. Only God can help us to forgive as we can't forgive on our own.

 

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Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful. Proverbs 27:6

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Jesus sacrificed himself for me. I believe HE deserves my honor and loyalty for doing so.

Now, I will bring it to the carnal understanding for you.

Say Jesus was a biker of 1% brotherhood. HE took the bullet for me because he loved me. I wore the same colors as HE did. HE fell for me, now my award of honor to HIM is to fall for HIM as well. My life belongs to HIM.

God Bless

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