Our Sin Problem
Man has a sin problem. Our sins separate 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". It is our sins that have caused the separation. In Romans
3:23, we are told, "For all have sinned and fall short of the
glory of God". There is not an accountable person living or who has
ever lived (except our Lord), who can say that he has never sinned. We are
all in need of salvation. I John
1:8 says, "If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and
the truth is not in us". The easiest person to deceive is ourselves.
When we rationalize away what God says, this is what we are doing. God
says that man has a sin problem, but man says that he does not. Who is
right and what are we doing to God when we say that we have no sin?
Continuing our reading in I John 1:10, "If we say that we have not
sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us." God is always
right when he tells us that we have all sinned.
In Romans 6:23 we read, "For the wages of sin
is death; but the gift of God is eternal life in Jesus Christ our
Lord". Death is a separation. When we die physically, our body is
placed into the grave, but our spirit is separated from our dead body and
goes back to God, who gave it. We are told in Ecclesiastes 12:7,
"Then the dust will return to the earth as it was, and the spirit
will return to God who gave it". In physical death, there is a
separation between our body and our soul.
In Romans 6:23, we saw that, "For the wages of sin is death".
This is a spiritual death, which is a separation from God in eternity for
those who are lost. Since God is in heaven, and those who experience this
spiritual death are separated from God, they cannot go to heaven. This
leaves only one place for them to go, hell. We see hell spoken of as the
second death in Revelation 21:8, "the lake which burns with fire
and brimstone: which is the second death".
Questions Lesson 4
1) (Isaiah 59:2) What separates us from God?
Our Sin Problem
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Our sins and iniquities.
If sin separates us from God, he will still hear us.
3) (1 John 1:8) If we say we have no sin
We are deceiving ourselves.
We are correct.
We don't really know for sure.
If we say we have never sinned we are telling the truth.
5) (Romans 3:23) How many accountable people have sinned?
knows when we sin.
7) (Ecclesiastes 12:7) In physical death
Our soul is separated from the body.
Both our soul and body go into the grave.
Both our soul and body cease to exist.
In death our soul ceases to exist.
9) (Romans 6:23) If we die with our sins
We will have a second chance in purgatory.
We will be eternally separated from God (spiritual death).
We will cease to exist.
are separated from God, we are lost.
11) (Revelation 21:8) The second death
Is when we die physically.
Will never happen.
Is Hell which is the lake of fire and brimstone.
do not go to Heaven we will go to Hell.