Sin & Salvation

The Results of Sin

Here is a quick word study on Sin from the Bible Project.

Lesson 2 – The Results of Sin

  1. What state does the Bible describe us as being in? Ephesians 2:1
    We are DEAD due to our trespasses and sin.
    Dead in transgressions and sins
    We were dead in our trespasses and sins
  2. Why ultimately is our sin so serious to God? Leviticus 11:44
    God is HOLY and we are not, but we are commanded to be holy.
    Because God is holy
    He is holy, but we’re not
    Be holy because I Am holy – we are to consecrate ourselves. Remember we are the image of God and should be reflecting Him to the world.
  3. What does iniquity do to our relationship with God? Isaiah 59:1-2
    Our sin separates us from God and causes him to hide his face from us so he does not hear us.
    Separated us from God – hidden God’s face from us
    He turns his back on us
    Our iniquities separate us from our God.

Lesson 2.1 – The Results of Sin

  1. Describe sinful humanity’s desperate condition. Romans 3:9-20, 23
    We all have sinned. None of us is truly wise or seeks after God. We all have turned away from God and do no good. Our talk is foul and filled with lies, cursing, and bitterness. We commit murder and cause destruction and misery. We have no fear of God at all.
    No one is righteous, no one is good, all have turned away from God, there is no fear of God before their eyes, all have fallen short of the glory of God
    Everyone is a sinner and cannot save himself. Only God can save us
    All have sinned an fallen short of the glory of God
    Jews and Gentiles alike, we are all under sin
    None righteous
    none understand
    no one seeks God
    no one does what is good
    no one knows the path of peace
    no one fears God
    the world is subject to God’s judgement
    no one will be justified in His sight by the works of the law
    the knowledge of sin comes through the law
  2. Describe the impact sin has on our hearts. Jeremiah 17:9
    “The human heart is the most deceitful of all things, and desperately wicked.”
    The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?
    Deceit and wickedness
    the heart is more deceitful than anything and incurable
  3. What are the “wages” of sin? Romans 6:23
    Death. The opposite of God’s free gift of eternal life.
    Wages of sin is death

Lesson 2.2 – The Results of Sin

  1. What does the Bible say happens after we die? Hebrews 9:27
    We face God’s judgement.
    We are to face judgment
    After we die there is judgement
  2. How does the Bible describe eternal judgment?

Matthew 25:41
It is a place of eternal fire created for Satan and his demons.
Revelation 20: 11-15
There is a lake of fire into which Satan and his demons, death and the grave are thrown into. Also, all those whose names are not in the Book of Life are thrown into the lake of fire.
Revelation 21:8
The non-saved are consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.

Matthew 25:41 – eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels
Revelation 20: 11-15 -great white throne, the dead were judged according to what they had done – anyone whose name was not written int he book of life was thrown into the lake of fire
Revelation 21:8 – the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murders, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters, and all liars will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur

Matthew 25:41
Eternal fire
Revelation 20: 11-15
Lake of fire if your name is not in the Book of Life
Revelation 21:8
Fiery lake of burning sulfur

Matthew 25:41
depart into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels

Revelation 20:11–15
The great white throne – the dead are judged accordig to their works by what is written in the books. Death and Hades are thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
Anyone whose name is not found written in the book of life was thrown into the lake of fire.

Revelation 21:8
8 But the cowards, faithless, detestable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars—their share will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.

  1. What does Paul, the writer of Romans, call himself? Romans 7:24
    A slave to sin.
    A wretched man
    A miserable person
    wretched man
    Who will rescue me from this body of death?

Lesson 2.3 – The Results of Sin

God lets us know – sin is a very serious issue. How grave a problem is it for you? What do you think that you deserve for your sin?
In God’s eyes, my sin is a huge problem… my biggest problem. It is bad enough to warrant me eternal death in the Lake of First. And, that is what I deserve, without Christ.
God defines what happens with His creation. The wages of sin is death. Why? Because sin separates us from God. He is eternal life. So yes, I deserve death becaue it is the result of sin and I have sinned.
But praise God He has made a way for people to be reconciled to Himself – NEXT LESSON

Through this lesson:
What do you learn about God? What has He done?

God created us knowing full well that we would sin. And knowing that the only way to rescue us from our sin was the sacrificial death of His Son, Jesus Christ. He freely offered His Son for us because of His love for us.
He is holy
He is the judge
He has set up a way for us to live
He has prepared the lake of fire as judgement for the devil and his angels.

What do you learn about people? Yourself?
We are all sinners, being slaves to sin but also willing sinners. Myself included. We all need a savior.
We deserve death
we are separated from God
our hearts are deceitful
if our name is not written in the book of life we will suffer the second death

How are you going to obey what you have learned (“I will…”)?
I will continue to rely upon, have faith in, my Savior, Jesus Christ. I cannot save myself and cannot live a sinless life. Therefore, my only hope is in Christ.
Walk in His way
Be holy as He is holy
But can I do this on my own?

Who will you share this with?
Every one I can get to listen. In particular, those who recognize their sinful condition and know they need a savior. Jesus Christ is the only way, no other religion or philosophy will do.

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