WHAT IS WILFULL SIN
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WHAT IS WILLFUL SIN
As most who
have read the studies at Christianity Oasis know ...
I am not one to
preach hell and damnation in some vain effort to bring
submission by use of fear. I do not believe that any
relationship based on fear will be able to withstand the
trials and tribulations and the Old Covenant proved this to
be so and this is why the New Covenant was created.
Much like a
marriage where the woman lived with the man out of fear or
obligation, it would be destined to fail as fear is a poor
substitute for LOVE. When it is true LOVE and understanding
of one another. That is the REAL deal and the foundation is
No, my friends ...
I believe in Godís Grace and Love and that this is what will
have us CHOOSE to follow Jesus. Knowing that He loved us
sooooooo much that He would be willing to die for us and we
sense that Love and return it.
With this in
mind, let us look at a few Scriptures and see if we can
bring harmony and understanding to our minds and hearts on
some VERY frightening Words in the Bible.
What is willful sin? The Bible has much to say about willful sin and how very important it is to understand the consequences of willful sin as we sojourn along our Christian path. Let us look for answers to the question ... What is willful sin, shall we?
For it is
impossible for those who were once enlightened, and
have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made
partakers of the Holy Ghost, And have tasted the
good word of God, and the powers of the world to
come, If they shall fall AWAY, to renew them again
unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves
the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.
2 Peter 2:20-22
For if after they have escaped the pollutions
of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and
Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled
therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with
them than the beginning. For it had been better for
them not to have known the way of righteousness,
than, after they have known it, to turn from the
holy commandment delivered unto them. But it is
happened unto them according to the true proverb,
The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the
sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire.
For if we sin WILFULLY after that we have received
the knowledge of the TRUTH, there remaineth no more
sacrifice for sins, But a certain fearful looking
for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall
devour the adversaries.
Can you name ANY human that
has not sinned after becoming Christian?
Certainly, we can
agree that most if not all people have fallen short (sinned)
after becoming a Christian.
So are we ALL
destined to Hell?
Lemme ask ya this
Is it a sin to deny Jesus?
Did Peter not
deny Jesus thrice? Did Peter know it was a sin to deny
Did Peter deny Jesus willfully? Is Peter in Hell?
WILLFUL SIN WARNING
WHAT IS WILLFUL SIN DANGER
Lemme remind ya
of what it said of those who sin WILLFULLY ....... ďBut
a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery
indignation ď ...
So the question becomes; Do we sin ...
I would like to
share something Paul said ...
For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am
carnal, sold under sin. For that which I do I allow
not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I
hate, that do I. If then I do that which I would
not, I consent unto the law that it is good. Now
then it is no more I that do it, but sin that
dwelleth in me. For I know that in me (that is, in
my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is
present with me; but how to perform that which is
good I find not. For the good that I would I do not:
but the evil which I would not, that I do. Now if I
do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but
sin that dwelleth in me. I find then a law, that,
when I would do good, evil is present with me. For I
delight in the law of God after the inward man: But
I see another law in my members, warring against the
law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to
the law of sin which is in my members.
O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from
the body of this death?
I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then
with the MIND I myself serve the law of God; but
with the FLESH the law of sin.
Paul explained that we have this fleshly sin
within us and that we are NOT willing to sin, but sometimes
It is NOT us that sins, but the flesh within us making the
CHOICE and we are NOT willing.
This fleshly part of us has the Original Sin within it.
This Original Sin is the sinful nature that
every human has inherited because of the original sinful
choice that Adam and Eve made thousands of years ago in the
Garden of Eden when tempted by satan.
Due to this Choice made by the first man and
woman ... The Sin is now in the flesh of all mankind and
when we are born, we are destined to death ...
Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the
world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon
all men, for that all have sinned.
UNLESS we make the CHOICE to believe in
When we become Christians, we are REBORN and
receive a new start and are placed on the path to
Salvation and Eternal Life. This
New Covenant of Grace ... Has the destiny of death made
void by the
Blood of Jesus.
As Christians, we are bound under the NEW
COVENANT (New Testament) not the Old Covenant just as our Father
said He has broken the Old Covenant.
And I took my staff, even Beauty, and cut it asunder, that I
might break my covenant which I had made with all the
people. And it was broken in that day: and so the poor of the
flock that waited upon me knew that it was the word of the LORD.
And I said unto them, If ye think good, give me my price; and if
not, forbear. So they weighed for my price thirty pieces of
silver. And the LORD said unto me, Cast it unto the potter:
a goodly price that I was prised at of them. And I took the
thirty pieces of silver, and cast them to the potter in the
house of the LORD.
The Old Covenant ended when Jesus
died and Judas
Iscariot and the Religious leaders weighed His price for 30
pieces of silver and they crucified our Lord and He died for our
The NEW COVENANT then began.
So many fail to see this
TRUTH and prefer to teach LAW and WORKS as the way to enter
Heaven instead of God's LOVE and
by sacrificing His Son as our ONLY way in.
Now, make no mistake
my friend ...
GODS GRACE A
"GET OUT OF HELL FREE" CARD.
YOU ARE STILL RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR
ACTIONS AFTER YOU RECEIVE GOD'S
Grace reveals that if you TRULY
believe in Jesus and the TRUTH that He was willing to die for
and did, that you would know that He loves you so much
that you will want to do what He wants you to do
because you would know that He is looking out for your best
interests. You will try hard not to do things that would make
him ashamed or disappointed in you. You may fall, but always
remember that only a worm is free from the worry of stumble and
the real test is to see if you will get up, dust yourself off,
carry on and never surrender.
SAINTS ... ARE JUST THE SINNERS WHO FALL DOWN AND GET UP
As time passes, you will find that
you begin to make the right choices, out of love
... Not fear of punishment. You will do it because you want to serve and please your Heavenly Father.
be your FAITH that establishes your WORKS
WILLFUL SIN CONCERNS
WHAT IS WILLFUL SIN ORIGIN
Letís talk about this WILLFUL mind again ...
This works both ways you know ... Ponder on this:
1 Corinthians 9:17
For IF I do this thing WILLINGLY, I have
a reward: but if AGAINST MY WILL, a dispensation of
the Gospel is committed unto me.
We must perform
our Christian duties WILLINGLY or it is NOT deemed as our
CHOICE and the REWARD is NOT OURS. In like manner is it not
fair to say that when we are not willing participants in our
sins, the punishment is NOT OURS?
What did Paul
I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So
then with the MIND I MYSELF serve the law of God;
but with the FLESH the law of sin.
In the Old
Covenant, if someone sinned, they had animal sacrifices made
for their sin and they were forgiven. They would do this as
often as required or needed.
In the New Covenant ... JESUS is the sacrifice for our sins.
Are we to assume for one second that HIS sacrifice is only
able to have our sins forgiven ONCE?
But this man, (Jesus) after He had offered
one sacrifice for sins for EVER, sat down on the
right hand of God; From henceforth expecting till
his enemies be made his footstool. For by ONE
offering He hath perfected for EVER them that are
sanctified. Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a witness
to us: for after that He had said before, THIS is
the covenant that I will make with them after those
days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their
hearts, and in their minds will I write them; And
their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.
No, Jesus is NOT
a sacrifice that only cleanses away ONE sin.
We are able to
repent and be forgiven many times over.
that becoming a Christian creates an INSTANT change within and suddenly you
are worry free and willful sin free ... Yeah right, huh?
We ALL know that as Christians, we are to expect TRIALS and
Confirming the souls of the
disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the
faith, and that
WE MUST, through MUCH TRIBULATION, enter into the
kingdom of God.
to be patient and endure these TRIALS and TRIBULATIONS
Rejoicing in hope;
patient in TRIBULATION; continuing instant in prayer
these repeated TRIALS and TRIBULATIONS establish
And not only so, but we glory
in TRIBULATIONS also: knowing that TRIBULATION WORKETH
believe they are all alone during these TRIALS and
TRIBULATIONS and are the only ones which endure such things
However, Peter shares this with us:
1 Peter 4:12
Beloved, think it not strange concerning the
FIERY TRIAL which is to TRY you, as though some
strange thing happened unto you: But rejoice, inasmuch
as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when
his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with
Bible reveals that these TRIALS and TRIBULATIONS are for our
Wherefore I desire that ye faint not at my
TRIBULATIONS for you, which is your glory.
No, it is
definitely a process ...
We are slowly being renewed day by day and the laws of God
are being placed in us daily BY Him and FOR Him ...
Not by works of righteousness which we
have done, but according to HIS mercy He saved us,
by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the
Holy Ghost ...
We must remember
the number one TRUTH ...
For God so loved the world, that he gave his
only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him
should not perish, but have everlasting life.
But look at the
very next verse to FEEL the whole TRUTH ...
For God sent not his Son into the world to
condemn the world; but that the world through him
might be saved.
Yes my friends ... God LOVES us
and made the greatest sacrifice one could fathom to save us
Himself for our sins, that He might deliver us from
this present evil world, according to the will of
God and our Father ...
For I reckon that the sufferings of this present
time are not worthy to be compared with the glory
which shall be revealed IN us. For the earnest
expectation of the creature waiteth for the
manifestation of the sons of God. For the creature
was made subject to vanity, NOT WILLINGLY, but by
reason of him who hath subjected the same in Hope,
Because the creature itself also shall be delivered
from the bondage of corruption into the glorious
liberty of the children of God.
1 Corinthians 10:13
There hath no
temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but
God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted
above that ye are able; but will with the temptation
ALSO MAKE A WAY TO ESCAPE, that ye may be able to bear
WILLFUL SIN SUMMARY
WHAT IS WILLFUL SIN CONCLUSION
One more thing ...
Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner
from the error of his way shall save a soul from
death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.
For one to CONVERT a sinner removes our sins. So, get out there and save some souls.
You need only SEEK and FIND that WAY (TRUTH) that has been placed out there for you to escape the polutions of this world which are traps set by the enemy of your soul.
It IS there.
The ONLY reason you have had difficulties locating this precious gift is because you are so wrapped up in the temptation or resulting guilt itself.
But, now you know the TRUTH ... There IS a WAY to escape the temptation as well as the guilt we oft times experience when we have fallen victim to
If we repented and God forgave us ...
We need to forgive ourselves and carry on.
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