It is written: "Sin
"When tempted, no one should say, 'God is tempting me.' For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone: but each one is tempted when, by his own evil desire, he is dragged away and enticed." - James 1:13, 14
"You see- sinners cannot save sinners. We are all trapped at the bottom of the pit and none of us can pull others out. Technology cannot touch the need of the human heart. Only the Almighty Himself can reach out to us and fulfill our greatest longings." –Reinhard Bonnke, Christ for All Nations
"All sin is rooted in the failure of love." Thomas Merton; Quotationary, Leonard Loyd Frank
Greetings I send you in the name of Christ Jesus/Yeshua. There are a lot of seemingly silly things to talk about and words in language to discuss; however, the word sin is one crucial word commonly overlooked, but should NEVER be overlooked! (This word does not exist in Black's Law dictionary)
Sin does not come without a penalty!
Sin leads to personal costly mistakes, and destroys trust and relationships, and society at large! There is clearly an endless list of “sinful” headlines exempting no class of individuals, occupation, or organization. This is why it is written: “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” -Romans 3:23 SIN exists! … and as if there is not a God requiring of created man an adherence to strict morals for good reason! -Thomas Millington IICor.5:20 (Humbly, yes, I too am guilty of sin)
"Secular [irreligious] humanists make excuses for evil, or worse, deny its existence, or coddle it by refusing to confront it. Consequently, they feed it. Jesus did not compromise, nor negotiate, with evil." -Called, Winter 2011; Jerusalem Prayer Team
“The FBI says that Mexican and South American gangs, along with their violence and drug trade, have spread to every single major US city. Our own Justice Department admits that Colombian and Mexican cartels bring in $18-39 billion in sales from the United States.” –American Action Political Committee
Again, it is written: "When tempted, no one should say, 'God is tempting me.' For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone: but each one is tempted when, by his own evil desire, he is dragged away and enticed." -James 1:13, 14
"All of the legislation in this American nation has earned us the reputation as the world's leader per capita in abortion, alcoholism, drug addiction, and pornography (this surpassed Hollywood 11 billion versus 9 billion). Divorce, problem gambling, and hatred are skyrocketing. Prisons are full, and debt is at its greatest in history." -- Dr. Mike Evans, www.jerusalemprayerteam.org
"Furthermore, since they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, he gave them over to a depraved mind, to do what ought not to be done. They have become filled with every wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; they are senseless, faithless, heartless, ruthless. Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them.” -Romans 1:28-30
"And the Lord said to Cain, Why are you angry? And why do you look sad and dejected? If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin crouches at your door; its desire is for you, and you must master it." Genesis 4:6, 7 Amplified Bible
GOOD NEWS: "Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!" -John 1:29
“This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.”1 Timothy 1:15
"There are things a man must not do even to save a nation." -Murry Kempton; Quotationary, Leonard Loyd Frank
"From first to last, God pursues the sinner as he flees from him; pursues him not in hatred, but in love; pursues him not to destroy, but to pardon and to save." -Horatius Bonar Hymn writer and Pastor (1808-1889)
It is written: "No one who lives in him [Christ Jesus] keeps on sinning. No one who continues to sin has either seen him or knows him." -1 John 3:6
“Create in me a new heart, O God, and put a new and right spirit within me.” -Psalm 51:10 Morality in Government
“There is hardly a family who hasn’t, at one time or another, dreamed of coming away from the cares and pressures of life and the sinful world around them to settle down on some peaceful homestead… there to enjoy the Lord, His Creation, and to raise and enjoy their family in an atmosphere that promotes Godliness and wholesome cooperation, kind attitudes, and valuable character for life.” The Homesteaders, Barth Family Ministries, 339 Parkhill, Cornwall, VT 05753
[Jesus:] “If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not be guilty of sin; but now they have no excuse for their sin.” –John 15:2
The wise man and woman gives careful attention to this issue of sin because he or she knows that sin causes loss of integrity and trust instantly, and adds to much social turmoil (a state of great confusion or disturbance). Believe the reality that no person benefits when being the object (recipient/victim) of another man’s sin, for sin violates Christ’s Royal Law of Love. Read for yourself how sin is defined in an ordinary dictionary:
Sin- 1. a transgression of divine law. 2. a willful violation of a moral principle. 3. a serious fault or offense.
The legal profession likes to come across publicly as “good people” when they refer to their having “ethics” (morals); however, they never seem to enumerate them (name one by one) like the Holy Bible does. If "They" Have All The Answers. Sin separates you from God, and keeps you from Heaven! Here are most of the moral principles NOT to violate as clearly revealed in the Holy Bible:
“You shall not murder.
You shall not commit adultery.
You shall not steal.
You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.
You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his manservant or maidservant, his ox or donkey, or anything else that belongs to your neighbor.” -Exodus 20:13-17
“The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred and discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissentions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.” -Galations 6:19-21
"He who despises his neighbor sins.” -Proverbs 14:21
“But the man who has doubts--misgivings, an uneasy conscience--about eating, and then eats [perhaps because of you], stands condemned [before God], because he is not true to his convictions and he does not act from faith. For whatever does not originate and proceed from faith is sin--that is, whatever is done without conviction of its approval by God is sinful.” -Romans 14:23 Amplified Bible
Job: "'The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; may the name of the Lord be praised.' In all this, Job did not sin by charging God with wrongdoing." -Job 1:21, 22
SIN…A THREE LETTER DESTROYER of life!
Sin- 1. a transgression of divine law. 2. a willful violation of a moral principle. 3. a serious fault or offense. The Problem | The Locust Effect
Sin without consequences? Another cruel and ridiculous deception of Lucifer!
It is written: "Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction." -Gal. 6:7-8
"For God will bring every deed into judgment, including every hidden thing, whether it is good or evil." -Ecclesiastes 12:12-14
"We have already made the charge that Jews and Gentiles alike are all under sin. -Rom. 3:9b
Headlines of newspapers and magazines that prove the fact of SIN in all society- no class of individuals or occupation is exempt!
"In resigning as CIA director, retired four-star General David Petraeus says he 'showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair.'" -Burlington Free Press 11-10-12
Rip-Off Rabbis and Sacred Scammers- Several high-profile Israeli rabbis have come under fire for less-than-holy schemes [bribes/false documents] -Source: Moment, Jan/Feb 2014
Firefighter charged with arson, fraud -Reporter, 9-11-13 (Brandon, VT)
Eleven sent home in Secret Service Prostitution Scandal -Fox News 4-16-12
3-7-11 Front Cover: SPECIAL REPORT SPORTS ILLUSTRATED Criminal records in College Football: "A six month investigation of SI's preseason Top 25 reveals that more than 200 players- including 23.5% of scholarship athletes on one team- have been in trouble with the law."
DOC [Department of Corrections] official faces charges 12-4-09 Rutland Herald (VT)
Homeland Security official charged with sexual preying (Rutland Herald, April 6, 2006)
Former judge is reprimanded
Trial of former Vernon police chief could start at the end of next month
Schemes, scandals make 2003 headlines
Additional charges filed against law school founder
Lawyer Complaints Overwhelm System (Valley News, Oct.18, 1992)
“It’s not about veterans anymore. It’s all about the money.” (The American Legion Magazine, Feb. 2004)
Telling truth might have been best defense- Judicial system needs help
65 Boston churches to close- Declining attendance, sex scandal contribute
Verizon Warns Consumers: Beware of On-Line ‘Phishing’ Scam
Policing the corporate suites- Abuses by CEO’s eroded confidence in capitalism. Such outrages must never happen again
Ex-CIA official indicted (The Week, 2-23-07)
Teacher sentenced for sex with student
BEIRUT DEATH TOLL AT 147 AMERICANS; FRENCH CASUALTIES RISE IN BOMBINGS
What porn is doing to our kids
"For children separated from their families, the risk for commercial sexual exploitation increases." -Girls Like Us, Rachel Lloyd; Founder and executive director of GEMS Girls Educational and Mentoring (Mann Act. Federal statute (White Slave Traffic Act, 18 U.S.C.A.ss2421) making it a crime to transport a woman or girl in interstate or foreign commerce for the purpose of prostitution or debauchery, or for any other immoral purpose.)
It is written: "But I [Jesus] tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart." -Matthew 5:28
< Theft protection- magnetic strip glued to the inside of packages Every day life: Keys to attempt to stop thieves and property misuse >
It is written: [Jesus] "And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to go into hell." -Matthew 5:30
"Bloodthirsty and deceitful men the Lord abhors." -Psalms 5:6b
Jesus: "Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you." -Matthew 5:44
It is written: "There are six things the LORD hates, seven that are detestable to him: haughty (prideful) eyes, a lying tongue (emphasis added), hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil, a false witness who pours out lies and a man who stirs up dissension among brothers." -Proverbs 6:16-19
"I don't want to reflect on my fellow politicians, but if every politician that ever lied was incapable of holding of service, I'm not too sure of how many we'd have left." -James Jefford, Vermont (USA) Representative [career politician]; quote taken after a press conference; Burlington Free Press (year 2000)
Lie: A falsehood uttered for the purpose of deception;...;anything which misleads or deceives. -Black's Law Dictionary 6th Edition
Current Pope Benedict XVI is quoted saying “no law made by man can subvert the
law made by the Creator without damaging society in its very foundations.” (on
the issue of civil unions.)
The WEEK, February 23, 2007, page 15
|“There’s something wrong, something fundamentally wrong in my view that’s been going on in our society …and that is a lot of economic activity has been motivated, pure and simple, by greed – “G” “R” “E” “E” “D”. -Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders Live Forum 12-6-08, held at the Otter Valley High School, Brandon ,VT (P.s. He's a professed Socialist, and not a Christian.)|
|"My identity was stolen by another police officer." TV ad for lifelock . com|
The Oil -- for -- Food Scandal- "When
the Americans left, they turned everything over to the United Nations, and
the U.N. officials were corrupt, taking money to look the other way.
They were selling the food and supplies they were supposed to be giving to
the people as part of the recover effort." -Saddam's Secrets,
Iraqi General Georges Sada; pg 192
"Kofi Annan, the first UN secretary general to be elected from the ranks of UN staff, got his job by being a team player. He came into office 10 years ago pledged to preserve the "collective conscience of humanity" and leaves Dec. 31 beaten by a U.S. invasion of Iraq he opposed and UN Oil for Food scandel in Iraq that eventually implicated his own son." -WORLD Magazine, Dec.30, 2006/Jan. 6, 2007
"The FBI has named identity theft as the fastest growing crime in America" March 2003, creditwatch.equifax.com IdentityTheft.htm
“The drug problem in Vermont has long economic fingers that have gripped the state. Drug abuse increases police budgets and raises taxes. It is a public health issue and increases insurance premiums. It adds to the prison population, and therefore, the state corrections budget. It contributes to the high school drop out rate. It feeds poverty. It destroys families. It breaks hearts.” -Lee J. Kahrs; The Reporter: For Rent? Landlords do battle in drug war; Vol. 18, No. 4 1-23-13
|Power corrupts long-held principles (In regards to N.Y. Governor Eliot Spitzer’s alleged misconduct) “Power is a potent aphrodisiac (the arousing sexual desires). The sense of entitlement and inviolability that seem to come with being the one calling the shots can outweigh even a really smart person’s sense of judgment.” The Burlington Free Press, March 14, 2008|
pedophilia - sexual desire in an adult for a child. www.nambla.org
Jesus satisfies the void of each person's need for true love; thus, avoiding unnatural relationships!
The power to overcome sin is by living for Jesus, and
enthroning Him as King, and by “taking captive every thought to make it
obedient to Christ.” -2 Corinthians 10:5