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To sin is almost as easy as breathing, especially in the moral standards accepted in the world today. Due to the fact that people today accept that they have the right to decide what is right and what is wrong, they therefore change what suits them. Isaiah 5:20 states what the norm is today, and unfortunately the warning of what those doing such things are to expect:

Isaiah 20

“Woe to those who are saying that good is bad and bad is good, those who are putting darkness for light and light for darkness, those who are putting bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter”.

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NOT ONLY WILL THE TRULY “WICKED” PEOPLE BE ETERNALLY DESTROYED BUT ALSO ALL THAT ARE UNACCEPTABLE TO OUR CREATOR JEHOVAH GOD! THE ONUS IS ON EACH AND EVERY PERSON TO ENSURE THAT THEY AND THEIR MINOR CHILDREN ARE ALL ACCEPTABLE! MILLIONS OF “NICE” PEOPLE WERE ALSO ALL DESTROYED IN THE FLOOD OF NOAH’S DAY! REMEMBER . . . JUST GOING TO CHURCH DOES NOT MAKE ONE A CHRISTIAN ANY MORE THAN SITTING IN A GARAGE MAKES ONE A MOTORCAR, AND LIFE WITHOUT PERSEVERING IN DOING JEHOVAH GOD’S EXPLICIT WILL TO THE BEST OF ONE’S ABILITY IS LIKE AN UNSHARPENED PENCIL . . . IT HAS NO POINT!

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2 CORINTHIANS 13:5 & 6

5 KEEP TESTING WHETHER YOU ARE IN THE FAITH, KEEP PROVING WHAT YOU YOURSELVES ARE. OR DO YOU NOT RECOGNISE THAT JESUS CHRIST IS IN UNION WITH YOU? UNLESS YOU ARE DISAPPROVED! 6 I TRULY HOPE THAT YOU WILL COME TO KNOW WE ARE NOT DISAPPROVED. (The onus is on each and every person to frequently ensure that they are endeavouring to persevere in doing Jehovah God’s EXPLICIT will to the best of their ability! They must ENSURE that they are in Jehovah God’s ONE and ONLY TRUE FAITH!)

All remarks in Italics are also pertinent to the other subjects that have been or will be discussed, and also relevant to the Scripture that is being given now and those given later.

All my interpretations are in italics.

NOT TO SIN

 November 9th, 2010 | Author: Douglas | Edit

I think it is necessary at the commencement of each chapter to include the different contexts which can be given by different words or phrases in the Scriptures. When read, the words or phrases should be replaced by the meaning of the contextual words, to see if the meaning of the Scripture becomes more significant or understandable.

Words and phrases:                NB: More will be added as the website proceeds in the future.

“islands” = Jehovah God’s good children.

“seas” = all the evil people.

“tall trees” = people in high positions or authority.

“by the wayside” = not obviously or directly making contact

“mountains” = entrenched rulers or governments, places of high authority

Today, living together out of matrimony is as acceptable to most people as eating breakfast. More countries and well established and known churches are legalising “gay” marriages, children that are not allowed to receive corporal punishment, and very many more deviations from Jehovah God’s Word, the Bible.

To even try to mention the various sins that are unacceptable would take up unnecessary time, never mind the recording of sins of a more serious nature.

As stated above, committing sin is so easy, but to refrain from committing sin becomes far easier with as much effort put into it as possible. Another important factor is to remember that Jehovah God sees and knows all things. Allow this thought to cross your mind when temptation strikes, and see how healing it becomes.

To discuss sin further would not really serve much purpose. To discuss the wily ways of the Devil that cause sinning, or the results of sins committed, would carry far more weight. The end result of wilfully and continuously sinning normally ends in death and total destruction and annihilation.

Remember, the wages sin pays is death.

Remember also, that when you die you are only acquitted of your sins for two reasons, and two reasons only. The one reason is that you have been totally forgiven by Jehovah God and are going to be resurrected into His Kingdom, as an earthling or as one of the 144 000 Heavenly Class. The second reason is that you are considered unworthy and going to be annihilated forever, and it makes absolutely no logical sense that Jehovah God holds any sins against you.

The subject on sin, sins and sinning is so vast and also so complex that sincere and in-depth study of the accurate knowledge of the Bible is necessitated, which is an immense task.

Unfortunately it is your responsibility to ascertain what constitutes sin and what not!

Please take note that the following Scriptures all taken from Proverbs, although they cover the same subject, are very indicative of the wiles of Satan the Devil. There are an enormous amount of sins that are caused by “unintentional” intentions of sinning. The “little white lie” can save so much trouble that surely it is not “sinning”! The “boss” is not in the office so a quick private telephone call can be made. That “call” was stolen! This is not being petty. This is the truth, and the TRUTH and self-discipline “sets you free with a clear conscience”, which is well worth it. Yes, I was also guilty of many of those sins, and certainly must slip up frequently, without even realising it! I must, however, say that I am “trying” without making it a “burdensome issue”. I am “trying” because I want to! Always wearing my seatbelt comes naturally now!

By example, alcoholics do not become alcoholics with the first drink, but little by little, the habit grows. The same applies to all bad habits, and all the bad habits seem to yield the most fun, entertainment, pleasure and profit! Fortunately, the same applies to good habits, and the end result is the enjoyment of inner peace and satisfaction, inclusive of the freedom that truth gives. Little by little the practising of “GOOD” habits also “grows on YOU!”

Remember, many sins are caused by being allured into positions by Satan and his allies, and by your human weaknesses and fleshly desires. The main aim should be not to see the avoiding of sin or sinning as a major obstacle, but to see it as a change for the good and something desirable to be achieved.

When we go through the Scriptures it will also be seen how one sin can lead to other more and often very serious sins, such as murder.

Below are just some examples that I consider can be overlooked:

These two examples are given so as to make people aware of how easily normally acceptable practises are accepted as the norm without a thought of what the Bible states.

It is a sin to hunt animals for “sporting” reasons, be advised to read the following Scripture:

Deuteronomy 12:15

“Only whenever your soul craves it you may slaughter, and you must eat meat according to the blessing of Jehovah your God that he has given you, inside all your gates. The unclean one and the clean one may eat it, like the gazelle and like the stag. (From this Scripture the hunting of animals or fish or birds for sport is not acceptable to Jehovah God. You may only slaughter “when your soul craves it” should be clear enough for all to understand. Also, the eating of ALL animals is condoned. The original restrictions were removed.)

 It is a sin to ban the eating of any food, be advised to read the following Scripture:

1Timothy 4:1 to 5

4 However, the inspired utterance says definitely that in later periods of time some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to misleading inspired utterances and teachings of demons, 2 by the hypocrisy of men who speak lies, marked in their conscience as with a branding iron; 3 forbidding to marry, commanding to abstain from foods which God created to be partaken of with thanksgiving by those who have faith and accurately know the truth. 4. The reason for this is that every creation of God is fine, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, 5 for it is sanctified through God’s word and prayer over [it].

Let us have a look at a few Scriptures from the Bible:

TAKE NOTE: THE SCRIPTURES BELOW OF THE SINS BELOW ARE MORE INDICATIVE OF THE REASONS THAT THE SINS OCCUR. EVEN THOUGH THE SINS ARE THE CAUSE OF THE PERPETRATOR’S ETERNAL DESTRUCTION, THE WILY WAYS THAT SATAN THE DEVIL USES ARE MORE IMPORTANT TO BE AWARE OF!

Proverbs 6:24-35

24 to guard you against the bad woman, against the smoothness of the tongue of the foreign woman. 25 Do not  desire her prettiness in your heart, and may she not take you with her lustrous eyes, 26 because in behalf of a woman prostitute [one comes down] to a round loaf of bread; but as regards another man’s wife, she hunts even for a precious soul. 27 Can a man rake together fire into his bosom and yet his very garments not be burned? 28. Or can a man walk upon the coals and his feet themselves not be scorched? 29. Likewise with anyone having relations with the wife of his fellowman, no one touching her will remain unpunishable. 30 People do not despise a thief just because he commits thievery to fill his soul when he is hungry. 31 But, when found, he will make it good with seven times as much; all the valuables of his house he will give. 32 Anyone committing adultery with a woman is in want of heart; he that does it is bringing his own soul to ruin. 33 A plague and dishonour he will find, and his reproach itself will not be wiped out. 34 For the rage of an able-bodied man is jealousy, and he will not show compassion in the day of vengeance. 35 He will have no consideration for any sort of ransom, neither will he show willingness, no matter how large you make the present. (This is but one sin really discussed, as the sin of a hungry person stealing to be able to eat might enjoy sympathy, but adultery is a sin that mostly calls for revenge when found out. Further, the only sin that a person commits against himself is the sin of fornication or adultery. Verse 26 states that people that fornicate or commit adultery are compared to a “loaf of bread”, which indicates that they for that time period do not have “person” but are mere objects. A loaf of bread when eaten becomes dung eventually, and so with the person, their future is similar to that of the eaten loaf of bread.)

Proverbs 7:1-27

1 My son, keep my sayings, and may you treasure up my own commandments with you. 2 Keep my commandments and continue living, and my law like the pupil of your eyes. 3 Tie them upon your fingers, and write them upon the tablet of your heart. 4 Say to wisdom: “You are my sister”; and may you call understanding itself “Kinswoman,” 5 to guard you against the woman stranger, against the foreigner who has made her own sayings smooth. 6 For at the window of my house, through my lattice I looked down, 7 that I might peer upon the inexperienced ones. I was interested in discerning among the sons a young man in want of heart, 8 passing along on the street near her corner, and in the way to her house he marches, 9 in the twilight, in the evening of the day, at the approach of the night and the gloom. 10 And, look! there was a woman to meet him, with the garment of a prostitute and cunning of heart. 11 She is boisterous and stubborn. In her house her feet do not keep residing. 12 Now she is outdoors, now she is in the public squares, and near every corner she lies in wait. 13 And she has grabbed hold of him and given him a kiss. She has put on a bold face, and she begins to say to him: 14 “Communion sacrifices were incumbent upon me. Today I have paid my vows. 15 That is why I have come out to meet you, to look for your face, that I may find you. 16 With coverlets I have bedecked my divan, with many-coloured things, linen of Egypt. 17 I have besprinkled my bed with myrrh, aloes and cinnamon. 18 Do come, let us drink our fill of love until the morning; do let us enjoy each other with love expressions. 19 For the husband is not in his house; he has gone travelling on a way of some distance. 20 A bag of money he has taken in his hand. On the day of the full moon he will come to his house.” 21 She has misled him by the abundance of her persuasiveness. By the smoothness of her lips she seduces him. 22 All of a sudden he is going after her, like a bull that comes even to the slaughter, and just as if fettered for the discipline of a foolish man, 23 until an arrow cleaves open his liver, just as a bird hastens into the trap, and he has not known that it involves his very soul. 24 And now, O sons, listen to me and pay attention to the sayings of my mouth. 25 May your heart not turn aside to her ways. Do not wander into her roadways. 26 For many are the ones she has caused to fall down slain, and all those being killed by her are numerous. 27 The ways to She’ol her house is; they are descending to the interior rooms of death. (Reading these Scriptures seems to just be in connection with the sin of adultery. But a closer look, and more perusal, brings out all the ingredients of the desire to begin sinning right until the fruition thereof. Sin is initiated in so many different ways. Seeing, feeling, thinking or hearing can all give rise to desires. Seeing a beautiful woman can lead to fornication or adultery. Seeing an expensive motorcar can lead to theft or the showy display of one’s image. Feeling cold or hungry can lead to minor or major theft. Thinking of any reason to be “losing out” can lead to numerous sins. Hearing of an article that is left unattended can also lead to theft. So, a person always needs the urge to nurture the avoiding of the initiation of unhealthy desires. I understand that there are metal cages in certain countries that stand on pavements and are used as gaols. If the family, or nobody else, feeds the criminals then they are left to die. They do not become somebody else’s problem. My friend told me about them yesterday, and he says that there were no persons in any of the numerous cages that he saw, and that over a long period. My brother also says he saw similar situations. In those countries there are no safety gates or burglar bars. So, the choice is yours. You can either avoid wrong desires willingly or the hard way. Taking this into consideration, what seemed to be a difficult exercise in self-control now becomes relatively easy, or actually “the way of life”. Doing the will of Jehovah God is not “burdensome” either, according to the Bible.)

Proverbs 9:13-17

13 A woman of stupidity is boisterous. She is simplemindedness itself and has come to know nothing whatever. 14 And she has seated herself at the entrance of her house, upon a seat, [in] the high places of the town, 15 to call out to those passing along the way, those who are going straight ahead on their paths: 16 “Whoever is inexperienced, let him turn aside here.” And whoever is in want of heart – she has also said to him: 17 “Stolen waters themselves are sweet, and bread [eaten] in secrecy-it is pleasant.” (The above is the example of the power of the mind. When I was young, the stolen fruit from other people’s gardens always tasted delicious. Remember, the body is just a set of “tools”, and you, the person, are the driving force. So if your fleshly desires are aroused to the evil deeds of committing sin, then your set of “tools” just comply. The fleshly desires of others often play a significant role in the influencing of how a person acts, but the onus is squarely placed on the person’s own shoulders. They themselves will be held accountable. The “prostitute” only portrays the one party that commits the sin, the other party is the accomplice, whether misled or not.)

Isaiah 7:12

But A’haz said: “I shall not ask, neither shall I put Jehovah to the test.” (This Scripture would also not have been in the Bible if it was not a sin that was being committed by people putting Jehovah God to the test, which is also a major sin. An example would be to for instance say: “Dear God, if you save the life of my very sick child, I will always faithfully serve You until my dying day”, or something similar.)

Ezekiel 12:24

For there will no more prove to be any valueless vision nor double-faced divination in the midst of the house of Israel . . . (Divination is a very serious sin, even though the seriousness is played down in our world of today. You are not talking to, or hearing the person or medium speak, but actually the demon that has taken possession of him or her.)

Matthew 5:45

that YOU may prove yourselves sons of YOUR Father who is in the heavens, since he makes his sun rise upon wicked people and good and makes it rain upon righteous people and unrighteous. (There is no partiality with Jehovah God. Every human has the same possibilities. There is absolutely no truth to the abominable saying: “Never mind, the wheel turns”, in other words Jehovah God will ensure that justice will be done in this system of things. Jehovah Gods only has eventual interest in people that love and obey Him, and to these He will eventually give the gift of everlasting life in paradise conditions on this same earth. Remember, the reason that “sinning” still occurs is that Jehovah God does not immediately take action and discipline the sinner. All good “bosses” would be immensely pleased if all their employees did their work properly because they thought very well of him, their “boss”, and always endeavoured to please him. Why would Jehovah God be different? Were we not created in His image?)

Luke 13:16

Was it not due, then, for this woman who is a daughter of Abraham, and whom Satan held bound, look! eighteen years, to be loosed from this bond on the Sabbath day?”   (Firstly: Satan Causes Illness. Also, working on the Sabbath was also one of the “reasons” that Jesus was murdered on the torture stake. Working on the Sabbath is a very debatable subject, and here it would most probably be a conscientious decision that has to be made. My personal feeling though, would be that given our economics of today and all the different situations that arise, not daily, but sometimes hourly, it would be the individual’s decision. I am sure that a fair amount of sympathy and understanding would be given from Jehovah God’s side. However, to enable the purchasing of the latest model motorcar would definitely not qualify.)

Luke 18:13

But the tax collector standing at a distance was not willing even to raise his eyes heavenward, but kept beating his breast, saying, ‘O God, be gracious to me a sinner.’ (In our world of today, paying taxes is a governmental law, and the tax collector is an employee doing what is expected of him. Jehovah God requires everyone to be obedient to the authorities, except where their laws clash with His laws.)

Acts 10:14 & 15

14 But Peter said: “Not at all, Lord, because never have I eaten anything defiled and unclean.” 15 And the voice [spoke] again to him, the second time: “You stop calling defiled the things God has cleansed.” (The avoiding of the eating of certain foods that was given by Jehovah God was withdrawn. All foods are now allowed to be eaten, especially when the food has been sanctified by prayer. Blood is not food, and the law to abstain from taking any blood into one’s body is still as important, and disobedience in this case is an evil sin.)

Acts 19:19

Indeed, quite a number of those who practiced magical arts brought their books together and burned them up before everybody. And they calculated together the prices of them and found them worth fifty thousand pieces of silver.

Romans 2:7

7 everlasting life to those who are seeking glory and honour and incorruptibleness by endurance in work that is good;