Hosea 7:2 “And they consider not in their hearts that I remember all their wickedness: now their own doings have beset them about; they are before my face.”

Genesis 4:7 “If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door.” [first use]

1st John 1:1 — 2:12 [An overview to understanding the lay of the land in Christ.]


James 4:17 “Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.”

1st John 3:4 “Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.”

All Have Sinned:

Romans 3:9 “What then? . . . we have before proved both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all under sin. . . .”

v. 23 “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God. . . .”

5:12 “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. . . .”

1st Kings 8:46 “If they sin against thee, (for there is no man that sinneth not,). . . .”

1st John 1:8 “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.”

v. 10 “If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.”

Galatians 3:22 “But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe.”

Continuing In Sin:

1st Kings 22:52 “And [Ahaziah the son of Ahab] did evil in the sight of the Lord, and walked in the way of his father, and in the way of his mother. . . .”

John 5:2-14 “Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee.”

John 8:1-11 “She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.”

Hebrews 10:26-27 “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.” (This is directed toward the so-called “Christians” who think they serve the Lord.)

1st Corinthians 15:34 “Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame.”

1st John 1:5-7 “If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth. . . .”

3:8-9 “He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil. Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.”

James 4:17 (again) “Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.”

Romans 6:1-4 “What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?”

vs. 6-22 (v. 15) “What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid.”

Hebrews 12:4 “Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin.”

1st John 2:1 “My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. . . .”

2nd Peter 2:14 “Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children. . . .”

John 8:31-36 “Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin. . . . If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.”

[That is, free from the power of sin, NOT free to do whatever you want, you hypocrite!]

Hebrews 12:4 “Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin.”

The Consequence of Sin:

Hebrews 3:13 “But exhort one another daily . . . lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.”

(1st Timothy 5:20 “Them that sin rebuke before all, that others also may fear.”)

Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

1st Corinthians 15:56 “The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.”

James 1:15 “Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.”

[This is a reference to the second death.]

Ignorant Sin:

Leviticus 4:2 “If a soul shall sin through ignorance. . . .”

v. 13 “And if the whole congregation of Israel sin through ignorance. . . .”

v. 27 “And if any one of the common people sin through ignorance. . . .”

5:15 “If a soul commit a trespass, and sin through ignorance. . . .”

Numbers 15:24 “Then it shall be, if ought be committed by ignorance without the knowledge of the congregation. . . .”

v. 25 “And the priest shall make an atonement for all the congregation of the children of Israel, and it shall be forgiven them; for it is ignorance: and they shall bring their offering, a sacrifice made by fire unto the Lord, and their sin offering before the Lord, for their ignorance. . . .”

v. 27 “And if any soul sin through ignorance, then he shall bring a she goat of the first year for a sin offering.”

Willful Sin:

Luke 12:47-48 “And that servant, which knew his lord’s will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes. But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes.”

Hebrews 10:26-27 (again) “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. . . .”

(Philippians 2:5-12 “Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.”)

The Lord Returns Men’s Sin Upon Them:

Numbers 32:23 “But . . . behold, ye have sinned against the Lord: and be sure your sin will find you out.”

Exodus 32:30-35 “Therefore now go, lead the people unto the place of which I have spoken unto thee: behold, mine Angel shall go before thee: nevertheless in the day when I visit I will visit their sin upon them.”

John 9:1-41 “Jesus said unto them, If ye were blind, ye should have no sin: but now ye say, We see; therefore your sin remaineth.” (The Lord just made them spiritually BLIND!)

15:22-24 “If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloke for their sin.”

Revelation 16:1-6 “For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and thou hast given them blood to drink. . . .”

v. 10 “And the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat of the beast; and his kingdom was full of darkness. . . .”

QUESTION: Why would the Lord give them darkness?

ANSWER: Because THEY LIKE DARKNESS. (Am I exaggerating?)

John 3:16-19 “And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness. . . .”

Some Sin Is Worse Than Others:

Genesis 18:20 “And the Lord said, . . . the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and . . . their sin is very grievous. . . .”

1st Samuel 2:17 “Wherefore the sin of the young men was very great before the Lord. . . .”

1st Corinthians 6:18 “Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.”

1st John 5:16-17 “If any man see his brother sin a sin which is not unto death, he shall ask, and he shall give him life for them that sin not unto death. There is a sin unto death: I do not say that he shall pray for it.”

(1) Matthew 12:31 “Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men.”

(2) John 19:10-11 “Jesus answered, Thou couldest have no power at all against me, except it were given thee from above: therefore he that delivered me unto thee hath the greater sin.”

Matthew 26:20-25 “The Son of man goeth as it is written of him: but woe unto that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! it had been good for that man if he had not been born.”

(3) Hebrews 6:4-6 “For it is impossible . . . 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.”

(4) Revelation 14:9-12 “. . . If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, the same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: and the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.”

John 16:7-9 “And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin . . . of sin, because they believe not on me. . . .”

Covering Of Sins:

Romans 4:8 “Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin.”

(Romans 5:13 “(For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law.”)

1st John 3:5 “And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin.”

Hebrews 4:15 “For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.”

2nd Corinthians 5:21 “For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.”

(1) John 1:29 “The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.”

(2) Matthew 17:5 “While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.”

(3) John 18:11 “Then said Jesus unto Peter, Put up thy sword into the sheath: the cup which my Father hath given me, shall I not drink it?”

(4) Matthew 27:46 “And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?”

[A question is asked: everybody knows the answer, and somebody is in trouble.]

QUESTION: Who’s in trouble?

ANSWER: Whoever rejects this work of Jesus Christ!

(John 3:19 (again) “And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness. . . .”)

Objects Which Are Called “Sin”:

Deuteronomy 9:21 “And I took your sin, the calf which ye had made, and burnt it with fire, and stamped it. . . .”