Without shame they expose their sins willfully, flaunting them before all the world to see; they call it "coming out of their closets;" they have no sense of guilt or shame because their sin and death has proceeded thus far. So, those who feel they can commit sin and later repent like Paul who they use as an example will still bear the repercussions," he sorrowfully said on Peace FM's 'Kokrokoo'.He further sent his condolences to the deceased family. And on this same passage yet another further shockingly comments: "Should this eternal punishment and this fire be extinguished, it would in a great measure obscure the light of heaven, and put an end to a great part of the happiness and glory of the blessed! Wherever one goes he finds someone quoting that plain declaration of fact. If you have not been made alive by His transforming power, you are still dead no matter how rosy your religious cheeks may appear. The first warning against disobedience is, "In the day that you eat of you shall surely die." Mankind became so destroyed by sin that a few generations later, all but one family died in a worldwide flood! Sinning against GOD means putting something else in the place of GOD. No wonder the Scripture says that men are a stench in the nostrils of God because spiritual death sends forth its reek and stench. Her father looked upon her lovingly but she was dead. Even theistic evolution paints God as incompetent, Scripture as doubtful, mankind as arbitrary, and death as good or at least helpful and part of God’s original creation. I did a little more research, with my MS Word Grammar Checker. He abides in this death throughout all the decades, centuries, or milleniums of his existence until Christ comes into his heart. 2:2). And so there comes a time in some men's lives when even their loved ones say, "Put away my beloved from out of my sight. Think of it, the living God IS THE SAVIOUR OF ALL MEN! Because, when studied in its entirety, this is one of a few “gospel in a nutshell” type Scriptures. Article Images Copyright © 2020 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. He came to earth to destroy SIN, and to save SINNERS. For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord (Romans 6:23, ESV). Why Do We Forget to Hate the Sin and Love the Sinner? 21:3-4). 2:11, Gk.). That is the only way the debt could be paid! Sunday after Sunday thousands of ministers stand in their pulpits to preach dead sermons while untold millions of Church members sing the same songs, repeat the same prayers, go through the same motions, observing lifeless forms, meaningless rituals, and empty ceremonies. Like Jairus' daughter, they still look alive why she looks as though she sleeps! Ah, the victory of Calvary means so much more than any of us ever realized in the past. Find out more about him here. Verse Concepts. The hell-fire-and-brimstone enthusiast loudly proclaims that verse of Scripture to be true, and then abruptly and shamefully contradicts himself by maintaining that the wages of sin is ETERNAL TORMENT! and saved their lives, he would then be the saviour "of" the men. Her mother was still holding her hand and moistening her brow with kisses. Some years have passed and already the flush has left the cheek and the results of sin are beginning to make themselves seen. The worst part of it all is that we cannot actually do anything about our sin to stop these waves of death because we are sinners by nature. There are still some like Jairus' daughter where it is not seen at all, except by those with spiritual eyes and discernment. Ekow Quansah Hayford met his untimely death … "And this is the record, that God has given unto us eternal life, and this life is in His Son . Ro) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools. The answer is found in the second half of verse 23. Because of their faith, he seems to dive into the “deep end” of doctrines in this letter and answer some esoteric or complex questions. The record does not state that "the wages of sin is eternal death." Let me illustrate. These lawyers and priests, who loved the praise of men more than the praise of God, must have been green with envy as they saw towns and cities emptying themselves of their inhabitants when with one accord the vast assemblage swarmed to the fields and the mountain sides to hear this mighty prophet and to behold His mighty signs and wonders and miracles. Thank God it is true, wonderfully and gloriously true, "The wages Of sin is death, but the GIFT OF GOD IS ETERNAL LIFE THROUGH JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD! Clouds they were without water, carried about by the wind; trees whose fruit withers, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots. I must reply that the wrath of God is death! Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his  might. When Adam sinned it was life that he lost; it was death and dissolution that he received. God instructed Adam and Eve to eat from every tree in the Garden of Eden except the “tree of the knowledge of good and evil… for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die” (Genesis 2:16-17, ESV). All men are born sinners; and the wages of sin is death. Death is no more. Not for one age, but for all ages. To abolish is to do away with entirely. We were dead and yet we walked; we were the walking dead, a land filled with zombies, walking, yet dead! If they did, then they would have discovered long ago that "by the righteousness of One the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life" (Rom. Men need to know that they are dead and that the wrath of God abides upon them "But," you may ask, "what is the wrath of God? " He did not stay dead for ever! "I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat this bread, he shall live forever: and the bread that I will give is My flesh, which I will give for the life of the world " (Jn. Neuter of a presumed derivative of the same as opsarion; rations for a soldier, i.e. The King of Terrors, Death, is unholy. 3:16 must be made to correctly read, "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not be eternally tormented, but spend eternity in heaven.". He has been married to Rebecca since 2008 and has three children, Brooklyn, Bryson, and Abram. Jesus did what He always did. It was such a pathetically ineffectual work, according to the way it was once taught us. Death is corrupt. First, there was Jairus' daughter. The end of the road for sin is always death (James 1:15; Matthew 7:13; Romans 7:13). But that is not what the Word says! 3:17). Her eyes opened! Dead to virtue! Dead one, dead all! Let’s consider each of these. Even a good apple is a dying thing. Jesus having lifted up His eyes to God in prayer, said, " Lazarus, come forth! " They are dead to God, and an enemy of God. She had just died. What does this mean? It makes Calvary to be the most awful burlesque ever enacted on earth. And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. 12:47). But if eternal torment were the penalty for sin, then Jesus never atoned for sin. They have not had time for sin to run its course and to effect its devastating changes. Does God See All Sins as Equal to One Another? In Genesis 3, God had to kill an animal to cover Adam and Eve’s nakedness. That is his idea of the penalty for sin. He furthers his ministry through his blog site, Faithful Thinking. Then Adam and Eve’s firstborn son, jealously murdered his brother, people began “killing” plants for food instead of just fruit (Genesis 3:18), nature became more difficult with “thorns and thistles” (Genesis 3:18), animals began to eat each other, animals began to fear humans (Genesis 9:2), and humans even began to eat animals (Genesis 9:3). That is, "dying" is a process, and "to die" is the final act or event in the process. He was a man for thirty-three and a half years; He died; He descended into Hades, the realm of the dead; He remained in death but three days. Then Jesus never saved anyone from anything. The wages of sin is actually death. From chrio; Anointed One, i.e. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be NO MORE DEATH ... for the former things are passed away" (Rev. The Messiah, an epithet of Jesus. Not only that, but physical death began to ravage all of creation. Hallelujah! Sin can be compared to an infectious virus that affects our personality, motives, thoughts, feelings, expectations, and every other aspect of our minds and hearts. The phrase "wages of sin" typifies  not only what will happen when we are dead but what is happening now while we are yet alive. He did not suffer eternal torment. What an appalling shock to the established religious order to have this strange man speaking as one with authority suddenly appear in their midst not as a Pharisee, Sadducee, or a priest of the order of Aaron, but in the power of the Spirit of God.

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