Tuesday, September 27, 2011

God's View on Sin

I have collected nearly every reference to the words sin(s) or transgression(s) in the New Testament, particularly the ones where God is also mentioned. Remembering that the New Testament is the superior revelation of God's character because "Jesus is the exact representation of God" (Hebrews 1:3) let us take a look at God's view on sin. You may be surprised at what is here and what isn't here.

Jesus saves His people from their sins. (Matthew 1:21)
God's tender mercy gives people the knowledge of salvation by the forgiveness of their sins. (Luke 1:77-78)
Jesus takes away the sins of the world. (John 1:29)
Jesus forgives specific people of their sins. (Matthew 9:2, Mark 2:5, Luke 5:20, 7:47-48)
Jesus forgives people of their sins and His gift of forgiveness is received by trusting in Him. (Matthew 12:32, Acts 2:38, 5:31, 10:43, 13:38, 26:18, Romans 4:7)
Jesus' blood of the covenant is poured out for many for forgiveness of sins. (Mentioned in Matthew 26:28 of His death on the cross)
Jesus the Christ suffered and rose from the dead on the third day, and changing of mind for the forgiveness of sins would be proclaimed in his name to all nations. (Luke 24:46-47)
The Holy Spirit convicts those who do not trust Jesus Christ of sin so that they will come to trust Him (John 16:8-9)
The Lord wipes away sins. (Acts 3:19)
Jesus washes away sins. (Acts 22:16)
God covers sins. (Romans 4:7)
The Lord does not take sin into account. (Romans 4:8)
Jesus was delivered over to be crucified because of our sins and transgressions, and was raised to free us from guilt and make us right with him. (Romans 4:25)
God does not charge people of sin where there is no law. Jesus Christ is the end of the law making all those who trust Him right with God. (Romans 5:13, Romans 10:4)
God's grace overflowed when sin increased. (Romans 5:20)
Just as sin ruled over all people and brought them to death, now God’s wonderful grace rules instead, giving us right standing with God and resulting in eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. (Romans 5:21)
Jesus did away with our body of sin. (Romans 6:6)
Jesus freed us from being slaves to sin.  (Romans 6:6)
Jesus freed us from sin. (Romans 6:7,18,22, 8:2)
Jesus died one time to break the power of sin for all. (Romans 6:10)
God puts us under grace which makes sin no longer our master.  (Romans 6:14)
Jesus set us free from the brutal tyranny of the power of the law of sin and death. (Romans 8:2)
God sent His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh. He condemned sin in the flesh by declaring an end to sin’s control over us by giving his Son as a sacrifice for our sins. (Romans 8:3)
Jesus takes away the sins of His people. (Romans 11:27)
Jesus died for our sins according to the foretelling of the scriptures, and He was buried, and He was raised on the third day according to the scriptures. (1 Corinthians 15:3-4)
Jesus raised again to life and now we are not in our sins. (1 Corinthians 15:17)
God the Father was in Christ on the cross making relationship with Himself available to the world by no longer counting people's sins against them. God has given us this message of relationship to tell others. (2 Corinthians 5:19)
God does not count sins against people. (2 Corinthians 5:19)
God made Jesus who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Jesus. (2 Corinthians 5:21)
The Lord Jesus Christ gave Himself for our sins so that He might rescue us from this present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father. (Galatians 1:3-4)
Jesus has redeemed us through His blood, He forgives our sins and trespasses, according to the riches of His grace which He lavished on us. (Ephesians 1:7-8)
God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our transgressions and sins, saved us by His grace, made us alive together with Christ, raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the ages to come He might show the surpassing riches of His favor & grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. (Ephesians 2:1,4-7)
God rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, in Jesus we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. (Colossians 1:13-14)
Jesus made us alive together with Him while we were dead in our sins and transgressions, having forgiven us all our sins and transgressions. He canceled out the certificate of debt which consisted of laws that were against us & hostile to us. He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross. (Colossians 2:13-14)
Jesus cleansed and purified us from our sins. (Hebrew 1:3)
Jesus sacrificed Himself to take away sins which removes the power of sin to separate us from God and makes relationship with God available to us. (Hebrews 2:17)
Jesus had no sin. (Hebrews 4:15)
Jesus offered up Himself, dying for the sins of all people, one time for all time. (Hebrews 7:27, 10:12)
God no longer remembers the sins of His people. (Hebrews 8:12,10:17)
Jesus came in the flesh to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself. (Hebrews 9:26)
Jesus was offered Himself once to bear the sins of many. (Hebrews 9:28)
Jesus suffered as an offering for sin to purify people through His own blood. (Hebrews 13:11-12)
Jesus Christ committed no sin and told no lies. (1 Peter 2:22)
Jesus bore our sins in His body on the cross, so that we might die to sin and live to the fact that we are right with God. By His wounds we were healed. (1 Peter 2:24)
Christ died for sins once for all, the just for the unjust, so that He might bring us to God, having been put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit. (1 Peter 3:18)
God (who is love) covers a multitude of sins. (1 Peter 4:8)
The blood of Jesus cleanses us from all sin. (1 John 1:7)
Jesus is trustworthy and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9)
Jesus Himself is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for our sins but also for the whole world. (1 John 2:2)
Our sins have been forgiven through Jesus for His name's sake. (1 John 2:12)
Jesus came to earth to take away sins. (1 John 3:5)
In Jesus there is no sin. (1 John 3:5)
God puts His seed in those who trust in Him and they are no longer able to sin, because they are born of God. (1 John 3:9, 5:18)
God showed us what love is. While we were not able to love God He loved us and sent His Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins. (1 John 4:10)
Jesus Christ loves us and released us from our sins by His blood. (Revelation 1:5)

Reflect on what was here that you weren't aware of and also consider what wasn't here that you think is true of God.

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