Summary: To prove that sins, unrighteousness and iniquity are all noun, a person that needs to be dealt with by Another Person - the LORD JESUS CHRIST.
Have your sins, unrighteousness and iniquities been forgiven?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To prove that sins, unrighteousness and iniquity are all noun, a person that needs to be dealt with by Another Person - the LORD JESUS CHRIST.
Hebrews 8:12 (Amplified Bible)
8:12 For I will be merciful and gracious toward their sins and I will remember their deeds of unrighteousness no more.
Thank You LORD JESUS for You are the Merciful and Gracious GOD, thank You for Your forgiveness of sins, unrighteousness and iniquities.
Merciful and Gracious GOD
A. Date of writing: Before AD. 70
B. Style of writing: Best Greek style
C. Authorship: Not specific, but generally attributed to Apostle Paul. Can be also ascribed to Barnabas, Luke, Apollos
D. Audience: Hebrew Christians
E. Theme: Christ is superior to the prophets; Christ is superior to angels—J. Vernon McGee's Thru The Bible
F. Purpose: The chief doctrinal purpose of the writer was to show the transcendent glory of the Christian dispensation, as compared with that of the Old Testament.—Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. GOD is Merciful and Gracious toward our sins
"For I will be merciful and gracious toward their sins"
Sins or hamartia in Greek means:
a. that which is done wrong, sin, an offence, a violation of the divine law in thought or in act
b. collectively, the complex or aggregate of sins committed either by a single person or by many
Unrighteousness came from the Greek word: "adikia" meaning:
a. injustice, of a judge
b. unrighteousness of heart and life
c. a deed violating law and justice, act of unrighteousness
Unrighteousness refers to our deeds before we are not yet in the LORD JESUS CHRIST, it refers to our works. It's a noun, a personality that the LORD GOD have already shown grace and mercy thru the Person of the LORD JESUS CHRIST. Both sins and unrighteousness are noun,feminine, a person that can only be forgiven and shown mercy by Another Person, that is the Person of the LORD JESUS CHRIST.
Hebrews 10:16-17 (Amplified Bible)
10:16 This is the agreement (testament, covenant) that I will set up and conclude with them after those days, says the Lord: I will imprint My laws upon their hearts, and I will inscribe them on their minds (on their inmost thoughts and understanding),
10:17 He then goes on to say, And their sins and their lawbreaking I will remember no more.
Jeremiah 31:33-34 (Amplified Bible)
31:33 But this is the covenant which I will make with the house of Israel: After those days, says the Lord, I will put My law within them, and on their hearts will I write it; and I will be their God, and they will be My people.
31:34 And they will no more teach each man his neighbor and each man his brother, saying, Know the Lord, for they will all know Me [recognize, understand, and be acquainted with Me], from the least of them to the greatest, says the Lord. For I will forgive their iniquity, and I will [seriously] remember their sin no more.