Summary: A lesson on the Consequences of our sins....
Sin is rebellion towards God. It comes in several forms:
disobedience, accusation, ignoring God. Sin has many
consequences. So often when people sin, they do not realize
how that sin impacts on them and on God. This paper is an
attempt to show, in detail, all of the effects of our sins.
Firstly, sin has a most undesirable and even catastrophic
effect upon the sinner. Sometimes the person who is sinning can
feel the impact of his/her sin; sometimes this impact is not felt.
Understand this, however, whether this impact is felt or not, IT
STILL IS A REALITY.
When we sin, we affect our conscience. This is what is
commonly known as guilt. We create feelings of guilt. This
can range anywhere from mild to overwhelming. People have
actually killed themselves because they could not stand the guilt
that they felt for the wrongs that they have done.
This is not why God placed a conscience in each one of us.
He placed it there so that we could and would recognize our
problem and be driven to do something constructive in dealing
with that problem. Without the remedy for Sin that God has
given us, however, this guilt can, and does, pile up and overwhelm us.
This guilt can produce all kinds of side effects such as worry,
fear, sadness, a sense of loss, a sense of not being in control of
our own lives, despair, rejection, and much more. One of the consequences
of sin, is GUILT!
Sin will produce consequences. We are dealing with
physical consequences, here. Sin produces all manner of
diseases. Sexual sins produce sexually transmitted diseases such
as herpes, aids, hepatitis, genital warts, and a long extended list.
Other sins cause the perpetrator to spend time in prison and/or jail.
Some sins can cause brain damage (alcohol abuse). Sins can bring
about some immediate physical punishment....NOW! Smoking
causes cancer. Smokeless tobacco causes cancer of the mouth,
tongue, and throat. Some crimes can get you killed or put in the
ALL SIN WILL PRODUCE BAD
Certainly sin has spiritual consequences which affect the person
who is committing the sin(s). Sin will separate us from our God. It deprives
us from the eternal reward that God has purchased for us.
sin will bring spiritual death to any and all who refuse to change,
repent, and submit themselves in obedience to God and seek out the
remedy that God has given us.
SOME PASSAGES DEALING WITH
THE CONSEQUENCES OF SIN
Sexual sins and immorality will produce diseases and guilt. God’s word
says that we are actually sinning against our own bodies.
I Cor. 6:18 - 18Flee sexual immorality. Every sin that a man
does is outside the body, but he who commits sexual
immorality sins against his own body.
James 4:8 - 8Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.
Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts,
Rev. 21:8 - 8“But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable,
murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all
liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire
and brimstone, which is the second death.”
Not one single being will escape the judgment of God, for their sins. God did
not spare the angels of heaven that rebelled....God did not spare His own Son
from dieing on the cross...God will not spare us.
II Peter 2:4-9 - 4For if God did not spare the angels who
sinned, but cast them down to hell and delivered them into
chains of darkness, to be reserved for judgment; 5and did
not spare the ancient world, but saved Noah, one of eight
people, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood
on the world of the ungodly; 6and turning the cities of
Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes, condemned them to
destruction, making them an example to those who
afterward would live ungodly; 7and delivered righteous
Lot, who was oppressed by the filthy conduct of the wicked
8(for that righteous man, dwelling among them, tormented
his righteous soul from day to day by seeing and hearing
their lawless deeds)—
9then the Lord knows how to deliver the godly out of
temptations and to reserve the unjust under punishment for
the day of judgment.
Heb. 2:2-3 - 2For if the word spoken through angels proved
steadfast, and every transgression and disobedience
received a just reward, 3how shall we escape if we neglect
so great a salvation, which at the first began to be spoken
by the Lord, and was confirmed to us by those who heard
Rev. 20:15 - 15And anyone not found written in the Book of
Life was cast into the lake of fire.
Through one man sin was brought about...through the blood of one man