Oct 08

But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die. — Gen 2:17

It is very important for Christians to understand what spiritual death is and what causes it, so that they may know how to avoid it.

This is a time of gross darkness around the world. Almost all denominations and pastors are teaching that it is not possible to live a life of obedience and be free from committing willful acts of disobedience against known laws of God. They teach the people to profess to be sinners saved by grace, and that their life down here on earth is one of sinning and repenting. They say that the best Christians can do is not doing the good that you want to do, and doing the evil that you don’t want to do — the “O wretched man” experience of Romans chapter 7.

Of the few denominations and pastors that do teach that it is possible to live a life of obedience, most leave a back door open for sinning by telling the people that sin doesn’t bring spiritual death. They teach that while God is able to deliver you from sinning and keep you, that if you do sin, you are just out of fellowship and need to repent and move on. This is the message that the serpent told Eve, if you sin “Ye shall not surely die” (Gen 3:4).

In the Bible, we find 4 types of death. Physical death is when the spirit is separated from the body (Jam 2:26); Eternal death with is called the second death (Rev 2:11, 20:6, 14, 21:8) which is separation from God forever; Spiritual death is when people are spiritually separated from God – which is called dead in trespasses and sins (Eph 2:1); and dead to sin (Rom 6:2) which is separation from sin and happens when we are saved (Eph 2:5, 6).

In 1 Timothy 5:6, Paul tells us that “she that liveth in pleasure is dead while she liveth.” This person is alive physically, but those that live a life of pleasure are separated spiritually from God and this is referred to as “dead in trespasses and sins” (Eph 2:1).

God warned Adam in the garden that “in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die” (Gen 2:17). As this sin caused Adam and Eve to be separated from God and to incur guilt, it is fair to say that God meant a spiritual separation or death – not a literal death.

Adam didn’t need to eat the fruit over a period of time, and their offense was not murder but simply eating a piece of fruit in disobedience, and God said they would die in the day that they ate.

The Devil is still saying today what he told Eve back thousands of years ago, “Ye shall not surely die” (Gen 3:4). You can sin and still be a Christian. One sin will not separate you from God. Hence, the devil desires to beguile you as he beguiled Eve when she believed his lie.

James gives us the process of falling into sin. “But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death” (Jam 1:14, 15). When sin is finished (complete entire, consummated) it brings spiritual death.

If you keep the Lord’s sayings, you “shall never see death” (Joh 8:51), but if you love not your brother you “abideth in death” (1Joh 3:14).

So the question we want to answer is “can you be abiding in death, be dead in sins and trespasses, and still be a Christian on your way to heaven?” John answers this question for us very clearly. “Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.” 1Joh 3:15. Not only do you abide in spiritual death or separation from God, but you don’t have “eternal life abiding” in you.

Clearly, the Word of God teaches that sin brings spiritual death or separation from God. Please get this down into the heart. Sin will murder your relationship with God – it will end it. Sin will open you up to deception. It will destroy whatever faith you have. When you sin, you are deceived by Satan, you are under his control, thus you are his child.

It doesn’t take practicing sin or continuing in sin for some unknown period of time. It doesn’t take “big” sins like adultery or murder for you to be separated from God. It takes one single act of willful disobedience to a known commandment of God.

Satan comes to “steal, and to kill, and to destroy” (Joh 10:10) your spiritual life. If he tempts you to sin and tells you that “Ye shall not surely die”, don’t believe him!

Notes:
There are 185 occurrences in the New Testament of the word “dead” and these are translated from 10 Greek words 1 (174 of the occurrences are translated from 3 main Greek words) . The word “death” is found 169 times in the New Testament and it is translated from 9 different Greek words (162 of the occurrences are translated from 4 main Greek words) 2.

1Greek words for dead — Shows Thayers’s Lexicon definition, KJV translation count, and each verse in KJV where the Greek word is found:
Strongs 3498 νεκρός 132 times
Strongs 599 ἀποθνῄσκω 30 times
Strongs 2348 θνῄσκω 12 times
Strongs 4430 πτῶμα 3 times
Strongs 5053 τελευτάω 3 times
Strongs 581 ἀπογίνομαι 1 times
Strongs 2253 h?mithan?s 1 times
Strongs 2289 ἡμιθανής 1 times
Strongs 2837 κοιμάω 1 times
Strongs 4880 συναποθνῄσκω 1 times

2Greek words for death — Shows Thayers’s Lexicon definition, KJV translation count, and each verse in KJV where the Greek word is found:
Strongs 2288 θάνατος 117 times
Strongs 599 ἀποθνῄσκω 31 times
Strongs 2289 θανατόω 8 times
Strongs 615 ἀποκτείνω 6 times
Strongs 336 ἀναίρεσις 2 times
Strongs 337 ἀναιρέω 2 times
Strongs 1935 ἐπιθανάτιος 1 time
Strongs 2079 ἐσχάτως 1 time
Strongs 5054 τελευτή 1 time

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15 Responses to “Committing Sin Brings Spiritual Death”

  1. 1. Dana Cashwell Says:

    My question is in you opinion, how do you get back? Are you then always dead in your sins?

  2. 2. Bob Mutch Says:

    Hi Dana; If a person goes back to the barf and excrement of sin they need to have godly sorrow, repentance (this would include a commitment to forsake all sin), and ask for forgiveness. Read my post on true conversion to get an idea of my position on what the Bible teaches on how to get saved.

    To your question am I or are Christians always dead in their sins. The answer is clearly no. God give Christians complete victory over all sinning (1Cor 10:13; 2Pet 1:10; Jud 1:24; 2The 3:3).

  3. 3. Jake Siemens Says:

    You said:

    “It doesn’t take practicing sin or continuing in sin for some unknown period of time. It doesn’t take “big” sins like adultery or murder for you to be separated from God. It takes one single act of willful disobedience to a known commandment of God.

    Here are a few known commands of God. Have you kept them perfectly?

    Take…no thought for the morrow (Mt. 6:34a).

    Judge not that ye be not judged (Mt. 7:1).

    All things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them (Mt. 7:12a).

    Do all things without murmurings and disputings (Php. 2:14).

    Rejoice in the Lord always (Php. 4:4).

    Whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men (Col. 3:23).

    for a complete list go here: http://www.bethelministries.com/nt_commandments.htm

  4. 4. Bob Mutch Says:

    Hi Jake;
    >>>Here are a few known commands of God. Have you kept them perfectly?

    I can say by the grace of God Jake that I have not willfully disobeyed any of the commandments you have have listed.

    Would you hold that if a person doesn’t rejoice in the Lord always that that would be sin? Would you hold that it is sinful to take though for tomorrow?

    Also thank you for the link to the list of commandments!

  5. 5. Jake Siemens Says:

    Grace and Peace Bob,

    My question is are they commands or not? If they are, then we are to obey them just as you said and if we don’t that would be sin, otherwise we have the option to pick and choose what commands to Obey and i don’t believe that you believe that, do you?

  6. 6. Bob Mutch Says:

    Hi Jake;
    >>>My question is are they commands or not?

    They clearly are commands.

    I think it would be fair to say that with many commandments one can’t keep them all in one day. We are told to visit the fatherless and the widows (Jam 1:27); in Act 1:8 we are told to be witnesses to Jesus in Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and the uttermost parts of the earth (for us that would be our home town, the nearest big city, our province, and around the world).

    Let me go back to your original list and deal with them one by one.

    >>>Take…no thought for the morrow (Mt. 6:34a).

    I understand that scripture to mean to not allow your self to be over come with the cares of this life, don’t strive to be rich, but to put the kingdom first in your life and God will provide. I can say by the grace of God I am doing this. I don’t think that it means to never thing about tomorrow. If you take this literal then we are all practicing sin and no one is saved.

    Here is something that you need to consider if you are trying to discredit the teaching that Christians are experimentally “free from sin” (Rom 6:18). When you make your definition of sin you need to take it the New Testament and see if it fits in with the scriptures. The Bible says to rebuke them that sin before all (1Tim 5:2). So you must ask yourself does this fit with what I am trying to define as sin. If those that don’t “Take…no thought for the morrow” is sin does this fit with the Bible that we should rebuke such a one before all.

    We are told by John that “ye know that every one that doeth righteousness is born of him” (1Joh 2:29 KJV). The English word “doeth” is translated from the Greek participle ποιῶν (poiōn) which is in the Greek present tense. If you are unbiased you will need to add practice or continuously before doeth in the same way you desire to add practice of continuously before the Greek participle ποιῶν (poiōn) in “He that committeth sin is of the devil;” (1Joh 3:8 KVJ) so that you have “ye know that every one that continuously doeth righteousness is born of him” (1Joh 2:29 Modified).

    If you would hold that it is a requirement to at all times, to literal “Take…no thought for the morrow” then you must ask yourself do I continuously “Take…no thought for the morrow”? If you hold that as commandment and you are not doing it continuously then according to 1Joh 2:29 you are not born of him.

    In this one you could even use 1Joh 3:8 modified. If you would hold that it is a requirement to at all times to literally “Take…no thought for the morrow” and to not do this is sin. Then if continuously not doing this which is sin, then you must deal with “He that continuously committeth sin is of the devil;” (1Joh 3:8 Modified).

    I have gone though this exercise with you to get you to think a bit. Personally I don’t maintain adding the word continuously in either 1Joh 2:29 or 1Joh 3:8. I would suggest you to read further on the continuous tense in my article Sinning And The Greek Present Tense.

    Let’s look at the next commandment in your list.

    >>>Judge not that ye be not judged (Mt. 7:1).

    The Bible clearly teaches that we are to judge. We are to know those that do spiritual labor among us (1The 5:12). Jesus told us that we would know people by there fruits (Mat 7:16). Clearly both of these things call us to make judgments.

    When we look at the context of Mat 7:1 we see that it is teaching “For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again” (Mat 7:2). Also here the scriptures refuse hypocrites the right to judge others for things they are doing themselves. “And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?” (Mat 7:3).

    By the grace of God I can say that I am not a hypocrite and that when I judge others I am careful to consider that I am having godly judgment knowing that in the same way I judge others the Lord will judge me. I have found that there is little profit judging others but much profit in judging yourself.

    >>>All things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them (Mt. 7:12a).

    I do my very best to do this. I think I would have to admit that there have been times when I have done things and then later realized that I won’t want some one to do that to me and I have had to correct that. But I can say that I have not knowingly or willfully when ahead and done something to someone else that I wouldn’t want them to do to me.

    So now the question is when we unknowingly or unwillfully do things to others that we would not want them to do to us, is that sin? I would hold that the New Testament teaches that sin is a willful transgression against a known commandment of God. You can read more on this in my article Biblical Definition of Sin.

    God looks at the motive of the heart. He is not a hard task master. If in our humanity we miss keeping a commandment God sees that completely difference than willful disobedience and open rebellion against him. James tells us “Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin” (Jam 4:17). To commit sin it takes first the knowledge of a commandment and second a person must be tempted (Jam 1:5).

    Some people choose to call the commandments that people miss unknowing, unwillful sins and then those that are done knowingly they call willful sins. The problem with this system is that the willful and unwillful are mixed together and they are both called sin.

    Then what we end up with is professing Christians hiding there willful sinning behind this system that pleads for sinning by using similar arguments to those you have raised in your above post.

    In this time of great apostasy we should be calling people from sin, not making excuses for sinning. About two years ago I read in a Christian Today poll that stated that 60% of male protestant missionaries have problems with pornography. Missionaries are considered to be the more spiritual people of a congregation. This shows you the terrible condition of professing Christianity today.

    This condition Jake, is the fruit of lay people and ministers that try to make an excuse for sinning. They plead is, just as you have in your above post, that it is not possible to live free from sin, it is not possible to keep God’s commandments.

    >>>Do all things without murmurings and disputings (Php. 2:14).

    I looked up this scripture in Barnes and Clarke to see what they feel like murmurings and disputings mean. Clarke says “Without grumblings and altercations. Be patient in, and contented with, your work; and see that ye fall not out by the way.” Barnes says “In a quiet, peaceful, inoffensive manner. Let there be no brawls, strifes, or contentions.”

    With the help of the Lord I would say I am doing this. However I think there has been times when I have looked back on my conduct that I have not done as well in this as the Lord would have me do or as well as I would have liked to do. I would have to say I can’t remember willfully murmuring and disputing in the anything but I think there have been a number of time the Lord has pointed out to me that I need to do better in this area.

    >>>Rejoice in the Lord always (Php. 4:4).

    Well I am a pretty upbeat person and by nature very positive. My day typically starts with “Praise the Lord” and ends with a “thank you Jesus”. Do I rejoice at all times, no. Many times my mind is on work for hours at a time and I am not verbally rejoicing in the Lord. But I would testify to the glory of God and by his grace that I have a deep seated joy in my heart at all times.

    >>>Whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men (Col. 3:23).

    In this area I am careful in what I do that I am doing it as unto the Lord. I have no fear of man or what they can do to me. By the grace of God I stood for truth with I was with the COGR people even when it cost my 20 plus years of friends and my spiritual relationship with my dear wife.

    The NIV translation says “work at it with all your heart”. As far as doing things heartily or “with all your heart” I would say there has been many times when I feel like I could do better in this area. As far as doing thing unto the Lord and not unto men, I resist the temptation to do things to be seen of man and I can’t think of a time that I have willfully done something for the sole cause to be seen of man.

    So now I have a few questions for you Jake.

    Why do you want to justify sin in the life of a believer when 1Cor 10:13 says “There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.”

    Why don’t you accept what God states? Why take the low road? Why stand up for sin in the believer’s life, when sitting in front of you is a clear promise to make a way out?

    Is it that you have willful sin or have had willful sin your life? Is it that those you minister to are still falling into and out of willful sin?

    What causes you as professed minister of God to promote sin in the life of a Christian where God promises are “yea and in him amen” (2Cor 1:20).

    Do you think God can empower man to live free from willful sin? And if you think God can empower man to live free from sin do you think he wills for man to?

    I am sure you hold there is no place for robbing banks and murdering in the Christian life.

    If God can save us from big sins, why can’t he save us from the “smaller sins”? Is it that he can’t do it or he wills not to do it? If you answer that God wills not to save from “small sins”, would you tell me why that would be?

    These questions are good to meditate on. Don’t go by your experience and bring the Word of God down to match your life experience. Get a hold of what the Word of God teaches and then bring your experience up to the Word. Remember, sin will never enter heaven and if the blood of Christ can’t or won’t save you from sinning here how to you expect to get into heaven?

    I responded back to your last post with some questions and I noticed you passed those questions by. Jake if you are going to make further post in this thread I would ask that you take time to answer the questions I have asked you. I have taken time to answer yours and I expect the same from you.

  7. 7. Jake Siemens Says:

    Bob,

    First of all I apologize for not answering your questions. I will attempt to do so :

    “Would you hold that if a person doesn’t rejoice in the Lord always that that would be sin? Would you hold that it is sinful to take though for tomorrow?”

    Yes i believe that If God has inspired a command to be written in the Bible it is not and option. I agree with your definition of breaking a known command of God being sin. Of course rejoicing in the Lord always needs to be defined, we are also commanded to mourn with those that mourn. I believe Always rejoicing is a state of heart in wich we are not murmuring or complaining but are to be rejoicing in the Lord’s goodness and provision always no matter what the circumstances and I believe that leaves room for mourning. I don’t believe that we need to be Praising and saying halelujah all day long (although that wouldn’t be a bad idea).
    Taking thought for the morrow is speaking of anxiety about your life. It is a form of unbelief and yes i believe that is sin.
    I will respond to the rest of your post later.
    Thank -you for taking the time to respond!
    God Bless you Bob!

  8. 8. Bob Mutch Says:

    Hi Jake;
    You say you agree with my definition that “breaking a known command of God being sin” as you put it. But that is not how I definition sin. I hold that the New Testament definition of sin is “a willful transgression of a known law of God”. I don’t hold you can sin in ignorance as sin in the New Testament is rated by light and understanding. Also that you must be tempted before you sin (Jam 1:14, 15). Perhaps read my article on Biblical Definition of Sin.

    You say that a person that is having “anxiety about your [their] life” is sinning as “it is a form of unbelief”?

    I would say having anxiety in this life is some thing most people have regularly and certianly in hard financial times. Therefore under your position anyone that is having anxiety about life is sinning. So how to we determine how much anxiety one much have before it is sin?

    And how will this concept fit what the Bible says. For example John says “He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him” (1Joh 2:4) and “He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings:” (Joh 14:24).

    So what do we tell the dear sisters in the Lord that have five children and their husband gets laid off and the bills are getting behind and they are having some anxiety? Surely you will not tell them they are sinning and that they are liars and don’t love Jesus?

    I think in your hurry to find some way to invalidate the teaching of Free From Sin experimentally you have not thought these things through Jake.

    Jesus can to “save his people from their sins” (Mat 1:21) not in their sins, and to not only to impute but to impart righteous and holy to his people so that “he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still” (Rev 22:11). This holiness teaching is found from the first chapter of the first book to the last chapter of the last book in the new covenant canon.

    It is the highway of holiness and “the unclean will not travel on it” but “the redeemed will walk there” (Isa 35:8, 9 NASB). It was prophesied that in the gospel day that even on the bells of the horses would be “holiness unto the Lord” (Zec 14:20).

    The promises of the Lord are “yea and in him Amen” (2Cor 1:20). Here ye them and plead no more for sin in the life of a Christian.

    1Co 10:13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

    2Th 3:3 But the Lord is faithful, who shall establish you, and keep you from evil.

    2Pe 1:10 Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall:

    Jud 1:24 Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,

  9. 9. Haz Sams Says:

    Dear Bob,

    reading all your replies to Jack, I feel that your theology does not quite add up and tends to force you to redefine the biblical definition of sin. For instance you write that

    ‘having anxiety in this life is some thing most people have regularly and certianly in hard financial times. Therefore under your position anyone that is having anxiety about life is sinning. So how to we determine how much anxiety one much have before it is sin?….’

    ‘So what do we tell the dear sisters in the Lord that have five children and their husband gets laid off and the bills are getting behind and they are having some anxiety? Surely you will not tell them they are sinning and that they are liars and don’t love Jesus?…’

    My reply is, I think this is exactly the reason why Jesus taught us to daily pray that ‘Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us…’ It’s becasue God’s standard is so high. Yes it is very high. The only person who lived up to it is our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and His is the prefect plea for all my imperfections. Jesus was so perfect that he never feared, never doubted, never complained….. Basically, He never sinned. To claim that we have reached this state, on this side of heaven, is my humble belief – blasphemy. However, we are to strive for perfections (because God wans us to). Indeed we will have moments when we feel like it’s heaven but this is nothing compared to the real moment when we shall really be like Him. For now, we are to strive for that goal of perfection and agree with what God calls sin [not downplay it or define it as that will be adding/subtracting from His word] but confess sin and He will be faithful and just to forgive us.

    Finally I would like to share a helpful extract from John Piper’s sermon 1 John 5:

    ‘Notice 1 John 5:16–17. I am going to translate these verses very literally so we can see more clearly their implications. “If anyone sees his brother sinning sin which is not unto death, he shall ask, and [God] will give to him life, namely, to those who are sinning not unto death. There is sin that is unto death. Not concerning that do I say that you should request. All unrighteousness is sin and there is sin not unto death.”

    These verses are a summary of all the warnings of this book. They help us avoid two errors. One error would be the claim that any sin you commit after conversion rules you out of the kingdom. John avoids this error by saying at the beginning of verse 16 and at the end of verse 17: No, there is sin that is not unto death. Not all sin puts you beyond the reach of hope. This is what 1:8–10 and 2:1 were trying to make clear.

    But the other error John avoids is the claim that no amount or kind of sinning can put a professing Christian beyond the hope of salvation. John avoids this error by saying at the end of 5:16, “There is sin unto death.” He does not even say we should pray for such sin. There is sin that puts a person beyond hope. There is a habit of insubordination that becomes so strong we can no longer genuinely confess it as sin and repent of it.

    Forgiveness is offered in 1:9 to all who confess their sin. But there is a depth and persistence of sin that can put you beyond the ability to confess, that is, beyond the ability to see and feel your sin the way God does, and hate it and flee from it. There does come a point of no return in sinning.

    So John, in the great love that he has for his “little children,” writes to them so that they will not sin—because sin is very serious……’

  10. 10. John Says:

    Hey everyone…. look I think you all have read and saw things in the Bible….. But no one has seened to recite this verse

    Romans 8:38-39 (New International Version)

    38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[a] neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

    look Satan wants us to get away from God…..
    God said never will I leave you, never will I forsake you.

    We are under Grace. not law….. if we were under Law we wouldnt get to heaven because no MAN is perfect…therefore no man can not sin… if we are under Grace then We believe in Jesus and what He did for us…. Jesus shed his blood for us, so we have eternal life!

  11. 11. bob Says:

    Hi John,

    Those that don’t hold to ES/OSAS/PotS are very familiar with that verse as it is one of the primary verses that ES/OSAS/PotS teachers quote. This is always answered, which I am sure you have hear, that yes nothing or no one can separate a Christian from God but we can. We can make a choice and turn away from God.

    >>>We are under Grace. not law…

    We are not under the old covenant law but as Paul says we are not with out law either “not without law to God, but under the law to Christ” (1Cor 9:21).

    Bob.

  12. 12. Rob Says:

    (1Corinthians 15:55-56) says the strength of sin is the law. The law is damning. There are 613 commandments in the law. Not all of these commandments were damning ,but some of them would have others stoned to death,but Jesus didn’t come to condemn the world for it’s sins ,but to save it (John 3:16-17). So have you read the law? Also the Bible says we were dead in sin (Ephesians 2:1) (my emphasis)So what are people saying that the believer just returns back to there original state,but maybe they have become more worst. So the person who is saved regresses back that falls back into sin? So they were spiritually dead before ,but came alive through Christ,only to regress backward to be spiritually dead again? Doesn’t that makes a mockery of being saved,it makes it seem that salvation in it self is ineffective to save the sinner. Maybe those who regress back were not saved to begin with however? Maybe the true believer is always confessing there sins to God,so they are cleansed of it. Maybe they truly repent ,do they become sinless ,and perfect. The perfectionist doctrine that states a Christian ceases to sin ,when saved is that right? I have been saved ,and I have not been perfectly sinless ,and I am being honest about that. I know people say eternal security can’t be,in fact I agree with that. I say because I have sinned at times ,and i hated myself for it ,and I wanted to go to hell for it,but self righteousness is a sin in itself. We are not saved by are own self righteousness(works of the law) ,but by Grace through faith in Christ. (Ephesian 2:5) We were made alive spiritually by Grace, not by self righteousness. (Ephesians 2:6-9) So the spiritual quickening was brought by Grace,then how can it be attain by are own self righteousness? It can’t maybe through repentance from sin,and to live by the Spirit.This isn’t by are own power. (Ephesian 2: 10) We have a purpose from God.

  13. 13. Rob Says:

    This article By Billy Graham Evangelistic Association May help. http://www.billygraham.org/articlepage.asp?articleid=763

  14. 14. Kenjin Mishima Says:

    I truly understand what sin unto death is because it happened to me. I was a willful persistent apostate who would not obey His calls to repentence. One day, He decided to stop drawing me in. After this, I tried to repent of all sin and I threw out my idols. However, He no longer listened to my prayers or prayers from others on my behalf. I am also possessed and tormented daily by evil spirits. No Jesus, no deliverance. It has been eleven years of unbridled torment. Hell on Earth in the truest sense. Take God’s warnings seriously. His loving Spirit will not plead indefinitely. The fear spoken of in Hebrews 10:26-31 is a real jacket of terror and despair that reprobates have to wear for the remainder of our lives when we “cross the line”.

  15. 15. Kenjin Mishima Says:

    I don’t “think” I have crossed the line. I know it. It’s a sure thing.

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