THE SIN OF WORRY

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The following is from William MacDonald’s Believer’s Bible Commentary:

“Worry is unnecessary; there is no need for us to bear the burdens when He is willing and able to bear them for us. Worry is futile; it hasn’t solved a problem yet. Worry is sin. A preacher once said: ‘Worry is sin because it denies the wisdom of God; it says that He doesn’t know what He’s doing. It denies the love of God; it says He does not care. And it denies the power of God; it says that He isn’t able to deliver me from whatever is causing me to worry.’” “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God” (Philippines 4:6). “Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you” (1 Peter 5:7).

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GOD’S LAST NAME IS NOT DAMMIT

What is one of the most common and often repeated sins?

It is without a doubt the one committed with the unbridled tongue.

Nearly everyone has done it, and most continue to do it both day and night.

Profanity, vile words, vulgarity and the taking of the Lord’s name in vain is spewing forth from the mouths of people throughout the world non-stop!

Parents have ordered God to damn their children, and children have ordered God to damn their parents. People have ordered God to damn their houses, cars, tools, the driver in front of them, their relatives, the IRS and just about everything else.

Why do people speak so many profane, vile and vulgar words?

Why do so people call upon God to bring forth damnation on almost everything? Men and women who are in the condition of extreme anger and rage will “cuss a blue streak!”

Their children will learn and copy this almost immediately, and another generation is polluted.

We must also remember that people of all ages hear filthy and vile words in movies and on television, and then go on assimilate hell’s vocabulary with ever increasing frequency.

Another reason why people have such vulgar mouths is one that is a combination of pride and insecurity. Fully grown men and women, especially men, often use filthy words, because they are really ten-year-olds in an adult body. Men, especially are under the delusion that filthy words prove that they are fully matured “macho men.” In reality, they sound like they were born in a cellar and never brought up.

Some of these “macho men” and vile women seem to have a vocabulary of about 25 words and use the infamous four-letter “F” word to fill in the blank spaces of their mental deficit. That repulsive four letter “F” word has been used as a noun, pronoun, adjective, verb, adverb, preposition, and as parts of speech unknown.

The truth is that profanity and vulgarity will never enhance anyone’s position and neither is it funny.

It will always make you sound stupid, ignorant, and repulsive, but there are worse consequences than these.

Who is harmed by profanity? Why is it so serious? The answer to those questions is found in the Scripture.

From the Bible we learn that it is a direct sin against God himself, and it is not one that he will overlook nor excuse.

In Exodus 20:7, we find one of the ten commandments, the third one to be exact, warns us with these words, “Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.” The unbridled tongue is a direct offense against God himself!

In James 3:6-8, we are also warned; “And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and is set on fire of hell. For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed of mankind: But the tongue can no man tame, it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.”

Profanity also puts us in a special status with God; it makes us his enemy or identifies us with his enemies.

Psalm 139:20 clearly warns us, “For they speak against thee wickedly, and thine enemies take thy name in vain.” Thus, profanity is an indicator that we are not right with God, and that we are accounted to be his enemy.

“But I don’t mean anything by it; they’re just idle words!” That is what some may say. We must remember, however, that words many times have a much greater effect on the hearer than on the one speaking them. Words may be idle jargon to the speaker, but how is the hearer receiving them?

God, who hears every word, has this to say in Matthew 12:34-37; “O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh. A good man out of the good treasure of the heart, bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things. But I say unto you, that every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgement. For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.”

If you have been caught and ensnared by the filthy habit of profanity, there is help and deliverance available from God Almighty. You must truly and sincerely repent and ask God to bridle your tongue with his Word and power. We at Last Trumpet Ministries are ready to help you to overcome this sin and any others that plague your life and the lives of those around you. Once you have received the power of salvation and deliverance, you won’t be ordering God to “dammit” anymore, but rather to save souls from damnation. With this tract comes a prayer for you! I urge you to yield your life to God now, before it is too late.

David J.  Meyer

Last Trumpet Ministries International
PO Box 806
Beaver Dam, WI 53916

http://www.lasttrumpetministries.org/tracts/tract5.html

THE CONSCIOUSNESS OF SIN

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“It is my firm conviction, that a right knowledge of sin lies at the root of all saving religion. The first thing that God does when He makes man a new creature in Christ—is to send light into his heart, and show him that he is a guilty sinner.

I have an equally firm conviction, that a low and imperfect view of sin—is the origin of most of the errors, heresies, and false doctrines of the present day. If a man does not realize the extent and dangerous nature of his soul’s disease—you cannot wonder if he is content with false or imperfect remedies. I believe that one of the chief needs of the Church, is for clearer and fuller teaching about sin.

Sin is the corruption of the nature of every man. Therefore, every person born into the world, deserves God’s wrath and damnation! Once let a man see his sin, and he must see his Savior—in order to obtain rest for his soul. He feels stricken with a deadly disease—and nothing will satisfy him but the Great Physician. He hungers and thirsts—and he must have nothing less than the Bread of Life.

Sin, in short, is that vast moral disease which affects the whole human race—of every rank and class and name and nation and people and tongue! Sin is the plague of nations, the divider of churches, the destroyer of family happiness, the cause of all the miseries in the world!

It is my thorough conviction, that the extent and vileness and deceitfulness of sin—are a subject which is not sufficiently brought forward in the religious teaching of these days. It is not pressed on congregations in its Scriptural proportion. The consequences are very serious!

We may depend upon it—men will never truly come to Christ, and stay with Christ, and live for Christ—unless they feel their sins, and know their need of a Savior. Those whom the Holy Spirit draws to Christ—are those whom the Spirit has convinced of sin. Without real conviction of sin, men may seem to come to Christ and follow Him for a season—but they will soon fall away and return to the world. The words of one are most deeply true, “The consciousness of sin is the true pathway to heaven.”

— J C Ryle

WHAT IS SIN?

What is the meaning of sin?

– Sin is the transgression of the law

1 John 3:4 Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.

– Thru the law is the knowledge of sin.

Romans 3:20 Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.

– By the commandment we become EXCEEDING sinful

Romans 7:12-13 Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good. Was then that which is good made death unto me? God forbid. But sin, that it might appear sin, working death in me by that which is good; that sin by the commandment might become exceeding sinful.

What is the law for?

– The law brings us unto Christ

Galatians 3:24 Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.

Words in the Bible rendered sin:

– Offence

Romans 5:20 Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound:

– Iniquity

Psalms 32:5 I acknowledged my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the LORD; and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. Selah.

Psalms 38:18 For I will declare mine iniquity; I will be sorry for my sin.

Matthew 24:12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.

– Trespass

Leviticus 6:2-4 If a soul sin, and commit a trespass against the LORD, and lie unto his neighbour in that which was delivered him to keep, or in fellowship, or in a thing taken away by violence, or hath deceived his neighbour; Or have found that which was lost, and lieth concerning it, and sweareth falsely; in any of all these that a man doeth, sinning therein: Then it shall be, because he hath sinned, and is guilty, that he shall restore that which he took violently away, or the thing which he hath deceitfully gotten, or that which was delivered him to keep, or the lost thing which he found,

Ephesians 2:1 And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;

– Go astray

Psalms 58:3 The wicked are estranged from the womb: they go astray as soon as they be born, speaking lies.

Jeremiah 50:6 My people hath been lost sheep: their shepherds have caused them to go astray, they have turned them away on the mountains: they have gone from mountain to hill, they have forgotten their restingplace.

– Unbelief

John 16:8-9 And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: Of sin, because they believe not on me;

John 3:18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

WHO IS GOOD?

Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

Romans 3:12 They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.

Ecclesiastes 7:20 For there is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not.

Luke 18:19 And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? none is good, save one, that is, God.

Luke 11:10-13 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent? Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?

Galatians 3:22 But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe.

Romans 11:32 For God hath concluded them all in unbelief, that he might have mercy upon all.

1 John 1:8-10 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.