SPREADING THE WORD WITHOUT SAYING A WORD MINISTRY
BY: CHICO AND DEBBIE JIMENEZ
The Sin of Unbelief
FIRST WE NEED TO KNOW AND UNDERSTAND WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS THAT “SIN IS” AND “SIN IS NOT.”IN ORDER TO FIND OUT, WE NEED TO GO TO GENESIS TO SEE WHAT GOD SAID TO ADAM. Genesis 2:16 And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: Genesis 2:17 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”.
SIN IS NOT AN ACT OR SOMETHING THAT WE DO. THE BIBLE SAYS THAT WE WERE BORN SINNERS. WHAT POSSIBLE SIN COULD WE HAVE COMMITTED AT BIRTH? THE ANSWER IS, NONE.
SIN WAS PASSED ON UNTO US BY ADAM. WE INHERITED THE SIN NATURE. Romans 5:12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned.
SO WE CAN CLEARLY SEE THAT GOD’S WORD SAYS THAT “WE HAD NO SAY SO OR DID ANYTHING TO BECOME A SINNER”. WE CAN ALSO CLEARLY SEE THAT “SIN IS NOT AN ACT, BUT A STATE OF BEING AT BIRTH”.
NOW KNOWING THIS, LET’S GO BACK TO WHAT GOD SAID IN GENESIS CHAPTER 2:16-17 “WHEN YOU EAT OF THE TREE OF KNOWLEDGE OF GOOD AND EVIL, YOU SHALL SURELY DIE”. ADAM AND EVE DIED BECAUSE THEY DID NOT BELIEVE WHAT GOD SAID. THEY BELIEVED THE LIE OF THE DEVIL AND THEY DIED PERIOD!
MANY PEOPLE BELIEVE THAT “THEIR SIN” WAS DISOBEDIENCE. NO!! DISOBEDIENCE IS THE RESULT OF “NOT BELIEVING” WHAT GOD SPECIFICALLY SAID. THE ACT OF DISOBEDIENCE CAME AS A RESULT OF “NOT BELIEVING” WHICH LED TO THEIR DEATH, PERIOD! QUESTION: HOW CAN YOU OBEY OR DISOBEY, IF YOU DON’T BELIEVE??? IF GOD HAD NEVER SAID, “WHEN YOU EAT OF THE TREE OF KNOWLEDGE OF GOOD AND EVIL, YOU SHALL SURELY DIE”, THERE WOULD HAVE NEVER BEEN OBEDIENCE OR DISOBEDIENCE. BUT GOD DID SAY THIS AND THEY BELIEVED NOT ON HIM, WHICH IS CLEARLY “UNBELIEF” WHICH IS “SIN”.
EXAMPLE: YOU TELL YOUR CHILD, “DO NOT STICK YOUR HAND IN THE FIRE, BECAUSE IF YOU DO, “YOU WILL GET BURNED”!!! YOUR CHILD DIDN’T BELIEVE THAT IF HE OR SHE STUCK THEIR HAND IN THE FIRE THAT THEY WOULD GET BURNED, SO THEY STUCK THEIR HAND IN THE FIRE AND GOT BURNED!!! DID THEY DISOBEY YOU TO GET HURT INTENTIONALLY??? OR DID THEY NOT BELIEVE WHAT YOU TOLD THEM??? THE ANSWER IS OBVIOUS, THEY DIDN’T BELIEVE WHAT YOU TOLD THEM, AS A RESULT, THEY DISOBEYED!!! HAD THEY BELIEVED, THEY WOULD NOT HAVE DISOBEYED, THEREFORE, THEY WOULDN’T HAVE GOTTEN BURNED!!!
NOW, LET’S LOOK IN THE NEW TESTAMENT. IF WE WANT TO LIVE FOREVER, WE “MUST BELIEVE” WHAT GOD SAYS IN HIS WORD, PERIOD! THE KEY WORD AGAIN IS “BELIEVE.”
BECAUSE IN John 3 :16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever “Believeth in Him” should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16 says, “BELIEVE ON THE “ONLY BEGOTTEN SON OF GOD” (JESUS CHRIST) AND “WE SHALL “SURELY NOT DIE,” BUT HAVE “EVERLASTING LIFE.” “JESUS IS THE TREE OF LIFE.” PERIOD!!
John 6:28 Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God? John 6:29 Jesus answered and said unto them, “This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent”.
THE KEY WORD HERE, ONCE AGAIN IS “BELIEVE”.
HAD ADAM AND EVE “BELIEVED GOD’S WORD,” THEY WOULD NOT HAVE “SINNED” AND THEY WOULD “NOT HAVE DIED” PERIOD!!!
AS OF TODAY, IF YOU WANT “ETERNAL LIFE,” ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS BELIEVE ON JESUS. BUT IF YOU BELIEVE NOT, WHICH IS SIN (NOT BELIEVING ON JESUS), “YOU SHALL SURELY DIE”!!! JUST LIKE ADAM AND EVE!!
John 16:8 And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: John 16:9 Of sin, because they believe not on me. THE WORD “REPROVE” IN VERSE 8 MEANS, “CONVICT,” SO LET US LOOK AT IT IN THIS LIGHT: WHEN THE HOLY SPIRIT IS COME, HE WILL CONVICT THE WORLD OF SIN. VERSE 9 SAYS, THEY SIN BECAUSE THEY BELIEVE NOT ON ME (JESUS CHRIST).
SO WE CAN CLEARLY SEE THAT, “SIN IS UNBELIEF” PERIOD!!!
Hebrews 3:16 For some, when they had heard, did provoke: howbeit not all that came out of Egypt by Moses. Hebrews 3:17 But with whom was he grieved forty years? Was it not with them that had sinned, whose carcases fell in the wilderness? Hebrews 3:18 And to whom sware he that they should not enter into his rest, but to them that “believed not”? Hebrews 3:19 So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.
SO WE CAN CLEARLY SEE THAT THEIR “SIN WAS UNBELIEF” JUST AS ADAM AND EVE’S SIN WAS UNBELIEF.
ONCE AGAIN IN EXODUS WE SEE THAT PHARAOH “SINNED”!!!
Exodus 9:27 And Pharaoh sent, and called for Moses and Aaron, and said unto them, I have sinned this time: the LORD is righteous, and I and my people are wicked. Exodus 9:28 Intreat the LORD for it is enough that there be no more mighty thunderings and hail; and I will let you go, and ye shall stay no longer. Exodus 9:29 And Moses said unto him, As soon as I am gone out of the city, I will spread abroad my hands unto the LORD; and the thunder shall cease, neither shall there be any more hail; that thou mayest know how that the earth is the LORD’S. Exodus 9:30 But as for thee and thy servants, I know that ye will not yet fear the LORD God. Exodus 9:31 And the flax and the barley was smitten: for the barley was in the ear, and the flax was bolled. Exodus 9:32 But the wheat and the rie were not smitten: for they were not grown up. Exodus 9:33 And Moses went out of the city from Pharaoh, and spread abroad his hands unto the LORD: and the thunders and hail ceased, and the rain was not poured upon the earth. Exodus 9:34 And when Pharaoh saw that the rain and the hail and the thunders were ceased, he sinned yet more, and hardened his heart, he and his servants. Exodus 9:35 And the heart of Pharaoh was hardened, neither would he let the children of Israel go; as the LORD had spoken by Moses.
IN VERSE 27 AND VERSE 34 WE CAN CLEARLY SEE THAT PHARAOH HAD SINNED. HIS SIN WAS “NOT BELIEVING” THAT GOD WAS GOING TO SEND THE PLAGUES THAT MOSES SPOKE OF. Exodus10:13 And Moses stretched forth his rod over the land of Egypt, and the LORD brought an east wind upon the land all that day, and all that night; and when it was morning, the east wind brought the locusts. Exodus10:14 And the locusts went up over all the land of Egypt, and rested in all the coasts of Egypt: very grievous were they; before them there were no such locusts as they, neither after them shall be such. Exodus10:15 For they covered the face of the whole earth, so that the land was darkened; and they did eat every herb of the land, and all the fruit of the trees which the hail had left: and there remained not any green thing in the trees, or in the herbs of the field, through all the land of Egypt. Exodus10:16 Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron in haste; and he said, I have sinned against the LORD your God, and against you. Exodus10:17 Now therefore forgive, I pray thee, my sin only this once, and intreat the LORD your God, that he may take away from me this death only.
IN CHAPTER 10 VS. 16-17, PHARAOH DID NOT BELIEVE WHAT MOSES HAD SAID. BUT AFTER HE SAW THE TRUTH OF WHAT MOSES HAD SPOKEN, HE BELIEVED AND SAID, I HAVE SINNED AGAINST THE LORD YOUR GOD AND YOU (MOSES).
THEREFORE WE CAN CLEARLY SEE THAT HIS SIN WAS UNBELIEF. PERIOD!!!
I John 3:4 Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law. I John 3:5 And ye know that He was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin. I John 3:6 Whosoever abideth in Him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him. I John 3:8 He that
committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil. I John 3:9 Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and HE CANNOT SIN, “BECAUSE HE IS BORN OF GOD”. I John 3:10 In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother. I John 3:11 For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.
VERSE 9 SAYS, WE “CANNOT SIN” BECAUSE WE “BELIEVE.” BELIEVE = THE WORKS OF GOD, AND SIN = “UNBELIEF” WHICH IS THE WORKS OF THE DEVIL.
SO WE CLEARLY SEE: THE WORKS OF THE DEVIL IS “UNBELIEF,” WHICH IS “SIN”!!!
John 6:29 Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the “WORK OF GOD”, that ye “BELIEVE ON HIM (JESUS CHRIST) WHOM HE (GOD) HATH SENT.” WE CAN ALSO CLEARLY SEE THAT “THE WORKS OF GOD” IS, WAS AND ALWAYS WILL BE “BELIEF” WHICH IS “NOT SIN”!!!!JESUS SAID, THAT THE WORK OF GOD “IS” TO BELIEVE IN HIM!!! PERIOD!!
SO NOW WE CLEARLY SEE THAT, WE WHO BELIEVE ON JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD AND SAVIOUR ARE INCAPABLE OF “SIN”!!!! AMEN!!! SIN IS SINGULAR, MEANING ONE PERSON, SINS IS PLURAL, MEANING MORE THAN ONE PERSON.
NOW, KNOWING WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT “SIN, BEING UNBELIEF” ALL WE HAVE TO DO IS: BELIEVE ON JESUS!!
Romans 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus,and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. Romans 10:10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
BELIEVE THAT JESUS CHRIST DIED ON THE CROSS FOR OUR SINS, WAS BURIED AND ROSE AGAIN ON THE THIRD DAY. WE “MUST” CONFESS IT WITH OUR MOUTH AND BELIEVE IT IN OUR HEART AND WE ARE SAVED.
NOW YOU ARE PROBABLY WONDERING WHY YOU FEEL GUILTY WHEN YOU DO SOMETHING THAT IS CONSIDERED WRONG, OR WHAT OUR WRONG DEEDS ARE CALLED, SINCE WE KNOW THAT THEY ARE NOT SIN. KNOWING THAT WE ALL FALL SHORT OF THE “GLORY OF GOD,” THE BIBLE SAYS THAT THESE ARE CALLED “INIQUITIES”, IN THE FOLLOWING SCRIPTURE, HEBREWS 10 VS. 17 WE CAN CLEARLY SEE THAT THE WORD OF GOD SAYS THAT THERE IS A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SINS AND INIQUITIES.
Hebrews 10:17 And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more. Hebrews 10:18 Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin.
WHEN YOU ARE FILLED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT, HE WILL CONVICT YOU (TELL YOU IT IS WRONG) BEFORE YOU ACT ON IT. GUILT COMES IN AFTER AN “ACT” OF INIQUITY HAS BEEN COMMITTED, THAT’S WHY YOU FEEL GUILT. GUILT IS OF THE DEVIL. WHEN YOU TRULY BELIEVE ON JESUS, YOU HAVE NO GUILT OR SHAME; THERE IS NO CONDEMNATION IN CHRIST JESUS. PERIOD!!
Romans 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. WE KNOW THAT “THE TRUTH,” WHO IS JESUS CHRIST “WILL MAKE US FREE”!!
John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
DO YOU KNOW JESUS? HAVE YOU GIVEN YOUR LIFE TO JESUS CHRIST AND ASKED HIM TO BE YOUR SAVIOR? CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO FIND OUT HOW TO ACCEPT JESUS CHRIST AS YOUR LORD AND SAVIOR!!! TIME IS SHORT JESUS IS COMING REAL SOON, DON’T BE LEFT BEHIND!!!
CHICO AND DEBBIE