What is sin, really?

December 27, 2006 7:02pm CST
Sin is not believing in the Son of God that is our Lord Jesus Christ. Sin is not confessing with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and not believing in your heart that God raised Him from the dead. When you have faith in the Son of God, it is counted as righteousness for you. You have been cleansed of all sins. It is by the blood of Jesus which makes you righteous before God. Do not mistake that with our good deeds we can ever be right with God. For even our own righteousness it is but dirty rags to God. We can never get it right with God. It is only through His Son we are saved. And whosoever believes in the Son will not perish but have eternal life. If you have faith in the Son of God and is baptized, you will be saved. The good works will follow, for it is no longer you who do it, but the Holy Spirit which does the good work for you. You only need to walk in it and yield to His guidance. You need to practice How to listen to Him by reading the Bible daily. He will teach you all things and will lead you to all truths. He will also give you the strength to overcome your weaknesses. You need to pray everyday, confess your sins everyday, and repent everyday. You need to obey God and let God discipline you so you can bear fruit. God will give you the strength to overcome all your weaknesses. From unforgiveness, bitterness, hatred, lies, covetousness, envy, lusts, revelry, drunkeness, etc. Yield to Him and ask Him daily to give you the strength. Apart from God, you can do nothing. I can tell you as a witness, God has change me. And I cannot believe even myself that I am able to overcome. I have passed through the fiery trials that have tried me and it is very difficult at times, but I cling on to God for my dear life. For there are times that I cannot sleep properly, there are times the fear has overcome me, there times that I feel so isolated and scared. There are times that I have cried so much as to pray hard to God to take this trial away, but I know I have to push on like a soldier. I have given up so many things because I love God and I fear Him. With all these trials I have gone through, I learned that nothing in the world could ever make me happy and peaceful. All it gives me is sorrow, hatred, bitterness, cravings, harmful things, evil things, etc. I don't want to live life like that anymore. I learned that only God can give me peace, contentment, and happiness. If you obey God and listen to Him and not harden your heart, He will surely prosper you for He has already spoken, that if you seek His Kingdom and His righteousness first, all these things (material) will be added to you. For God has a plan to prosper you and not to harm you. A plan to give you a good future. All my fellow Christians brothers and sisters here, how did God changed you?
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