What Are The Seven Deadly Sins and Their Meanings?

by Jack Wellman on March 24, 2012 · Print Print · Email Email

Everyone sins.  There has never been a human who has never sinned, with the exception of Jesus Christ.  All sins are an affront to God Almighty Who is holy, but some sins are specifically mentioned as an abomination to God.  In fact, seven sins are said to be deadly.  What are the seven deadly sins and why are they so deadly?  What are the meanings of these seven deadly sins?

Why Seven?

The number seven is special to God.  It took seven days to create the world.  A week has seven days in it.  God rested on the seventh day.  In ancient Israel, they were to rest on the Sabbath and the seventh day was a commanded day of rest and assembly for worship of God and it was the fourth commandment given.  The root word for the number seven in Hebrew means “to be full” or “to be complete.”   Seven, being full and complete, means that nothing could be added to it or taken away from it.  It is a number of completion and perfection.   So if anyone has these particular seven sins, they are in a sense, in a complete state of sin as far as God is concerned.  What are these seven, or complete and deadly sins that Solomon warned us about in the Book of Proverbs?  Solomon was said to be the wisest man ever to live – except of course Jesus Christ Who is both God and man.

Seven Deadly SinsThe Seven Deadly Sins

Proverbs 6:16-19

“There are six things the LORD hates,
seven that are detestable to him:
haughty eyes,
a lying tongue,
hands that shed innocent blood,
a heart that devises wicked schemes,
feet that are quick to rush into evil,
a false witness who pours out lies
and a person who stirs up conflict in the community.“

Haughty Eyes (Pride)

Haughty eyes are essentially people who look down on others.  They are full of the first sin ever recorded, before mankind was even created: Pride.  Pride was the cause of Lucifer’s fall whose name was later changed to Satan or the Devil as recorded in Ezekiel 28:17: “Your heart became proud on account of your beauty, and you corrupted your wisdom because of your splendor. So I threw you to the earth.“  Lucifer meant “light-bearer” because he was the greatest of all the angels God created but he became prideful and wanted to overtake the throne of God.  He was cast down and became known as Satan, which in Hebrew means adversary and ha-Satan, the accuser. The Devil’s name literally means “slanderer” in Greek.  Today, Satan is said to accuse the brethren (the church) before the throne of God day and night (Rev. 12:10).

Haughty eyes are eyes full of pride and pride is actually at the root of all sin.  That is why it is listed first because pride is first and foremost inherent in all sin.  Haughty eyes are eyes that look condescendingly on people.  They look at others as inferior in an arrogant way and see themselves as superior to all others.  This is why God hates it.  Pride caused Satan’s fall and the Bible says, “Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall” (Prov 16:18).  This is exactly what happened to Satan and what still happens to humans who boast, brag, and are arrogant.  Pride and evil are tied together in God’s eyes as it is written, “The fear of the Lord is hatred of evil. Pride and arrogance and the way of evil and perverted speech I hate” (Prov 8:13).  Pride not only comes before a fall, God hates it, because “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble” (James 4:6).

A Lying Tongue

God detests a lying tongue and in fact, all liars are destined to be cast into the lake of fire in the Second Death (Rev. 21:8).  This is the final place for the Devil and all his fallen angels (demons). This place is a place of unending, eternal torment.  Again, we go back to the first and foremost detestable thing that God hates: Pride.  When we lie, we are wanting to make ourselves look good, make excuses for our not doing the right thing, we often accuse others of something that they did not do – all in order to make us look better.  The root cause of lying and actually all sin is pride.  We deceive others but we do not deceive God who searches the heart and knows our evil intent (1 Kings 8:39, 1 Chron 28:9, etc.).

We think that little “white lies” are harmless, but a lie is a lie. It’s like someone saying that they are a little pregnant or a little dead.  They are either lying or not.  Lying hurts the person who is telling the lie but it also hurts others as Proverbs 25:18 says, “Like a club or a sword or a sharp arrow is one who gives false testimony against a neighbor.” That doesn’t sound harmless at all.  James recognizes that power of the tongue saying, “The tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark. The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole body, sets the whole course of one’s life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell” (James 3:5-6).  Further, he says, “All kinds of animals, birds, reptiles and sea creatures are being tamed and have been tamed by mankind, but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison. With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse human beings, who have been made in God’s likeness.  Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers and sisters, this should not be” (James 3:7-10).

Hands that Shed Innocent Blood

One great example was the blood that was shed of Jesus Christ.  The spotless, sinless, perfect Lamb of God, Jesus Christ, was slain by guilty hands.  He was completely innocent but those who shed His blood were completely guilty and sinful.  To me, abortion is the shedding of innocent blood.  A child is inside the womb of a woman and defenseless – completely innocent, yet 42 million abortions are performed every year in this world and 1.37 million per year in the U.S.  This is nothing short of genocide since God knew us even before we were born and knew us by name in the womb (Jer 1:5-10).

Today shedding innocent blood can involve burglaries gone bad, murders, inducing others to buy and get hooked on drugs, influencing others to drink (and then to drive), drunk drivers killing innocent victims, spousal abuse and murder, and the list goes on.  Jesus said that we commit murder in our heart if we hate someone (Matt 5:21-26).  Truly no human is innocent before God but by God saying that He abhors those who shed innocent blood He means that criminals and everyday people shed the blood of others who did not deserve to die.  God alone is the author and giver of life and only He has the right to take a life.  Here again, pride is a root cause of murder.  Anger and rage involve someone else doing something we don’t like or we want to take from others who have more than we do. James equates murder’s motives quite well in saying, “What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you? You want something but don’t get it. You kill and covet, but you cannot have what you want. You quarrel and fight. You do not have, because you do not ask God. When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures“(James 4:1-3).

A Hand that Devises Wicked Schemes

When a person has committed murder, involuntary manslaughter is usually a lesser of a charge that premeditated murder.  The meaning of premeditated is that the murderer planned and schemed well ahead of time before they committed the act. They predetermined ahead of time to kill someone so a person (a hand) that devises (plans ahead of time) wicked (evil) schemes (predetermining) is a person that God hates.  King David was such a man and God used Nathan to point this evil out to David.  David did repent (Psalm 51) but David schemed ahead of time about how to get rid of Uriah so that he could marry Bathsheba who was already pregnant by David in an adulterous affair.  Sadly, King David gives Uriah orders for his commander of the army, Joab.  David sent Uriah with the message to Joab, so essentially Joab carries orders to Joab for his death.  David paid dearly for this, losing his son and his marriage and family would forever be facing insurrection, family scheming, turmoil, and eventually the death of his older son Absalom.

Anyone that plans ahead of time to do evil is a hand that devises wicked schemes.  This would include burglarizing homes knowing when the occupant(s) leave, or a burglary after a store closes, sabotaging someone’s car with a bomb, waiting in a dark alley to rob someone, or stalking a woman in order to rape or kill her.  Anyone that plans ahead of time to do harm or evil to someone is a person that God is personally opposed to and everyone someday will give an account for every evil deed they do in their lifetime (Matt 12:36, Rom 2:6).  For those who are born-again, they have already had their judgment and have been declared innocent due to Christ’s atoning sacrifice.  God sees them as having Jesus’ righteousness imputed to them.  Those who have not believed in Jesus Christ and trusted Him as their Lord and Savior will face the Great White Throne Judgment  and give an account for all their lifetime deeds (Rev 20).

Feet that are Quick to Rush into Evil

This is a person that easily agrees to take part in an evil deed with others or to make a quick decision to do something harmful to another person. If their feet are quick to run into evil, they are already predisposed, or already of a mind to want to rob, murder, hurt, lie, or cheat others.  They don’t have to think about it.  They instantly run to do something where they see an easy opportunity.  They quickly jump to their feet to take advantage of someone in a vulnerable position, like someone leaving their purse on a restaurant table or finding someone’s wallet on the floor and rushing to pick it up and quickly taking it for themselves.

A person that doesn’t even have to think about doing something wrong is always quick to do it. They rush ahead, not even thinking of the consequences, so they are likely not a Christian and they have no conviction from the Holy Spirit about thinking twice about it.  Their only goal is easy money or an easy target.  They don’t stop and ponder about it – they run swiftly to take advantage of a situation.  The human heart, without the Holy Spirit, is desperately wicked and thinks nothing of jumping at the chance to do something wrong (Jer 17:9).  A Christian has to battle their conscience because God’s Spirit is restraining their behavior and making them think about the consequences first tends to not jump at the chance to do something that they know is inherently wrong.

A False Witness Who Pours Out Lies

Once again, we go back to the root of all sin:  Pride.  A prideful person is quick to lie about others in order to make themselves look better.  If they accuse others falsely, they can blame others for something they did or something that they should have done.  I have heard this occur many times in the workplace.  Some will constantly be blaming others at work for their own lack of responsibility.  When things go wrong, they are always quick to point the finger.  It is what one co-worker of mine said: “They threw me under the bus.”  This means that they got blamed for something that they did not do and they were not responsible for in order for the lying person to look like a better worker.  They fail to shoulder the blame for something that they should have done or actually did do in order to accuse an innocent person who is not present to defend themselves.  This type of behavior is extremely harmful for company morale and lowers the dignity of fellow human beings.

A false witness will lie in court, perhaps even at the risk of perjury, just to get out of a crime that they committed, while assessing the blame on an innocent party.  A person who “pours out lies” loses all credibility in time and eventually, people will tend to not believe anything they say.  Lies catch up with a person because they have to speak other lies to cover up the first one and many times they become so entrapped by their many lies that they become like a fly ensnared in a web.  Their web gets so tangled up with their many lies that they often forget them all and it comes back to hurt them.

A Person Who Stirs up Conflict

This last but not least sin is one that has divided many churches.  Gossip is one way to stir up conflict and divide even the closest of friends.  A person who stirs up this conflict is like a person who throws gas on a fire that others are trying to put out.  Its like dragging up old issues that might have been resolved but a person stirs up the issue over and over again.  When they are constantly stirring it up, like coals of a fire, it becomes hotter and hotter, and eventually erupts into a bonfire.  The person who is continually stirring up conflict is also a person who is full of pride.  They want others to have conflict so that they are considered to be a person above reproach.  They might say that at least they are not having conflict but in reality, they are doing nothing to settle it but doing everything to increase it.

Paul had many problems with the churches in this area and a person who stirred up conflicts would have been disfellowshipped because they are dividing the church – the Body of Christ – and this is a serious sin to Jesus Who is the Head of the church.  It only takes a small amount of stirring to get a fire started again and Paul had no small conflicts going on in the Corinthian church due to conflict.  The King James Version states it as “he that sows discord among brethren” so the sin in this verse seems to be talking precisely about the congregation or in the Old Testament, the community – in either case it is equally harmful (Prov 6:19).  When there is division in the church as there was in the Corinthian church (1 Cor 12, 13), then the cause of Christ and His witness is hurt and God will not leave those who are responsible without discipline.  Again, this sin is rooted in pride because no one gossips to help another or stirs up conflict to make others look good.  When we stir up conflict, we want to make ourselves look better in comparison.

Pride is at the root of all sin, but when pride comes, so eventually does the person’s fall and it can be swift and painful.  Jesus is the Head of the church and He will not allow the leavening of sin to permeate through the church to do the Bride of Christ harm.  Just as pride caused Satan’s fall, it can cause a believer’s fall too.  It was the first sin in the history of God’s creation and it is still at the root of all sin today and that is why it is listed first in the seven deadly sins.  May it not even be named among those of the children of God.

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CHRIS EAVES October 6, 2012 at 3:18 pm

sorry for flawed gammer also and taking too many posts just trying to give advice i was given and trylook up Srila Prahupada’s lecture on Jesus and Krsna great connection Haribol

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CHRIS EAVES October 6, 2012 at 3:19 pm

****Prabhupada sorry again my typing is lacking

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geraldine October 14, 2012 at 1:33 am

Great site! Im only 15 and i hope to encourage more of my peers to read christian books and hear out pastor’s preach next time ^^

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Sam Jones October 15, 2012 at 8:25 pm

I’m just asking I have lied a lot, does this mean I am going to He’ll? Please answer.

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Jack Wellman October 15, 2012 at 8:37 pm

Sam, the Lord Jesus died for ALL of our sins and so no sins will God not forgive (1 John 1:9). We all need this cleansing because we are not sinless (1 John 1:8,10) but we do sin less. For ALL who place their trust in Christ, He forgives all of their sins. You can rest assured in that fact, for God can not lie.

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Lisa coltwag December 16, 2012 at 10:41 am

if you pray to God to forgive you, will he? Or do you have to go to a curch and be forgivin of you’re sins?

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Jack Wellman December 16, 2012 at 1:42 pm

Lisa, read 1 John 1:9 and see what God says about the forgiveness of sins. Yes, He will when we confess them to Him. No church saves anyone, only Christ forgives (Acts 4:12).

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kristin hutson February 8, 2013 at 10:04 am

Amen to that..

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OBI LOVETH November 9, 2012 at 5:12 am

I have sinned a lot and the are most especially the deadly sin,there is one particular sin that traps me always which is the sin of adultery and anger. please what can I do to put a stop to it?

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Jack Wellman November 9, 2012 at 5:04 pm

We all sin but we can all ask for forgiveness and be forgiven and cleansed from ALL our sin (1 John 1:9). Talk to your pastor, read your Bible daily, pray as much as possible and renew your mind with the Word of God, the Bible (Rom 12:1-2). You can not overcome this by yourself, you need God’s strength because He says that no sin is too strong that we can not be helped by the Holy Spirit but it is NOT going to be done in our own power but in the power of God. The battle is the Lord’s.

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Ray December 15, 2012 at 2:14 am

For Sam,

Lying is a sin, but there is forgiveness with God…Repentence, is turning from our sin, If one is lying, stop lying and ask God to forgive you, in Jesus’ name…I hope this helps…God Bless

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Lisa coltwag December 16, 2012 at 10:29 am

i have been a little strested out about december 21 2012. Is the world really going to end? Is the mayon calander a real thing? Is it ture that we might live because the mayons did incorrperate leap year? why december 21 2012? theses are all questions i ask myself. if God choses when one shall die, than if december 21 2012 is really the end of the world than can’t he prevent it from happing? please writ back!

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Jack Wellman December 16, 2012 at 1:41 pm

Hello Lisa. Please read this article at the link provided about the Mayan Myth and I think it will answer all your question as it is not going to end the world on the date of Dec 21, 2012. The thing is, if the Mayan’s are so accurate, why didn’t they foresee their own civilization fall?

http://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/what-do-christians-say-about-2012-and-the-mayan-calendar-end-of-the-world-prophecy/

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James P December 19, 2012 at 2:55 pm

I have made a sinful life. I’m young yet I know alot of the things i do are wrong. I try and change for the better, not only my actions, but to get back in touch with God. I am not christian nor any type of religion do i claim. But I know whats good or bad, right from wrong. It’s definitely hard to change the way you are, but you can never change the things you did. You can be forgiven and thats what I ask for. God does not “hate.” i just wanted to share, thank you for listening to a 16 year olds story lol. Please pray for me, it’ll help and would be greatly appreciated. :) Have faith in God and our Lord Jesus Christ.

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Jack Wellman December 19, 2012 at 3:03 pm

Thanks James for such a wonderfully honest post. Even Christians are sinners but we struggle all of our lives and no one will ever be perfect and be sinless but Jesus became sin for us so that we are seen as righteous before God’s eyes (2 Cor 5:21) and all we have to do is confess our sins and He creates in us a pure heart before Him (1 John 1:9). I will pray James but I pray that you will place your trust in the only One Who can save you (Acts 4:12). Read Romans 10:9-13 to see how you can be saved from sin and God’s coming wrath. God doesn’t want religious people or good people but those who trust in Him and men and women after His own heart, whom He will never turn away (John 6:44). PLEASE be saved today James I plead with you.

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Ryan P. December 20, 2012 at 5:06 pm

Is a white lie considered a sin?Please answer.

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Jack Wellman December 20, 2012 at 8:12 pm

Hello Ryan. Yes, a white lie is still a lie and it is always, in the long run, to tell the truth. Even “stretching the truth” is a lie. To God, sin is sin, and we all need to confess them daily (1 John 1:9). Thank you for your question and for visiting us.

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A. R. December 24, 2012 at 12:45 pm

What would you do then if in Nazi Germany a group of Nazis came to your door and asked if you have hidden any jews? Would you lie to save them or tell the truth?

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Jack Wellman December 24, 2012 at 1:01 pm

Thank you A.R. Great question. Since the root cause of lying and actually all sin is pride as the Bible indicates, lying to save lives is trying to follow the higher, moral principle and that is the value of a human life. There is nothing wrong with telling a lie to someone who wants to kill a human being because which is the greater immorality? A lie to save others lives or the murder of innocent Jews? I would lie to them to save a life and I believe God would not judge this as sin but even bless the one who did this and another thing is that the person who is hiding the Jews is also doing God’s will for risking their own lives to save another and for which Jesus said, “Greater love has no man than to give His life for another.”

Did this help you A.R.? Thank you for an excellent question. It made me really have to think.

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Daniel December 29, 2012 at 3:58 am

“You’ve been shot spiritually by a spirit of lust”, said to me by a man of God who I’ve worked with and knew my story many many years ago. I’ve grown to accept this pronoucement by the pastor because with all personal efforts and prayers to stop lusting for my opposite sex, I’ve failed and still dwell in it even at age thirty from eighteen i.e. (twelve years in it). I sincerely wish that the Good Lord should just seize me one day from having ‘affections’ completely for the opposite sex so I would remain without it, which I’ve seen to be the recipe for the lust of my flesh. What do I do? Each time I dwell in it, I’m ashamed of myself.

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Jack Wellman December 29, 2012 at 8:16 pm

Hello Daniel. We are all sinners and we are all guilty of sin yet Christ became sin for us, He who knew no sin that we might be the righteousness of God (2 Cor 5:21). Read that verse my friend. It is never too late to overcome this and we have actually written an article called “How to Overcome an Addiction to Pornography? Help For Struggling Christians.” This article gives you very practical steps and Bible verses to rely on to help you overcome this. Each time, repent…before you do it, pray to God for strength. Fall to your knees and pray to God for help when you are getting tempted. Read this article below for it goes into much deeper detail than I can here. Get an accountability partner. Talk to your pastor. Be honest. He can help you also.

http://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/how-to-overcome-an-addiction-to-pornography-help-for-struggling-christians/

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Ray January 1, 2013 at 11:42 pm

Dont be so hard on your self Daniel. If you will fast and pray, this spirit of oppression, will leave you. God has given you desires for women, and that is great…If you will get on your knees before God and pray, he will answer your prayers. Once you ask for healing from lust, start thanking God that he has answered your prayers…Dont beat yourself up, we all deal with some temptation…God Bless, I speak healing over you Daniel , Fast and prayer…God Bless

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Kris January 1, 2013 at 11:53 pm

Would it help to see those women as if they were your own daughter? Would you want men lusting after your own child in such a way? They are your daughters and sisters after all, if they are not your wife. And if it is pornography, just think how lost that woman is and how much she needs a savior. How grieving and hurt she must really feel inside. What if she was your child? I am a woman, but I understand strongholds very well, and my heart goes out to you. I know you are suffering but I know you can beat this! Lets God’s power have reign and walk in it. Slip up? Get right back to praising God for his salvation and know that this is NOT the man he called you to be nor will you remain this man. You will walk in victory and show others how to do so in Jesus Name!

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Kris January 1, 2013 at 3:32 pm

I am trapped in bulimia. For 25 years. I have been to treatment centers, therapists, and Christian groups and counselors. I am a Christian and I really try to live for the Lord because I am so thankful to be forgiven. This is the one thing I can’t seem to stop doing. It feels like a stronghold over me that never goes away no matter how hard I try or pray. I am addicted to food and I can’t stop eating once I start, and then I throw it up. Then it starts over. I don’t know what to do anymore, my esophagus hurts so bad and I know it won’t be long before my body gives out. I don’t know what good writing this to you will do, I just don’t have any solutions and I want so badly to be released from this.

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Jack Wellman January 1, 2013 at 4:39 pm

Hello Kris. I am so sorry that you have this strong hold in your life. It takes the very power of God to overcome this. I am glad you did write. Have you talked with you rpastor about this? Have you spoken with your doctor over this? Aside from this, we have an article that addresses overcoming strong addictions like you have. The links to the articles are below and I urge you to follow the strategies that are laid out in these and follow them as closely as possible. They give direct applications that you can use and Bible verses to support your attempt to overcome this addiction. We can do nothing without Christ’s help and overcoming any sin, addiction or not, takes the very power of God which He will gladly provide. None of us can overcome sin on our own but God is shown mighty when we are weak but He can do all things in us by His Spirit.

http://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/how-can-i-overcome-addiction-and-sin-in-my-life/

http://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/15-bible-verses-to-help-with-addiction/

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Kris January 1, 2013 at 6:34 pm

Thank you Jack:) I am going to look into these articles. I appreciate you and Ray commenting back so quickly. I can see that I don’t need therapy on how to deal with food or my past, but I need to start speaking the word of God in this area and taking this fight seriously. God bless you guys and blessings over your very wonderful ministries!

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Ray January 1, 2013 at 10:52 pm

and also, faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God…In your meditating on the word, speak the word out with your mouth…I know some might disagree, but I have found this to be beneficial…God Bless

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Ray January 1, 2013 at 4:56 pm

For Kris,

I speak healing over you Kris, healing from over eating and bulimia…God is your strength, he loves you so much and since you already believe in Him , believe that he hears your prayers, and thank him that your answer is coming…A fast and prayer is necessary to break these problems..But know this Kris, some will disagree..In Gods word, the deciples couldnt cast out a demon, and Jesus said this comes out by fasting and prayer…Paula White ministries has a lot of teaching on fasting..She is on youtube, look up paula white on your tube for this teaching it is great…And start declaring out loud (normal tone) I am healed , I am blessed..Positive things..Proverbs 18:21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.. What this scripture means is that: if you are declaring you are prosperous, you will be prosperous…Some might disagree, but as you start declaring good things over your life, that is what will happen…Maybe you can fast a meal, and if you praise God first, that brings you closer to him..I have done this and this works..There are forces out there, that will tell you, you cant do this, dont listen to those forces..Seek prayer from your church and other believers…I will put this on my prayer list…Believe Kris that you will be healed…God Bless

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Kris January 1, 2013 at 6:28 pm

Thank you Ray. I need to start going this, even when I fail and slip up. This is a real battle, literally.. And I am going to have start fighting with faith and the sword (word of God). It is very difficult for me to fast since the addiction I have is to food, and if I could stop eating then I would already be free and wouldn’t need to fast in the first place lol. However, I am going to try and I will pray constantly. I know I can’t be possessed, but I feel very very oppressed and I know that this has been a spiritual attack. The bold in Christ are better off dead as far as Satan is concerned. Thanks to Jesus they can not touch us without God’s permission. Again, thank you for your prayers and exhortation:)

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Jack Wellman January 1, 2013 at 6:36 pm

I also thank you Ray. I think there is much wisdom in what you wrote Kris. It IS a spiritual battle that is going on and that yes, a believer in Christ can not be demon possessed but they can surely be spiritually attacked, especially when a Christian is growing, when they are actively proclaiming the gospel to the lost…AND when they are trying to overcome a major sin or addiction in their life. We have an article (I hate to keep putting up our own works) that is full of biblical Scriptures and advice on how a Christian can be better equipped when dealing with spiritual warfare at the link below. I will joy Ray in prayers for you Kris. Keep us informed on how its going so we can praise God for your answer to this prayer in fighting this spiritual battle.

http://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/spiritual-attacks-putting-on-the-armor-of-god/

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Ray January 1, 2013 at 10:49 pm

I agree that we cant be possessed but definitely oppressed…I thankyou for the blessed words..I know for me
I havent been as close to God as I have recently within the past few years, more prayer and being part of a prayer group..I have lifted Kris up in prayer with my prayer group, now for you Kris to start thankyou God for his deliverance is
important..God said we can have what we pray for because we believe we have what we ask for in prayer. God Bless

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Kris January 1, 2013 at 11:05 pm

I am not kidding when I say that writing on this random site I found was a divine appointment. It finally clicked with me to quit being a punching bag for the devil. It’s so funny how you can be a Christian for so many years and know this with your head but then it becomes an epiphany in your heart. It finally did with me. I threw up 3 times today. But I am not going to be a defeated spirit anymore. Greater is he who is in me than he who is in the world. I will post again after a week and let you know what is happening:). No weapon formed against me shall prosper in Jesus name. When this is conquered I will proclaim the way to all of the women and men who suffer with eating disorders. It has become an easy target for Satan with all genders and ages. Thanks again guys:). God has used you today on the first day of 2013:). Add me on Facebook:). Kristy griffin Wallace in Phoenix, AZ

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Kris June 24, 2013 at 10:03 am

To Jack and Ray, finding this site and righting to you changed my life! Speaking out the Word of God IN Faith is the key to overcoming addictions and everything else Satan can throw at us. My last reply on here was on January 1,2013. Please read it again… I have had total victory over bulimia for almost 6 months! I’ve been sick for 25 years and never thought freedom was possible. I would pray and speak the word of God with fear and tears, and nothing would happen. When I started speaking his word with boldness and faith, my life began to change! I am believe, twice over:). People really need to grasp this. There are a lot of Christians that are baffled as to why they don’t have victory in their life, this is why. I keep scriptures with me when I feel an attack coming on. It truly is a sword to defeat with. So thank you, thank you, for letting God use you two in giving me this epiphany that I needed to be an overcomer! And I pray that everyone that reads this will get out their swords, join the battle, and see that the victory had been ours all along through Jesus Christ… We just needed to believe it and declare it:)

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Kris June 24, 2013 at 10:06 am

Oops I meant WRITING to you lol

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Maria January 18, 2013 at 12:29 pm

Hi I was just wondering, God says to love our enemies,does that mean we should love Satan?

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Jack Wellman January 18, 2013 at 12:54 pm

Hello Maria. Good question. Satan is our enemy yes, but Jesus never said nor does the Bible ever indicate that we should be praying for Satan since he is determined to never repent and neither can he be saved again. The word “enemies” is for those who persecute us for our faith but Satan is beyond repentance. Jesus said that Satan has been judged already in John 16:11 that the “ruler of this world has been judged.” The ruler of this world of darkness that is.

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Kris January 18, 2013 at 1:16 pm

Hi Maria! I would like to add to Jack’s response that we need to love our enemies in hope that they will see Christ in us and come to salvation. Satan can not come to salvation, nor the demons. Their goal is to rip away from God his loved creation as much as they can.. So it is perfectly okay to hate that:). However don’t focus your energy on them, but on God and he will handle them as you walk closer with him:). Put on the armour of God everyday:))

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Maria January 18, 2013 at 1:27 pm

Thanks guys ever so much!
I would also love to know weather Illuminati are real,because hearing that all of my favourite singers are following this organization in which you worship Satan

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Ray January 19, 2013 at 3:32 am

Maria, I hope you are doing well..If you do research on the Illuminati, you will find, these people are the rich elite. Youtube has information about the Illuminati, there is alot of deception out there. John 3:17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world: but that the world through him might be saved. Maria, since Adam and Eve, Satan has tried to deceive all..It started with Adam and Eve, Satan tried to deceive Jesus…It didnt work. Satan will try to deceive others also..Prayer is your best protection. A relationship with God is the best one can have. Churches that teach John 3:16 For God so loved the worth, that he gave his only begotten Son that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. The bible is truth…I urge you to stay vigilant in prayer and having that relationship with Jesus..With all the deception out there, if not prayed up, it could be easier for one to walk away from the faith…Reading the bible is very important…Its my prayer, that God will reveal himself to you. I know we all like celebrities, but they are just human like we are…Jesus is the real thing…

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Gene January 22, 2013 at 8:20 pm

Personally, I believe Greed is the root of all sin. Greed is what caused Satan to seek to be “like God”. It also covers the other 6 deadly sins.

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Nancy D Sison February 22, 2013 at 9:51 pm

hello, author/Pastor Wellman, Jack: thank you for people like you knowing about God’s characteristics to people like me who wants to know what God hates and what God pleases in the eyes of man. What is to know right from wrong… I believe that you know right and you do it. You know wrong and you do it anyways. That’s how I see it in this life and Earth world I live on it. Thank you again for this good articles on your website. Do you have copies sold in Amazon? Your teachings based from Proverbs?

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Jack Wellman February 22, 2013 at 9:57 pm

Thank you Mrs. Sison. You are much to kind to me than I deserve. How gracious are your words but truly all glory and honor and praise belong to God and to Him alone for I would know nothing without God’s Holy Spirit and without Christ, I am nothing.

My teachings are not really based upon the book of Proverbs with the exception of this article but we do have books that I and another author sell on this link:

http://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/resources/

Most are under or around $10 to keep the cost low so that most people can afford them. Thank you for your visit here. It is not often that we get someone as kind as you are. May God richly bless you for that.

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uncle mole February 26, 2013 at 9:36 pm

You state that “There has never been a human who has never sinned, with the exception of Jesus Christ.” What about Mary, the mother of Jesus? Was she not free of sin?

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Jack Wellman February 27, 2013 at 9:51 am

Thank you sir for your comment/question. I don’t say that there has never been a human without sin, the Bible does. No, Mary is human and the Bible clearly says this:

(Romans 3:9-10) – “What then? Are we better than they? Not at all; for we have already charged that both Jews and Greeks are all under sin; 10as it is written, “There is none righteous, not even one.”

(Romans 3:23) – “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”

(Psalm 14:3) – “They have all turned aside; together they have become corrupt; there is no one who does good, not even one.”

The Bible clearly teaches that all people have sinned — except Jesus (1 Peter 2:22, Romans 3:23).

All means all, including Mary. This is not my opinion. What I believe is not important. What the Bible says is fully truthful. It doesn’t say that all have sinned except Mary.

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Jeff March 11, 2013 at 3:22 pm

I always find it interesting to see that religion is very good at pointing out and labeling sins yet when it comes time for a person to feel the pain that result from the seeds they sow, the church is there to act as enabler comforting and bailing out the sinner. I believe if they were allowed to feel the pain from their sins this would help them change their wicked ways. What is your opinion about the church acting as enabler for the sinner…

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Jack Wellman March 11, 2013 at 7:04 pm

Thank you Jeff for your comment. Which church do you attend that does this “enabling?” As a pastor, we would certainly tell sinners (of which we all are, myself no exception) that we need to repent of such sins, then confess them to God and stop their wicked ways. God forgives us, I would tell them, but the consequences of sin still remain. That is I knew a man who cheated on his wife and asked for her forgiveness, which she graciously gave. Even so, the woman who he committed adulter with became pregnant and then he had to have a court-ordered support for the baby and the mother. I agree that we should not enable a sinner to keep on sinning. I don’t know of any churches that condone that a person should keep sinning but you are exactly right…their wicked ways and the consequences WILL make them regret them and no sin has no consequences. Choose to sin…choose to suffer. I would never want to “bail out” any sinner but they can be forgiven but their consequences remain. Does this make sense sir? Thank you for your honest and accurate observations.

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Jessica March 17, 2013 at 4:18 pm

Hi pastor,
I know in the bible it says “No man shall lie with another man” which means that being gay/lesbian is a sin correct? However, I learned in my psychology class that some humans are born gay/lesbian because of a higher exposure to testosterone for females, and estrogen or progesterone for males, while in the mother’s womb. If that is the case, that some people are born this way and it isn’t their fault that they were born like that, then why are they viewed as sinners like they CHOSE to be that way. Because now if they were born like that how can they fight it?

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Jack Wellman March 17, 2013 at 9:41 pm

Hello Jessica. Thank you for visiting us and for your comment and question. A person can still feel same-sex urges and be saved. Just as I was at one time a drug abuser, I still have those urges to do them again. I loved beer too but I drank to drunkenness and so today I have decided to not drink anything at all alcoholic to prevent myself from “falling off the wagon” again.

Sin is sin but a person who is still tempted to have a homosexual relationship is not sinning as long as they don’t actually have that same-sex relationship.

A person can still feel same-sex urges and be saved. Just as I was at one time a drug abuser, I still have those urges to do them again. I loved beer too but I drank to drunkenness and so today I have decided to not drink anything at all alcoholic to prevent myself from “falling off the wagon” again. I could find no valid scientific evidence that there is a “gay gene” or “lesbian gene” anymore than there is one for a person who steals, lies, or cheats. Sin is sin but a person who is still tempted to have a homosexual relationship is not sinning as long as they don’t actually have that same-sex relationship.

Let me say that all humans are born into sin and that is no excuse to God. We must all repent and confess our sins, turn to God and put our trust in Christ. No one is forcing a homosexual to live like that. They are not a victim of their genes anymore than we are victims of Adam’s sin. We all sin and fall short but we all must repent too. We are born into sin and how can we fight that? By trusting in Christ and repenting.

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Charlie September 15, 2013 at 12:55 am

So sin doesn’t count until we act on it and we can ignore the parts of the Bible that reference god knowing our hearts and minds?

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Jack Wellman September 15, 2013 at 6:56 pm

Thank you Charlie. Where did I say that “sin doesn’t count until we act on it?” I said that temptation is not sin. Why did you say that I said sing doesn’t count until we act on it? That is confusing. If we sin, we have already acted on it. Where also did I say we can “ignore the parts of the Bible that reference God knowing our hearts and minds?” I never said either of the things you said I did Charlie.

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carlos b. March 26, 2013 at 12:25 am

Hi first time on this website and just wondering why do bad things happen to good people who follow god’s way?

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Jack Wellman March 26, 2013 at 10:34 am

Thank you Carlos for your question. This comes up frequently. Remember Job? Job lost all his family, his crops, his livestock, his home, and his health…yet he was seen by God as a good man. Job didn’t understand but still praised God. Please check out the link below to find out why this happens. Someday God will have justice served, but for today, its a fallen world and our suffering has a purpose.

http://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/why-do-bad-things-happen-to-good-people/

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carlos b March 27, 2013 at 2:23 am

Hi again.. my friends and i were talking on how does “Life” work when you go with god becuase i’ll heard that once you go with god that you dont remember anyone until they die or is this false. And just curious does good have someone that you are destinted to be together foever?

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Jack Wellman March 28, 2013 at 10:56 am

Thanks Carlos for your questions sir. As for if we will know our family and friends when we are in heaven, yes. We have an article about this at:

http://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/will-we-recognize-friends-and-family-in-heaven/

I hope that is what you were asking. If not, I am sorry.

As for whether God has someone that we are destined to be with for a husband or wife (in your case), I believe nothing happens that is not part of God’s sovereignty. So yes, I believe He does but that doesn’t mean we don’t try to find out who that is. The best place to meet a godly woman are in Bible-believing churches. I hope you find your godly wife my friend.

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carlos b March 27, 2013 at 2:24 am

Oops i meant god instead of good sorry.

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jason March 29, 2013 at 2:52 am

thanks to google for showing this very enlightening write up. All the responses here is a very good read for striving christians like myself. I have always prayed for my sin of addiction to tobacco and my addiction to lust/sex and pornography. Recently god transfered me to a job where im surrounded by nonsmoking coworkers thank God! My only dilemma now is my sin of lust. Please pray for me pastor that i may overcome these sins and continue to delight in Him always!

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Jack Wellman March 29, 2013 at 1:14 pm

Jason, I can see how you are hungering and thirsting for righteousness. Wow. I am encouraged my friend. I will pray for you sir. We can do all things thru Christ Who Himself with strengthen you my friend. May God richly bless you and strengthen you and to the glory of Jesus Christ’s name I pray, amen.

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Ramirez April 22, 2013 at 9:05 am

Hello Mr. Wellman, I have been in the scamming system and now i’ve stopped but i tried many times to go to Worship God but anytime i made my mind, i throw my church clothings away.. Please help me

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Jack Wellman April 22, 2013 at 12:53 pm

My friend…the very thing you need to do is pray and fast and perhaps this will help break this stronghold. The very reason you don’t want to go to church is the very reason you need to since you are outside of the Sheepfold of the Great Shepherd, Jesus Christ. Stray, single, solitary Christians are easy prey for the Devil who roams about seeking whom he may devour and so I recommend you talk to your pastor today. Don’t put this off. You will never get help unless you read your Bible daily. Start with John and then 1st, 2nd, and 3rd John for immediate help.

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Lauren April 24, 2013 at 4:38 pm

Is it possible that if you lived like this for most of your life do think it could come back to haunt you in the future.

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Jack Wellman April 24, 2013 at 5:37 pm

Hello Lauren. Yes, our past life and sins can be felt in our later life. When we choose to sin we choose to suffer, but remember that every one of us still makes bad choices and sin but there is always forgiveness of all of our sins, no matter how bad they are (1 John 1:9).

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titcunt_holyghosts! April 27, 2013 at 6:40 am

What is your least favourite sin and why?

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Jack Wellman April 27, 2013 at 10:53 am

Thank you for your question. There is no least favorite sin to me my friend…all sin is cosmic treason against a Holy God. Some sins may be more serious in some ways. Certainly pride is at the root of all sin and is sin in itself. As Paul wrote in 1 Cor 6:18-20, “Flee fornication. Every sin that a man does is without the body; but he that commits fornication sins against his own body. What? know you not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which you have of God, and you are not your own? For you are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.”

Does this help my friend?

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anne james May 14, 2013 at 10:02 pm

My pastor says there are two sins god won’t forgive you of. They are:
1) blasphem the word of god
2) not forgiving others
God says if you don’t forgive the people that have hurt you, he won’t forgive you. We all should have loving hearts. Jesus said love your neighbors as he loved us. Which means not keeping anger that of what someone did to you, but letting it go. Also if you speak false of the word of god, he won’t forgive you. It is kind of like lying, but worse.

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R38ecc4 May 22, 2013 at 1:16 am

I’m doing an RE essay on vices in Australian society and I’m having trouble finding evidence ( e.g. Newspaper articles ) on pride/vanity. Can you help??? Please.

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Jack Wellman May 22, 2013 at 10:17 am

I believe that you can do a word search on Bible Gateway’s website or look in your Bible concordance or index for the word “pride” and this will help. In a vast majority of cases, nations and people fall due to pride. In fact pride is at the root of all sin essentially and was the reason for Satan’s fall to begin with. I don’t know about sources in newspapers or on the Internet but if you search “pride caused” you will likely find a lot of information on just how destructive pride is.

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R38ecc4 May 23, 2013 at 10:35 pm

Thanks, but bible references don’t help with the fact it has to be from Australian society.

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uma June 12, 2013 at 3:14 am

As of today I am giving up all myself to God. I know what is right and what is wrong but still, most I do is wrong. Especially LUST. It is the most thing that stop and causes delay for me to be in God’s will. Please help me to overcome this lustful things that come to me. I want to help others to know God and follow His will. But I cannot because me myself is a sinner. Please help me. Also LIES. Most of the time I LIE. For me to look good.

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Jack Wellman June 12, 2013 at 1:09 pm

Hello Uman. Thank you for your comment. Please my friend, do not lose heart. We are all sinners (1 John 1:8) but we can all be cleansed (1 John 1:9) and upon confession, we can be seen by God has having Christ’s own righteousness (2 Cor 5:21). The good news is that there is a battle (Romans 7) but the good news is that if you are battling, you are concerned over you sin and that’s an indication that you have been saved and the Holy Spirit is working in you so there is hope (read Rom 8).

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Castial K. June 16, 2013 at 10:20 pm

So, is it a sin to be gay? I have read many different opinions and I ask yours. I am an open christian, but also am gay. I have been removed from churches for my entire life. It has hurt but they believe it is my punishment from god. If it is a punishment, Will I be forgiven at the gates? Or shall I be taken down by saint Micheal for the sins I have caused? I have only ever had one partner and not given in to the devils call. Shall I be punished for being born differently? Or is the Bible wrong in telling me I cannot lie with my sex?

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Jack Wellman June 17, 2013 at 10:50 am

Hello Castial K. Thank you for your questions. The Bible is never wrong….only humans can be wrong. Let me direct you to an article that addresses your question in what the article is called “What Does the Bible Say About Same Sex Marriage? Is is Sin?” It doesn’t matter what I think or what I believe or what others believe or feel but what God says in His Word, the Bible. I have also included a Biblically-centered article called “Can A Person Be Born A Homosexual? A Bible Study.” I hope these give you the answers you need and truly know that God has and will save those who are openly gay and lesbian once they repent and confess their sins, like we ALL have to do since ALL humans needed to repent and confess at one point. We are no better than homosexuals.

http://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/what-does-the-bible-say-about-same-sex-marriage-is-it-sin/

http://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/can-a-person-be-born-a-homosexual-a-bible-study/

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JoyNkem June 24, 2013 at 5:47 am

do you think that one who devise wicked are considered to sin, why and why not

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Jack Wellman June 24, 2013 at 12:46 pm

Yes, JoyNkem, the one who devises or plans wicked things is clearing sinning. Read Proverbs 14:17, Prov 6:18, plus dozens others. Why? Because any one who causes a person to sin is just as guilty as doing the sin themselves for they caused them to sin which God hates.

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Ron August 11, 2013 at 8:26 am

one has to realize the difference between religion and the word of faith. Religion leaves no hope because it is mans efforts to redeem himself on the other hand faith in the word will enable you to overcome any sin that keeps you from living a victorus life. I recently suffered a horrible bout with kidney stones. Horrible pain unimagable to someone who has never been there. My faith helped me ride the waves of horrow until I was safe on the other side. READ 1st. pet. 4:12-19.. Beloved, think it not strange concerning the firey trials that shall try you …As I was sliding down the razor blade of pain what I could not do in my self He did by faith. Now I rejoice because as I look back I can rejoice and am exceedingly glad. It has made me more determine to rid myself of any sin that might offend my lord and savior. a-men

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chris December 20, 2013 at 1:43 am

Cure for narcissism & procrastination?

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Jack Wellman December 20, 2013 at 9:14 am

Thank you so much Chris for your question. I believe that a cure for narcissism and procrastination is to set your alarm earlier and start the day with prayer and Bible study and end the day as such. Also, get a planner and stick to it. As for narcissism, be more of a servant in your church, serve those who are in need, volunteer for a Sunday school sub position or to start a Bible study in your own home, get out and share the gospel with others, start a nursing home ministry, and so forth. Talk to your pastor and I am sure he could give you much better advice than I can sir.

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sinner 77874383146907 January 4, 2014 at 11:47 pm

I don’t quite understand how our sins are forgiven by Jesus having to die on the cross? I really want to understand this. Thank you Sir

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Jack Wellman January 5, 2014 at 8:36 am

Thanks for your very good question my friend. The reason Jesus had to die for our sins was so that we could be forgiven and go to be with the Lord. Jesus is God in flesh (John 1:1,14; Col. 2:9) and only God can satisfy the Law requirements of a perfect life and perfect sacrifice that cleanses us of our sins.

All people have sinned against God. But, God is infinitely holy and righteous. He must punish the sinner, the Law- breaker. If He didn’t, then His law is not Law for there is no law that is a law without a punishment. The punishment for breaking the Law is death, separation from God. Therefore, we sinners need a way to escape the righteous judgment of God. Since we are stained by sin and cannot keep the Law of God, then the only one who could do what we cannot is God Himself. That is why Jesus is God in flesh. He is both divine and human. He was made under the Law (Gal. 4:4) and He fulfilled it perfectly. Therefore, His sacrifice to God the Father on our behalf is of infinite value and is sufficient to cleanse all people from their sins and undo the offense to God.

The following outline is an attempt to break this down, step by step, using scripture and logic. I hope that it helps you understand why God is our savior and not some created thing. Also, I hope that it helps you understand that you must trust in Christ alone for the forgiveness of your sins; that you can do nothing on your own to merit salvation from God.

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Reneeb February 24, 2014 at 8:24 pm

I am guilty of all of these at one time or another….It all starts with being prideful. These 7 deadly sins are everywhere in this world. This is scary but intrigues me at the same time. I need to know more….God, forgive me for my sins, I am so ashamed. Please make me humble and lead me to follow your ways. Keep the evils of this world away from me & my family. I pray this in Jesus name, Amen.

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Jack Wellman February 24, 2014 at 8:36 pm

Thank you Reneeb for your open honesty and let me say that we are all guilty and at best, total wretches but the good thing is that you have humbled yourself, admitted these sins, and confessed them to God. The response you will receive is like that of the woman caught in adultery…”neither do I condemn you.” There is not enough sin in this world that the blood of Christ cannot cover. May God richly bless you my friend.

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Andrew June 20, 2014 at 1:00 am

Hi, I don’t know what to start with but when I was six years old I was saved. I didn’t know right from wrong even then. I sti had lied, and did mischievous things. But I soon later on in my years around 10 started sinning a lot more.. I fell short of the glory of God with lust. I knew it was wrong but the temptation was strong. Later on in my years in 5th grade it felt as if a need to be in my life. My parents soon found out and my stepdad had a talk with me. I quit looking at pornography. Though I was still sinning like everyone else. When I hit 6th grade. I was trying to be as pure as I could be but I could not rid of sin like any other person. I got back into it and then I quit. I began a relationship with I think to be the love of my life. We were together for 10 months and 11 days. Throughout that period I still was falling short of the sin of list but then I had quit once more. On Nov. 17th I rededicated my life to Christ and I soon was Baptized on my birthday on Nov. 20th of that year. A few weeks later I fell short again. Then I quit then I fell again. Please help me get over this sin. It seems to hold me back from God. I try to be as close to him as possible and that seems the only thing in my way in my life right now. As for my relationship Hailey and I are like the bestest friends now and we both love each other dearly. I wanted to plant life with her in the future. Then she moved to Jacksonville so… That’s why we remained just friends. We still act like a couple but were not. Both of us are Christian and she seems Like the perfect girl for me. I do know how to Respect women and I’m just afraid she’ll go Down the wrong path of misleading and let guys take advantage of her. She is beautiful In every way and I don’t want to let her ruin herself. I honestly want to plan to be wth her in the future. Both Hailey and I have agreed to keep praying and hoping that God will lead us both on the correct path and hopefully were meant for each other. Just please help me try to get through these things in my life. Thank you Sir.

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Jack Wellman June 20, 2014 at 8:19 am

You are on the right path my Andrew. I have an article that may help you about how to overcome an addiction to pornography and it gives you practical steps on how to achieve this. http://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/how-to-overcome-an-addiction-to-pornography-help-for-struggling-christians/ You are so refreshing….to find a young man that wants to obey God so much. Just stay on your knees and keep reading your Bible for there is strength in the Word and talk to your pastor too. I cannot help you get through these things but I know Who can and that is God Himself…stay praying, reading the Bible, and remember that we can do all things thru Christ who strengthens us but of ourselves, we can do nothing.

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Andrew June 20, 2014 at 1:04 am

I am now 13 and I was Born of Nov. 20 2000 And I’m going into 8th grade.

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Pablo July 4, 2014 at 1:17 am

My question is I’m 17 and I have a girlfriend and we have sex alot we aren’t married or don’t ever want to can I go to hell for this? Also I know god doesn’t approve of sex before marriage so iv asked for forgiveness many times but just done it again the next day is this a sin? And can I go to hell for this?

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Jack Wellman July 4, 2014 at 8:29 am

Pablo, read Romans chapter 1 and 2 and you will see that sexual fornication or sex outside of marriage is a great sin and those who refuse to stop and don’t repent will not go into the Kingdom of Heaven so yes, a person that doesn’t stop what you are doing and what your girlfriend is doing will not be going to heaven unless you both repent and confess this sin and trust in Christ. If Christ were to return today you both would likely go to hell, sorry as I am to say that. Here is an article on What Does the Bible Say about Sex Outside of Marriage at: http://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/what-does-the-bible-teach-about-sex-outside-of-marriage/

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Dr jack dempsey July 28, 2014 at 12:46 pm

The man who wrote this sounds like more of a sinner then the perpetrators he depicts. Losing the true spirit of the insight that is to be gained from these concepts

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Jack Wellman July 28, 2014 at 4:54 pm

Thank you Mr. Dempsey. I am a sinner as the Bible says that we all are (1 John 1:8, 10). Are you without sin sir? If so, then Jesus did not die for you for He came to die for sinners. What insight did I miss sir? Please enlighten us if you will. What was missed? Tell us so that I might learn from what I missed and you have not. You refer to me as “this man.” Why refer to me as a third party and not my name? What would you say to these questions sir?

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sinner 77874383146907 July 29, 2014 at 3:11 pm

Hello Mr. Wellman,

It’s me again. I want to build a relationship with God. But I have so many questions. The God I’m starting to know somehow contradicts how the teachings portray him. The teachings I hear and read right now are the ones that are offered to me. What about the lost scriptures? Do you think somehow humans have manipulated the bible? I think the God I know is so much better than how we can think or imagine of him. He’s too kind even for our own understanding. Sometimes I think that he can’t punish us for eternity. He’s so loving and he will use that too so we will follow Him, not because we are afraid of His punishment but because his love works that way — he changes us. Who wants to deny love? I’m sorry. Maybe I’m trying to justify my sinful nature because I know I cannot be perfect and I’m hoping He could forgive me because I will never attain that spiritual level I need to enter His Kingdom.

I hope you can give some words regarding this matter. I really want to know more about Him.

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Jack Wellman July 29, 2014 at 3:16 pm

No one is perfect but we are made perfect by Jesus’ death. Read 2 Cor 5:21. The “lost Scriptures” were not God-inspired. Read this to see why I say that: http://voices.yahoo.com/is-lost-gospel-judas-biblical-origin-5210051.html?cat=37 Also, here is why you can believe the Bible at; http://everydaychristian.com/blogs/post/thus_saith_man_or_thus_saith_the_lord_-_can_you_believe_the_bible/ Read these and come back and let me know what you think my friend. None are sinless…but we do sin less. When we do sin, we confess them to God and He cleanses us from ALL unrighteousness (1 John 1:9).

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