How To Fight Against It For a Better Life
Are you a sinner?
Know someone who is a sinner?
Want to help them or yourself stop sinning?
Today sin and sinning are becoming the norm for daily living, and in our society. Many have discarded the Bible and the 10 Commandments for a life of sin.
Why do people sin? Because everyone knows sin is pleasurable. I’ve been there as a big sinner, but after understanding sin, I realized it was ruining my life, causing problems with loved ones and my family (my testimony is on our website if you want to read it).
My wife helped me several years ago to accept Jesus Christ and repent of my sins. I did what she suggested and my life turned for the better.
Don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t an easy transition, because sin was already in me as with every person. But perseverance and faith helped me fight, and be aware every time Satan decides to challenge and tempt me.
The fight is constant but very rewarding to know Jesus Christ is helping me as a true Christian battling evil everyday.
HELPING OTHERS FIGHT EVIL
If you personally decide you are going to help sinners (friends, family or ?) you should first read the 10 Commandments, and understand your own sins before discussing it with others.
Why? Because you need to understand sin and how it is really affecting your life. Wouldn’t you want to know about a subject before teaching someone else? How can you teach someone how to cook if you don’t know?
We all commit sins, and need to be aware of them so we can stop sinning. Learning about the Commandments will help you understand the nature of your sins so you can better help friends or family get free of Satan’s grasp.
Next, you talk about why Jesus died on the cross (for our sins, of course), and being a Christian you will know how to discuss that with other believers and non-believers.
A NOTE: If you are not sure how to discuss Jesus and the cross, we will be glad to help (no charge of course) and steer you in the right Biblical direction.
Why discuss sins in that order you are wondering?
THE TEN COMMANDMENTS AND SIN
Simply because some may not believe Jesus died on the cross for our sins, so you need to first reinforce the facts of sin through the 10 Commandments. Then ask yourself or others what sins in the commandments have broken in a caring and compassionate way.
You can read Exodus 20 for lists the commandments and show them also.
Paul in Romans 7:7 said “I would not have known sin except through the law (commandments).” This is important because anyone who doesn’t know the Commandments are most likely sinning. And “Sin is lawlessness” in 1 John 3:4, which we know is happening all around us today.
What Paul was saying is that when you understand or know the law, you will also know what sins are in your own heart. Don’t say or think “I’m not a sinner!” We are all sinners even if we avoid sin as much as possible. Our human nature causes us to sin on a daily basis.
WHAT IS SIN FROM THE BIBLE
The Bible has many verses related to sin and sinning, and we know that sin is already in the hearts of man. But we also know that God can help us remove it if we let Him.
Here is a list of a few verses:
1. The wicked and violent – Psalm 11:5
2. Being proud – Psalm 101:5
3. Lying tongue – Proverbs 6:17
4. Shedding innocent blood – Proverbs 6:17
5. Devising wicked plans – Proverbs 6:18
6. Running towards evil – Proverbs 6:18
7. Creating discord among people – Proverbs 6:19
8. Pride and arrogance – Proverbs 8:13
9. Committing idolatry – Jeremiah 44:3,4
10. Making false promises – Zechariah – 8:17
11. Sexual sins – Leviticus 20:10-21
12. Using mediums and spirits – Leviticus 20:6
13. Cursing Father or Mother – Leviticus 20:9
14. Ignoring evildoers – Deuteronomy 12:31
15. Divorce – Malachi – 2:16
16. Being deceitful – Psalm 5:6
17. Slander – Psalm 101:5
And, I am sure there are many other verses abut sin. But these should help you understand the nature of man and sin.
LOOK AT YOUR JOURNEY THIS WAY
You say you are not a sinner… right?
Do you lie, cheat, steal, gossip, think naughty thoughts and that is just a small part of the sins the Bible tells us about. The only sinless person ever is Jesus Christ.
Read 1 John 1:8-10 to see what the Bible has to say about thinking or saying you are not a sinner. You will be very surprised!
SO, WHY DID JESUS HAVE TO DIE?
Because God instructed that the only punishment for sin was death as in Romans 5:12. So, if Jesus didn’t die imagine how many of us would already be dead because of our sinful nature. Simply stated, without Jesus’s sacrifice, if you sin, you die. Pretty simple.
Think about that. Aren’t you relieved that Jesus had to suffer a gruesome and horrifying death on the cross for our sins? Feel guilty about sinning? You should.
But that doesn’t free you from committing more sins, because if you continue to sin you will suffer now and in the end as explained in Revelations about the coming Rapture and Tribulation.
You may want to read this Bible chapter so you can pass it on to the sinners who may not want to listen to anything about sinning. It might wake them up and it will give you a better understanding of the future.
MY ADVICE TO YOU
Read the 10 Commandments in Exodus 20, and realize Jesus suffered terribly and died on the cross because of our sins. Now, do you see the depth of your sinfulness?
How many of the 10 commandments have you broken? How angry is God with you? How surprised are you about the sins you actually forgot about that you committed?
This is the time to try your hardest to stop sinning, and then repent of the sins you have already committed and stop continuing to sin.
In case your curious; praying while still sinning doesn’t do anything in God’s eyes, because He hates sin and sinning. Read Zachariah 8:17.
Now you know your sins, and it will be much (or somewhat) easier to figure out how to stop them. It’s not easy, but not impossible, as I can attest to because I am still fighting Satan daily.
SO, LET’S RECAP
Learning the 10 commandments will show you the sins you have committed (you probably already have an idea). Here is a prayer for you about removing sin from your life in Psalm 51:9-12 and I am sure there are many more in the Bible.
Stop sinning and repent to the Lord. The Bible tells us there is only “one mediator” (not a priest or clergy) between us and God, and that is the Lord Jesus Christ in 1 Timothy 2:5-6. So, confess your sins directly to Jesus and eliminate the middle man.
If you have trouble stopping your sinning than you should pray these prayers in James 4:8 and Acts 3:19. You can say both or just one. Your choice.
If you have any questions or comments feel free to post them in the comments box or email us directly using the email addresses below.
NOTE: We will help anyone who requests Bible help and we don’t charge for anything as Jesus would expect from us. To help our fellow Christians and those who don’t believe in Him.
“Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.”
H John & Jean