Bloodguilt is a sin that is not always obvious.

If you don't read it how can you have faith.
What is Bloodguilt?
At times the Hebrew word for “blood” (dam; plural, da·mim′) refers to guilt incurred by the shedding of innocent blood and is thus rendered “bloodguilt
This is a very complex one, for example If an Israelite killed a thief at the wrong time they could be bloodguilty.
(Exodus 22:2, 3) 2(“If a thief is found in the act of breaking in and he gets struck and dies, there is no bloodguilt for him. 3But if it happens after sunrise, there is bloodguilt for him.)
If we have an animal that poses a danger to others and we do not properly take care of the problem we could be bloodguilty.
(Exodus 21:28, 29) . 29But if a bull was in the habit of goring and its owner had been warned but he would not keep it under guard and it killed a man or a woman, the bull is to be stoned and its owner is also to be put to death.
If we do not warn those who do wicked things about their errors we could be bloodguilty.
If we do not warn others of what God requires of us we could be blood guilty.
(Ezekiel 3:17-21) 17“Son of man, I have appointed you as a watchman to the house of Israel; and when you hear a word from my mouth, you must warn them from me. 18When I say to someone wicked, ‘You will surely die,’ but you do not warn him, and you fail to speak in order to warn the wicked one to turn from his wicked course so that he may stay alive, he will die for his error because he is wicked, but I will ask his blood back from you. 19But if you warn someone wicked and he does not turn back from his wickedness and from his wicked course, he will die for his error, but you will certainly save your own life. 20But when someone righteous abandons his righteousness and does what is wrong, I will put a stumbling block before him and he will die. If you did not warn him, he will die for his sin and his righteous acts will not be remembered, but I will ask his blood back from you. 21But if you have warned the righteous one not to sin, and he does not sin, he will surely keep alive because he was warned, and you will have saved your own life..
If someone does not heed the warnings of danger they could be bloodguilty.
(Ezekiel 33:3-5) .. 4If someone hears the sound of the horn but does not heed the warning and a sword comes and takes his life, his blood will be on his own head. 5 He heard the sound of the horn, but he did not heed the warning. His blood will be upon himself. If he had heeded the warning, his life would have been saved.
Once someone has been warned their blood is not on your hands but on their own.
(Acts 18:5, 6) 5When, now, both Silas and Timothy came down from Mac·e·do′ni·a, Paul began to be intensely occupied with the word, witnessing to the Jews to prove that Jesus is the Christ. 6But after they kept on opposing him and speaking abusively, he shook out his garments and said to them: “Let your blood be on your own heads. I am clean.
Saul had been saved from bloodguilt by not killing David but later became bloodguilty when he killed the Gibeonites. The Israelites took an oath saying they would not kill the Gibeonites, violating that oath made Saul bloodguilty.
Harming others deliberately can bring blood guilt.
(1 Samuel 19:4-6) 4So Jon′a·than spoke well of David to his father Saul. He said to him: “The king should not sin against his servant David, for he has not sinned against you and what he has done for you has benefited you. 5He risked his life to strike down the Phi·lis′tine, so that Jehovah brought about a great victory for all Israel. You saw it, and you were overjoyed. So why should you sin against innocent blood in having David put to death for no reason?” 6 Saul listened to Jon′a·than, and Saul swore: “As surely as Jehovah is living, he will not be put to death.”
(2 Samuel 21:1, 2) 21 Now there was a famine in the days of David for three consecutive years, so David consulted Jehovah, and Jehovah said: “There is bloodguilt on Saul and on his house, because he put the Gib′e·on·ites to death.” 2So the king called the Gib′e·on·ites and spoke to them. (Incidentally, the Gib′e·on·ites were not Israelites but Am′or·ites who remained, and the Israelites had sworn to spare them.
Abigial saved David from being bloodguilty when out of anger he almost shed someones blood.
(1 Samuel 25:23-26) 23When Ab′i·gail caught sight of David, she hurried down off the donkey and threw herself facedown before David, bowing to the ground. 24She then fell at his feet and said: “My lord, let the blame be on me; let your servant girl speak to you, and listen to the words of your servant girl. 25Please, do not let my lord pay attention to this worthless Na′bal, for he is just like his name. Na′bal is his name, and senselessness is with him. But I, your servant girl, did not see my lord’s young men whom you sent. 26And now, my lord, as surely as Jehovah is living and as you are living, it is Jehovah who has held you back from incurring bloodguilt and from taking revenge with your own hand. May your enemies and those seeking injury to my lord become like Na′bal.
Why would God feel so strongly about the shedding of innocent blood? Remember we were created in God’s image so to deliberately endanger ourselves or another to the point it cost their life shows that we do not love God because we have been created in his image.
If we are blood guilty God holds us responsible.
(Genesis 9:5, 6) 6Anyone shedding man’s blood, by man will his own blood be shed, for in God’s image He made man.
The religious leaders in Jesus time were blood guilty because of their false teachings. So if we mislead someone and cause them to miss the mark we are blood guilty.
(Matthew 23:33-36) 33“Serpents, offspring of vipers, how will you flee from the judgment of Ge·hen′na? 34For this reason, I am sending to you prophets and wise men and public instructors. Some of them you will kill and execute on stakes, and some of them you will scourge in your synagogues and persecute from city to city, 35so that there may come upon you all the righteous blood spilled on earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zech·a·ri′ah son of Bar·a·chi′ah, whom you murdered between the sanctuary and the altar. 36Truly I say to you, all these things will come upon this generation.
Modern day false religion will be held accountable for their false teachings. So always make sure what we are teaching is in agreement with what Jesus and the apostles taught.
(Revelation 18:24) 24Yes, in her was found the blood of prophets and of holy ones and of all those who have been slaughtered on the earth.”
If we know that there is a condition that exist that could cost someone their life we could be bloodguilty if we do not take care of it.
If we do not properly maintain our home and things become unsafe and we knowingly neglect those things, we could be blood guilty if someone gets hurt.
(Deuteronomy 22:8) 8“If you build a new house, you must also make a parapet for your roof, so that you may not bring bloodguilt on your house because of someone falling from it.
So if we do not want to incur bloodguilt we should tell others about Jehovah and what he requires. We should also warn others of dangers that lay ahead. We should pray to God to help us so we do not become bloodguilty because it is a very serious matter.
(Psalm 51:13-15) 13I will teach transgressors your ways, So that sinners will return to you. 14Save me from bloodguilt, O God, the God of my salvation, So that my tongue may joyfully declare your righteousness. 15O Jehovah, open my lips,.
We would not want to live recklessly and become blinded to the dangers in front of us.
(Proverbs 24:7-12) 7True wisdom is unattainable for a fool; He has nothing to say in the city gate. 8Anyone who plots evil Will be called a master schemer. 9Foolish schemes are sinful, And people detest a ridiculer. 10If you become discouraged in the day of distress, Your strength will be meager. 1Rescue those who are being taken away to death, And hold back those staggering to the slaughter. 12If you say, “But we did not know about this,” Does not the One who examines hearts discern it? Yes, the One who watches you will know And will repay each man according to his activity.
We need to let God’s word guide us so we do not become bloodguilty.
(Proverbs 21:2-5) 2All of a man’s ways seem right to him, But Jehovah examines the hearts. 3To do what is right and just Is more pleasing to Jehovah than a sacrifice. 4Haughty eyes and an arrogant heart —The lamp that guides the wicked is sin. 5The plans of the diligent surely lead to success.
If we learn to let love guide us hopefully we will not incur bloodguilt.
(1 John 5:1-4) 5 Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been born from God, and everyone who loves the one who caused to be born loves him who has been born from that one. 2By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and carry out his commandments. 3For this is what the love of God means, that we observe his commandments; and yet his commandments are not burdensome, 4because everyone who has been born from God conquers the world. And this is the conquest that has conquered the world, our faith.
If we believe someone is bloodguilty we must not make false accusations but we must have solid proof that they are bloodguilty.
(Matthew 18:15-17) 15“Moreover, if your brother commits a sin, go and reveal his fault between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother. 16But if he does not listen, take along with you one or two more, so that on the testimony of two or three witnesses every matter may be established. 17If he does not listen to them, speak to the congregation. If he does not listen even to the congregation, let him be to you just as a man of the nations and as a tax collector.
For example if someone was in a car accident and killed someone, we should not assume that they were drinking or acting reckless. We always have to have clear evidence and trust worthy witnesses.
(Matthew 18:15-17) 15“Moreover, if your brother commits a sin, go and reveal his fault between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother. 16But if he does not listen, take along with you one or two more, so that on the testimony of two or three witnesses every matter may be established. 17If he does not listen to them, speak to the congregation. If he does not listen even to the congregation, let him be to you just as a man of the nations and as a tax collector.
(1 Timothy 5:19-21) 19Do not accept an accusation against an older man except on the evidence of two or three witnesses. 20Reprove before all onlookers those who practice sin, as a warning to the rest. 21I solemnly charge you before God and Christ Jesus and the chosen angels to observe these instructions without any prejudice or partiality..
So it has become clear disobedience to Jehovah, not warning others of dangers or not taking preventive actions to preserve life we can incur bloodguilt. So if we deliberately endanger ourselves or others we can incur bloodguilt. Over indulging in things that could have a negative impact on ourselves could incur bloodguilt. Smoking or doing other things that could cost our lives or someone else’s could incur bloodguilt. So we will be viewed the same as someone who murdered another.
(1 Corinthians 6:19, 20) 19Do you not know that your body is the temple of the holy spirit within you, which you have from God? Also, you do not belong to yourselves, 20for you were bought with a price. By all means, glorify God in your body.
We all have short comings so we should not judge others if we feel they are doing things that could incur bloodguilt. We should make sure of more important things first like building each other up spiritually and not get overly consumed in personal things it is between them and Jehovah if they are aware of the dangers.
(Colossians 2:16-19) 16Therefore, do not let anyone judge you about what you eat and drink or about the observance of a festival or of the new moon or of a sabbath. 17Those things are a shadow of the things to come, but the reality belongs to the Christ. 18Let no man deprive you of the prize who takes delight in a false humility and a form of worship of the angels, “taking his stand on” the things he has seen. He is actually puffed up without proper cause by his fleshly frame of mind, 19and he is not holding fast to the head, to the one through whom the whole body is supplied and harmoniously joined together by means of its joints and ligaments and made to grow with the growth that is from God.
Now the dilemma comes up what if the laws of the land that Jehovah requires us to follow could incur bloodguilt. In that situation what would we do. We have to remember Jehovah’s laws are above mans so we always obey him first.
(Romans 13:1-4) 13 Let every person be in subjection to the superior authorities, for there is no authority except by God; the existing authorities stand placed in their relative positions by God. 2Therefore, whoever opposes the authority has taken a stand against the arrangement of God; those who have taken a stand against it will bring judgment against themselves. 3For those rulers are an object of fear, not to the good deed, but to the bad. Do you want to be free of fear of the authority? Keep doing good, and you will have praise from it; 4for it is God’s minister to you for your good. But if you are doing what is bad, be in fear, for it is not without purpose that it bears the sword. It is God’s
minister, an avenger to express wrath against the one practicing what is bad.
(Acts 5:29) 29In answer Peter and the other apostles said: “We must obey God as ruler rather than men.
So whether it is entertainment, eating, socializing we need to let God’s word guide us so we can show God’s glory.
(1 Corinthians 10:31-11:1) 31Therefore, whether you are eating or drinking or doing anything else, do all things for God’s glory. 32Keep from becoming causes for stumbling to Jews as well as Greeks and to the congregation of God, 33just as I am trying to please all people in all things, not seeking my own advantage, but that of the many, so that they may be saved. 11 Become imitators of me, just as I am of Christ.
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Have you drawn close to God for nothing?

IMG_20140719_205356It may seem like God has forgotten those of us who are trying our best to be obedient. It seems those who do not care, who will not help the down trodden and who do many bad things live in peace and comfort. We have to keep in mind God is listening and taking note. We may even question why we have done our best to cleanse ourselves and obey God.

(Psalm 73:3-13)  3 For I became envious of the boasters, [When] I would see the very peace of wicked people.  4 For they have no deathly pangs; And their paunch is fat.  5 They are not even in the trouble of mortal man, And they are not plagued the same as other men.  6 Therefore haughtiness has served as a necklace to them; Violence envelops them as a garment.  7 Their eye has bulged from fatness; They have exceeded the imaginations of the heart.  8 They scoff and speak about what is bad; About defrauding they speak in an elevated style.  9 They have put their mouth in the very heavens, And their tongue itself walks about in the earth. 10 Therefore he brings his people back hither, And the waters of what is full are drained out for them. 11 And they have said: “How has God come to know? And does there exist knowledge in the Most High?” 12 Look! These are the wicked, who are at ease indefinitely. They have increased [their] means of maintenance. 13 Surely it is in vain that I have cleansed my heart And that I wash my hands in innocence itself.

Many have felt this way. God does take note of who is obedient and who is not. This system is temporary but the new system is forever. Those written in the book of remembrance will be rewarded by God and it will be an eternal reward.

(Malachi 3:14-16) 14 “YOU have said, ‘It is of no value to serve God. And what profit is there in that we have kept the obligation to him, and that we have walked dejectedly on account of Jehovah of armies? 15 And at present we are pronouncing presumptuous people happy. Also, the doers of wickedness have been built up. Also, they have tested God out and keep getting away.’” 16 At that time those in fear of Jehovah spoke with one another, each one with his companion, and Jehovah kept paying attention and listening. And a book of remembrance began to be written up before him for those in fear of Jehovah and for those thinking upon his name. . .

Those who have washed their outer garments and acknowledged the one true God will not be blotted out of his book.

(Revelation 3:4, 5) . . .. 5 He that conquers will thus be arrayed in white outer garments; and I will by no means blot out his name from the book of life, but I will make acknowledgment of his name before my Father and before his angels. . .

(Philippians 4:2, 3) . . .. 3 Yes, I request you too, genuine yokefellow, keep assisting these [women] who have striven side by side with me in the good news along with Clement as well as the rest of my fellow workers, whose names are in the book of life.

During the resurrection those who have done bad and thought it went unnoticed will receive their reward which is the lake of fire and those who were obedient will be rewarded with eternal life.

(John 5:28, 29) 28 Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice 29 and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life, those who practiced vile things to a resurrection of judgment. . .

(Revelation 20:11-15) . . .. 12 And I saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne, and scrolls were opened. But another scroll was opened; it is the scroll of life. And the dead were judged out of those things written in the scrolls according to their deeds. 13 And the sea gave up those dead in it, and death and Ha′des gave up those dead in them, and they were judged individually according to their deeds. 14 And death and Ha′des were hurled into the lake of fire. This means the second death, the lake of fire. 15 Furthermore, whoever was not found written in the book of life was hurled into the lake of fire.

We know we are in the last days. The time is very near for scoffers who follow their own sinful desires to be done away with. We need to stay strong we only have a little longer it is a sign salvation is near.

(2 Peter 3:2-7) . . .. 3 For YOU know this first, that in the last days there will come ridiculers with their ridicule, proceeding according to their own desires 4 and saying: “Where is this promised presence of his? Why, from the day our forefathers fell asleep [in death], all things are continuing exactly as from creation’s beginning.” 5 For, according to their wish, this fact escapes their notice, that there were heavens from of old and an earth standing compactly out of water and in the midst of water by the word of God; 6 and by those [means] the world of that time suffered destruction when it was deluged with water. 7 But by the same word the heavens and the earth that are now are stored up for fire and are being reserved to the day of judgment and of destruction of the ungodly men. . .

 

We are to lift our heads because it means deliverance is near.

(Luke 21:25-28) 25 “Also, there will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth anguish of nations, not knowing the way out because of the roaring of the sea and [its] agitation, 26 while men become faint out of fear and expectation of the things coming upon the inhabited earth; for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. 27 And then they will see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. 28 But as these things start to occur, raise yourselves erect and lift YOUR heads up, because YOUR deliverance is getting near.”

What Is Sin, This Is The Continuation Of A Previous Study.

If you don't read it how can you have faith.This is a continuation of my post on repenting, this list is to help keep our minds alert to sin so Satan cannot lure us in as easy thus helping us draw closer to God.

If you haven’t read my other post on repenting you can read it here. https://iamajuicer.wordpress.com/2014/11/01/what-is-sin-and-some-steps-to-repenting/

      1. Abusive speech. For example lying about someone or spreading rumours. Or talking down to them or things they have done. ( Ephesians 4:29 ) ( James 5:9 )
      2. Oppression- to suppress by maltreatment to depress mentally. ( Psalm 52:1-5) ( Isaiah 10:33 )
      3. Eating blood or taking it into your body. ( Deuteronomy 12:27 ) ( Acts 15:29 )
      4. Bragging or boasting. ( James 4:13-16 ) ( Psalm 94:4 )
      5. Deliberately making cuts in yourself. ( Leviticus 19:28 ) ( Mark 5:2-8 )
      6. Getting tattoos. ( 19:28 )
      7. Getting involved in various aspects of fortunetelling. ( Leviticus 19:31 ) ( Acts 16:16-17 )
      8. Not honouring your parents. ( Ephesians 6:2-3 ) Obeying God on this one comes with a promise that your life will be extended. ( Deuteronomy 5:16 )
      9. Stealing, committing theft. ( Leviticus 19:11) ( Ephesians 4:28 )
      10. Deception – dishonest act or misrepresentation. ( Leviticus 6:2 ) ( Proverbs 2:22 )
      11. Defrauding – to take or hold by deceit. ( Deuteronomy 24:14-15 ) ( Proverbs 14:31 )
      12. Seeking revenge. ( Leviticus 19:18 ) ( Proverbs 20:20 ) ( Matthew 5:43-44 )
      13. Hating others. ( Leviticus 19:18 ) ( Matthew 5:43-45 )
      14. Gluttony – over eating. ( Proverbs 23:20-21 )
      15. Laziness – inclined toward inactivity. ( Proverbs 12:11 ) ( Proverbs 20:13 ) ( 2Thessalonians 3:10 )
      16. Greed – excessive desire for something. ( Luke 12:15 )
      17. Bestiality – immoral relations with animals. ( Leviticus 18:23 )
      18. Murder ( James 2:11 )
      19. Slander – uttering false statements or defaming. ( Leviticus 19:16 ) ( Psalm 15:1-2 )
      20. Divorce, except when sexual immorality is involved. ( Malachi 2:16 ) ( Matthew 5:32 )
      21. idolism – excessive devotion to something. Images, money anything that you devote most of your time to. ( Exodus 20:4 ) ( Isaiah 44:9 )
      22. Tradition – getting involved in traditions of man or traditional rituals or celebrations. ( Jeremiah 10:1-5 ) ( Mark 7: 1-7 )
      23. Not returning something found if you know who the owner is. ( Leviticus 6:3-4 )
      24. Cross dressing. ( Deuteronomy 22:5 )
      25. Lying ( Proverbs 12:22 ) ( Revelation 21:8 )
      26. Obscene gestures or language. ( Colossians 3:8 ) ( Ephesians 4:31 )
      27. False pride – artificial self esteem. ( Isaiah 2:17 ) ( Psalm 10:3-4 )
      28. Haughtiness, arrogance. ( James 4:6 ) ( Psalm 10:4 )
      29. Cowardice, lacking courage. This is referring to not having courage to resist the world and do what God would require. ( Revelation 21:8 )
      30. Not studying the bible. ( Proverbs 28:9 ) Ignorance is no longer accepted as an excuse because Jesus clarified everything and set matter straight. ( John 15:22 ) God sends messengers so there is no excuse, if people do not know God it is because they refused to get to know him. ( Revelation 12:11 ) The act of ignoring those willing to teach is severely punished. ( 2Thessalonians 1:7-9 )
      31. Homosexuality – being attracted to persons of the same sex. ( Leviticus 18:22 ) ( 1Corinthians 6:9 ) ( Romans 1:24-27)
      32. Adultery – unfaithfulness by one who is married. ( Matthew 5:27 ) ( Hebrews 13:4 )
      33. Incorrect hair length for your gender. ( 1Corinthians 11:14-15) I had trouble with this one I had hair half way down my back. It took me years to get the courage to cut it. Kind of nice not having guys that are walking behind me thinking I am a women and not having kids ask me if I am a women or a man or why I have a beard if I am a girl.
      34. Coveting – excessive desire for someone else’s things. ( Exodus 20:17 )
      35. Having bad associations. (1Corinthians 5:11-15 ) ( 2Timothy 6:1-9 )
      36. Causing strife or rivalries. ( Proverbs 29:22 ) ( Proverbs 15:18 )
      37. Presumptuousness – assuming something is true, making assumptions without the facts. ( Proverbs 21:24 ) ( 2Chronicles 26:16-21 )
      38. Enslavement to things around you, letting them consume too much of your life. ( 1Corinthians 6:12 ) ( Colossians 2:8 )
      39. Having a low regard for spiritual things, believing your way is better then God’s. ( Proverbs 28:6 ) ( Psalms 78:31-32 )
      40. Making a show of your worship. ( Luke 20:46 ) ( Matthew 6:1 ) ( James 2:1-6 )
      41. Exalting others or showing favouritism. ( Matthew 23:8-12 ) ( James 2:8-9 )
      42. Murmuring about others. ( 1Corinthians 10:10 )
      43. Judging others. ( Matthew 7:1-5 )
      44. Violence ( Psalm 11:5 ) ( Proverbs 6:16-17 )
      45. War, getting involved or supporting it. ( 1John 4:20 ) ( Isaiah 2:4 ) ( 2Corinthians 10:3-4 )
      46. Superstition – an irrational fear of what is unknown or mysterious. ( 2 Corinthians 6:14-17 )
      47. prostitution ( Leviticus 19:29 )
      48. Tipping the scales. Using dishonest measures. ( Leviticus 19:36 )
      49. Contentiousness – causing to argue or disagree. ( Proverbs 1:14-19 ) ( James 3:16)
      50. Not taking care of the poor. ( Proverbs 28:27 ) It is part of the reason Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed. ( Ezekiel 16:49-50 )
      51. fornication – immoral intercourse. ( Ephesians 5:3 ) ( Jude 7 )
      52. Incest – sexual relations with those who are closely related by blood. ( Leviticus 18:6-18 )
      53. Having relations with a woman while she is on her menstrual cycle. ( Leviticus 18:19 )
      54. Moving another’s property markers. ( Deuteronomy 27:17 )
      55. Treating handicap people bad. ( Deuteronomy 27:18 ) ( Leviticus 19:14 )
      56. Breaking the laws of your nation. ( Romans 13:1-7 ) ( 1Peter 2:13-14 ) You must obey God’s laws first. ( Acts 5:29 )
      57. Drunkenness ( Proverbs 23:20-21 ) ( 1Corinthians 5:11 )

I have also placed my link below for information on repenting. If you would like more information for help with dealing with a short coming you may have become aware of go to http://www.jw.org . There you will find wonderful and helpful information.

https://iamajuicer.wordpress.com/2014/11/01/what-is-sin-and-some-steps-to-repenting/

What Is Sin And Some Steps To Repenting.

Sin What Is It?

If you don't read it how can you have faith.  Sin means to fall short or miss the mark. Sin is so prevalent now days that a lot of people don’t even realize that they are missing the mark. So people have become so out of touch with God’s laws that they believe they don’t sin. The bible warns us about developing an attitude like that. ( Proverbs 16:18 ) ( Luke 18:9-14 ) Satan influences so many aspects of peoples lives that people aren’t even aware of when they are sinning. The bible tells us that ignorance of God’s laws is no longer accepted. ( Acts 17:30 )Jesus came and he clarified things. God always sends messengers to teach what his will is. ( Revelation 12:11 )We may feel that small sins don’t matter but the bible tells us that they do, knowing this should motivate us to work harder at pleasing our heavenly father.( James 2:10)I did this study years ago and I keep adding to it. I am not posting this to make anyone feel like there is no hope for them because they sin, I am writing this to help them realize that they can over come it. When I first started studying the scriptures I became aware that I was sinning way more then I realized. I started making a list of things I had to watch for so I could work on doing better. Once in a while I would review the list to help keep me from back sliding. I hope this will help others.

The world is a mess because people will not listen to God. He is trying to tell us what it takes to be happy but we just aren’t learning that we can’t guide ourselves we need him to guide us. He did not give us his laws to hinder us or to control us like puppets, that is what Satan would do. He gives us his laws to teach us how to be happy and to draw us closer to him.( 2 Timothy 3:16 )

This will not be a comprehensive list. As I see short comings I will have to work on I add to it. Some I don’t have to work on but I keep them on the list so Satan can’t lure me into doing them. To be forgiven for a sin we have to repent so I am going to cover some the steps involved with repenting.

Steps To Repenting.

      1. First we must take in an accurate knowledge of our heavenly father and his laws.( Psalm 38:18 )

      2. As you take in knowledge you will become aware of sin.( Ezekiel 18:21-23 )

        When you study and learn what God requires of us our conscience will start to heal. We may start to feel guilt that is good it means you are drawing closer to God and you want to please him. If you don’t feel guilt right away that is okay remember some things have been deeply entrenched and will take a will. We have to let God continue to guide us.

      3. As we become aware of our sins we need to talk to God about them. Please don’t give up that is what Satan would want. He wants nothing more then to take others into destruction with him.( Revelation 20:10-14 )

      4. We must try our best not to commit the sin again. Keep in mind that Jehovah God provided a ransom for repentant sinners. ( Acts 10:43 )

        If you do slip up don’t give up just dust yourself off and keep trying.( Proverbs 26:17 )

      5. We must continue to take in knowledge to give us the strength and wisdom to over come our short comings.( Philippians 4:9 )

      6. We must forgive ourselves, we are a new person when we have repented.( 2Corinthians 5:17 )

        God doesn’t even remember our sins if we truly repent.( Micah 7:18-19 )

      7. Use Gods personal name Jehovah.(Psalm 83:18 )

        The bible tells us there is only one true God. ( John 17:3 )

        We must approach him through his son Jesus Christ.( John 14:6 )

  This is the link to the list of sin.  https://iamajuicer.wordpress.com/2014/11/02/what-is-sin-this-is-the-continuation-of-a-previous-study/

If you want to learn more about repenting go to http://www.jw.org . They will have information that is very will written and easy to understand. Always check the scriptures that have been quoted never take someone’s word on what the bible says.

Language or Speech That Offends God.

If you don't read it how can you have faith.Could Your Language Or Speech Be Offending God?

   We can see how the morals of the world are heading they are only getting worse. It can sometimes be difficult to distinguish right from wrong. Since there is no one at a higher level then God he is the one we should look to when we are wondering how to carry ourselves through our daily lives.

   Jesus said what comes out of the mouth is what defiles us. (Matthew 15:18,19)  He also stated that when you speak injurious things you condemn yourself. (Matthew 12:36,37) Speaking of bad things is also improper, God even considers it a form of idolism. Which is the worship of an object as a god. (Ephesians 5:3-5)

   By learning about speech that offends God it will help us to control what we say and do. (Romans 2:13, Proverbs 17:27,28)   To help us, we need to learn to fear God. If we fear God we do not exalt ourselves, have false pride, or speak with a perverse mouth. (Proverbs 8:13) The bible tells us that soft words turns away rage and words causing pain make anger come up. (Proverbs 15:1,2)  In God’s eyes the one that is slow to anger is better then a mighty man and being silent shows your wisdom and understanding. ( Proverbs 19:1)

   We need to worry about what God thinks because he is the one that can give us eternal life or eternal destruction. All this around us will be done away with and so will the people who do not desire the earth to be restored to a paradise. (2 Peter 3:5-7) By worrying about whether someone thinks we are cool or not just adds to the corruption, we become a part of it.

   We are told to be swift about hearing and slow to wrath. (James 1:19,20) We want to imitate God and not the seed of Satan. (3 John 11) Using vulgar language or speaking abusively of someone may not seem all that bad but the bible tells us in Luke 16:10 “The person faithful in what is least is faithful also in much, and the person unrighteous in what is least is unrighteous also in much. ”  So a sin is a sin, no matter how small it may seem.

  You may ask yourself, but someone is gossiping about me or speaking untruthful things about me. What should I do? The bible tells us to pray and God will comfort you. (James 5:13) God is not pleased with evil doers either, he will give them what they have earned. (2 Thessalonians 1:6,7 Romans 2:3-10)

   If we retaliated then Satan has won because he molded you to become just like the person causing you the tribulation. We need to conquer the evil with good. (Romans 12:17-21) By doing this we set an example of how a christian should act. We will not stumble others. (1 John 2:10}

  God is merciful toward us so we in turn should learn to practice mercy. If we do not show mercy and we judge others we will be judged just like them. How can we look at another persons imperfections and judge them when we have our own. (Matthew 7:1-5)

   We know we are in the last days the bible warns us what type of people we will have to deal with and why they behave the way they do. (2 Timothy 3:1-7)  Gaining this knowledge may seem overwhelming so we need to get help from God to help us through these times. (Ephesians 6:10-13)

   In Jesus sermon on the mount he tells us the things that would make us happy and being a peacemaker is listed among them. (Mathew 5:9) We can have confidence that if we obey God he will help us. (John 14:13-15)

   In contrast disobeying God could hinder our ability to love. By being patient and merciful we are given the same mercy. (Luke 7:47,48) Your actions could actually turn a person away from doing bad and in doing so will help you to attain forgiveness. (James 5:19,20)

   If we can conquer the evil with good then we will inherit the prize. (Psalms 37:11, Revelation 21:3,4)

   If you want to learn more go to http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/h/r1/lp-e and do a search on gossip or lying.