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6025 sin, and God’s character

6025 sin, and God’s character

In his righteousness and holiness, God detests sin and its effects upon humanity. In his mercy and grace, he makes available a means of atonement, by the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

God’s character and sin

God himself is perfect Hab 1:13; 1Jn 1:5 See also Dt 32:4; Jos 24:19; Ps 97:2; Isa 6:3

Jesus Christ is sinless 1Pe 2:22 See also Isa 53:9; 2Co 5:21; Heb 1:9; Heb 7:26-27; 1Jn 3:5

God’s people are to be holy 1Pe 1:15-16 See also Lev 11:44,45; Lev 19:2; Lev 20:7; Mt 5:48; 1Th 4:7; 1Jn 3:3

God’s attitude to sin

God knows all sin Jer 16:17 See also Job 10:14; Ps 139:1-4; Jer 2:22; Hos 7:2; Am 5:12; Heb 4:13

God grieves over sin Ge 6:6 See also Isa 63:10; Eph 4:30

God hates sin Ps 11:5 See also Dt 25:16; 2Sa 11:27; Ps 5:5; Pr 6:16-19; Zec 8:17; Lk 16:15

Sin provokes God’s anger Ro 1:18 See also 2Ch 36:16; Eze 20:8; Am 1:3; Jn 3:36; Eph 5:5-6; Col 3:5-6

God is also merciful and gracious Ex 34:6-7 See also Ne 9:17,31; Ps 78:38; Ps 103:8-14; La 3:22-23; Mic 7:18-19; Ro 11:32

God’s patience with sinners 2Pe 3:9 See also Ro 2:4; Ro 9:22; 1Ti 1:16

Jesus Christ is the supreme revelation of God’s love for sinners

Jesus Christ’s ministry of forgiveness 1Ti 1:15 See also Mt 9:2 pp Mk 2:5 pp Lk 5:20-21; Lk 7:36-50; Lk 15:1-10; Lk 19:5-10; Jn 8:1-11

God’s love shown in Jesus Christ’s death Ro 5:8 See also Jn 3:16-17; Eph 2:4; 1Pe 3:18; 1Jn 4:9-10

The risen Christ gives grace to sinful people 1Jn 2:1 See also Ro 8:34; Heb 2:17-18; Heb 4:15-5:2

See also

1020God, all-knowing
1025God, anger of
1055God, grace & mercy
1065God, holiness of
1085God, love of
1125God, righteousness
2015Christ, compassion
2063Christ, perfection
5790anger, divine
6103abomination
6666grace
6688mercy, demonstration of God’s

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