former Director at Universal Sprituality for World Peace
There are six vices, which are 1) illegal sex (kama), 2) violence (krodha), 3) greediness (corruption of money), 4) fascination (moha), 5) Ego (mada) and 6) jealousy (maatsarya). The first three affect other souls and hence are considered to be strong sins or main gates to the hell as per the Gita. The latter three are not serious in case others are not affected. Illegal sex with some soul pains its life partner to a very deep extent. Violence to kill living beings for food and killing people for various reasons like rowdyism or terrorism is the greatest sin. Earning unlawful money by exploiting others is also a very serious sin since the affected persons suffer a lot.
Out of these six vices, the first three are very serious leading the soul certainly to hell since these three sins are harming others. The latter three sins do not lead to hell provided there is no damage to others. If you have fascination to world, you need not go to hell if your fascination to your wife/husband or issues or money does not harm others. Similarly, your ego will not take you to hell as long as your ego doesn’t hurt others. Similarly, your jealousy towards others will not give any punishment in hell if it is not harming others. Sometimes, jealousy also helps you in your development. If you examine the first three sins, your anger/violence will certainly damage others. Similarly, your greediness for money is resulting in corruption by which you are stealing others’ money by which others suffer. Similarly, your illegal sex will certainly cause suffering to others.
When Dharmaraja asked his grandfather, Bhishma, about the essence of justice, Bhishma replied that the essence of justice is that one should not do that to others, which, if is done by others to him results in hurting himself. Therefore, the criminal nature of the sin resulting in punishment is always due to only damage done by yourself to others. Hence, God in the Gita mentioned that only these three sins are the main gates to hell, which are violence, financial corruption and illegal sex.
The foremost sin is violence to kill other living beings for the sake of food or some other personal grudge. God Brahma becomes furious by this sin because He alone is the authority to grant longevity. When you do not have power to give life to a killed living being, you do not have any right to kill any living being. The death sentence given by a judge should be ultimate. It means that before implementing death sentence to a living being, you should give several chances to the soul for rectification of sin by reformation. Reformation is the real aim of any punishment and not vengeance. You are hanging a person to death for the only reason that the criminal may kill another human being. If reformation is achieved and the sin is not practically repeated, there is no need of punishment. Similarly, killing a living being for food is the top most level of this first sin. You must always imagine that you are captured by a demon, which is going to eat you! Whatever agony you feel in that time and during the time of cutting your body by the jaws of the demon, the same agony is felt by that living being, being killed for the sake of your food! God Brahma represents the quality of Rajas and the anger in violence is also due to Rajas only. This is the qualitative link.
The second type of sin is stealing by cheating or robbing others money by force. Money is Goddess Lakshmi and hence this type of sin makes God Vishnu to become furious. Today, almost everyone is a victim of corruption. Before cheating somebody for the sake of money, you should analyse the damage done to others especially poor people. You must at least avoid corruption in the case of poor people. If you rob the wealth of a sinner, that money should not be enjoyed by yourself and your family members. That should be spent to serve the beggars or should be spent for spiritual purpose. You may digest even most dangerous poison but not the sinful money, which will destroy yourself and your family. It is said that the sinful money earned by you comes like a railway engine to carry away by linking with your earned money through justice also, which is like a series of compartments standing on the track by the side of a platform (Anyaayenaarjitam vittam sahamoolam vinashyati).
Vishnu stands for the quality of Sattvam, which is knowledge and analysis. You must analyze carefully whenever you earn or spend money. Most of the people spend money in the way that leads them to hell only. Expenditure or donation of money also leads you to hell. Everybody is spending lot of money on functions donating to relatives and friends, who have enough food in their homes. You spend lot of money on a function due to your desire to expose yourself based on ego. You deny food to a beggar dying with hunger. You calculate to give food to a devotee or spiritual preacher coming to your house, who helps you in elevating your spiritual knowledge or devotion. Money is never wasted because its expenditure will either bring good (Punyam) or bad (Paapam). Even if you throw money into river to call it as wastage, such act is also a sin. Hence, you should be very careful with deep analysis while earning or spending money.
The third type of sin is illegal sex, which is based on blind lust linked to the quality of Tamas. God Shiva stands for Tamas and becomes furious due to this sin. Just you observe Lord Shiva, who burnt the cupid enraging lust in any living being. You must always meditate upon Lord Shiva to avoid this sin. If you are cheating a husband by going with his wife or cheating a father by going with his daughter, imagine yourself standing in the place of such husband and father! By which you are hurt, you should not do the same to others as said above by Bhishma.
God created this world and is very particular of the justice, peace and balance of this society. You must avoid these three types of sins at least due to fear to hell created by God. This is the minimum and maximum expectation of God from a human being. God is not furious even if the human being is an atheist provided the atheist avoids the above three types of sins. Even an atheist is granted heaven if he/she follows the justice avoiding the sins. In fact, God maintains the atheists because they are also in Divine service. They do the service of God by acting as examiners to devotees. On hearing the criticism of God from an atheist, whether the devotion of a devotee is shaken or not is the test. They criticize theists doing sins and this develops alertness and care in devotees. They disprove the false miracles done by exploiters, which is very much essential to save the devotees from false trap of false devotees and pseudo human incarnations.
If you are living as per this minimum and maximum expectation of God, He is pleased with you even if you are an atheist. He never encourages devotion. Devotion is the field started by human souls only and not God. God creates several obstructions to the devotion in the name of tests as we see the life histories of several devotees.
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I’m going to preface my answer with a disclaimer. Although I was raised a very charismatic, Pentecostal evangelical, I find many problems, even schisms up to an elitist and polarizing eschatology that I am certain Jesus would not an does not espouse. This brand of evangelical preaches love, but does not by definition preach agape, and puts most emphasis on getting married, and “witnessing” when Jesus’ emphasis is and was always on agape (love without condition) and this love is to be unilaterally offered up to any and all. This agape is so integral to living an actual Christian life that the apostle Paul said without it he’s nothing.
I now consider myself to be what I call a reformed evangelical realist.
The fact is agape is tantamount to believing, as Jesus said in Luke 6:46 Why do you call me Lord and not do what I say? He is referring to his teachings, and the overarching truth of all his teachings is agape/love. Now listen closely to your own conscience as you read these next words. Jesus said in Matthew 6:14–15, 'If you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
In yet another place he says; Matt 5:7 Blessed are the merciful for they shall receive mercy.
So what about those unmerciful?
“Then the master called the servant in. ‘You wicked servant,’ he said, ‘I canceled all that debt of yours because you begged me to. 33 Shouldn’t you have had mercy on your fellow servant just as I had on you?’ 34 In anger his master handed him over to the jailers to be tortured, until he should pay back all he owed.
35 “This is how my heavenly Father will treat each of you unless you forgive your brother or sister from your heart.”
Love, genuine kindness, forgiveness/mercy, these are all tantamount to affect belief, and in Revelation 21 we read; But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
If I may, there is but one sin that is unpardonable and that is the blasphemy of the Holy Spirit, but did you know what blaspheming is?
To blaspheme is to compromise the integrity of something, or someone.
When you’re driving the speed limit on a busy highway and you get a blowout, and because of the blowout an accident occurs, whatever happens from that point can be directly related to the blasphemed tire, and had the tire kept its integrity and structure the accident wouldn’t have occurred.
God’s character is to save, and do you know all he really asks for is us to have an honest assessment of self, along with the realization there is a God and it’s not us, then the tenets of Christianity, beginning and ending in unconditional love, something we in ourselves are incapable of, yet it is commanded, because evidence of salvation is Christ, the Holy Spirit anointing living through our bodies, just as those perverse spirits used to be housed in our vessels, in the Christian conversion, these foul spirits are replaced with God’s set apart Spirit to help us to do things we cannot do, chief among these is love, and this is how we show dutiful respect for the integrity of God’s Holy Spirit and do not blaspheme his name.
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All sins cause all people, including Christians, to die. When we die our spirit, that is our life force, separates from and leaves the body. The emotions, thoughts and consciousness ceases to function and exist. The person ceases to exist. Usually the body of a dead person is buried in a grave. The Bible reveals that any human that dies goes no where but out of existence. There is no such place as hell, unless it is the grave. There is no such thing as hellfire. There is no such situation as souls automatically living on after death. There is no such senario as the Devil living in a so called hell. The notion of torment and hellfire after death is absolutely pagan, not from the Bible and thus not a true Christian belief. Such a teaching was adopted by 2nd to 3rd century apostates from true Christianity that deviated from the true Christians who accepted and blended pagan philosophies with the Bible, such as from the Greeks and Romans, to attract more pagans to their churches to increase their numbers. They use words and terms in Scripture that on the surface seem to allude to a place called hell of torment, torture and fire. But they take scriptures out of context and misinterpret parables, illustrations and figurative expressions as literal.
“just as through one man sin entered the world and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men" Roman 5:12
“each one is tried by being drawn out and enticed by his own desire. The the desire, when it has become fertile, gives birth to sin; in turn, sin, when it has been accomplished, brings forth death.” James 1:14, 15
“ther is an eventuality as respects the sons of mankind and an eventuality as respects the beast, and they have the same eventuality. As one dies, so the other dies; they all have but one spirit…All are going to one place. They have come from the dust, they are all returning to the dust.” Ecclsiastes 3:19, 20
“the dead… are conscious of nothing at all. Also, their love and their bate and their jealousy have already perished, and they have no portion anymore to time indefinite in anything that has to be done under the sun.”” Ecclesiastes 9:5, 6
“ther is no work nor devising nor knowledge nor wisdom in She'ol, the place to which you are going.” Ecclesiastes 9:10
“the son of earthling man, to whom no salvation belongs. His spirit goes out, he goes back to his ground; in that day his thoughts do perish.” Psalms 146:4
“The soul that is sinning----it itself will die.” Ezekiel 18:4
Also, the word “hell" originally meant to bury in the ground or to cover over with dirt. For instance, it used to be said that people would hell potatoes, that is, bury potatoes in the ground to reproduce more. For humans who are dead they will remain in that state until God decides to reurrect them, or not. Humans are not immortal souls.
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The unrepented one. No sin in and of itself is unforgivable. I refer you to Henry Gerecke - Henry Gerecke - Chaplain to Nazi war criminals - who was the chaplain for the Nazi war criminals at the Nuremberg war trials, including Von Ribbentrop. After some time, and witness, several of them repented and made confession. Although they were still hung for their crimes, Gerecke is certain that they were forgiven by God and saved.
Even Judas could have been saved, had he repented of his treason; his damning sin was not his betrayal of Jesus but his suicide. (As my pastor states, we pray even for suicides and give baptized ones a Christian burial, because a person may be driven to suicide for many reasons and we cannot know their anguish as God knows it.)
The essence of the sims detailed in 1 Corinthians 6: 9–11
Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals,[a] nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God.
is that engaging in these tends to lead one down a path away from repentance and towards hostility to God.
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The bible says Once you are a Christian the only way you can loose your salvation is
“Blaspheming the Holy Spirit“ - akin to renouncing God .
Sin is not the deal breaker men have told you it is.
You guys believe any old thing a man tells you about a God it seems.
All that stuff uneducated and offended non Christians belly ache about is bull .
All that stuff God has supposedly done? A man did all that! A man pretending to represent God.
All that poverty? The 1% who own 90% of the wealth could fix that.
8 days of Americans military spending could feed the world for a year.
Cancer in newborns? cancer caused by the pollution we created. Not God: man
Satan dreamed it up as a strategy to keep you from finding God and it worked ; you didn’t even stop to think you grabbed it so fast.
Turns out all he has to do is get you all offended and not only will you deny God, you’ll help him destroy God.
The bible tells us how people who have been “fooled” into thinking God isn’t real will speak and act and you guys do exactly as predicted. The bible describes you. To. A. Tee. We know you. You were predicted.
The bible says
“Spiritual things are spiritually discerned and the non spiritual call it foolishness.”
You tell us we are fooled. But the bible tells how Satan will fool you by making you offended. He actually told us he will use false men posing as men of God to offend you. As a Christian I see many false religious leaders: they are there because man is weak and Satan knows the best way to fool you: by disguising evil men as godly men. You guys fall for it every time.
You would think someone who didn’t believe in God would just be on their way, but no!
You are compelled to renounce God publically and persecute believers.
You’re so angry at God, but really it’s man who did those things.
I mean how can you answer a question based solely on your assumptions, preduice and opinion?
We just think “oh no another blind man talking about how men have traumatised him but he thinks God did it, here we go again some non spiritual guy who thinks because He hadn’t seen God 50% of the world must be wrong”
But yes the bible says the only way to loose salvation is to blaspheme the Holy Spirit.
“The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever.” - 1 John 2:17
This is what the LORD says to Israel: "Seek me and live;” - Amos 5:4
“For the wages of sin is death,..” - Romans 6:23
James 1:12-16 lists the steps leading to sin, beginning with temptation. People rarely stop at just one sin, however, and it is often not long before they add another and another to the chain. Jeremiah describes this course of sin in his day—the same process that is likely to occur in anyone's life: "'And like their bow they have bent their tongues for lies. They are not valiant for the truth on the earth. For they proceed from evil to evil, and they do not know Me,' says the LORD" (Jeremiah9:3). This is a major reason why God uses leaven to symbolize sin. As leaven spreads and does its work in flour, so sin spreads and corrupts the lives of all it touches.
So sin does not stop at one place but there also a reference which says “Sin leads only more to sin.”
As the first quoted verse says, if a person obeys God then He will live else Hell.
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Sin Begets Sin (Forerunner Commentary)
I am a retired Ordained Minister and religion teacher of 4 decades.
Ogunboyowa, Jesus mentions a sin that is unforgivable in Matt. 12:31-32 and calls it blasphemy of the Holy Spirit. What exactly is this unforgivable sin?
If as in Romans 5 we are taught that mankind has been forgiven, then how can we be bound to this sin as sin is no longer our master and we are dead to it? Well one of the jobs of the Spirit is to draw people to Jesus for salvation. We are taught that salvation comes by our believing in Jesus , John chapter 3.
So has I have shown, it seems that everything should be covered by the Cross. Well the thing that comes into play is mankind's free will to believe. So when the Spirit comes to you and spiritually urges you to believe and you do not, then the gift of salvation is not given to you.
So simply put blasphemy ,the act of insulting , is insulting the spirit by rejecting the gift he offers to you. Thus you do not believe and in turn you do not get salvation. That is your rejection and you simply cannot be forgiven of that because God will not force that gift onto you.
So I hoped I have been somewhat of a help. This is a question that you will find has many ideas, but I have given you a map to follow to see why I think this is the correct answer. If Jesus has the power to forgive all sin, then it stand to reason us rejecting that gift is why one could not be forgiven. Just think of it in court terms. If you have anymore questions about this please ask. It has been my pleasure to serve you in this A2A.
Jorge Aldo Gomes de Freitas Junior
Ignoring Lazarus suffering while caring about the rich life on earth :
Luke 16:19-31New International Version (NIV)
The Rich Man and Lazarus
19 “There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and lived in luxury every day. 20 At his gate was laid a beggar named Lazarus, covered with sores 21 and longing to eat what fell from the rich man’s table. Even the dogs came and licked his sores.
22 “The time came when the beggar died and the angels carried him to Abraham’s side. The rich man also died and was buried. 23 In Hades, where he was in torment, he looked up and saw Abraham far away, with Lazarus by his side. 24 So he called to him, ‘Father Abraham, have pity on me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, because I am in agony in this fire.’
25 “But Abraham replied, ‘Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, while Lazarus received bad things, but now he is comforted here and you are in agony. 26 And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been set in place, so that those who want to go from here to you cannot, nor can anyone cross over from there to us.’
27 “He answered, ‘Then I beg you, father, send Lazarus to my family,28 for I have five brothers. Let him warn them, so that they will not also come to this place of torment.’
29 “Abraham replied, ‘They have Moses and the Prophets; let them listen to them.’
30 “‘No, father Abraham,’ he said, ‘but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent.’
31 “He said to him, ‘If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.’”