The following is a list of sins that will keep anyone who practices them away from God’s presence.
All these sins are taken directly from the 10 commandments. That being so, it is of the utmost importance that we have a well rounded understanding in order to obey them.
Christ came and fulfilled everyone one of the OT laws. We are to see them through His eyes. Unfortunately, most of us are nowhere near the place of having the mind of Christ even though we are commanded to do so.
One cannot separate the 10 commandments from the mind of Christ since they are inexplicably connected and reflect the image of God.
The first four of the commandments teach us how to love God with all our heart, mind, and strength. The last six teach us how to love our neighbor as ourselves.
The last commandment in particular is perhaps a pivot on which all others are guided. Since it addresses our inward thoughts, our heart, and the submission of our will to the will of God; Thou shalt not covet.
Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God?
Be not deceived:
neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God. ~ 1 Corinthians 6:9-10.
Here, we are called to completely forsake sin. That means to no longer practice any of it. By being renewed by the Holy Spirit we are to become sanctified after we are justified.
Being justified is the imputing our faith as righteousness before God when we believe on Him.
Being sanctified is the work He does in us when we have forsaken all sin and completely submit our life to Him.
Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like:of the which I tell you before,
as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. ~ Galatians 5:19-21.
Here Paul is talking to believers and telling them that if they do any of these things listed, they will not inherit the kingdom of God.
It is safe to say all Christians and unbelievers who practice such sins (of the flesh) will inherit eternal hellfire.
Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;
And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.
But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints;
Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.
For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. ~ Ephesians 5:5-6.
Now we are beginning to get the antidote for sin. Walking in the love of God shed abroad in a heart sacrificed to God.
Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh.
For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.
For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.~ Romans 8:12-14
We don’t owe sin anything. Nor are we subject to its power anymore as Christians.
When we sin as Christians, we are doing it willfully. We are also mortifying the Spirit of God in our heart.
We are to be led by the Spirit reflecting the image of God. Then we can know we have been restored from the fall of Adam as sons and daughters of God.
I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air:
But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means,
when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway. ~ 1 Corinthians 9:26-27.
Paul is living his life as an athlete strives at being the best at his craft. We are to live our lives free from hypocrisy not giving others any reason to mock God.
Our bodies are not innately sinful. It is within our soul that the seed of sin dwells. God wants to replace that seed with indwelling of His Spirit so our bodies can be used as tools of righteousness through the Grace of God.
“Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall” (Corinthians 10:12).
There is nothing more to say here. Measure carefully your life and walk accordingly. Your eternal destiny is at stake.
“If any man see his brother sin a sin which is not unto death, he shall ask, and he shall give him life for them that sin not unto death.
There is a sin unto death: I do not say that he shall pray for it. All unrighteousness is sin: and there is a sin not unto death” (1 John 5:16-17).
This is a hard saying and one that I do not understand yet.
The sins mentioned above do lead to death if not abandoned in repentance and a walk committed wholly in Christ.
We can also conclude that Christians as well as non-believers can commit these sins and reap what we so.
“Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting. And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not” ~ Galatians 6:7-9).
All of these NT passages are written for your admonishment. Consider them carefully my Brethren.
And remember Eve’s example; living a perfected life by the power of God’s Grace. She was deceived and failed to follow the order of things ordained by God, not submitting to Adam’s authority who was also living a perfect life in the image of God.
We all now have the same knowledge, experience, the reality good of evil. Our collective sin through the ages has distorted us even more.
Don’t listen to the Serpent’s lie that disobeying God and sinning will keep you on in the kingdom of God. “You surely shall not die!” ~ Gen. 3:4 is as valid today as it was so long ago.
God wants to restore us to His image. This is a process we should seek after diligently and allow its fullest work in our life today. If we wait, it may be too late.