Appendix - Fifteen Centuries of Scripture Warnings that Sin Kills

Sin Kills

Sin kills in this life and it condemns souls to eternal death in the afterlife. If the soul in this life has been saved, sin will kill what spiritual life it has left on earth. Sin will kill a marriage and kill a family; it will ruin the lives of children who cannot understand and it will kill the faith and peace in the very heart of the believer. It will leave a believer faithless and empty inside wondering how he could ever have believed in the first place. Sin kills. The entire Bible is a warning to us that sin kills.

In the back of a small congregation, in the midst of the sermon, there came the audible sigh of a young woman who encapsulated this same message in the simplest yet most profound terms, "Lord teach me so I don't have to learn!" This should be the cry of us all.

Genesis 2:17

But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof, thou shalt surely die.

1400 BC

Psalm 33:18,19

Behold, the eye of the Lord is upon them that fear Him, upon them that hope in His mercy; to deliver their soul from death

967 BC

Ezekiel 18:4

“Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth shall die...

593 BC

Ezekiel 33:11

“As I live, saith the Lord God, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from you evil ways; for why will ye die?

593 BC

John 8:51, 52

Most assuredly, I say to you, if anyone keeps My word he shall never see death.

30 AD (the words of Jesus Christ)

James 5:20

Let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save a soul from death...

45 AD

Romans 1:32

Who, knowing the righteous judgment of God that those who practice such things are deserving of death...

55 AD

Romans 6:16

sin leading to death

55 AD

Romans 6:21

What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death.

55 AD

Romans 6:23, 24

For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life.

55 AD

Second Timothy 1:10

But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death and hath brought life and immortality

55 AD

Romans 6:16

Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, His servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?

55 AD

2 Peter 3:9

The Lord is … not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

68 AD

Hebrews 2:9

But we see Jesus…that He, by the grace of God should taste death for every man.

80 AD

Revelation 2:11

He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. He who overcomes shall not be hurt by the second death.

90 AD

Revelation 20:14,15 and Revelation 21:8

And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire … [the] unbelieving … shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

90 AD