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Episode 16

Series: Sin

Episode 16: Sin — The Holiness of God

This week Randy Johovich, Marlin Klingensmith, and Vince Scavo continue a series on Sin.

In this episode they discuss God’s holiness. To fully realize the magnitude of your sin, you must look to God, for it is in God’s holiness that we realize our own sinfulness. Running time: 40:26.

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Program notes: The following are quoted in this discussion.

John Calvin

Institutes Chapter 1

[I]t is evident that man never attains to a true self-knowledge until he have previously contemplated the face of God, and come down after such contemplation to look into himself. For (such is our innate pride) we always seem to ourselves just, and upright, and wise, and holy, until we are convinced, by clear evidence, of our injustice, vileness, folly, and impurity. Convinced, however, we are not, if we look to ourselves only, and not to the Lord also – He being the only standard by the application of which this conviction can be produced.

Ephesians 1:1

… To the saints [Greek: hagios, “saints”, “holy ones”] who are in Ephesus …

1 John 1:5-2:1

5 This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. 6 If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. 7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin. 8 If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us. 2:1 My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.

Psalm 89:14

Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne;
steadfast love and faithfulness go before you.

Isaiah 5:16

But the LORD of hosts is exalted in justice,
and the Holy God shows himself holy in righteousness.

Psalm 51:4 (King James Version)

Against thee, thee only, have I sinned,
and done this evil in thy sight:
that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest,
and be clear when thou judgest.

Psalm 19:7-8

7 The law of the LORD is perfect,
reviving the soul;
the testimony of the LORD is sure,
making wise the simple;
8 the precepts of the LORD are right,
rejoicing the heart;
the commandment of the LORD is pure,
enlightening the eyes;

Romans 3:20

For by works of the law no human being will be justified in his sight, since through the law comes knowledge of sin.

Romans 7:12-13

12 So the law is holy, and the commandment is holy and righteous and good. 13 Did that which is good, then, bring death to me? By no means! It was sin, producing death in me through what is good, in order that sin might be shown to be sin, and through the commandment might become sinful beyond measure.

Psalm 7:11-13

11 God is a righteous judge,
and a God who feels indignation every day.
12 If a man does not repent, God will whet his sword;
he has bent and readied his bow;
13 he has prepared for him his deadly weapons,
making his arrows fiery shafts.

The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church

Definition of “Hell”

Modern theology tends rather to stress the fact that hell is but the logical consequence of ultimate adherence to the soul’s own will and rejection of the will of God,which (since God cannot take away free will) necessarily separates the soul from God, and hence from all possibility of happiness.

Isaiah 53:4-5

4Surely he has borne our griefs
and carried our sorrows;
yet we esteemed him stricken,
smitten by God, and afflicted.
5 But he was wounded for our transgressions;
he was crushed for our iniquities;
upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace,
and with his stripes we are healed.

Matthew 27:46 (Jesus quoting Psalm 22:1)

And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” that is, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”

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