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What are your excuses to justify sin and to remain in ungodliness? What does Gods word say when you justify?
by Shaila Touchton
12/19/11
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People who want to live in sinful ungodly life will have lots of excuses, some even may claim as their personality , and some may say God made me that way, some may even say split personality, or bipolar etc , some even may use the Bible to justify their unholy lifestyles.

Men throughout the Bible were commanded to be morally perfect (Genesis 17:1-2; Deuteronomy 7:6; 18:13; I Chronicles 28:9; I Kings 8:61; Matthew 5:48; Exodus 22:31; 14:2,21; 26:19; 28:9; II Corinthians 13:9-11; I Peter 1:15-16); and many men such as Job, Noah, David, Asa, the parents of John the Baptist, and many others were mentioned to be morally perfect (Job 1; Genesis 6:9; Psalms 18:30-36; 101:2-3: I Kings 15:14; 20:3; Luke 1:6). That is not to say that they never sinned, but that they repented and became sinless.


1. If the Apostle Paul wasn't perfect in this life, then how can we expect to be perfect?"


Colossians 1:10-13, I Peter 2:24, I John 5:17, Romans 8:3-4

2.I am not righteous because of anything I have done. Jesus' righteousness has been imputed unto me. The Father sees me as righteous, although I sin every day!

Deuteronomy 25:16, I Corinthians 6:9-11, I John 3:10, I John 3:6, Acts 10:34-35, Romans 2:18, Romans 2:6-11, Romans 6:16, Matthew 13:41-42,

3. We will never be perfect until we get to heaven."

II Timothy 4:6-8, Philippians 3:16, James 2:10, I Corinthians 4:16; 11:1, I Thessalonians 1:5-6, I Thessalonians 2:10-12 , I Corinthians 9:27, Acts 24:16, Colossians 1:28 and II Corinthians 13:9-11, Philippians 1:9-11; 2:14-16; I Corinthians 1:8; II Corinthians 6:18-7:1; II Timothy 3:16-17; I Peter 5:10; James 1:2-4; Jude 24-25, Philippians 3:20-21, I John 3:2-3

4.If the Apostle Paul was the 'chief of sinners' at the same time he was an Apostle of Christ, then how can any of us ever expect to live sinless in this life?"

Matthew 23:23; Luke 11:42, James 2:10-16; Romans 3:31; 8:3-4, Matthew 22:34-40; Galatians 5:14, Luke 10:25-28; John 14:15,21-24; 15:9-12; Romans 13:8-10; I John 2:3-5,10,15-17; 3:4-17,23-24; 4:7-17,20-21; 5:2-4,18; II John 5-9; Revelation 12:17; 14:12; and 22:14,I John 1:8, Galatians 3:24, Proverbs 1:7; Isaiah 66:1-2

5."I am not under the law, I am under grace. The law condemns me for my sinful habits, but grace forgives."

I Timothy 1:8-10, Timothy 1:12-15, Matthew 1:21, I John 3:4-10; Titus 2:11-14; I Peter 2:24; Hebrews 13:20-21, II Corinthians 5:17, Romans 8:2-4, Romans 6:12-23; Titus 2:11-14, I Corinthians 9:27; I Thessalonians 2:10-12; Philippians 3:15-17; Acts 24:16, I Corinthians 4:16; 11:1; Philippians 4:9, Colossians 1:28 and II Corinthians 13:9-11, Colossians 1:20-22; 4:12; Hebrews 13:20-21, I Thessalonians 3:12-13; 5:23-24, Ephesians 1:4; Romans 12:1; Philippians 1:9-11; 2:14-16; I Corinthians 1:8; II Corinthians 6:18-7:1; II Timothy 3:16-17; I Peter 5:10; James 1:2-4; Jude 24-25

6. No one is perfect but Jesus!"

Genesis 17:1-2; Deuteronomy 7:6; 18:13; I Chronicles 28:9; I Kings 8:61; Matthew 5:48; Exodus 22:31; 14:2,21; 26:19; 28:9; II Corinthians 13:9-11; I Peter 1:15-16, Job 1; Genesis 6:9; Psalms 18:30-36; 101:2-3: I Kings 15:14; 20:3; Luke 1:6, Titus 2:11-14, Matthew 6:24,Ezekiel 18:1-32, Deuteronomy 5:29, Deuteronomy 10:12, John 3:18-21; Romans 1:18-22; Ephesians 4:18-19

7. God did not give the law so that we would keep it, but so that we would break it to exalt His grace!"

Deuteronomy 5:29-33; 6:24; 8:1-3; 10:12-13; 11:26-33; 12:28; 27:14-26; 28:1-68; 29:9-28; 30:15-20; Psalm 119:1,44-45,93,165; Proverbs 7:2; Luke 4:4; II Timothy 3:16-17, Romans 6:1-2; John 8:11, Romans 7: 14 – 23, Romans 6:16-18

8.It is impossible to be free from sin in this life!"

Romans 6:19-23, Romans 8:6, Romans 7:14-23, Romans 7:14-25 and I Timothy 1:15, Galatians 3:24, Romans 6:14, James 2:14-26

9. We do not need to do anything to be saved. Jesus did it all!"

I John 2:17b, I Peter 1:22 ,Hebrews 5:8, Matthew 7:21

10. I want to live right and to please the Lord and this is proof that I am saved."

Colossians 3:5, Proverbs 20:6, Luke 16:15, Matthew 23:25-28, Matthew 23:25, Matthew 23:30, Luke 18:11, Romans 10:3, Proverbs 21:2, Proverbs 30:12, Romans 10:3

11."I was born a sinner because of Adam's sin."

John 8:34; Romans 6:16-19, James 4:17, II Peter 2:14-15, Isaiah 53:6, II Peter 2:19, Jeremiah 5:5, Romans 3:12, Romans 1:18-21, Ecclesiastes 7:29, Romans 5:12, Ezekiel 18:1-32, Matthew 18:2-4 , Matthew 19:4

12. We need to crucify our flesh every day, not once for all."

Galatians 5:24, Romans 6:11, 1 Peter 1:23, Galatians 5:16-17, Romans 13:14, Galatians 5:24-25, Isaiah 42:16, Psalm 119:130, 2 Corinthians 4:4, Romans 8:1, Isaiah 55:8-9, John 8:31-32, Romans 12:2, 2 Corinthians 10:5, Romans 8:4, James 1:13-15, Romans 8:7-10, Titus 3:5, Romans 8:12-14, John 6:63-64

13. I sin because I have a sinful nature and I will always have it until I die."

Ezekiel 36:26, John 8:34-36, Romans 7:17-23, James 5:20, Romans 8:13, Galatians 5:16, Romans 8:8-9, Romans 8:5, Galatians 5:24, Romans 8:3, Romans 8:1, 1 John 1:9, Romans 6:12, Galatians 5:16 - 25 ,

14. There is no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, no matter what they do!"

Galatians 5:25, Galatians 5:16, Romans 8:1, Romans 7:14-25, Romans 8:9, John 10:27-28, 1 John 1:7, Psalm 41:9, Matthew 13:18-23, John 15:6, Romans 2:7-8, Galatians 1:6, Ephesians 5:3-7, 1 Thessalonians 3:5, Hebrews 11:13,2 Peter 1:10-11, Galatians 5:2-4, James 4:4, Matthew 13:41-42, 1 Corinthians 3:16-17, Revelation 3:4-5, Romans 8:5-8,

15. But we are by nature children of wrath, not by choice!"
Ephesians 2:2-5, Romans 8:2-4, I Timothy 1:8-11, Romans 5:12, Romans 6:17–18, Romans 6:22–23, Ephesians 2:2, 2 Corinthians 5:17, Galatians 2:21, Ezekiel 33:11 , II Peter 3:9, Acts 17:30, II Cor. 5:17, Eph 1:4, I Peter 1:14-16, I John 3:9, Eph 4:24, Colossians 3:6, Titus 2:11-12, Rom 8:5-8, Romans 6:2, Romans 6:6 , John 8:44, II Timothy 3:2-5, Rom 8:29; II Cor 3:17-18, I John 4:7

16. Jesus died for me so that I would not have to keep the law. He kept the law for me, so that I could break it and still be forgiven!"
Romans 7:1-4, Galatians 5:18, Galatians 5:19-24, Deuteronomy 6:17, Joshua 22:5, 1 Kings 2:3, Galatians 3:10, Mark 12:30, Proverbs 7:2

17. But that's Old Testament! That doesn't apply to me."

Deuteronomy 7:9, Jeremiah 31:31-34; 32:27-41; Ezekiel 11:18-21; 36:25-28; Hebrews 8:8-10, I John 4:19; John 14:15, 21-23, 2 Timothy 3:15-17 , Hebrews 10:26-29, Hebrews 12:14

18."As long as we live in this human flesh, we are bound to sin!"

Galatians 5:7, Galatians 5:16,19-24, John 8:34, 2Cor.5:21, 1 Corinthians 3:1–3, 2 Corinthians 5:17

19.Yes, I still sin but at least I'm sorry for my sins."

Romans 7:14-25, James 2:14-26; Rom.3:31, I John 2:3-4, I Corinthians 5:1, Proverbs 1:22, 2 Peter 2:17, Heb 11:13-14, Mt 7:21

20. Look at those carnal Corinthian Christians - some of them are fornicators, others are full of envy and strife. This is proof that we can sin and still be Christians."

Hebrews 5:12-14, 2 Cor. 5:17, Galatians 5:17-24

21. I sin daily because I am just a babe in Christ."

Romans 8:6, John 12:42, 43, Matthew 7:15-20, Galatians 5:29-21, I Corinthians 5:13, Romans 6:18, Romans 6:22, Romans 8:2

22. on Judgment Day, I will only be rewarded for my good works, not judged for my sins. All of my sins will get 'burned up' before the Judgment Seat!"

John 5:28- 29, Jeremiah 31:29, Ezekiel 18:24, Ezekiel 18:20

23. People are not cast into hell because of their sins, but only because they rejected Jesus. Unbelief is the only sin that will send someone to hell."

Ecclesiastes 12:13-14; Ezekiel 18:20-32; Matthew 25:31-46; Romans 1:18; 2:6-11; and II Corinthians 5:9-11; Revelation 20:11-15, Ezekiel 28:11-15, 1Corinthians 6:1-4, Leviticus 19:15; Deuteronomy 16:18-20; Proverbs 24:25-25

24. Sin will not affect my eternal destiny. All that matters is that I believe in Jesus!"

Acts 15:9; Mark 7:20-23; Matthew 7:16-20; I John 3:4-10, James 2:14-26, Acts 18:18,24-28, Ezekiel 18:5-32; Proverbs 28:13; I John 1:9; Hebrews 9:27, Hebrews 12:1-17; Proverbs 28:13; I John 1:9; 2:1-4, Titus 2:11-14

25. But if we say we are without sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us

Luke 14:33; Matthew 16:37-38, I John 3:5; also Titus 2:11-14; Matthew 1:21, 1 John 3:8, Romans 8:8- 9

26. I am still heaven bound when I sin, because I am covered in the blood of Jesus!"

I John 1:9, I John 1:8, 2 Cor. 7:1, Eph. 4:20-24, John 15:2, Philippians 2:12

27."God doesn't condemn me for my sins, because I have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ!"

James 4:7, Gal. 5:16, James 1:14-16, Matt. 6:13, Heb. 12:4, Rom. 6:12, 1 Pet. 1:14-15, Psa. 119:11, 1 Tim. 5:22

28. Of course I sin every day, but I still love God!"

Matthew 15:7-9, Matthew 7:21-23, Matthew 15:18-19, Matthew 23:1-33. Mark 9:1, John 14:15

29. Jesus spoke to the Jews who were under the law, and so His teachings on God's commandments and on salvation do not apply to me!"

Luke 20:46-47, 2 Tim. 2:22, Rev. 14:4, Psa. 119:133, 1 John 3:7-8, Luke 8:21, Matt. 7:21,

30. Once saved, always saved."

1 Cor. 5:13, Gal. 5:19-21, 1 Tim 5:22, Rom 8:13, James 1:14-16, 2 Pet 1:9, Heb 12:15, Mat 5:28-29, 2 Pet 3:14, Matthew 7:21, John 8:30-32; I Corinthians 15:1-2; Colossians 1:21-23; Hebrews 3:6-17; 6:7-15; 10:26-29; I John 2:24-25; Revelation 2:10,25-26

31.Christians aren't perfect, just forgiven."

Luke 13:24, John 8:44, Matthew 7:15-20, 1 John 5:18; 3:9, 1 Thes. 5:23, Hebrews 10:14, Matt 5:48, 1 Cor 2:6, Col 1:28, Jude 24, 25, Rom 6:18, 22

32. Christians do not sin habitually, they do not practice sin, but they still sin regularly."
2 Corinthians 13:11, Rom 6:18, 22, Hebrews 10:14, Jude 1:4, 2 Timothy 3:5, Rom 3:8, Rom 6:1-15, Php 2:12-13, Eph 5:5-7, 1 , James 1:21-22, Eph 2:10, 1Pet 1:17, Eccl 9:1, Rom 2:6, 2Cor 11:15, Eccl 12:14, Rom 2:9-10, 1Jn 3:11-12, 1Cor 3:13-15, John 3:21, 1Thes 5:13


33. If you could live sinless, then you wouldn't need Jesus!"

Romans 8:37, II Corinthians 2:14, I Corinthians 15:57, I Peter 2:24, James 2:10-26, II John 9, III John 11, Revelation 14:12, Revelation 22:14-15, 2 Pet 3:14

34. I have tried to be a Christian., I am waiting for God to save me.

John 5:29, Gal. 6:7-9, Titus 2:11-12,

35. I have done all that is possible for me to do. I go to church every week.

2 Timothy 3:5, Matthew 7:15, 1 Timothy 4:7, Jer. 23:16, I Peter 5:8, James 2:19, II Cor. 11:13-15

36. I have given my heart to Christ, but I am still the same.

Mat 7:20, Mat 7:22, Galatians 5:29-21, Acts 3:19, Titus 1:16, Hebrews 10:38, Matthew 10:22

37. I do not have enough time for God.

Luke 14:18-20, Matthew 6:24, 33, Col. 3:2, James 4:8, 2 Timothy 3:4-5, Mark 1:35-37, Luke 5:16, Matthew 4:4

38. My temperament is bad. I need more conviction.

Pro 15:14, Psalm 37:8, James 1:20, 1Corinthians 2:14-15, Eze 3:18-19, Eze 3:20-21, Phil 4:8, Jer 6:15, I Timothy 6:6-10, Romans 2:4

39. My circumstances are horrible.

Romans 12:1-2, 1 Thessalonians 4:3-5, John 8:34, Ecclesiastes 12:13-14, 2 Peter 2:4, Deuteronomy 28:47-48, Deuteronomy 28:1-68, John 14:26, James 1:2-4

40. I am too weak to overcome sin.

2 Corinthians 12:9, 2 Cor. 12:9-10, Galatians 5:17, Romans 8:5-6

41. No one is perfect.

Matt. 5:48, I Peter 1:16, Romans 2:6-8

42. Jesus hanging out with the sinners

Mark 2:17, Mark 6:11, Matthew 18:15, Luke 9:41, Mark 8:31-33, 1 Timothy 5:20, Titus 1:9, 13, Matthew 7:23, Matt. 12:49-50

43. I don’t need to confess my sins to anyone, I can do directly with God.

James 5:16, John 9:31, Luke 17:3-4, Matthew 5:24



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