MARK 7:20-23- WHAT COMES OUT OF A PERSON IS WHAT DEFILES THEM. FOR FROM WITHIN, OUT OF THE HEART OF HUMANS, COMES EVIL THOUGHTS, SEXUAL IMMORALITY, THEFT, MURDER, ADULTERY, COVETING, WICKEDNESS, DECEIT, SENSUALITY, ENVY, SLANDER, PRIDE, FOOLISHNESS. ALL THESE THINGS COME FROM WITHIN, AND THEY DEFILE A PERSON.
ROMANS 6:12-13- LET NOT SIN THEREFORE REIGN IN YOUR MORTAL BODY, TO MAKE YOU OBEY ITS PASSIONS. DO NOT PRESENT YOUR MEMBERS TO SIN AS INSTRUMENTS FOR UNRIGHTEOUSNESS, BUT PRESENT YOURSELVES TO GOD AS THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN BOUGHT FROM DEATH TO LIFE, AND YOUR MEMBERS TO GOD AS INSTRUMENTS FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS.
JAMES 3:5-6- SO ALSO THE TONGUE IS A SMALL MEMBER, YET IT BOASTS OF GREAT THINGS. HOW GREAT A FOREST IS SET ABLAZE BY SUCH A SMALL FIRE! AND THE TONGUE IS A FIRE, A WORLD OF UNRIGHTEOUSNESS. THE TONGUE IS SET AMONG OUR MEMBERS, STAINING THE WHOLE BODY, SETTING ON FIRE THE ENTIRE COURSE OF LIFE, AND SET ON FIRE BY HELL.
Definition: Any act or thought against God. The direct sin involved with each other. Our individual sins we have in every day of our lives here in this world. The penalty is our lost fellowship with our Lord Jesus Christ. The remedy is forgiveness which results in the taking away of the guilt of sin and justification or the declaration of the addition of Jesus Christ’s righteousness to the believing sinner.