Are You Standing In Hot Coals?
Lesson Three: by turtle

Accidental sin is called sin of omission and a sin you do knowingly is called a sin of commission. Today we are going to talk
about the difference in these to types of sin. Yet either way sin of commission and omission are still sin. To accidentally sin is to
speed over the speed limit and not realize you are driving to fast. To commit a sin of commission would be to speed to get to
some place on time because you are late. In other words you push the gas petal to the floor to try to get somewhere on time.
Most who drive have done it. Very few of us are exempt from speeding whether we are caught or not. Yet if the speeding causes
one to hurt someone it is a sin of omission unless you knowingly raced down the road then you were bound to cause an accident
sooner or later. Was the the person who caused the accident and speeding purposely planning to cause a wreck. No, but the
actions of what one did caused a wreck.

Anger can cause one to sin. To be angry is not the sin, but to seek revenge out of anger is a sin. To be angry to the point to
commit a crime is a sin. To hate sin is not wrong, but to take action like killing someone because of sin is wrong. Bible says a lot
about sin, yet many of us rather ignore it and concentrate on love. Yet if sin is never talked about then is sin still committed.
There is sin that God overlooks.

Psalms 32:1-2 KJV
(1)  <A Psalm of David, Maschil.> Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.
(2)  Blessed is the man unto whom the LORD imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile.
Romans 4:6-8 KJV
(6)  Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works,
(7)  Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered.
(8)  Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin.

Imputeth means to not think of and that is simple way of saying God does not think of that man’s sin. Abraham was consider
righteous because of faith.

Romans 4:1-5 KJV
(1)  What shall we say then that Abraham our father, as pertaining to the flesh, hath found?
(2)  For if Abraham were justified by works, he hath whereof to glory; but not before God.
(3)  For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness.
(4)  Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt.
(5)  But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.

Old Testament backs this claim.

Genesis 15:6 KJV
(6)  And he believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for righteousness.

Jesus said to Nicodemus In John 3:16 that all one had to do was believe and they would not perish. Jesus was talking to
Nicodemus a religious man, a man that did not believe Jesus was the Messiah, but came seeking answer to who Jesus is.

What about actions some wonder. Well actions say to things about faith. Yet it can say very little about faith. First we know faith
without works is dead.

James 2:17-26 KJV
(17)  Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.
(18)  Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my
faith by my works.
(19)  Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.
(20)  But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?
(21)  Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar?
(22)  Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect?
(23)  And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he
was called the Friend of God.
(24)  Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only.
(25)  Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she had received the messengers, and had sent them out
another way?
(26)  For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.

Often our actions no matter how good we are still speak little of our hearts. To repent and do good is commanded of all
believers. Yet many people do good works without faith in God. Faith in Jesus is like a covering for sin. Just like Faith in
Jehovah before the new covenant was made with the Gentiles is a covering. The covering at the time of the law for sin came
with the sacrifice of the lamb on the altar. Each requiring faith in God not just a work. The law tells you of sin. It tells you, if you
commit sin. It gives us knowledge of our short comings.

We all fail and we all sin, yet God mercy on us because of belief is wonderful, and awesome.  As much as God desires to believe
many of us want to be believed to. Have you ever had someone not believe you. It can cause hurt and pain depending on the
situation. God is hurt by our unbelief. Adam and Eve did not believe God when He said do not eat that fruit. Cain did not believe
when God warned him sin was at his door. How little faith we really do have when we can not trust our Creator. Where is your
faith today. Will you believe God that one day His Son will return? That is the question. Jesus gives life everlasting.