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1.  Sexual Sins

       ( See Leviticus ch. 20 )


GENESIS 19:4-5   Before they had gone to bed, all the men from every part of the city of Sodom, both young and old, surrounded the house.
Vs.5   They called to Lot, ď Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us so that we can have sex with them. ( NIV )

LEVITICUS 18:22   Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind.
  ( See Leviticus Ch. 20 )

ROMANS 1:26-27   Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones.
Vs.27   In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion. ( NIV )


LEVITICUS 18:23   Neither shalt thou lie with any beast to defile thyself therewith: neither shall any women stand before a beast to lie down thereto: it is confusion.


EXODUS 20:14   Thou shalt not commit adultery.

PROVERBS 6:22   Whoso commits adultery with a  women, lacks understanding. he that does it, destroys his own soul.

MATTHEW 5:28   Whosoever looks on a women to lust after her, hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.


1 CORINTHIANS 6:13... Now the body is not for fornication, but for the Lord; and the Lord for the body.

1 CORINTHIANS 7:2   Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife and let every women have her own husband.

2.  Abortion

JEREMIAH 1:5   Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.

PALMS 139:13   For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mothers womb.

LUKE 1:44   For, lo, as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in my ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy.

PSALMS 106:37   Yea, they sacrificed their sons and daughters unto devils.
Vs.38   And shed innocent blood, even the blood of their sons and of their daughters, whom they sacrificed unto the idols of canaan: and the land was polluted with blood.

Children are still sacrificed, but to different idols. The idols of careers, pleasure selfish ambition and worldly pursuits; have replaced the idols of stone.

3.  Capital Punishment

GENESIS 9:6   Whoso sheddeth manís blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man.

DEUTERONMY 21:22   And if a man have committed a sin worthy of death, and he be put to death...

1 PETER 2:13-14   Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lordís sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme;
Vs.14   Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by Him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well.

4.  Witchcraft

LEVITICUS 19:31   Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them: I am the Lord.

LEVITICUS 20:6   And the soul that turneth after such as have familiar spirits, and after wizards, to go a whoring after them, I will even set my face against that soul, and will cut him off from among his people.

  a.  Divination

ACTS 16:16-18   And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain damsel possessed
with a spirit of divination met us, which brought her masters much gain by soothsaying:
Vs.17   The same followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, These men are the servants of the most high God, which shew unto us the way of salvation.
Vs.18   And this she did many days. But Paul, being grieved, turned and said to the spirit,
I command thee in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And he came out the same hour.

DEUTERONOMY 18:10-12   There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch.
Vs.11   Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.
Vs.12   For all that do these things are an abomination unto the Lord:


ACTS 8:9-11   But there was a certain man, called Simon, which beforetime in the same city used sorcery, and bewitched the people of Samaria, giving out that himself was some great one:
Vs.10   To whom they all gave heed, from the least to the greatest, saying, This man is the great power of God.
Vs.11   And to him they had regard, because that of long time he had bewitched them with sorceries.

From this sample of scriptures we can see that God Almighty does not approve of any form of witchcraft. At the present; we are bombarded every day with advertisements for the psychic hot line, horoscopes, palmreaders, and all sorts of people who pretend to be used of God, to enlarge their bankaccounts at the expense of peoples gullibility and ignorance of Godís Word. Christians should stay away from the devils deceptions.

ACTS 19:18-20   And many that believed came, and confessed, and showed their deeds.
Vs.19   Many of them also, which used curious arts brought their books together, and burned them before all men: and they counted the price of them, and founded it to be 50,000 pieces of silver.

5.  Our Speech

Well Chosen

PROVERBS 10:19   In the multitude of words there lacks not sin.

PROVERBS 17:27       He that has knowledge, spares his words and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit.

MATTHEW 5:37   Let your communication be yea yea, nay nay, for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.

TITUS 2:8   .. sound speech that cannot be condemned...

A Time to keep Silent

PROVERBS 23:9   Speak not in the ears of a fool, for he will despise the wisdom of thy words.

PROVERBS 29:11   A fool utters all his mind, but a wise man keepeth it till afterwards.

ECCLESIASTES 3:7   ...A time to rend, and a time to sew, a time to keep silent and a time to speak.

Don't Speak Evil

EPHESIANS 4:31   Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice.

TITUS 3:2   Speak evil of no man, to be not a brawler, but gentle, showing all meekness to all men.

Good Speach

PROVERBS 21:23   Whoso keeps his mouth and tongue, keeps his soul from trouble.

PROVERBS 15:1   A soft answer turns away wrath but grievous words stir up anger.

PROVERBS 16:24   Pleasant words are as a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and health to the bones.