The Bible says some men’s sins are open. Some men’s sins are concealed.

1 Timothy 5:24, 25…Some men’s sins are open beforehand, going before to judgment; and some men they follow after. Likewise also the good works of some are manifest beforehand; and they that are otherwise cannot be hid.

The subject of open sin is a subject that is not discussed much nowdays in our modern religious era. The reasons why sin is not addressed in society are many. In the heart and life of a child of God the Bible teaches that sin can be and is removed from the human make-up…by the power of God’s Saving Grace. To be rid of sin is to be holy in the eyes of God. When sin is forgiven the unholy heart is made holy by the Grace of God. A new moral character is created in Christ Jesus. A new birth takes place and a new nature is given.

When man is rid of sin the works that he does are “good works” and these good works are pleasing in the eyes of God. Salvation however can not be achieved by an unsaved man’s works that an unsaved man feels within – are “good works”. Salvation of the human soul is worked out only after the believer trusts Christ and has been redeemed and washed in the shed blood Christ at Calvary. Eternal Judgment and Eternal damnation are lifted from those who trust Christ in redemption…but on the other side Eternal Judgment and Eternal damnation “rest” upon the unbelieving soul that is deceived by sin. The good works of a child of God will bring to light the sinful side/or the secret sins of life and reveal, concealed sins.

1 Timothy 5:25…Likewise also the good works of some are manifest beforehand; and they that are otherwise cannot be hid.

Many today profess redemption and Christianity… but live like the Devil. Some profess redemption and keep sin secret (out of guilt and shame). Both or either show a form of godliness but deny the power thereof. Eternal Damnation and Eternal Judgment “rests” upon these un-redeemed souls that profess Salvation with words – but their heart remains far, far, far from the Christ of our Salvation. All men’s sins are open in the eyes of God but not necessarily before the eyes of man. The works that ripple from sinful conduct follow after as they impact people now, or people later in life, or people in generation after generation to come. The Bible is clear on such doctrine about sin and its ripple effect.

1 Timothy 5:24, 25…Some men’s sins are open beforehand, going before to judgment; and some men they follow after. Likewise also the good works of some are manifest beforehand; and they that are otherwise cannot be hid.

The works of a saint or the works of a sinner are determined by God Almighty only. Not by man. Good works and bad works take place in this life and will ripple throughout generations to come. I like what the Bible says about the works of the saints of God that have went on to Heaven. The works of a saint  “follow” on into next generations. Glory!

Rev. 14:13…Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.

As for sinful men and their outward works and/or secret sins…the Judgment of God and Eternal Damnation rests upon these unbelieving and deceived souls. This determination is made by the person of Jesus Christ, the Judge of all humanity…who shall Judge sinful men and all those who obey not the Gospel which pertains to His, death, burial, and resurrection according to the Scriptures.

Rom. 2:16…In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel.

About rickroehm

Since 1988 I’ve been writing and doing service for the Lord. It all began in 1987 after a personal walk began with the Lord. This personal walk with the Lord I speak of turned into extensive Bible studies and later evolved into blogging in early 2000. At present I write, author, and publish several different sites on the Internet. My Blogs contain a vast library of Theological writings, teaching videos, and preaching audios that currently go around the globe for the cause of Christ. I write at Christian Blessings on Wordpress, Holy Hubert Lindsey Group on Facebook, Churches on Trial at Google, publish You Tube videos, record sermons at holy.sermon.net, etc. I also pastor a Church called the Upper Room in Williamsburg, Ohio . My secular Blog called Southwestern Ohio Fishing on Wordpress is where I write about experiences with my son and fishing partner Chad where we together enjoy Mother Nature’s beauty mixed with Father God’s creation. At Southwestern Ohio Fishing Blog I also publish favorite recipes for those who enjoy eating and cooking as much as this writer does. Thanks for sharing your time and life with this writer at the Blogs. Here's more access to my ministry and fishing Blog if you'd care to check them out further. Bible Truth Christian Blessings Holy Hubert Group Facebook Churches on Trial Hubert Lindsey YouTube videos The Upper Room Southwestern Ohio Fishing Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate it! God Bless!
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2 Responses to The Bible says some men’s sins are open. Some men’s sins are concealed.

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  2. ptl2010 says:

    Many in the community, even of so-called believers have succumbed to the lies of the devil that if it is openly and commonly done in the community it is not sin – adultery, abortion, homosexuality etc are sin by God’s standard and God’s is the ultimate standard. Who is man that he can compromise on God’ s standard by changing laws and interpretation under God’s standard. A sin is a sin and it does not please God but attracts His wrath. There will be a Final judgement when repentance on that day will be too late. May the children of Light live in the light of God’s Word.What seems hid to man is open to God for he searches the intents of the hearts of men. Who can hide from God? None!

    There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death. Proverbs 14:12

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