Abomination Vs Sin
Today, I shall focus on how abomination is different from sin. Many people think all sins spell the same way, s-i-n. This is nothing more than their thoughts because the Lord sees sin on three levels: sin or transgression, abomination and iniquity. Yesterday, I looked at how iniquity is different from sin. Describing both abomination and iniquity in this way may seem confusing because all abominations and all iniquities are indeed sin. However, I shall clarify this as we proceed with our distinction.
A sin is any disobedience to the Lord’s Words. By sinning, we transgress His command. An abomination is a sin but it’s not merely disobeying the Lord’s commandment for there is an additional element present. As I wrote before, both actions and people are classified as abomination. However, it is the element of rebellion inherent in abomination, which differentiates it from mere sin. Disobedience or sin does not qualify by itself as rebellion because we sin unknown to us, with our thoughts and with our spirit.
Differences Between Abomination and Sin
- Abomination is rebellion, Ezekiel 20:8.
- Sin is disobedience to the Law of the Lord.
- An abomination is either a person or his actions, Isaiah 41:24.
- Sin is behavior.
- Abomination affects both person and country, Ezekiel 33:29.
- Sin affects an individual or family.
- Abomination defiles people and places, Leviticus 18:27, 30.
- Sin separates a person from God.
- There is no hope for the abominable, Ezekiel 18:13, 24; Revelation 21:8.
- There is hope in the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus.
- Abomination incurs God’s wrath and anger, Ezekiel 43:8.
- The Lord is merciful to sinners.
- Abomination is beyond sin. It represents persistent, hardened and rebellious actions despite reprimand from God. It’s a state somewhat similar to reprobates, Titus 1:16.
- There are seven categories of abominations, Proverbs 6:16-19.
- Abomination is closely connected to iniquity, Job 15:16.
- Abomination comes with a curse, Deuteronomy 27:15;7:25-26, that the abominable must deal with personally and face its consequences.
- Jesus became a curse for the sins of the world but not its abomination.
- Your personal sin does not affect the land or country.
- Abomination of an individual, especially a leader such as a king or president may cause “the land to sin”, Deuteronomy 24:4.
- The Lord hates abomination, Deuteronomy 12:31.
- Abomination “profanes” the holiness of the Lord, Malachi 2:11.
- Abomination “defiles the name of the Lord“, Ezekiel 43:8.
Sin, Abomination and Iniquity Constitute the Very Character of Satan
Where as sin involves disobedience, which results in death both physical and spiritual. Where as abomination involves rebellion against God it “defiles”, “profanes” and tarnishes. Iniquity seeks to overthrow God for it focuses on His Divinity the result, an enemy of God.
Sinning is obeying Satan. Sin, abomination and iniquity constitute the very character of Satan. These three areas personify wickedness and rebellion against God headed by Satan. The seven categories of abomination, Proverbs 6:16-19, represent the seven spirits of Satan, Matthew 12:45; Luke 8:2; Luke 11:26. These seven spirits of wickedness and rebellion are contrary to the Seven Spirits of Jesus Christ, Revelation 1:4; 3:1; 4:5; 5:6. Wherever one finds these seven spirits of Satan he is present. Satan has a counterpart for everything in the Kingdom of God and the Kingdom of Heaven. That’s how he deceives the world.
Stealing from someone is an unwelcome event in any person’s life. However, we don’t view the stealing of a possession, say our car, in the same manner we see other thefts. If someone steals your identity it would be a far more devastating incident than stealing your car.
Similarly, sin is as the stolen car. Abomination is as a stolen identity. Iniquity is as human trafficking, a stolen person. To the extent a stolen car may not be as devastating as a stolen identity; and to a similar degree a stolen person is more detrimental than a stolen identity; sin, abomination and iniquity are diverse.
In closing, wherever one finds the Seven Spirits of Jesus, God is present, Isaiah 11:2. We have victory over darkness by the Spirit of Jesus Christ; we are victorious through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen!
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