Category Archives: Christianity

Why can’t God forgive sin without the need for a sacrifice?

Hebrews 9:22  “Indeed, under the law almost everything is purified with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins.”

Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

Galatians 3:13 “Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us—for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who is hanged on a tree”

1 Peter 2:24 “He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed.”

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What are heavenly rewards?

Luke 12:34 For where your treasure is, there will be your heart also.

When we live our lives for God, love, we will receive rewards in heaven.
When we live our lives for ourselves, our reward is right here on earth. 

For example:

Matthew 6:5  And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward.

One of God’s rewards is to rule with Him.

2 Timothy 2:12  if we endure, we will also reign with him; if we deny him, he also will deny us;

But we will not all rule the same because some are greater or lesser than others.

Matthew 18:1 At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” 2 And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them 3 and said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. 4 Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.