BIBLE AND INDIVIDUAL ACCOUNTABILITY
Before God, all humans stand alone. We are all "individually" responsible
for our thoughts, actions and words. Unless we repent of our sins, we will
be consequenced. Repentance will lead to "total" forgiveness.
soul who sins shall die.
The son shall not bear the guilt of the
father, nor the father bear the guilt of the son. The righteousness of the
righteous shall be upon himself, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be
soul who sins shall die. The son shall not bear the guilt of the father, nor
the father bear the guilt of the son. The righteousness of the righteous
shall be upon himself, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon
“But if a wicked man turns from all his sins which he has committed,
keeps all My statutes, and does what is lawful and right, he shall surely
live; he shall not die. 22 None
of the transgressions which he has committed shall be remembered against
because of the righteousness which he has
done, he shall live.
23 Do I have any pleasure at all
that the wicked should die?” says the Lord GOD, “and not that he
should turn from his ways and live?
“But when a righteous man turns away from
his righteousness and commits iniquity, and does according to all the
abominations that the wicked man does, shall he live? All the righteousness
which he has done shall not be remembered; because of the unfaithfulness of
which he is guilty and the sin which he has committed, because of them he
25 “Yet you say, ‘The way of the
Lord is not fair.’ Hear now, O house of Israel, is it not My way which is
fair, and your ways which are not fair?
26 When a righteous man turns away from his righteousness,
commits iniquity, and dies in it, it is because of the iniquity which he has
done that he dies. 27
Again, when a wicked man turns away from
the wickedness which he committed, and does what is lawful and right, he
preserves himself alive. 28
Because he considers and turns away from all the transgressions which he
committed, he shall surely live; he shall not die.
Yet the house of Israel says, ‘The way of the Lord is not fair.’ O house of
Israel, is it not My ways which are fair, and your ways which are not fair?
30 “Therefore I will judge you,
O house of Israel, every one according to his ways,” says the Lord GOD.
“Repent, and turn from all your transgressions, so that iniquity will not be
your ruin. "
"For by your
words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”
to them, “If you were blind, you would have no sin; but now you say, ‘We
see.’ Therefore your sin remains."
"If I had not
come and spoken to them, they would have no sin, but now they have no excuse
for their sin. 23 He who hates
Me hates My Father also. 24 If I
had not done among them the works which no one else did, they would have no
sin; but now they have seen and also hated both Me and My Father."
I Corinthians 3: 17
"If anyone defiles the temple of God, God
will destroy him. For the temple of God is holy, which temple you
"For the wicked are reserved for the
day of doom; They shall be brought out on the day of wrath."
"If the righteous will be recompensed
on the earth, How much more the ungodly and the sinner."
"A man will be satisfied with good by
the fruit of his mouth, And the recompense of a man’s hands will be
rendered to him.
"If you say, “Surely we did not know
Does not He who weighs the hearts consider it?
He who keeps your soul, does He not know it?
And will He not
render to each man according to his deeds?"
"Blessed is the man
Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly,
Nor stands in the path of sinners,
Nor sits in the seat of the scornful;
2 But his delight is in
the law of the LORD,
And in His law he meditates day and night.
3 He shall be like a tree
Planted by the rivers of water,
That brings forth its fruit in its season,
Whose leaf also shall not wither;
And whatever he does shall prosper.
4 The ungodly are not
But are like the chaff which the wind drives away.
Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment,
Nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
For the LORD knows the way of the righteous,
But the way of the ungodly shall perish."
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