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7 TYPES OF SINNERS EXISTING IN THE WORLD FOUND IN THE BIBLE

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7 TYPES OF SINNERS EXISTING IN THE WORLD FOUND IN THE BIBLE

We shall look at 7 types of sinners existing in the world found in the Bible from worst to not too bad.

Nobody is born righteous because the word of God says no one is righteous: Romans 3:10, 23 KJV “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one….For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.”

Nobody is born again in the womb of his or her mother :Psalms 51:5 KJV  “Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.” Nobody is born Christian believer (genuinely born again) right from the birth.

All natural men and women who are not genuinely born again are liars: Psalms 116:11 KJV “I said in my haste, All men are liars.” In fact, if God should mark iniquities no one will stand – Psalms 130:3 KJV “If thou, LORD, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand?”

The sin entered into this world through Adam the first man created by God and it is this sin that brought death to every human being – and all have sinned :Romans 5:12  “Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned.”

But Jesus Christ came to this world to save humanity (everyone) from sin through the shedding of His blood by death at the Cross of Calvary – this demonstrates the love of God towards us that God loves the sinners but hates the sin in them. Therefore, He (God) made Jesus Christ to die for our sin because He loves us to be saved in Christ Jesus – Romans 5:8 KJV “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” Jesus Christ came to this world to save sinners – 1 Timothy 1:15 KJV “This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I (Paul the apostle) am chief.”

God wants every human being saved through Jesus Christ – 1 Timothy 2:4 KJV “Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth….” No sin, no death because death comes into existence through sin but the divine solution to this is Jesus Christ. He gives everyone who comes to Him eternal life: Romans 5:21 KJV “That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.”

Every human being needs Jesus Christ in his or her life to make it to eternity by having eternal life in Jesus Christ: 1 John 5:11, 13, 20 KJV “And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God. And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.”

So everybody needs to be saved from sin.  The Holy Bible revealed 7 types of sinners existing in the world as no human being is born righteous, born again from the woman’s womb.


(1) ATHEIST / EVOLUTIONIST

Atheist is the most difficult of the seven (7) to convert, that is, to save his/her soul for Christ. Atheist believes that there is no God! Their teachings:
(1) It has always been here
(2) It came about accidentally
(3) It is not here – it is just an illusion.
If you look at the above three points mentioned in the light of the word of God (the Holy Bible), you will discover that, all these three (3) points make no sense at all.
(4) It came about supernaturally – there must have been a creator.

This number 4 of their teaching is the only one that makes sense.

The atheist says there is no God. But the word of God (the Holy Bible) addressed the issue of the atheists in Psalms 14: 1 KJV and Psalms 53:1 KJV “The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. Corrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity: there is none that doeth good.”

The spiritual reason why they say there is no God and they don’t acknowledge God is because they enjoy sin and they have this false belief that when they die they will give no account to God –  2 Corinthians 5:10 KJV and Romans 14:10 KJV “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad…. for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.”

God created everything – Isaiah 45:18 KJV “For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD; and there is none else.”

It is through Jesus Christ that God created everything – He spoke the word to bring everything into existence and Jesus Christ is the word that He (God) used for creations – Ephesians 3:9  KJV “And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ.”



(2) AGNOSTIC

This is a sect that says they don’t just know whether there is God or not. And they don’t just want to know for the reason they cannot explain. They do say that there may be God but they made up their minds that they don’t just want to know!

Life is all about choices, so they choose not to know.  Lack of knowledge (poverty of mind) – ignorance is the worst disease in the world. They choose ignorance – total darkness of the world – darkness (ignorance) has overtaken them:1 Thessalonians 5:4 KJV “But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.”

The agnostics have no knowledge of God because they choose not to know: 1 Corinthians 15:34 KJV “Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame.”

They have fallen into the spirit of error because there is no vacuum of knowledge in the spirit realm – it is either light (truth) or darkness (error) – 1 John 4:6 KJV “We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.”

Fools lack knowledge of truth (light) of the existence of God, so the scripture described agnostics as fools. The word of God counseled that those who have the knowledge of the existence of God should not keep company with them – Proverbs 14:7 KJV “Go from the presence of a foolish man, when thou perceivest not in him the lips of knowledge.”

They are fools because of the absence of knowledge of God in their lives – they hate the knowledge of God – Proverbs 1:7, 29-32  KJV “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction…..For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD: They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof. Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices. For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them.” The lack of the existence of God, the knowledge of God will surely destroy them here on earth and the world beyond.

Both atheist and agnostic are making excuse to sin. This is the reason why they choose to hate knowledge of the existence of God –  Proverbs 9:10  KJV “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.” To have the knowledge of God is understanding. For them to have a deep understanding of God, the first step is for them to have a good knowledge of the word of God, the Holy Bible.

(3) SKEPTIC

These ones somehow believe that there is God but they still exhibit doubt about Him (God) in their minds.

They guess about God and they don’t know whether the Holy Bible is true. But Bible is always true. The skeptic leans on his or her own understanding and is wise own his or her own eyes: Proverbs 3:5-7 KJV”Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.”

They use excuse to sin.

Deep down in the heart of skeptic is (1) failure to see God as the truth and (2) with their head knowledge, they see the word of God as the word of men – 1 Thessalonians 2:13 KJV “For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.”

God used genuine men of God as His vessels through the Holy Spirit to write the Bible – the author of Bible is the Holy Spirit:  2 Peter 1:20-21  KJV “Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.”

The skeptics doubt the word of God – what is written in the Bible and called it history book of man instead of the word of God which is God Himself: 2 Peter 3:2-4  KJV “That ye may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Saviour: Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.”

The skeptics love sins. And this is the reason why they are skeptical.

(4) PHILOSOPHER

The word “PHILOSOPHER” can be divided into two (2) parts: “PHILO” + “SOPHER”.

PHILO means LOVE while SOPHER means WISDOM.

Therefore, philosopher means the lover of wisdom. Philosophers want the wisdom of man – they don’t want the wisdom of God! They devoted their time to read and study books in order to gain the wisdom of men. They are ignorant that all the books of men in the world inform while the Holy Bible is the only divine book that transforms human life.

They diligently search for man’s wisdom rather than the wisdom of God. They earnestly desire the wisdom of men rather than the wisdom of God.

To the philosophers, the message of the cross is foolishness to them who are perishing – 1 Corinthians 1:18 KJV “For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.”

To the philosophers, as they devoted their time in searching for the wisdom of men, they are ignorant of the wisdom of God: 1 Corinthians 1:21 KJV  “For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.”

Philosophers lack divine knowledge that the foolishness of God is wiser than all the wisdom of men:1 Corinthians 1:25 KJV “Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.”

Philosophers in search of the wisdom of men will never discover that the wisdom of God is Jesus Christ: 1 Corinthians 1:24 KJV “….Christ.  the wisdom of God.”

The Bible warns us against philosophy:

(1) Colossians 2:8 KJV  “Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.”

(2) The wisdom of men that philosophers are seeking after is never pure as it is not divine (never comes from Heaven, from God) but earthly, sensual, devilish:James 3:15 KJV “This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish.” But the wisdom of God is always pure.

(3) The wisdom of men which the philosophers seek after is never pure – it always brings envy, strife, confusion and every evil work but the wisdom of God comes with peace; it is gentile, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits without partiality and without hypocrisy: James 3:15 – 17 KJV ‘ “This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish.” But the wisdom of God is always pure…..For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work…But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.”

From above quoted scripture ( James 3:15-17), Heavenly wisdom is divine wisdom which is pure and true but earthly wisdom is false wisdom which is impure and untrue.

The philosophers always ask this question: “WHY ARE WE HERE?”

The correct and direct answer to them is found in Revelation 4:11 – the reason why we are here is just three (3) words “FOR HIS PLEASURE “.

We are just here on earth for His pleasure –Revelation 4:11  KJV ‘Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.”

 Never you give room for anyone to explain away this very important reason why we are here on earth. If you don’t please Him (God), then you will surely please the devil in the flesh as there is no vacuum in the spirit realm.

(5) SELF-RIGHTEOUS

 These people say “I’M A GOOD PERSON; I’M NOT A SINNER” – they say ” I’M NOT AS BAD AS THAT FELLOW” ; “I GIVE TO THE POOR” –  they say “I DO GOOD DEEDS”; “I DON’T SEEK AFTER THE DOWNFALL OF ANYBODY”. But the word of God says no one is good but only God – Matthew 19:17  KJV “And he (Jesus Christ) said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God….”

Self-righteous person justifies any sin. The self-righteous persons trust in themselves rather than God. They trust their own self-righteousness than the righteousness of God – they lack the knowledge of Psalms 51:5 KJV  “Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.” Self-righteous are of the “for I am holier than thou.” –  Isaiah 65:5  KJV “Which say, Stand by thyself, come not near to me; for I am holier than thou….”

God hates self-righteousness because it is not about you but about Him (God).

God says the heart of the self-righteous is deceitful above all things and deliberately wicked – Jeremiah 17:9 KJV “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?”

God says all the righteousness of the self-righteous is as an unclean thing – all his/her unrighteousness is as filthy rags – Isaiah 64:6  KJV “But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags…”

God wants to impute His righteousness on the self-righteous: James 2:23  KJV and 2 Corinthians 5:21 KJV “And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God….For he (God) hath made him (Jesus Christ)  to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.”

The self-righteous persons believe in existence of God but through their own self-righteousness. They believe their own self-righteousness will save them! But they are not saved – they are still sinners in the sight of God because someone is saved by grace through faith in the blood atonement of Jesus Christ – Ephesians 2:8 KJV  “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God.’



(6) RELIGIOUS (Pharisees)

Religious but not righteous! So religious without being righteous!! God is righteous and not religious!!! You don’t need religion to be righteous because Christianity is not a religion but a way of life in the nature of God in Christ Jesus. Christianity is the dictates, teaching and the life of Jesus Christ. The practice of Christianity is doing the dictates, teaching and the life of Jesus Christ. Christianity is a lifestyle: a lifestyle that is one and the same to that of Jesus Christ – it is a relationship: Acts 11:26 NKJV “And when he had found him, he brought him to Antioch. So it was that for a whole year they assembled with the church and taught a great many people. And the disciples were first called Christians in Antioch.”

The religious are like the Pharisees of the Old Testament during the earthly ministry of our Lord Jesus Christ.

The religious but lost – not saved! The Pharisees are the religious leaders but the wicked in the sight of God as testified by our Lord Jesus Christ. They say they do what the Bible says to the people but in reality they don’t do it at all.

They see themselves as good persons doing what the Bible says but they never do it in reality: Matthew 15:9 KJV “But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.”

The religious people are full of church activities. They go to church all the time but they are in cult; they form church cliques of people by relationship status – they form certain social class in church for certain groups of people – they are not genuinely born again. They are churchy persons. They are in cult/church cliques which they don’t even realize!

What is the cult/church clique? The cult or church clique makes about you but the true church makes about Jesus Christ. You cannot save yourself but Jesus Christ saves. They are saints in the church but sinners outside – their hearts are very far from practice of true Christianity by dictates, teaching and life of Jesus Christ: Matthew 15:8 KJV  “This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.”

The religious people practice corruption, stealing, worldliness, drunkenness, sexual immorality (fornication, adultery), hatred, strife, division, fighting, quarrelling, etc .

With the mouth, they tell people they go to church every Sunday, even weekly activities but their heart is very far from God.  If they die in this state, they go to hell because they are never saved –  2 Timothy 3:5 KJV “Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.”

There is difference between religion and salvation.

Religion is the system of belief on what man needs to do (works) to be saved.

The religion is the system of works the man thinks he has to do in order to please God so as to get to Heaven. And Bible says we are not saved by the works but the grace.

Salvation is what you receive when you quit trusting yourself – you come to the end of yourself to trust only in God through Jesus Christ. In salvation, you say “I give up myself and I trust You only Jesus Christ”.

The biggest sin in the world comes from the religious people. The religious people are the most sinful because they have false belief that they are saved: 2 Timothy 3:5-9 KJV “Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith. But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as theirs also was.”

Again, read and meditate on 2 Timothy 3:5, 9 KJV “Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as theirs also was.” They have a form of godliness thinking in themselves with false belief by their religious activities/works that they are saved.

They are very close to being saved but they are never saved! The religion tells them to trust in themselves and in their religious activities/works but not in Jesus Christ by His grace.

(7) THE HUMBLE

The humble sinner wants to know more about God. He or she earnestly desires to know God deeper. He or she wants more of God.

They are not atheists; they are not skeptical; they are not philosophers; they are not religious but they want to go to Heaven.

It is very difficult to know that the humble are not saved because of their nature of humility. At times some Christian believers do confuse to know whether the humble are genuinely born again or not. But the humble are the easiest to convert for God in Christ Jesus.

The humble sinners want to know salvation – they want to seek God: Hebrews 11:6  KJV “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.”

The humble sinners diligently seek to know God in Christ Jesus: Acts 17:27 KJV “That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us.”

The humble sinners desire salvation in Christ Jesus to be saved: Acts 4:12 KJV “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.”

The humble sinners desire to come to Jesus Christ for salvation of their souls: Hebrews 7:25  KJV “Wherefore he (Jesus Christ) is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.”

As I mentioned earlier above, the humble sinners are easy to convert; they only need to hear the gospel.

The humble know they cannot save themselves. They need Jesus Christ to save them – Matthew 1:21  KJV “And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.”

Since there is no vacuum in the spirit realm, all these seven (7) types of sinners are blinded by the god of this world (Satan) – 2 Corinthians 4:4  KJV “In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.”

Many listen to political leaders, great educationist (Academicians), religious leaders, philosophers, etc and they follow them but they are wrong! – Job 32:9 KJV  “Great men are not always wise: neither do the aged understand judgment.”

The only truth to be saved is the word of God (the Holy Bible) – in the cleansing blood of Jesus Christ.

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About the author

onetruth

Olusegun Ibikunle has devoted his entire life to the service of his Master Lord Jesus Christ since 2003, greatly adding value to lives. He is into the propagation of the gospel of Christ of righteousness and holiness on the earth. By the grace of God, he is the founder of the Holy Army of Christ (HAC) Ministries. The ministries God has used to bless the children, the teenagers, the youths and the adults.

He has a B.Sc. degree in Industrial Engineering. The Holy Spirit inspired him to write this book for the edification of the Body of Christ and the benefit of Heaven-bound Christians in the last days (end times).

He is a great life coach. He holds seminars across the globe.

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