I am wondering ... what are we to make of all of this?
These are the “sin list” passages and the condemnation attached to each passage:
Rom 1:29-32 … those who practice such things are deserving of death
1 Cor 6:9-10 … the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God (i.e. heaven)
Gal 5:19-21 … those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God (i.e. heaven)
Eph 5:3-6 … none of these has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God (i.e. heaven),
because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience
Col 3:5-6 … because of these things the wrath of God is coming upon the sons of disobedience
Rev 21:7-8 … shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone,
which is the second death
Rev 21:27 … will not enter the city (the New Jerusalem)
Rev 22:14-15 … cannot have the right to the tree of life,
and cannot enter through the gates into the city (the New Jerusalem)
The final sin list – this is a combination of all the “sin lists” (with all duplicates removed)
abominable, adulterer, anything that causes a lie, anything that causes an abomination,
anything that defiles, backbiters, boasters, coarse jesting, contentious, cowardly,
covetousness (which is idolatry), deceit, disobedient to parents, dissensions, dogs,
drunkard, envy, evil-minded, extortioner, filthiness, foolish talking, fornicators, full of envy,
haters of God, hatred, heresies, homosexual, idolater, inventors of evil things, jealous,
lewd, malicious, murderer, not an overcomer, outbursts of wrath, proud, reviler,
selfish ambitions, sexually immoral, sodomite, sorcerer, strife, thief, those not doing
His commandments, unbelieving, unclean, undiscerning, unforgiving, unloving, unmerciful,
unrighteous, untrustworthy, violent, whisperers, whoever loves and practices a lie, wicked
Another confirmation of the final end of members of these sin lists:
“… you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him” (1 John 3:15)
Let’s pay special attention to one of the sin list passages …
“He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God
and he shall be My son. But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers,
sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the
lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.” (Rev 21:7-8)
Some people insist that these sin lists refer only to unbelievers …
but here we see that the unbelieving are just another member of a sin list!
And just previous to this member is another one, cowardly.
Now, what could this be referring to?
IMO, it could refer to Christians not running from the persecution of Christians (even unto death).
And it could refer to Christians not agreeing to take the mark of the beast (just to feed their families).