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Heaven’s Not A Sin Away

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Heaven’s Not A Sin Away!

Rom. 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The following is an excerpt of an old song by The Kendalls. Their song claimed that Heaven was just a sin away.

“Heaven’s Not A Sin Away”


The Kendalls

Oh way down deep inside I know that it’s all wrong

Your eyes keep tempting me and I never was that strong


Devil’s got me now oh oh, gone and got me now

I can’t find him anyhow I’m think he’s gonna win

Heaven’s just a sin away oh oh, just a sin away

Heaven help me when I say I think I’m giving in


Oh way down deep inside…

Devil’s got me now oh oh, gone and got me now…

Heaven’s just a sin away oh oh, just a sin away…




But, Heaven’s Not A Sin Away!


1. With Sin Comes Guilt And Condemnation.

  • How long do you pay for a mistake in your mind?
  • How long do you pay for a mistake in the minds of others?
  • A Moment of Weakness – Will Bring A Lifetime Of Regret.

Ask David – Bathsheba

  • Heaven’s Not A Sin Away!


2. With Sin Comes God’s Displeasure.

Is. 59:1 Behold, the LORD’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear:

Is. 59:2 But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.

Ask Cain

Gen 4:13  And Cain said unto the LORD, My punishment is greater than I can bear.

  • Heaven’s Not A Sin Away!


3. When Sin Is Done With You, There Won’t Be Much Left.

Amos 3:12 Thus saith the LORD; As the shepherd taketh out of the mouth of the lion two legs, or a piece of an ear;

  • Addictions
  • Immorality
  • HIV
  • Reputation Lost

Ask Samson

Heaven’s Not A Sin Away!


4. Willful Sin Is A Major Problem.

It Was For Esau. He Couldn’t Get Right With God Again!

Heb. 12:17 For ye know how that afterward, when he would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected: for he found no place of repentance, though he sought it carefully with tears.

  • What Woman is worth going to hell over?
  • What Man is worth going to hell over?
  • What Job is worth going to hell over?
  • What Friend is worth going to hell over?
  • What Entertainment is worth going to hell over?
  • What Sport is worth going to hell over?
  • What Style of Clothes is worth going to hell over?
  • What Lifestyle is worth going to hell over?
  • What Unforgiven Hurt is worth going to hell over?
  • What Temptation is worth going to hell over?

Matt. 16:26 For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?

Ask Eve   –   She saw that the fruit of the tree was pleasant to the eye, and she gave in to temptation. That brought the curse upon us all and banished Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden.

Heaven’s NOT just a sin away!


Ask Saul

(1 Sam 26:21)  Then said Saul, I have sinned: return, my son David: for I will no more do thee harm, because my soul was precious in thine eyes this day: behold, I have played the fool, and have erred exceedingly.


5. You Better Be Glad God Is Merciful

  • To God, There’s no such thing as a throw-a-way soul
  • He is NOT willing that any should perish
  • We Don’t Deserve His Mercy
  • We ALL Deserve to be lost


The Story Of A Backslidder

Bob had backslid many times. He’d been in and out of the little Home Missions Church so many times that he’d lost track. He thought it had been maybe 13 or 14 times. He was ashamed. Why couldn’t he live for God? Maybe he just was one of those that God couldn’t help. Or maybe God had finally given up on him because of his many failures and weaknesses.

It had been nearly two years since he’d been back to church. The devil really wanted him to believe that there was no more hope for him. Bob was easily convinced. There was no point in even going back and trying anymore. He’d done that over dozen times without success. Besides, no one believed in him anymore. Bob was though with church and through with God, because he just knew God was through with him.

Bob was a good worker and men at the plant respected him for his abilities. His personality gained him many friends as well.

One day at work Bob got a chemical on his hand that left a bad stain. He tried to wash it off and even used hand cleaner. All his attempts to remove the stain were unsuccessful.

He was so embarrassed that night when he had to wear a suit to go to a fancy restaurant, that he kept his hand in his pocket so no one would see the stain.

The next day at work, Bob got too close to a machine and it sliced his hand deeply. Blood gushed everywhere.

“Call 911,” several people shouted. “Bob’s hurt bad!”

“Naw, don’t call 911, just take me to Med-Point.” Said Bob as he tried to wrap a shop rag around his hand and apply pressure to stop the gushing of blood.

“How bad is it?” Some one asked?

Bob took the shop rag off and wiped away the blood to see home deep the cut was. When he looked at the cut and then at his hands, he saw that the stain was gone. He immediately started to cry. The blood had washed away the stain.

His legs gave way and he fell to his knees. With tears running down his cheeks, Bob raised his hands in the air. The blood was still pumping profusely.

The men looked at Bob in amazement as they heard him speaking words they couldn’t understand.

“Call 911, Bob’s really hurt. We’ve never seen Bob cry!”

The men were concerned. Very concerned.

“Don’t call 911”, Bob said, “I’ll be alright! “

“Well if you’re alright, then why are you crying?”

Bob stopped long enough to say nineteen words that forever changed his life and restored his soul.

“Because I see for the first time in my life that the Blood of Jesus will wash away my sins!”


6. With Sin Comes The Need To Repent.

Acts 2:38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

Repent Today. Then Let The Blood Of Jesus Wash Away All Your Sins In Baptism. Jesus WILL Give You The Holy Ghost!

Heaven’s Not A Sin Away

Heaven’s Just A Prayer Away!


Written by Martyn Ballestero

August 21, 2011 at 2:33 pm

4 Responses

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    Dr. John Scheel

    August 21, 2011 at 11:05 pm

  2. So true. So timely. Thanks for writing.

    Nila Marxer

    August 22, 2011 at 8:33 am

  3. The story about the blood washing away the stain was so powerful! Not many of us get such a beautiful illustration but that doesn’t change the power of the blood! Thank you again!

    Crystal Smith (Morris)

    August 24, 2011 at 4:07 pm

  4. This is such a beautiful truth. I only wish that more people would remember God’s cleansing blood. Your posts are incredible, I don’t know how many times I have read your blog and been encouraged. Thank You so much.

    Miriam Goodine

    August 31, 2011 at 6:52 pm

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