God's Sword of Truth - The Word
CAUSED BY:Sin....JOHN 16:9...."Of sin, because they believe not on me."
Satan....JOHN 8:43-47...."Why do ye not understand my speech? Even because ye cannot hear my word. Ye are of your fathers the devil and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own; for he is a liar, and the father of it. And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not. Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me? He that is of God heareth God's words; ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God."
Evil Heart....HEBREWS 3:12..."Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God."
Self-Glory....JOHN 5:44...."How can ye believe, which receive honor one of another, and seek not the honor that cometh from God only?"
Not being a sheep....JOHN 10:26...."But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you."
MANIFESTED IN:Questioning God's Word....2 PETER 3:4,5...."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. For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water."
Turning from God....HEBREWS 3:12...."Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God."
Hating God's Messengers....ACTS 7:54,57...."When they heard these things, they were cut to the heart, and they gnashed on him with their teeth. Then they cried out with a loud voice, and stopped their ears, and ran upon him with one accord."
Resisting the Spirit....ACTS 7:51-52...."Ye stiff-necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist the Holy Ghost; as your fathers did, so do ye. Which the prophets have not your fathers persecuted? And they have slain them which showed before of the coming of the Just One; of whom ye have been now the betrayers and murderers."
Discounting Evidence....JOHN 12:37...."But though he had done so many miracles before them, yet they believed not on him."
Opposing the Gospel....1 THESS. 2:14-16...."For ye, brethren, became followers of the churches of God which in Judea are in Christ Jesus; for ye also have suffered like things of your own countrymen, even as they have of the Jews; who both killed the Lord Jesus, and their own prophets, and have persecuted us; and they please not God, and are contrary to all men. Forbidding us to speak to the Gentiles that they might be saved, to fill up their sins alway; for the wrath is come upon them to the uttermost."
Rejecting Christ....JOHN 12:48...."He that rejecteth me, and received not my words, hath one that judgeth him; the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day. JOHN 16:9.
CONSEQUENCES OF UNBELIEF SEEN IN:Exclusion from Blessings....HEB. 3:15-19...."While it is said, if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation. For some, when they had heard, did provoke; not all that came out of Egypt by Moses. But with whom was he grieved forty years?, was it not with them that had sinned, whose carcass fell in the wilderness?, and to whom swear he that they should not enter into his rest, but to them that believed not?, so we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief."
Condemnation....JOHN 3:18-19...."He that believeth on him is not condemned; but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil."
Rejection....ROMANS 11:20...."Well, because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not high-minded, but fear."
Judgment....JOHN 12:48....(See rejecting Christ above).
Death....JOHN 8:24-25...."I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins; for if ye believe not that I am He, ye shall die in your sins. Then said they unto him, who are thou? and Jesus saith unto them, even the same that I said unto you from the beginning."
Destruction....2 THESS. 1:8,9...."In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus; who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power."
God's Wrath....JOHN 3:36...."He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life; and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on Him."
Also see related articles titled, The Unpardonable Sin, What is Faith? and What is a Believer?
All scripture based on the King James Authorized Version or 1611 Bible, New Testament only, otherwise known as THE WORD. All Old Testament scriptural references used in this article is Jewish History, not canonical, and is used as additional references.