The Arresting Officer


The condemnation vs.
The Pardon

Romans 3:19-25
Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.

[20] Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.

[21] But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets;

[22] Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:

[23] For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

[24] Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:

[25] Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;

Every person who has ever lived…or alive now…or born in the future, will be arrested…The arresting officer is death…The arresting officer will bring the person in front the Judge of The Universe which is God…(The Father, The Son, and The Holy Ghost) To stand trial in Judgment…

Hebrews 9:27 KJV
And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:

Romans 14:10-12 KJV
But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.

[11] For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.

[12] So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.

If a person has not been born again, and received Jesus as Lord and Savior…if their name is not written in The Lambs Book of Life…their death sentence will be eternity in hell, The Word of God has posted the death sentence for those who die lost without Jesus Christ. Here is the death sentence in Rev. 20 :15.

Revelation 20:15
And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

For the wrath of God still abides permanently on the lost person, if he dies lost and without Jesus. When you are born and take your first breath, you are placed under the death sentence. In other words, everyone is born into sin, a natural born sinner.

You must be born again, by The Spirit of God, or you cant see the kingdom of God. You must be born again in order to receive a pardon, and have the death sentence removed by Jesus Christ.

After physical death, it’s to late to be saved. You must receive Christ Jesus as your Lord and Saviour while life and breath is still in your physical body. Jesus is the only one who can remove the death sentence that everyone is born under.

But you say, what about John 3:16 ?

Great question, and also a great truth in scripture of Gods amazing love for His people. However, we must be careful not to single this verse out by itself alone, without the rest of the scriptures that go along with John 3:16.

John 3:16-21 KJV
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life….AMEN.

[17] For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

[18] 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.

[19] And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

[20] For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.

[21] But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.

If you have been born again…and your name is written in The Lambs book of Life…and God sees The Blood of Jesus as Justification, verification, and proof…Then the Judge (God) will dismiss your case…because your fine has been paid in full by Jesus Christ His Son…and you will receive your free gift of eternal life, your pardon is granted. All humans who live…must die physically, death is the wages of sin. The gift of God is Eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The remedy for your sin, and the only one who can pardon the death sentence, is Jesus Christ.

Romans 5:12 KJV
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:

2 Corinthians 5:10-11 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.

[11] Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest unto God; and I trust also are made manifest in your consciences.

Thanks To Jesus Christ, and His finished work on The Cross for our sins…The Judge doesn’t see the sins of the saved and those born again…they are invisible to the Judge, He has cast our sins as far as the east is from the west…He cast our sins into the depths of the sea to remember them no more, because of Jesus shed blood…Thank you Jesus.

John 3:35-36 KJV
The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand. [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.

Romans 6:22-23 KJV
But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.

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

John 14:6 KJV
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

Ezekiel 18:20-23 KJV
The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him.

[21] But if the wicked will turn from all his sins that he hath committed, and keep all my statutes, and do that which is lawful and right, he shall surely live, he shall not die.

[22] All his transgressions that he hath committed, they shall not be mentioned unto him: in his righteousness that he hath done he shall live.

[23] Have I any pleasure at all that the wicked should die? saith the Lord God : and not that he should return from his ways, and live?



Where It Starts

John Brown, a nineteenth-century Scottish pastor, theologian, and author of several commentaries says:

“The wages of sin is death. Until the condemning sentence is executed, a person is subject to sin, both in its power to condemn and its power to deprave [or exert dominion]. But let the penal consequences be fully endured, let the law’s penalty be fully paid, and the person is at once delivered from sin’s condemning power and its depraving influence or dominion. It’s in this way that all that are in Christ Jesus, all that have been justified by his grace, have died, not in their own persons, but in the person of their surety. They are therefore delivered from the reign of sin—from its power to condemn, and therefore, also from its power to rule in the heart and life.”

You hear considerable criticism of those who condemn sin. They are blasted as judges, narrow-minded, lacking love, and on it goes. Of course, that is possible. But all have sinned (Rom. 3:23) and the wages are spiritual death (Rom. 6:23). The only escape from condemnation and the wrath of God is forgiveness. That is the message of the gospel.

Why should anybody object to the gospel?

Before one will seek forgiveness he must be persuaded he needs it. Until one realizes his doomed condition he will not do what he must do to be saved. He won’t be concerned or even care about it. So the condemnation of sin is necessary to lead people to seek salvation from The Lord.

When someone condemns sin and warns a sinner, he is manifesting great love. He could let the sinner go on his wicked way, die and go to hell without ever knowing he could be saved. Condemning sin is the beginning point on the road to heaven. Rather than criticize those who preach this part of the gospel, we should thank God there are those who will do it.

Some say God hates the sin , but loves the sinner…
Always remember this…God doesn’t cast the sin into hell…the sinner is the one cast into hell if he dies without Christ Jesus, if he dies lost. The lost sinner is cast into the lake of fire…along with his sin…not just sin alone. You can’t just tie up sin on a stick and throw it in the fire. Sin is attached to the person. The only one who is able to seperate the attached sin is Jesus Christ Himself…Thank you Jesus.

Luke 19:10 KJV
For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.

There is no doubt about it. That in the end Jesus will separate the sheep from the goats…the wheat from the tares…the good fish from the bad fish…the just from the unjust…Jesus says repent and believe the Gospel …or you will all likewise perish. He meant it the first time, but warned them twice…better hear Him.

Luke 13:2-5 KJV
And Jesus answering said unto them, Suppose ye that these Galilaeans were sinners above all the Galilaeans, because they suffered such things? [3] I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish. [4] Or those eighteen, upon whom the tower in Siloam fell, and slew them, think ye that they were sinners above all men that dwelt in Jerusalem? [5] I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.

Proverbs 6:16-19 KJV

These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:

[17] A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,

[18] An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,

[19] A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.

Pleasing God Or Pleasing Man ?

Galatians 1:10 NKJV
For do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? For if I still pleased men, I would not be a bondservant of Christ.

Philippians 3:18-21 NKJV
For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ:

[19] whose end is destruction, whose god is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame-who set their mind on earthly things.

[20] For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ,

[21] who will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to His glorious body, according to the working by which He is able even to subdue all things to Himself.


Ephesians 6:10-18,23-24 NKJV
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.

[11] Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

[12] For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.

[13] Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

[14] Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness,

[15] and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace;

[16] above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.

[17] And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God;

[18] praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints-

[23] Peace to the brethren, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

[24] Grace be with all those who love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity. Amen.



Luke 11:23 NKJV
He who is not with Me is against Me, and he who does not gather with Me scatters.

Revelation 20:7-15 KJV
And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,

[8] And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.

[9] And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.

[10] And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are , and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.

[11] And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.

[12] And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.

[13] And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.

[14] And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.


[15] And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

Isaiah 66:22-24 KJV
For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, saith the Lord , so shall your seed and your name remain.

[23] And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and from one sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me, saith the Lord .

[24] And they shall go forth, and look upon the carcases of the men that have transgressed against me: for their worm shall not die, neither shall their fire be quenched; and they shall be an abhorring unto all flesh.

Matthew 25:41 KJV
Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:

2 Peter 3:10-13 KJV
But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.

[11] Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,

[12] Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?

[13] Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.


Luke 13:3,5 KJV
I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.

[5] I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.

Romans 1:17-20 KJV
For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith. [18] For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; [19] Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. [20] For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:


Malachi 3:5 NKJV
And I will come near you for judgment; I will be a swift witness Against sorcerers, Against adulterers, Against perjurers, Against those who exploit wage earners and widows and orphans, And against those who turn away an alien- Because they do not fear Me,” Says the LORD of hosts.

Psalm 90:1-12 KJV
Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations.

[2] Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.

[3] Thou turnest man to destruction; and sayest, Return, ye children of men.

[4] For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night.

[5] Thou carriest them away as with a flood; they are as a sleep: in the morning they are like grass which groweth up.

[6] In the morning it flourisheth, and groweth up; in the evening it is cut down, and withereth.

[7] For we are consumed by thine anger, and by thy wrath are we troubled.

[8] Thou hast set our iniquities before thee, our secret sins in the light of thy countenance.

[9] For all our days are passed away in thy wrath: we spend our years as a tale that is told .

[10] The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.

[11] Who knoweth the power of thine anger? even according to thy fear, so is thy wrath.

[12] So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.



Proverbs 1:20-33 NKJV
Wisdom calls aloud outside; She raises her voice in the open squares.

[21] She cries out in the chief concourses, At the openings of the gates in the city She speaks her words:

[22] “How long, you simple ones, will you love simplicity? For scorners delight in their scorning, And fools hate knowledge.

[23] Turn at my rebuke; Surely I will pour out my spirit on you; I will make my words known to you.

[24] Because I have called and you refused, I have stretched out my hand and no one regarded,

[25] Because you disdained all my counsel, And would have none of my rebuke,

[26] I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your terror comes,

[27] When your terror comes like a storm, And your destruction comes like a whirlwind, When distress and anguish come upon you.

[28] “Then they will call on me, but I will not answer; They will seek me diligently, but they will not find me.

[29] Because they hated knowledge And did not choose the fear of the LORD,

[30] They would have none of my counsel And despised my every rebuke.

[31] Therefore they shall eat the fruit of their own way, And be filled to the full with their own fancies.

[32] For the turning away of the simple will slay them, And the complacency of fools will destroy them;

[33] But whoever listens to me will dwell safely, And will be secure, without fear of evil.”


When you think about this, in light of eternity…Jesus did die yesterday…He rose this morning…and praise God He is coming back this afternoon.

Our lives are like a vapor…like a watch in the night…like a tale that is told…like dust…like withered grass…like a fallen wilted flower in noon day heat…like water spilled on the ground which can’t be gathered up again. We are not eternity minded enough.


Luke 13:1-5 NKJV
There were present at that season some who told Him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices.

[2] And Jesus answered and said to them, “Do you suppose that these Galileans were worse sinners than all other Galileans, because they suffered such things?

[3] I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish.

[4] Or those eighteen on whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them, do you think that they were worse sinners than all other men who dwelt in Jerusalem?

[5] I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish.”

1 Corinthians 6:9-11 NKJV
Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites,

[10] nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God.

[11] And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God.

In Jesus Name…Amen.