A Study of the Works of the Flesh
“Envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God” (Galatians 5:21).
The plural form of the word murder is the last in the third group of the sins of the flesh. These sins have the common theme of having an evil disposition toward others. While other sins in this group involve an intense emotion against others, this sin involves drastic physical action against another.
Beginning with the first human family ever to occupy the earth, God has condemned the deliberate act of taking the life of another person. That prohibition was repeated when God gave the Ten Commandments to His people. And it is carried over into the Christian Age.
Punishment for being guilty of this sin is clear: a person who commits such will not be allowed to go to Heaven on judgment day unless, of course, he sincerely repents. Such direct teaching demands our attention.