Beware of an unrepentant heart !
Jesus prophesied in Matthew 24 of THIS GENERATION,
And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall grow cold.
You need to realize that the term ‘INIQUITY’ was used by God because it’s different from sin and transgression.
Absence of moral or spiritual values • the powers of iniquity
= dark, darkness, wickedness
There is a difference between a “SIN”
a “TRANSGRESSION” and “INIQUITY”
Jesus said in Matthew 5:28 But I say unto you, That whosoever looks on a woman to lust after her has committed adultery with her already in his heart.
Matthew 15:18 But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man.
19 For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:
20 These are the things which defile a man: but to eat with unwashed hands defiles not a man.
Sin begins in the heart.
James 1:13 Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempts he any man:
14 But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.
15 Then when lust has conceived, it brings forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, brings forth death.
When we act out the sin that starts out in the heart it becomes a transgression.
When we refuse to repent by turning away from sin then it becomes iniquity, which is the condition of an unrepentant heart.
Psa 32:5 I acknowledged my sin unto you, and my iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the LORD; and you forgave the iniquity of my sin.