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What is sin? I really have trouble understanding the concept of sin.

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The bible god does EVIL for GOOD.

He destroys the innocents for "their own good"?This is the kind of BULLSHIT they teach you from the pulpit?An infinitely loving god that is omnipotent,omniscient,cannot find any other solutions to rectify situations he considered as sinful except by total destruction?And he is supposed to be all knowing?Don't you think that that is defficient?don't you think that that is juvenile?

You should be ashamed of even mouthing a teaching like this,and being associated with such a god.

And you christians have the nerve to bash other religions as evil?WOW!

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The "bigger picture"?Religion is imoral and perverse.

No wonder there are so many deconverts,and they are growing in numbers everyday.Which normal human being with morals can live with such perverse translations of the "good book"?

No wonder millions of folks are giving this god the finger.

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@ jagunlabi

The One who creates life has the right to take it. That is why He is God, and you are human. Yes God allowed the deaths of people back then, but that was in the context of good versus evil, a topic you'd never fully understand until you start viewing the bigger picture.

When any nation reaches the stage of no turning back, as far as practising evil is concerned, then in order to prevent further spreading of evil, such a nation has to be destroyed. God destroys them for their own good. Rather than leave them to suffer and self destruct, and bring others in their train, in their own state of depravity, God in His love and wisdom puts them out of their misery.

Although sin must run its course until that change comes, there are things that will manifest that will not always be fully grasped by those who have not surrendered to Jesus Christ.

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I think that is a very tight way of describing sin. There are things that are sin to some and not sin to others. I believe this is discussed in the Bible as well. If you are not a Christian, that is fine too just addressing you as if you were one is all.

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@ tayod

I john 3:4 says "Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law."

Plain and simple! Adam and Eve transgressed the law. They disobeyed God's direct commandment not to eat or touch the forbidden fruit. So even though a single act was required to have sinned then, the fact is, the principle of the law was violated as James put it,

James 2: 10-11 "For whoever shall keep the whole law, and yet stumble in one point, he is guilty of all. For He who said, “Do not commit adultery,” also said, “Do not murder."

And what is that mark might I ask? It is God's divine and unchangable law.

Very well said! Our righteousness is as filthy rags, but when we allow Christ to live within us He empowers us to obedience. When we experience His grace it empowers us to do what He instructs.

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@jagunlabi,

If you consider the fact that the wages of sin is death, then one cannot but marvel at the mercy of god to keep sparing us of the consequences of our sin.

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@TayoD

So on whose "mark" does one measure the atrocities committed by this same bible god,sir?Or maybe you want to tell me that might is right?

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@MP007,

Sin is simply missing the mark, - God's mark. Remember Romans 3:23 - For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; We sin each time our words, thoughts and/or deeds fall short of God's righteous standards.

This is why I pity those who intend to get to heaven based on their 'good" works because no matter how good your work is, it still cannot meet God's standard. That is why God told us in Isaiah 64:6 that all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; becuase they still fall short of His glory.

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According to the OT, no being(devine or earthly) surpasses the lord of israel when it comes to committing "moral evil".

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Sin is doing, saying, thinking anything that goes against what God has commanded us in the bible. If you're a christian, when you sin, you will feel bad becos the holy Spirit will convict you. So it should be pretty easy to know when you're sinning.

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Jm 4:17 Therefore, to one who knows the right thing to do and does not do it, to him it is sin.

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sin is sin.

even a 5 yr old lad knows when he/she is doing the wrong thing.

the spirit in us always bear witness .

our conscience too talks.

so,sin is anything BAD.

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Sin is an age long deception for world domination

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@bobbyaf

Would i meet god's "very high" standards if i commit genocide like he did on the pages of the OT bible?Would i?

Afterall,god will be my role model.

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This is the best way to define sin, SIN IS ANYTHING THAT MAKES U FAIL TO OBEY THE TEN COMMANDMENTS,

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I guess you were deceived to not steal, lie, cheat etc

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Pls i also need to know more about this.

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@ exu:

hold your peace. If u don't have jack to say, then don't say jack.

@ damollar:

don't get me wrong. I wasn't contradicting u or hating. That "Yes, long thing" part was said, referring to nferyn and not you.

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Sin is forgetting to wipe your anus after defecation.

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@gbade.x - come boy sit, let me teach u some lessons

What Is Sin - Read a definition of sin and discover how it relates to your life. What is it and what does the Bible say?

sin is a moral evil

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His description made absolute sense. Actually the "yes, long thing" and other part interloped each other.

I said the Yes long thing (was referring to you) because like he said, Sin is disobedience. But the question is, who are we disobeying? This is where the part where i said that u first have to understand the existence of God, before u can understand the principle of sin, comes into play. And it seems ya don't understand the former. To understand the latter, u have to understand the former.

Another definition: Sin is stepping out of God's will.

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His description made absolute sense. Actually the "yes, long thing" and other part interloped each other.

I said the Yes long thing (was referring to you) because like he said, Sin is disobedience. But the question is, who are we disobeying? This is where the part where i said that u first have to understand the existence of God, before u can understand the principle of sin, comes into play. And it seems ya don't understand the former. To understand the latter, u have to understand the former.

Another definition: Sin is stepping out of God's will.

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@ nferyn,

dude, breathe easy, no need for inhalers. I was referring to Damollar with the "No hating" thingy. The other part was referring to ya question.

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Yes long thing. First understand the existence of a creator, then u can understand the principle of sin.

No hating

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Sin is Disobedience - No Long Thing

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Sin is any wrong doing.

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Sin is missing the mark.

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Sin is devoid of moral quality. It is no agreeable to heart and lacks human decency. You will know it in your heart. You may not be ashamed of it, but your soul and heart do feel the pang of the impending emotional letdown. You know it when you witness the performance of it, if you are sincere with yourself.

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In essence sin is a principle like any other principle, but in this case its defined by selfishness in all its forms. The final end product that derives from it is death.

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