"There Is One God And One Mediator Between God And Men, The Man Christ Jesus" 
1 Timothy (2:5)

12. What Is Sin?


What Is Sin?


Sinful Nature Desires


Sin is described in the Bible as a transgression of the law of God (1 John 3:4)

That is why the scripture (Psa 119:11) says “Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.”

That is why it is imperative to read and study the Word of God (Your Bible) for ourselves, so we know exactly what God considers sin and instill that knowledge into our children. We should want to understand and know what God desires of us and for us.




To Sin Is A “Willful” Act


Sin Is Not By Accident

A sin is NOT an accident. A person cannot commit a sin “by accident.” Sinning is a willful act. The Bible says, “Therefore, to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin” (James 4:17). If a person doesn’t know what they are doing is wrong, it is not a sin to them. A person has to know the right (good) thing to do, and then choose not to do it, in order to sin.

A sin is NOT a mistake. A mistake is NOT a sin. A mistake is an error that is committed accidentally. A sin is a willful act of disobeying God.

A sin is NOT a fault. A fault is NOT a sin. A sin is a willful act of disobeying God. A fault is a flaw or weakness.



Now that we understand what sin is, we can better understand other topics as they relate to sin.


See also:

(7. Discernment & Accountability – (Are Babies Born With Sin?)

( Should Babies Be Baptized? )

( Jesus The Human Infant )

( What Is The Difference Between Sin, Sinful Nature & Sinful Flesh? )

(11. Accountability and Salvation For Special Cases)



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