What is Sin?

Ms. Ann By Ms. Ann, 13th Nov 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Sin is a morally offensive act; committing a sinful act still carries a consequence-even in the 21st century. Just because a sin does not land you in jail, does not mean one will not suffer the consequence for the sin. The Bible says, "the wages of sin is death," and we know from Adam and Eve that death can be both physical and spiritual. We can pray and ask forgiveness for our sin but the consequence of the act of disobedience can be expected.

What Is Sin?


Sin was introduced in the Garden of Eden. The Bible defines sin as breaking or being disobedient to God’s Law. The dictionary describes sin to be morally offensive to an ethical principal of religion. In the original translation of the Bible it means, “to miss the mark.” God’s will is ‘the mark,’ to be aimed at and connected with. In the Book of I John 3:4, reads this way in the NIV version:

“Everyone who sins breaks the law; in fact, sin is lawlessness.”

God created man in His image; we were created to glorify Him. God, our creator has expectations of man to be obedient to His Will. God first made man aware of His expectations and God also promised man that there would be blessings for being obedient to His Word.

Many people today feel no compunction about sinning (missing the mark) nor do they experience recrimination about the consequences one might suffer from sin. They don’t think that sin, which had its genesis in The Garden of Eden, does not apply to them. However, The Word of God tells us in the Book of Romans 3:23, something very different.

It says, “All have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”

We are also told that we can be set free from the law of sin and death.

Romans 8:1 assures us of this:

“Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death.”

Adam knew what God expected of him in the Garden of Eden but Adam chose to listen to his helpmate Eve. Eve listened to the discourse of Satan and the two decided to disobey God- and commit sin.

Sin is not a myth. Man has an inner compass that informs him when he is trespassing or sinning. There is an old saying about sin-it says this. “Sin will take you further than you want to go and keep you longer than you want to stay; sin will leave you in worst shape than you were originally.”

All have sinned and all of us will receive forgiveness for our sins if we pray and ask for forgiveness. We should endeavor not to sin after we have asked for forgiveness and with the aid of The Holy Spirit, The Word says that He will "keep us in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on Him."

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Disobedience, Garden Of Eden, Sin

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Retired Teacher;Author of 2 books: "Herbal Hair Care & More" & "From Terror to Love Defined"
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author avatar Lady Aiyanna
13th Nov 2012 (#)

Sin, I would call it a debt we create with another individual that has to be paid off in a similar manner until a balance is achieved. While I do refute the fact that all are sinners only for the fact that children are the anthems of innocence and exuberance until taught the ways of the world by their parents, I do believe we get clouded with debts of people whom we associate with by inadvertently taking it on until its cleared and cleansed. Its more of the permissions that you give them.
Sins are also covenants which are indirectly created and bound to our lives by the manner we live it thinking that it is part of the social norm to live that way. Certain societal habits contribute to these debts which causes the wager to rise and something that can ultimately result in death.
As said in the Bible: The Wages of Sin is death. If we are unable to rectify the sins and debts of the past, we ultimately die in our life form to repay that debt owed and at times, take others into life changing experiences because of the way it is resulting in other debts being created or destroyed at the same time to maintain the balance of good and evil.

By Anisha Achankunju (C) Lady Aiyanna 14th November 2012

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author avatar Ms. Ann
14th Nov 2012 (#)

Thank you Lady Aiyanna.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
14th Nov 2012 (#)

Thanks Ms Ann for a well-reasoned post. My personal view is society has changed. What was a sin is easily camouflaged as practical way to live and progress. Leading a pious life will lead to nowhere for many when they are young. We can be sin-free but what about having to eke out a living in a tough environment. My simple approach has been never transgress for self aggrandisement. And let every action of mine benefit others more! And I never tell lies but sometimes have to avoid a direct reply for the sake of diplomacy! I try never to disobey my conscience that tells right from wrong. And we all will pay the price at some point in time for our sins; though I do not really look forward to rewards. The bliss one gets by being upright is more than enough - siva

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author avatar Ms. Ann
14th Nov 2012 (#)

Siva, I thank you. You are priceless! I always appreciate your well thought out approach to things. You make a wonderful neighbor and friend. You are "fair and balanced," but Not Fox News (smile)

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author avatar Judy Ellen
25th Nov 2012 (#)

Thank you so very much Ms. Ann for this sound Biblical essay on sin! I applaud you for upholding these Biblical principals, especially in this day and age! I am so glad that I chose to follow you! We need more Christian writers here on Wikinut! Together I hope that we can make a difference!! Love you!!

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author avatar Ms. Ann
26th Nov 2012 (#)

JudyEllen, You are deeply appreciated by me because we must, all of us, hold Christian principles high by our living as well as by our profession of Faith. Love and sharing is something I feel you do.

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
31st Jan 2013 (#)

I have just begun to follow you Ann, and together we will follow our Lord and Saviour Jesus . Thank you for putting in writing the truth of God's Word for those with eyes to see - to see.
God bless you
Stella

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author avatar Ms. Ann
31st Jan 2013 (#)

Thank you Stella, my Sister in Christ. I appreciate you.

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