REWIND: What is Sin?

The concept of sin is being lost in our culture’s vocabulary and consciences. However, not only has the world lost the knowledge of sin, many Christians also have an incomplete understanding of what is sin… There are many places in the scriptures where God gives us a clear picture of the meaning of sin.

Everyone who makes a practice of sinning also practices lawlessness; sin is lawlessness. (1 John 3:4 ESV)

God defines sin as lawlessness. Too often sin is defined as doing something bad based on society’s definition of what is “bad.” God defines sin as acting without his law. Lawlessness is breaking the law or acting without the approval of the law. Sins are not defined by society’s laws. Sin is defined by God’s laws. It does not matter what people think are deadly sins or define to be as immoral. Notice that Jesus taught this point…

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