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Kathr4453 //leej, The Problem i see is, WHAT Church history are you talking about..that which starts in ACTS? That's where MY Church history begins.

What is considered to be the masterpiece of all church history is Philip Schaff History of the Christian Church. In its 8 volumes it is very comprehensive. Most others histories focus more briefly on what they consider to be of most important. Your selection will depend upon your objectives, to be familiarized or more in depth studies.

One, of course, must be aware of theological bias, for instance one of the earliest histories written was by Eusebius of Nicomedia who btw was a follower of Arius.
---leej on 12/6/10


//So now leej you believe you are JUSTIFIED by being a doer of the Law???

Of course not, Kathy, I was just fooling around with Francis' head since he, liken to the law preaching Sabbath keeping Pharisees, found Jesus guilty of sin, especially guilty of breaking the most holy law in Adventism, the Jewish Sabbath.

And they even said Jesus had a demon, not a much different accusation from our SDA boy here who labels those who know the truth as being of Satan. So much foolishness on his part!
---leej on 12/6/10


Of course, if you are a child of Hagar from Mt. Sinai where they got the 10 commandments, you may want to say that the just shall live by the law, not faith.

Ro 2:13 For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.
---leej on 12/6/10

So now leej you believe you are JUSTIFIED by being a doer of the Law???

Have you not read the rest of Romans. Paul concludes no one can be justified except by Faith.
---kathr4453 on 12/6/10


//Look how the schoolmaster pointed to christ:

Even better look at the final results-

Ga 3:25 But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.

This has been emphasized by the Apostle in Ga 3:11 But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith.

See also Romans 1:17

Of course, if you are a child of Hagar from Mt. Sinai where they got the 10 commandments, you may want to say that the just shall live by the law, not faith.

Ro 2:13 For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.
---leej on 12/6/10


leej, The Problem i see is, WHAT Church history are you talking about..that which starts in ACTS? That's where MY Church history begins.

The CHURCH and her History began with Christ as HEAD. There are no other Heads, especially BIG HEADS like yours. We are members of His body, but only ONE HEAD leej.

Your big head is getting in the way, and will probably be the rreason you will never be raptured out. The Body will be raptured, the Body attached to only ONE HEAD and that head is Christ.

I know you don't believe in a rapture, because you don't adhear to the HEAD, which is Christ.
---kathr4453 on 12/6/10




Look how the schoolmaster pointed to christ:

Earthly sanctuary Hebrews 8:2 A true tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, and not man.
Earthly high priest fulfilled by Hebrews 9:11 But Christ being come an high priest
Passover lamb fulfilled by 1 Corinthians 5:7 Christ our passover is sacrificed for us:
light fulfilled by John 8:12 I am the light of the world:
Shewbread fulfilled by John 6:51 I am the living bread
Temple veil fulfilled by Hebrews 10:20 the veil, that is to say, his flesh,
Temple wine fulfilled by 1 Corinthians 11:25 This cup is the new testament in my blood:
Laver water fulfilled by John 4:10 Jesus the living water.
circumcision fulfilled by Romans 2:29 circumcision is that of the heart
---FRANCIS on 12/5/10


Francis - call me what you wish but the Lord knows those who are his.2 Tim. 1:12

You are truly a child of Hagar as you are truly hateful of those who are not neo-Judaizers.

Hopefully the Spirit of Christ will convict you of your sin of unbelief in His Word.
---leej on 12/5/10


kathr4453 //leej, you may believe reading church history set you free from the law, however your church history tells me that never happened. YOU are still Ignorant of GOD's Word.

You will certainly fail to convince any of my instructors of that.

Free from the law and free to serve Jesus in that ministry of His Spirit.

It is becoming obvious that you have little or no knowledge of the Bible and I am left wondering if you have any knowledge of its Author.
---leej on 12/5/10


//meanwhile you want to limit the ten to nine by removing the Sabbath.

I would never remove the Sabbath from the Bible but you simply refuse to understand that observance of the Jewish Sabbath as well as the Levitical dietary laws were NOT NOT mandated to Gentile believers. Acts 15 the Jerusalem council made that abundantly clear.

AS I stated, you as an SDA are dedicated to remain ignorant of church history for such does not support your bad theology.

So in your pitiful lack of knowledge, can do nothing but label others as being of Satan.

May God judge you in order to correct your hatred towards others as you bear none of the attributes of being a Christian.
---leej on 12/5/10


The "law" spoken here is more than just the 10 commandments. Francis seems to want limit the law the 10 commandments
---leej on 12/5/10

LEEJ you are truely the son of satan. Many many times you have spoken against me on diet which is MORE than the ten, and spoken against me on tithes whcih is more than the ten Now you lie and say i want to limitit to ten.
meanwhile you want to limit the ten to nine by removing the sabbath.
John 8:44 Ye are of [your] father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
---francis on 12/5/10




Gal 3:24-25 Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster [to bring us] unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith. But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.
Rom 3:21 But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets,
Rom 4:13 For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, [was] not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law, but through the righteousness of faith
Romans 9:31 But Israel, which followed after the law of righteousness, hath not attained to the law of righteousness.
Rom 10:4 For Christ [is] the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.
---micha9344 on 12/5/10


It is a pity that Francis has been forbidden to read church history but such is the plight of those dedicated to being ignorant.
---leej on 12/5/10
leej, you may believe reading church history set you free from the law, however your church history tells me that never happened. YOU are still Ignorant of GOD's Word.

If you applied the Word of God, humbling yourself from any superiority of human intelligence, God just may, through a humbled mind transform yours.

Once God has transformed your mind through His word, he may just be able to use you. But until then, anyone feeling they are more superior in human intelligence is a filthy rag in God's eyes.

Get over yourself leej.
---kathr4453 on 12/5/10


---micha9344 Who created the list of do's an dont's. Francis, Paul, Peter, Jesus or GOD?

Did Jesus use a list?
Mark 10:19 Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Defraud not, Honour thy father and mother.

Did Paul use a list:
1 Corinthians 6:9 Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

I need you to do better. Right now all is ee from you is opposition with NO THOUGHT. Put some THOGHTS into your post you are becoming like LEEJ
---francis on 12/5/10


God never askes anyone to crucify their bodies or crucify themselves daily.

You can't crucify yourself. You have NO POWER within to do that. It's the Holy Spirit's ministry and His Power that mortifies the flesh. Mortify here in scripture means put to death.

Colossians 3:5 also Mortify your members .Strongs 3499

So Paul is saying col 3:starting verse 1 YE are DEAD....verse 5 concludes, and because of that Mortify your members...just as Romans 6 states. The ONLY way that can be done is if one truly has been baptized into His Death...so that the Power of the cross is working both death and New Life in you.

Thie is Gal 2:20-21.

People crucify themselvews are along the RCC self sanctification mode. Wrong.
---kathr4453 on 12/5/10


1Jo 3:4 Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.

The "law" spoken here is more than just the 10 commandments. Francis seems to want limit the law the 10 commandments but in doing that, his aim is to promote the olde Jewish Sabbath. But there is not even a hint of a command in the New Covenant for its observance nor was it taught in the early church by the Apostles or their immediate successors.

It is a pity that Francis has been forbidden to read church history but such is the plight of those dedicated to being ignorant.
---leej on 12/5/10


Francis
and why is it that in both OT and NT they are always attatched to the ten commandments?

This is what I was referring to,
This was in relation to my prior post of the keeping of commandments.

I don't think this was a statement for the board,or was it?
I could be wrong, have been before and will be again, I'm sure.
God Bless, Paul
---paul on 12/5/10


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Bob I couldn't agree more with your questions to the question that Macha asked. Why crucify our bodies each day? To do what God commands us believers to do. Is that not enough? What difference does it make? A lot of difference because that is the way it was ordained by God. God through His Word and by the power of the Holy Spirit makes sure that everything He has ordained will come to pass. When we are not able, God makes us able. Nothing that has been written will change. All is before God in one piece. He does not work through time, we are working through time. If something happened without Him knowing it, that something would be more powerful then Almighty God. That thing would be God.
---Mark_V. on 12/5/10


paul that question was to the board at large, not specifically directed at anyone,
---francis on 12/4/10


Paul states
2 Corinthians 4:10
Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.

Phil 3:10
That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death

Paul confirms Romans 8:11-13
in all over his epistles.
Gal 2:
Col 2,
Rom 6,

This IS GRACE my friends. You're not just saved by it, you are sanctified by it too.

This IS the evidence you are truly saved BY GRACE! His death working in us brings forth His life in us. It is a mystery!
---kathr4453 on 12/4/10


Micha, your arguments are legit but they should not be with me but with the Word of God. We didn't write Scripture. God inspired writers to do so.
What you are doing is not agreeing on what God has to say about Himself only because you don't want to. Not because it is not there in the first place. Brother, Instead of beginning with man and the world and working back to God, we must began with God and work down to man. "In the beginning God" and work that principle to the present situation. If you begin with the world as it is today and try to work back to God, everything will seem to show that God has no connection with the world at all. But if you begin with God-continue
---Mark_V. on 12/4/10


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Micha 2: and work down to the world and light, much light, is cast on the problem. Faith is ever occupied with God. That is the character of faith. Faith endures the disappointments, hardships, and heartaches of life, by recognizing that all comes from the hand of Him who is too wise to err and too loving to be unkind. When we receive all that enters our lives as from His hand, then, no matter what may be our circumstances or surrounding, whether in prison are getting ready to be killed for Christ, we shall be able to say, I believe in you Lord of heaven and earth.
---Mark_V. on 12/4/10


micha, I have a few questions for you, did you ever have faith that it was ordained that way? that God is in control because He ordained it that way? that all believers sacrifice their bodies daily to conform to the image of Christ? isn't that sanctification by the spirit in a believers life? what say you?
---Bob on 12/4/10


Francis

I didn't negate the Old Testament scriptures.

I said Jesus never changes His perception of Holiness.

Christ said He didn't come to do away with OT scriptures but to fulfill them.

He took OT scripture a step further in that He taught to go beyond OT teachings.

Have I rubbed you wrong or are you just a critical personal always on the prowl for confrontation.

God Bless, Paul
---paul on 12/4/10


Precisely francis!!
Why have a list of do's and don'ts when the Christ and even the OT summarizes so plainly? Why, as a mature member of Christ's body indwelt by the Spirit of Truth would we need a long list that was given to a hard-hearted, stiff-necked, and gain-saying people that fell in the wilderness because of their transgressions?-Heb 3:17
Why try to put a yoke around believers necks that even they weren't able to bear?-Acts 15:10
Who has bewitched you in this?-Gal 3:1
So the council has decided-Acts 15:24
---micha9344 on 12/4/10


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If these are new:
Matthew 22:37 Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.

Matthew 22:39, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

Then what are these:

Deuteronomy 6:5 And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.
Leviticus 19:18 Thou shalt shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am the LORD.

and why is it that in both OT and NT they are always attatched to the ten commandments?
---francis on 12/3/10


Kathrine

I am not speaking of the ten commandments.

I am speaking of the commands Christ has given us in the New Testament scriptures .

The ones He says we are to keep.

Joh 14:15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.
Joh 15:10 If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love, even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.

And besides, the covenant has changed not Christs perspective on Holiness.

Heb 13:8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.

God Bless, Paul
---paul on 12/3/10


Why do we need to crucify our bodies daily?
Isn't God in control?
Doesn't He direct our paths?
Sounds like a man centered freewill choice to me.
---micha9344 on 12/3/10


Sin is transgression against God's law. God's Word is law. Whatever is not of faith is Sin. Faith is a divine empowerment and enabler to keep and observe God's Word/law.
---L_Will on 12/3/10


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It's said by Kathr,
"Also after we are saved, Romans 8:11-13 state the job of teh Holy Spirit is to MORTIFY the flesh. Mortify means put to death, it doesn't mean reform the flesh."
Definition of Mortify: "to subdue Physical desires by self-denial, fasting etc."
The Spirit sanctifies our bodies all through life. And, we are to crucify our bodies daily.
That's not the new birth, you are speaking of the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. Rebirth is the giving of life to those who are spiritually dead to Christ. Or to God. While spiritually dead they cannot, because they are not able to come to Christ while dead. The need a supernatural act of God to bring them to spiritual life, Eph. 2:1.
---Mark_V. on 12/3/10


paul, unfortunately one misconception is that we can become partakers of His Divine nature ..yep, it says NATURE, through the Law and not His precious promises. But there are some who hold that the Law as a rule of thumb for our life humbles us as we Learn holiness.

The problem with that is, no where in all of scripture are the 10 commandments or even the 600 and some PROMISES.

Therefore the law is not a promise that transforms you. There is no power in the LAW to change you. We are CHANGED by the Spirit OF THE LORD form Glory to Glory. 2 Cor 3!

So those who use the law as a rule of thumb still have a veil over their eyes!
---kathr4453 on 12/3/10


Sin is disobedience and rebellion against Gods commandments.

Contrary to conventional wisdom there are two different forms of sin.

One of an unbeliever not considering at all what Gods heart is on any given subject, then a Christian who is struggling to perform that which is Gods heart.

But sin, in the aspect that it separates you from God, is all still sin. Is 59: 1-2

One of the biggest misconceptions in the Body of Christ today is that once your sins are forgiven at conversion that all is well and you'll be fine the rest of your days.

The problem with that is that is not what the Bible teaches.

A righteous God cant partake in unrighteousness of any sort, even in His children. God Bless, Paul
---paul on 12/3/10


I believe it is saying to RECKON your old man dead with Christ.

Which is Galatians 2:20..no longer I but Christ in me.
---kathr4453 on 12/3/10


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MarkV, I believe it is because you have mis-applied the New Birth/ Born Again definition that you used that as your enlightening of the Holy Spirit and spent that as your New Birth.

However if applied correctly as scripture teaches, your New Birth is what comes after you are enlightened.

Also after we are saved, Romans 8:11-13 state the job of teh Holy Spirit is to MORTIFY the flesh. Mortify means put to death, it doesn't mean reform the flesh.

The NEW CREATURE is just that. we are a NEW CREATURE.
---kathr4453 on 12/3/10


Duane, I do not know how to answer you but only that the Bible does not have "New Nature" and "Old Nature". It does not use those terms Duane. Why? I do not know. Concerning sin: Rom. 6:13 says,
"And do not present your members as instruments of unrighteousness to sin, but present yourselves to God as being alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God" This passage is a warning for believers, which means that believers still sin and are told not to sin but to present our members (the parts of the physical body, the headquarters from which sin operates in the believer (7:18,22,-25, 12:1, 1 Cor. 9:27) as instruments of righteousness to God.
---Mark_V. on 12/2/10


Col 3:9-10 Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds, And have put on the new [man], which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:
Ye put off? Ye put on?
Where's the election?
---micha9344 on 12/2/10

You ae absolutely correct Micha9344.

Only thosw who have PUT on the New are In Christ. That didn't happen before the foundation of the world. However God's PLAN for that to be possible was before the foundation of teh world.

And only those who have put on the Incorruptable 1 Cor 15, (Christ Hmself) are God's Children In Christ.
---kathr4453 on 12/2/10


MarkV, you say:
you no longer are charge for your sins.

That's correct. So why should Christians continue to charge each other or themselves with "sin" still? If God sees us as a new creation, Christ in us, then likewise that's what we should see in each other. His seed is in us and we cannot sin.

The old man was crucified with Christ. We died to the law. We should not then continue to judge each other as transgressors of the law (sinners). When we do that that's when doctrines like "habitual sin" come in bringing people into condemnation, in fear of loss of salvation for slipping up once too often.
---Haz27 on 12/2/10


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Micha, the passages are for those who are saved already, the elect who have just come to Christ. They are lessons that new Christians should learn. They consist of christian behavior. When they committed to Christ they were new creations, did not know or understood what the conduct was, but he is been transformed with the very word of God that you quoted. Unbelievers don't believe in God so don't follow the commandment or conduct that a Christian does. You need better answers if you want to argue against election.
---Mark_V. on 12/2/10


Duane, you are a new creation and you are being transformed to the image of Christ, but you are not there yet. The final comsumation is when you are glorified and get your new body. While alive you will still sin, no matter how much you and others deny it. Your new creation still has a problem, sin that is in your flesh..in your humanness. Though your old men died to sin, which means that you no longer are charge for your sins. And are not a slave to them anymore, but as long as you have humanness, you will still sin.
---Mark_V. on 12/2/10


The Bible nowhere speaks of a person having two natures.
---Mark_V. on 12/2/10

MarkV your old man is NOT transformed, it's crucified.
Markv do you now reckon your old man dead to sin? Your old man, aka old sin nature AKA flesh will always be in rebellion to God.

you are the one claiming our old man is reformed...it is not.
He is crucified with Christ, but he still can rear his ugly head. That's why we walk in the Spirit AKA New Man, so the flesh (old man) isn't running lose.
---kathr4453 on 12/2/10


Mark,
I am 1 new creation and am not a sinner anymore. BUT You still claim to be a sinner. ARE U NOT CLAIMING 2 NATURES?
---duane on 12/2/10


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Eph 4:22-24 That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts, And be renewed in the spirit of your mind, And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.
Col 3:9-10 Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds, And have put on the new [man], which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:
Ye put off? Ye put on?
Where's the election?
---micha9344 on 12/2/10


It's said,

"I believe Romans 7 was a state Paul who was saved was in, realizing he had two natures. The old adam nature and the New Nature or New Man in Christ."

The Bible nowhere speaks of a person having two natures. The Bible does not use the term "Old Nature." and never the term "New Nature" Those are terms men has conjured up. And makes salvation an addition instead of a transformation, (metamorphosis). In other words when we got saved, nothing happened to my Old Nature, we just got something else. Just not true at all. Whereas sin describes the old life, (old men) righteousness describes our new life in Christ. Our old men (person) was crucified with Christ, and we are been transformed.
---Mark_V. on 12/2/10


Kathr....sin is DISTANCE from God.
---larry on 12/1/10


christ experienced the traps of the pharisees experts in the law in order to get rid of him. that is also what they were doing to the people. the pharisee were quick to accuse. this put weight on the shoulders of the people. they had their own definition of sin. when christ healed on a sabbath the bible said 'in order to trap him.' many experience this today & many are weighed down.
---mike on 11/30/10


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I believe Romans 7 was a state Paul who was saved was in, realizing he had two natures. The old adam nature and the New Nature or New Man in Christ.

The sin that still dwells within is in our old adam. That one will never come to perfection, even after we die. That one was crucified with Christ. I believe Paul is teaching a principal and concludes,
Who will deliver me from the BODY OF THIS DEATH? Ans: Jesus Christ, no longer I but Christ in me...
---kathr4453 on 11/30/10


Romans 7:14-15 For we know that the law is spiritual, but I am of the flesh, sold under sin.I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate.

A pastor in one of the Holiness religions, once told me that Paul stated that before he obtained the state of holiness.

But truly we can never become totally perfected while in the body of flesh.

The doctrine of glorification states we will become perfect only when we come face to face with the Lord Himself and never before.
---leej on 11/30/10


When we see the flesh,we will always see sin. When we see what Christ did for us, we see perfection. Christ set you free from sin and made you righteous. IN HIM we have no sin and cannot sin. Why?
Jesus put away sin so we can have HIS LIFE.
---duane on 11/30/10


"Therefore to one that knows to do good and does not, to that one it is sin." Jm.4:17.
---Eloy on 11/30/10


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I think the word sin takes on a different meaning depending on the context of the passage of scripture it is used in.

For example Hebrews 10:26. The word sin is used to describe rejecting Christ for the law of sacrifices.
---JackB on 11/29/10


Christians are so funny and so pompous and pious. If you think because you have accepted Jesus Christ you will NEVER again sin or make a mistake.......Oh my, you are in for a rude awakening!!! lololol That is the point of forgiveness, mercy and grace. lolololol We are so heavenly minded until we are no earthly good.
---raberyleti on 11/29/10


Of course when it comes to sin we all agree with scripture that -

Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin, for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.
1 John 3:9
---leej on 11/29/10


Kathr,
Very true
---duane on 11/29/10


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christan
Sin is committed when one disobeys the commandment of God Almighty. And unbelief in God's Word is good enough to send one to the Lake of Fire.

pastors say that giving your tithe will open the doors of heaven... but I chose the verses in proverbs to work hard like a farmer am I a sinner?
after tithing & the promises of tithing did not work, do I lack faith & god will send me to hell?
those prosperity preachers who are not 'denying' self, but are making themselves rich are they sinning?
if i use self in a relationship but christ said deny yourself is it sin & god will send me to hell?
---mike on 11/29/10


sin is disobedience from god.

so did those soldiers who are suffering physically emotionally a result from sin? didn't they obey their C-I-C bush?
---mike on 11/29/10


sin is disobedience committed of God's law.

jesus healed on a sabbath. does that make him a sinner?

christianity has become a religion & the people robots
obedience = blessing
disobedience = curse sinner
---mike on 11/29/10


So with all your responses summed up by Darlene, SIN actually described the old adam, and everything in Adam 1 after the fall. Adam 1 cannot enter into the Kingdom of God, because Adam 1 is FLESH.

Flesh and blood cannot entet the Kingdom of God.

However in Christ, the Last Adam, SIN is done away in Him, or we can say adam 1 was done away In Him, and now ONLY our New Life IN HIM, The NEW Creature qalifies one to enter the Kingdom of God.

Would you say that is true or false?
---kathr4453 on 11/27/10


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Romans 14:23 -for whatsoever is not of faith is sin. This can apply to anything we do in life. When we operate in the Spirit we walk in faith,for without faith its impossible to touch God,or believe in Christ. If we walk in the flesh following the worlds ways we sin. Sin is disobedience to God and his Word,it's rebellion to God. Smauel 15:23 For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft,-. Works of the flesh, Galations 5:19-21-adultry,fornication,uncleanness,lasccivousness,idolatry,witchcraft,hatred,variance,emulations,wrath,stife,seditions,heresies,envyings,murders,drunkenness,revelings,and such,-they which do such things shall not inherit the Kingdom of God.
---Darlene_1 on 11/26/10


In one of my theology classes, they defined sin as disbelief or idolatry.

But most of us view it simply as an act or even an attitude of disobedience to the will of God.

Fortunately as the Christian is indwelt by the Holy Spirit, we know when we have displeased God and while that may not have been an act in itself, it may be something that we have refused to do.
---leej on 11/26/10


Sin begins in the heart according to Jesus. As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he (person, not action).
---Linda on 11/26/10


Sin was not created but committed through the disobedience of God's command found in His law, "for by the law is the knowledge of sin." (Romans 3:20)

Scripture declared "And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good." (Genesis 1:31). Adam was created sinless. Then the first law was declared, "And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die." (Genesis 2:16,17)

The rest is history, "For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners..." (Romans 5:19)
---christan on 11/25/10


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Sin cannot be counted apart from knowledge.

"For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law" Romans 5:13

Sin can exist as the saying says, and it does, humans existing in their current form is a sin, in fact it's the sin all other sin is born from.

To best understand sin you have to imagine or be in contact with one who has no sin. That "glory" belongs solely to God. Even Christ existing in human form though "sinless" would not allow another to call him good.

The short answer is that sin is the absence of perfection, man once existed in his perfect form that God gave him and will in this way exist again. Praise Jesus!
---Pharisee on 11/24/10


Because the Bible says, sin is "whatsoever is not of faith" Romans 14:23 men exist in two different states of Sin. One state is condemnation(the lost) the other state is one of forgiveness(the saved).
---mima on 11/24/10


Disobeying God.
---Maureen on 11/24/10


If one walks in all righteousness, they must walk in the ways of the Lord.
So it could be said, Sin is when we are not walking in the ways of the Lord.

Examples:
When you lie, you are not walking in the ways of the Lord.(Sin)
When you tell the truth, you are.(Righteousness)

When someone is hungry and you do not feed them, you are not walking in the ways of the Lord.(Sin)
When you feed the hungry, you are.(Righteousness)
---David on 11/24/10


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Sin, as defined by God:
1John3:4 "transgression of the law"
Luke 12:10 blasphemy
1John 5:17 unrighteousness
Rom 14:23 "whatsoever is not of faith"
John 16:8 Unbelief in Jesus

Do Christians sin?
1John3:6 "Whoever abides in Him does not sin. Whoever sins has neither seen Him nor known Him."
1John3:9 "Whoever has been born of God does not sin, for His seed remains in him, and he cannot sin, because he has been born of God."
---Haz27 on 11/24/10


Very good kevin!
---catherine on 11/24/10


\\r 2 disappointing God,\\

You can't disappoint the REAL God, catherine, because you can't surprise Him.
---Cluny on 11/24/10


Sin is a term used in archery,it is to miss the mark/bullseye.
---kevin on 11/23/10


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"What is sin?"
Missing the mark of the high calling of the Father for man in Christ Jesus through a blatant unbelief, stubbornness, or arrogance in regarding the sufficiency, or viability, of His atoning sacrifice, resulting in a rejection of that payment. Thus to not share in the prize, or alloted portion of man's inheritance in, through, and with Him.
---Josef on 11/23/10


Are you asking "what is Sin" or "what are sins"? The answers so far seem to be about the latter. The former is a much more interesting question.

What was it that Eve most wanted? What is it that mankind has been stuck with ever since?

Did Eve want to do evil? Did she want to sin? No. Unlike us, she and Adam were created "very good" (Gen 1:31). She had no sin nature. She didn't desire to do evil.

I think Sin is alluded to by Satan in Gen 3:5. Instead of simply trusting in God, she took the sucker-path of "knowing good and evil" and the subsequent responsibility that goes with such knowledge.

Thankfully, we are saved by the Savior from Eve's foolish pursuit of performance.
---Chris on 11/23/10


Number [1] breaking God's laws, number 2 disappointing God, number [3] disobeying God, number [4] Doing whatever God hates Number [5], Whatever you do that's against God's nature, and number [6], living an unforgiven life.....Yawl had better get forgiveness.
---catherine on 11/23/10


"Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law." 1 John 3:4
---AlwaysOn on 11/23/10


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-- Kathr :

Sister, Sin is everything deemed under the law that entered the earth through the knowledge of evil!!!

What things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law... Therefore by the deeds of the law... is the knowledge of sin. Rom.3:19-20




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---ShawnM.T. on 11/23/10


Sin = (1) lack of faith (Romans 14:23b), (2) not doing good (James 4:17), (3) lawlessness - breaking God's law (10 Commandments) (1 John 3:4), (4) wrongdoing (1 John 5:17).
---Leslie on 11/23/10


Sin is all unrighteousness.
---Donna5535 on 11/23/10


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