Can you go a day without sinning?

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  1. kellyteam profile image60
    kellyteamposted 11 years ago

    Can you go a day without sinning?

    Sin takes on many forms. Many people think they are good people, and they are. But, are they sinless? Is it possible, if you really try, to go a whole day without sinning?

  2. krillco profile image87
    krillcoposted 11 years ago

    No. But most folks have rather relative views of what 'sin' is. Simply by looking at the Ten Commandments (especially the 'coveting' ones), as well as the traditional Seven Deadly sins, one can see that avoiding all sin is humanly impossible.

    1. kellyteam profile image60
      kellyteamposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      This is true! Jeremiah talks about the deceitful heart and only God knows it. What about dreams? Good response. Thanks.

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    SparrowMinistriesposted 11 years ago

    I have known people, and been to churches, that teach that if a Christian dies or Christ returns and they have any unconfessed sin in their life that they would go to Hell for all eternity. 

    I believe such teaching waters down the gospel and minimizes the power of the Cross.  Jesus died once for all.  Once we accept Him as the propitiation for our sin, we are redeemed and that is the end of it.

    Even Paul said that sin is always with him.  He said in our flesh dwells no good thing. And so sin is ever present in our flesh, whether we act upon it or not.  That is why we must depend on the Lord.

    The Bible says in Jeremiah 17:9-10

    The heart is deceitful above all things
        and beyond cure.
        Who can understand it?

    “I the Lord search the heart
        and examine the mind,
    to reward a man according to his conduct,
        according to what his deeds deserve.”

    Many people deceive themselves by thinking that if they are not actively committing a known sin, that they are innocent.  But our hearts deceive us and we justify our wrong attitudes or sometimes we are just not aware of them until the Holy Spirit sheds light on it.

    So while I may go a whole day without breaking one of the ten commandments, Jesus calls us to a higher standard than that.  He is interested in our hearts-our mind, will, and emotions.  I don't think I will be free from sin until I am changed at the entrance to Heaven.

    But one thing I do, forgetting what lies behind, I press on to the goal!

    Great question!

    1. kellyteam profile image60
      kellyteamposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Amen SparrowMinistries! Let's not forget about the sin of omission. James 4:17 says, Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him is is sin. A lot of people don't think about that one. Thanks so much for your comments.

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    lambservantposted 11 years ago

    No. It can't be done. We sin in ways we do not realize we're sinning. Only Jesus Christ himself was sinless. You can however, sin less. But not in your own strength. When you get up in the morning, pray and ask God to help you be aware of temptations and give you the strength to abstain from fulfilling them.

    1. kellyteam profile image60
      kellyteamposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Amen. Thanks for taking the time to answer.

  5. Hmtrio2 profile image68
    Hmtrio2posted 11 years ago

    According to scripture, all have sinned and have fallen short of the glory of God. And again, the scripture says that we are all born into sin and shaped in iniquity. This tells me that we can not live totally sin free at this time. However, there is a day coming when we are delivered from these sinful bodies and giving glorified bodies that are beyond sin. Until then, although we may not smoke, drink or hate, sin is always lurking either in our feelings, thoughts or actions. That is the reason that forgiveness exist. that is the reason Christ died.  None of us are perfect. If we think we are, then we have committed the first sin: Pride.

    1. kellyteam profile image60
      kellyteamposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      So true, so true. Sin is ever present and its a challenge to not respond to it sometime. But, we have an advocate, hallelujah! Thank God for Jesus! Thanks for commenting.

  6. BobMonger profile image59
    BobMongerposted 11 years ago

    There are only two kinds of people that have no sin. There are those who haven't been born and those who have already died. All the rest of us need Jesus to redeem our souls.

    1. kellyteam profile image60
      kellyteamposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Yes we do! Thank you for stopping by and commenting.

  7. MsDora profile image94
    MsDoraposted 11 years ago

    I think we sin daily.  I second Bob Monger's answer.  I knew a man who said that for days he did not sin, but for days he didn't smile either.

    1. kellyteam profile image60
      kellyteamposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Lol. It is a daily struggle. We just have to wake up with our minds stayed on Jesus, still distractions will get you everytime. Thanks for the comment.

  8. Faith Reaper profile image84
    Faith Reaperposted 11 years ago

    No.  On the days when I believe I had a good day, at night I before I get ready to pray and ask for forgiveness of any sins, etc., I ask the Holy Spirit to bring to my mind anything that I need to repent.  So, after about five minutes, oh, yes, I did do that; then after about another five minutes, oops, there's another one and so on an so on.  He will reveal those you have not even thought about.  I am so glad His mercies are new each and every mornings, as I am a sinner, and so I do need my Savior!  In His Love, Faith Reaper

    1. kellyteam profile image60
      kellyteamposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Hey we need to pray for sins we can remember, sins we can't and sins we don't even know we committed. We just need to pray for forgiveness all the time. Thanks for your comments.

    2. Faith Reaper profile image84
      Faith Reaperposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Amen Kelly!!!

  9. movielardatadare profile image57
    movielardatadareposted 11 years ago

    Personally, I think it's possible for a person to go a whole day without sinning.  I guess the best way for someone to do that is by sleeping for most of the day.  That way, the few hours they're up, they can try to read the Bible or think of Holy things.  I honestly think it's possible.  Let's face it.  Our Savior Jesus Christ went 33 years without sinning.  If He can go 33 years, then we can go at least 1 day without sinning.  Great question.

    1. kellyteam profile image60
      kellyteamposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Sorry, no way in the world I can compare myself to Jesus!First of all He was born sinless. Can't even begin to catch up with that. The heart is deceitful and no but God knows it. You are entitled to your opinion, But I don't think its possible Thanks

    2. movielardatadare profile image57
      movielardatadareposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Kelly, you bring up an interesting point.  I have a question for you.  Do you think that it was possible at any tiime for Jesus to sin while He was on this earth?  Or do you think it was impossible for Him to sin?  Just wondering.

    3. kellyteam profile image60
      kellyteamposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Short answer No. This goes to the question of the impeccability of Jesus.

  10. Virtuous1 profile image60
    Virtuous1posted 11 years ago

    No one can go a day with out sinning because we all have fallen short of the glory of God and if we aren't sinning willfully than we sin not knowing. And because we aren't perfect like Jesus we will sin until He comes back the second time..AMEN

    1. kellyteam profile image60
      kellyteamposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Amen! We will not be totally sinless but because we know Christ, we will sin less and less! Amen! Thanks for your comments.

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    kdawsonposted 11 years ago

    Depends on what you consider a sin.  If you consider some technical mistake in dogma a sin, probably  daily, but then as I hold no allegiance to any formal religion, I don't know if I can sin, in the traditional sense.  However I do believe in sin and most of this has to do with failing to treat people decently.  By my standards (which are much higher than those of the Christians I was raised with)  In practical terms I haven't knowingly sinned in years.  By emotional, unspoken thoughts, I'm in trouble.

    1. kellyteam profile image60
      kellyteamposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Aren't we all. those crazy thoughts, can't seem to keep them under control. Interesting that you don't believe you have knowingly sinned in years.   How could that be? I can't say that and I am a Bible believing Christian! Thanks for your comments.

    2. profile image57
      kdawsonposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      kellyteam,  Many of the things church people consider as sins I don't consider as many things sins.   My morality has to do more with treating people decently and I haven't by intention cheated, robbed, insulted, assaulted or murdered anyone ever.

    3. kellyteam profile image60
      kellyteamposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Hi kdawson. just want to say church people don't define sin, God's word does. My article Wellness plan for the soul refers to some of the scriptures for sin. Hope you take the time to read it. You have made this very interesting. Thanks.

  12. Darrell Roberts profile image72
    Darrell Robertsposted 11 years ago

    Wait, are you including thoughts, if you are then the answer is a definite no. 
    If we exclude thinking thoughts that we probably should not think, then yes.  I would be silent the whole day and avoid people as much as possible.  As a matter of fact, I would stay in my room all day and write love poems.

    Best wishes.

    1. kellyteam profile image60
      kellyteamposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Funny! Well you know your thoughts are a part of the overall scheme of things. But, you have a great plan for avoiding sin if thoughts don't count. Good answer. Thanks

  13. unvrso profile image84
    unvrsoposted 11 years ago

    Nobody in this world who belongs to the human race can live a single day without sinning.

    Every single day, we humans are prone to fall into the temtation of sin either in thought, word of mouth or anything that comes through the senses.

    If a single human could go on living without sinning, he or she would not longer belong to this world, but would have acquired a higher degree of understanding and would have gone to another spiritual state somewhere in the unknown, for us humans, spiritual world.

    1. kellyteam profile image60
      kellyteamposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for your comments. You are so right on. There is no way to be in this world and not sin. Appreciate you taking the time.

  14. The0NatureBoy profile image56
    The0NatureBoyposted 10 years ago

    First of all, we must know "sin" literally means "to miss the mark" but because of the design of existence no man sins because we are all predestined to do whatever we do in life.  That is the purpose for Revelation 22:11, "He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still." 

    As for most Christians' concept of sin, anyone "Born Again" with testimony of their conception, gestation, trivial, birth, childhood, adolescence and adulthood, if there are any, can not sin per 1 John 3:9.   "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."   

    Therefore, the only actual sin is "to not know the definition" of the term but accepting Christian's concept of it, which Isaiah 28:9 say we must stop as I've inserted interpretation.  "Whom shall he {I am that I am, called god} teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk {religion's teachings}, and drawn from the breasts {religious' teachers}."


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