Is there such a concept as sin? Do you believe that there IS sin or is sin an outmoded, religious
premise? Give analytical answers please or better yet, write a hub on the topic.
Yes, I think there is sin. Most things in the natural world behave in the only way they can, but we humans actually choose our behaviors through our intellect and self-awareness. So we are capable of behaviors that are not 'natural'. We are the only things in all the known universe whose behavior is determined in the way we do it. All other things behave in very particular ways according to natural laws. We actually have to come to an agreement as to where the line is because we are capable of whatever we want. Therefore, I think sin is real.
Julie there were accounts in the bible ,
Notice the story told and it's ending.
Ge 19:5 And they kept calling out to Lot and saying to him: “Where are the men who came in to you tonight? Bring them out to us that we may have intercourse with them.”
It is written in the bible very clear, the wages of sin is death.simple death is because of sin, sin causes death, we all sin because we all can die, no exception. Jesus died but had no sin in him, so his death paid a price for many that will not experience death but just walk over into the New earth. But those who have died paid their sins at death.
Norine you know what you said, but society
Reads different, The letters you use could mean a cuss word to them, why do you think people think like you , they do not.
Why can you not understand that point.
Because of ego.
Stop tripping K&T! Your only motive is to try & find error w/me when all I use is the Word of God! Read Is 5:21;23 "Woe unto them who r wise in their OWN eyes, & prudent in their OWN sight...& take away the righteousness of the righ
If there were no sins then murder, infanticide, beastiality etc would be the same as going to the supermarket for a loaf of bread.
The law evolved out of notions of sins and penalties ergo the law and sin are forever intertwined.
Well GM, here comes more of that Bible BS as “Unbelievers” would say and hate to hear, but why address all when you know “Believers” will respond? Or was that your intent?
The Greek word Sin hamartia (G264) is derived from the root word hamartanō (G266) which historically was an archer’s term that means to "miss the mark." To understand the true meaning it must be understood that the root word meant much more than just missing the bull’s eye from time to time. It means to miss the mark and so not share in the prize. (www.city-data.com, Retrieved 2015-09-07.) We only get “ONE SHOT!”
Example: If one is being considered for employment with a law enforcement agency and only “ONE SHOT” is given in which acceptance depends upon NOT “missing the mark” on firing range; If missed - not accepted and one does not get to “share in the prize” (employment)! Simple as that!
Since “Unbelievers” do not believe in a deity, I have concluded they believe in "morals and values" or what has been established to “work” by analyzing facts regarding right and wrong according to statistics given by society. Since the majority of society in the US are “Christians,” it only goes to prove (although they may not agree) they’ve gotten their “morals and values” from the Word of God! Therefore, the definition of “SIN” comes from what is WRITTEN in the Word of God!
Well GM, back to the BS (as MOST would say)!
Okay! I want “bore” you, but when it’s all said and done, ALL will see there is no way to get around the CREATOR AND HIS WORD regarding "SIN!"
NORINE I know you did not cuss! Even in response that is not acceptable.
K&T: How do you know if that meant Bull Stuff or Bull S***? Scribe/Pharisee as they are you? You must catch me in error?
WOW! Thanks for the compliment!
Elevate YOUR mind!
You still use it , how was some one supposed to know you did not mean that ,
Elevate your choice of words, because people do not think as you.
K&T: It depends on one's perception.
"Elevate my choice of words?" My choice of words are where one's mind perceive them!
Again, elevate YOUR mind for I've never cussed!
It seems to me that some people are equating the religious concept of sin and the secular concept of it . Religious "Sin" is deeper than just doing something wrong. It is a religious concept that is supposedly wired deep into our being. It involves often a very cut and dry view of actions and whether they are "right" or "wrong" from pretty black and white point of view. Secular wrong doing often involves more grey area, to the dismay of many religious, and there is more room to be more or less strict in actions, but there exist few "universal" negative actions across the non-religious. I'm not saying we are immoral. I'm simply saying that we don't have as extensive of a list of what is wrong as religious people do nor is it as organized, unless you consider the laws that govern us.
I believe that sin, as the religious view it, doesn't exist. I don't believe that there is a God judging our every action. I don't believe that everything is black and white. Do I think some things should be? Sure. But at the end of the day, my opinion is my opinion. As much as we would love to believe that we control our every action, the truth is that we don't. That doesn't mean we should just do "whatever." It does mean that we're not as autonomous as we like to think. Especially when we don't train ourselves to become more aware. But even an increase in awareness doesn't mean that we will always choose every action, nor does it mean we won't make mistakes. It does mean that the weight of those mistakes is dependent upon the individual (unless it's against the law, and then that's up to the courts).
I think the problem of what is a sin is open to interpretation. The ten commandments says “Thou Shalt Not Kill,” which may not be a sin to a soldier in battle or people defending themselves. “Thous Shalt Not Lie.” Seems many people have a broad interpretation of what is and is not a lie. Some people may believe they are pretty free of sin in their life and someone else may look at them and see someone who is a real bad sinner. The list goes on. I believe there is sin, but exactly what is a sin is very open to interpretation and that depends on your belief. It causes a lot of problems.
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