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What is Sin?

Where did sin come from? What exactly is sin? Are some sins worse than others? These are just a few of the questions people have when dealing with the idea of sin. For many in our society, the word sin itself is repulsive. They attempt to blame offensive behavior on the cultural or family . . . Read more ›
God did not create sin; He allowed sin. God Himself did not sin, and He is not to be blamed for sin. People and angels are the ones who sinned—and they did so by willful, voluntary choice. To blame God is to attack His character (For more on the elements of God’s character see “Who Is . . . Read more ›
King David, a person the Bible describes as “a man after God’s own heart” (1 Samuel 13:14), was also, sadly, a man who was all too familiar with sin. In Psalm 32, written after he had asked God for the forgiveness of a horrendous sin in his life, David brings out four different . . . Read more ›
The answer to this question is “yes” and “no.” Yes, all sins are essentially the same as far as separating us from God. At the same time, the Bible seems to indicate that some sins are worse than others, for there are both sins of the flesh and sins of the . . . Read more ›
Certainly some sins have more harmful consequences than others. Stealing or murder could lead to prison time or capital punishment, and adultery could lead to disease, an out-of-wedlock birth, and a broken home. Take a long look in God’s moral mirror. Read Romans 3:19–26. God’s laws were . . . Read more ›
We are justified. To justify means to “declare the rightness of something,” not symbolically or potentially, but actually—just as if it never happened. God says, “Their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more” (Hebrews 10: 17). We receive redemption. This word . . . Read more ›