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Sin - What is it ?

We all have our own definition of sin. We make sin fit into our own set of rules and define sin according to a standard of righteousness that makes sense to us.

But, according to the Bible, sin is failing to live up to Godís standard of righteousness not ours. Romans 3:23 says that everyone has sinned and everyone falls short of the glory of God.

Looking through the Bible, I found these definitions of sin.


Iíve been told that sin is anything that does not look like God. It is anything that is not in Godís will and anything that dishonorís God. We are to be holy as God is holy. Does that sound impossible? Thatís why our God, who loves us, sent Jesus Christ to die on the cross in payment for our sins. We are forgiven and made holy because of His sacrifice. John 3:16-18



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