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Sin

“Sin” is a key concept in the Bible. In short, sin is anything that opposes God’s holiness – be it words, deeds, or desires. Sin is rebellion against God, resulting in eternal death.

Start with our main article: What is sin?

How has sin affected man?

When God created Adam, He gave him a command “You may surely eat of every tree of the garden, but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die”...

How do I confess my sins?

How do I confess my sins?

“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9). To say the same thing Scripture states that if we confess our sins, God will...

Is masturbation a sin?

Is masturbation a sin?

Before answering the question “Is masturbation a sin?”, we need to ask another question. Why do we want to know something is sinful? It is very important to realize that some people will ask such questions...

Is suicide always a sin?

Is suicide always a sin?

Suicide, or the act of killing oneself to ‘escape’ this life, is a sin; however, it is not unforgivable. Examples of suicide in scripture It is possible for a person to be a genuine Christian and commit...

Where does sin come from?

Where does sin come from?

The Bible teaches that all people are sinful because they are descendants of the first man, Adam, who fell into sin (see Genesis 2-3). Adam and his wife Eve were created good and without sin, although they had the...

Is sinful and imperfect the same?

Is sinful and imperfect the same?

Are sinful and imperfect synonyms? If so, would confessing sins to each other be the same as confessing imperfections and would this make us more humble, understanding, compassionate, wise and one with each other? When...

Did God create evil?

Did God create evil?

Genesis 1 and 2 tell us about God’s creation work. God Himself saw that what He had created, was good (Genesis 1:25). Later, when He had also created human beings in His own image, He saw all that he had made and said...

How to overcome habitual sin?

How can you overcome habitual sin?

When a person is born again and trusts in the Lord Jesus for salvation, the Holy Spirit starts working to change that person (2 Corinthians 4:16). This results in the fruit of the Spirit in the believer’s life: love...

Why does God hate sin?

Why does God hate sin?

Sin is defined as the breaking of God’s law. The 10 commandments listed in Exodus 20:2-17 are laws given by the God. They show us how He wants his redeemed and rescued people to live and please Him. It is the...