Originally Posted by wolf825
What exactly is a Sin? If we are born into sin--then we are sinners in everything we do...in our eating, in our daily lives..its like taxes--no getting ahead of the game.
But it seems to me that some sin is too vague to be defined and too obscure to be held accountable for... This is beyond the obvious ones of lies, murder and stealing and so on...
1. transgression of divine law: the sin of Adam.
2. any act regarded as such a transgression, esp. a willful or deliberate violation of some religious or moral principle.
3. any reprehensible or regrettable action, behavior, lapse, etc.; great fault or offense: It's a sin to waste time.
–verb (used without object) 4. to commit a sinful act.
5. to offend against a principle, standard, etc.
Thats why it says Christ died for the sinner or ungodly.
Man didn't know what sin was until the law was given. No won could keep the law perfectly. There are all kinds of sins, you are correct. Jesus came and told the religious leaders they were keeping many laws on the outside but their hearts hadn't changed. Because of the anger and sin in their hearts, they crucified a totally innocent man. Jesus was both God and man so He could relate to all the junk, abuse,we sometimes put up with and take from people.If you really wanna see what God is really like, look at the life of Jesus. Jesus is not the mean , angry ,vengeful God many people make Him out to be. There are many angry preachers and Christians out there and i would stay away from them. They have a warped view of God and pass it on to others. I would not want to even try to serve a God that was ready to get you for every wrong thing. What kind of relationship would that be? I have found that the god kind of love is called (greek word) agape. It is unconditional love. It is based on who He is, not what we do. When you see God in that true light, then it is easy to come to Him, because you are accepted and its not based on your performance. Its based on His love and forgiveness! Now doesn't that sound like good news.
What the Bible teaches is that Adam and Eve sinned and from then on, all their offspring where born in sin. It is now passed down do every person. It's in everyone's nature to sin, or to miss the mark. No one is perfect, except one, the Bible says. Jesus Christ. He came to redeem (buy back)man, and thus was the only one that could because He fulfilled all the requirements of the law and was completly sinless. [/COLOR
When you understand the Bible correctly, it shows us that God loves us all so much that He gave His only Son to die and go to hell in every persons place so we wouldnt have to. All we have to do is accept it the way God planned it.
So why would any person ever turn down an offer like that?
Hey, i know i sometimes go on and on. I think it is probably just the teaching gift i have.