=Guyonthestreet;5726186]How do you define what a sin is?
Is that definition given to you by your church, or your conscience?
What do you do when your conscience is telling you something is not a sin when your church tells you it is?
Do you believe all sin is equal before God?
Sin is “saying NO to God.”
All men are sinners *
*I John 1: 8-10 "If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just, and will forgive our sins *and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.
The Bible also speaks specifically about the two natures if sin. Less serious with the Church terms “Veniel / lesser” sin, amd more serious termed “Mortal” because they are so serious as to sever ones relationship with Christ.
*1 John 5: 16-18 “16 If any one sees his brother committing what is not a mortal sin, he will ask, and God will give him life for those whose sin is not mortal. There is sin which is mortal; I do not say that one is to pray for that. All wrongdoing is sin, but there is sin which is not mortal.” *
The Catholic Church inspired by the Holy Spirit Teaches that in order for an action to be a “Mortal Sin” three conditions must exist.
It must be a serious Matter
One must know before they decide to do the act that it is a seriously WRONG matter
Dispite this foreknowledge, one musr DESIRE to commit the sin anyway. Desire as seen as “completation of the act” so long as it is driven by one’s freewill alone.
The Bible also tells us the remendy for sin:
*John 20;21-23 "Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.”(Picture) 20 When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I send you.” And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.” *
That is pretty clear, but just so you don’t think its an error, look at these.
*Mt. 16:18-19 18 “And I [JESUS] tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock [As you Peter as the foundation] I will build [SINGULAR] my [SINGULAR] church, and the powers of death shall not prevail against it. 19 I [JESUS] will give you [Peter / My new Church] the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.” *
And this, *Mt. 18:18 “Truly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven”. *
And yes it is too in the King James Bible.
Because God desires that everyone be saved He has instituted Seven Sacraments, five of which have the potential to effect ones salvation. But they are only valid in the Catholic Church.
Love and prayers,