Essay On Meaning Of Sin

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THE IDENTIFICATION OF SIN
Let’s begin with a very important fact: The world will not agree with the Scripture of God in defining sin. The world does not acknowledge the authority of God, nor does it see God as the standard of righteousness. The world does not accept the Bible as the revealed will and Word of God, and does not accept the reality of sin. Do not get confused when you call something a sin and the world says you’re wrong. They don’t live by the same standard.
For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. 1 Corinthians 1:18 KJV
We, who have accepted Jesus Christ as the only begotten Son of God and as our Saviour, accept Him as the authority over our lives.
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1 John 1:8 KJV
It's also important to identify sin correctly. Some things we may see as sin are actually only the symptom of something deeper. The symptoms of sin for some people can be an individual phenomenon that they convey to others. We could label something as a sin that's not really a sin, but an indicator of a deeper condition, and we miss the problem that really needs the attention. Because of this error, the sin is not resolved. It's like putting a band-aid on a bullet wound when the bullet is still lodged in your flesh.
I remember a young woman, for example, who said that the Lord had told her that long fingernails are a sin. Such a statement had no biblical or scriptural basis. After seeking the Lord's guidance for the fullness of what He had really tried to tell her, we discovered that she hadn't listened very well and didn't hear the fullness of what the Lord had said. The actual situation was that the nails had become a stumbling block because she had begun to spend so much time and attention admiring them she did not hear anything that was said during worship service and Bible study. She had even taken to filing her nails in

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