Sin is any action, feeling, or thought that goes against God’s standards. It includes breaking God’s laws by doing what is wrong, or unrighteous, in God’s sight.  The Bible also describes sins of omission​—that is, failing to do what is right.

Sin is an act of transgression against divine or natural law. Sin can also be viewed as any thought or action that endangers the ideal relationship between an individual and God; or as any diversion from the perceived ideal order for human living. 

Narcissism

What Is Narcissism? Narcissism is the pursuit of gratification from vanity or egotistic admiration of one’s idealised self image and attributes. This includes self-flattery, perfectionism, and arrogance.[1] The term originated from Greek mythology, where the young Narcissus fell in love with his own image reflected in a pool of water. Narcissism is...

Tree Of Virtues And Tree Of Vices

Tree Of Virtues And Tree Of Vices A tree of virtues (arbor virtutum) is a diagram used in medieval Christian tradition to display the relationships between virtues, usually juxtaposed with a tree of vices (arbor vitiorum) where the vices are treated in a parallel fashion. Together with genealogical trees, these diagrams qualify as among the earliest...

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Spiritual Death In Christianity

Spiritual Death In Christianity In Christian theology, spiritual death is separation from God caused by sin.[1] Protestantism The phrase spiritual death is not found in Protestant scriptures, and definitions of the concept thus vary among Protestant Christians. Spiritual death is distinct from physical death and the second death. According to the doctrine of original sin, all people have a...

Salvation

What Is Salvation? Salvation (الخلاص‎, al-ḵalaṣ) is being saved or protected from harm[2] or being saved or delivered from a dire situation.[3] In religion, salvation is the saving of the soul from sin and its consequences.[4] The academic study of salvation is called soteriology. Meaning See also: Redemption (theology) In religion, salvation is the saving of the soul from sin and its consequences.[5] It may also...

Forgiveness of Sins

Prayers For Forgiveness of Sins Main Articles: Forgiveness as A Virtue and What Is Forgiveness? God casts our sins into the depths of the sea when He forgives us. He puts them so far out of His sight that He never sees them again. Of course, the Lord does not actually...

Sinner’s prayer

Sinner’s Prayer The Sinner’s Prayer (Consecration Prayer and Salvation Prayer) is an evangelical Christian term referring to any prayer of repentance, prayed by individuals who feel convicted of the presence of sin in their lives and have the desire to form or renew a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ. It is a popular phenomenon in...

Salvation in Christianity

Salvation in Christianity Salvation in Christianity, or deliverance, redemption is the “saving [of] human beings from death and separation from God” by Christ’s atonement for sin,[1][note 1] and the justification following this atonement. Christians partake in this redemption by baptism, repentance, and participating in Jesus’ death and resurrection. The idea of Jesus’ death as an atonement for...

How To Avoid Sins And Sincere Repentance

How To Avoid Sins And Sincere Repentance It is very important for our spiritual and emotional life to pay special attention to repentance, the greatest shelter against sins, in the following respects: Reaction to Sin One’s reaction to a sin that he or she has committed is closely related to...

How Should People Avoid Sins, Distractions, and Temptations?

How Should People Avoid Sins, Distractions, and Temptations? The question refers to one of the greatest difficulties of modern life. Even the not-so-young, but of course especially the young live in a social environment that exaggerates the natural pressures of youth to an extreme; ever-present temptations and passing desires scatter...

What Is Sin?

What Is Sin For Catholics? Nature of Sin  Since sin is a moral evil, it is necessary in the first place to determine what is meant by evil, and in particular by moral evil. Evil is defined by St. Thomas (De malo, 2:2) as a privation of form or order...

Shirk

What Is Shirk (Islam)? Literally, shirk  means ascribing or the establishment of “partners” placed beside God. It is the vice that is opposed to the virtue of Tawhid (monotheism).[2] Those who practice shirk are termed mushrikun.[3] Mushrikun (pl. of mushrik) are those who practice shirk, which literally means “association” and refers to accepting other gods and divinities alongside...

Fall of Man

Fall of Man, What Is It? The fall of man, or the fall, is a term used in Christianity to describe the transition of the first man and woman from a state of innocent obedience to God to a state of guilty disobedience. Although not named in the Bible, the doctrine of the fall...

Mortal Sin

What Is Mortal Sin? A mortal sin (Latin: peccatum mortale), in Catholic theology, is a gravely sinful act, which can lead to damnation if a person does not repent of the sin before death. A sin is considered to be “mortal” when its quality is such that it leads to a separation of...

Anantarika-karma

Anantarika-karma Ānantarika-karma or ānantarika-kamma is a heinous crime that through karmic process brings immediate disaster.[1][2] They are called ‘anantarika’ because they are ‘an’ (without) ‘antara’ (interval), in other words the results immediately come to fruition in the next life, i.e. the participant goes straight to hell. These are considered so heinous that Buddhists and non-Buddhists must...

Why Our Actions And Personal Sins Important?

Our Actions And Personal Sins The All Wise Book states in miraculous fashion that the universe grows angry at the evil of the people of misguidance, and the universal elements becomes wrathful, and all beings, furious. In most awesome fashion it depicts the storm visited on the people of Noah...

The Consequences Of Sin In Christianity

The Consequences Of Sin In Christianity There are three separate aspects of the consequences of sin which will be explained here: 1). The penalty of sin which describes the very real moral debt that every person now carries as a result of sin; 2). the power of sin which describes...

Sins Origin And Nature In The Bible

Sins Origin And Nature In The Bible We have looked at a biblical definition of sin which can be best described as the breaking of God’s laws and commandments along with the rejection of His plans and purposes for our lives. A closer look at the origin and nature of...

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Sin Definition For Christians

Sin Definition For Christians The topic of sin is not a popular one today. Many view the concept of sin as archaic and demeaning — something that needs to be cast aside in light of current ” modern thought”. Christians however know that there are some things taught in God’s...

Sin

What Is Sin? In a religious context, sin is an act of transgression against divine or natural law.[1] Sin can also be viewed as any thought or action that endangers the ideal relationship between an individual and God; or as any diversion from the perceived ideal order for human living. In Jainism, sin refers to anything that harms the possibility of...

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