Guided Bible Studies for Hungry Christians
The Foundation of Jesus Christ
Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law. (1 John 3:4 AV)22. Sin is the disobedience to the LORD GOD's Laws.
All unrighteousness is sin: and there is a sin not unto death. (1 John 5:17 AV)23. Sin is unrighteous. It is unjust, immoral and wrong.
24. There are different degrees of sin. Not all sin is unforgivable and punished by death.
Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin. (James 4:17 AV)25. A person that knows to do good works, and does not do them is sinning.
26. A sin for one person may not be a sin for another person.
Hast thou faith? have it to thyself before God. Happy is he that condemneth not himself in that thing which he alloweth. And he that doubteth is damned if he eat, because he eateth not of faith: for whatsoever is not of faith is sin. (Romans 14:22-23 AV)27. Faith is between each individual and God. The LORD GOD decides how much faith you will have, and he will transform you by the renewing of your mind so that you know what is good, acceptable and the perfect will of God. Conversely, the LORD God will reveal to each individual what their sins are.
28. A sin is committed if a person believes a certain truth, then doubts that truth and acts on his doubt.
29. If a person's faith allows him to act, and he does that act in faith, he will be happy.
30. If a person's faith allows him to act, yet he condemns with guilt, doubt, punishment or fear on the act, he will be unhappy.
31. If it is not of faith, it is a sin.
The thought of foolishness is sin: and the scorner is an abomination to men. (Proverbs 24:9 AV)32. It is a sin to plan or think wickedly or recklessly.
There are five types of sin. These types of sin are:
1. Transgression (22) Disobedience to the LORD GOD's Law
2. Unrighteousness (23,24) Unjust, immoral and wrong
3. Omission of known duty (25, 26) Failing to do good works
4. Faithless (27-31) Failing to act on faithful conviction
5. Foolish acts (32) Wicked or reckless planning
When we first started Becker Bible Studies, we passed out a list of
sins assembled and classified from the Ten Commandments. Similar lists
of sin are popular with many of the major religions in teaching their
students the definition of sin. Through the years, we discovered that
this list of classified sins created many problems that failed to
address the LORD GOD's complete and true Will regarding sin. No man or
church is able to conclusively construct a list of sins. Man's
relationship with God develops new requirements, thus, new possibilities
for deeper interpretations of God's laws. Furthermore, because of the
all encompassing nature of the LORD GOD, man might be unaware of sins,
that are truly sins to the LORD GOD. Just because a sin has not been yet
been convicted by the LORD GOD on a person's heart, does not make it any
less of a sin.
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About the Authors
Kathy L. McFarland is a Becker Bible Studies Teacher and Author of Guided Bible Studies for Hungry Christians. She has received her Bachelor of Science degree in Religious Studies from Liberty University, and is currently seeking her Master of Divinity (Professional Ministries Track) degree from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary & Graduate School. Kathy is a noted expert on Old Testament exegesis, Christian apologetics, and Bible typology and mysteries.