WHAT IS SIN?
Carrol R. Sutton
There are four passages in the New Testament that state specifically what sin is. Let us Consider them.
1. ROMANS 14:23 says: “And he that doubteth is damned if he eat, because he eateth not of faith: for whatsoever is not of faith is sin.”
2. JAMES 4:17says: “Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.”
3. 1 JOHN 3:4 says: “Whosoever committeth sin transgressetll also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.”
4. 1 JOHN 5:17 says: “All unrighteousness is sin: and there is a sin not unto death.”
Concerning sin, CRUDEN’S CONCORDANCE says, “Sin is any thought, word, action, omission, or desire, contrary to the law of God. Sin is any want of conformity to or transgression of the law, 1 John 3:4.”