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  1. The concept of sin is closely related to the concept ofGod's will. If we don't want to sin, we must only do what God wants us to do. To do this, it is necessary to know, in the words of the Apostle Paul, “what is the good, acceptable, and perfect will of God “(Rom. 12: 2) and to live using this knowledge. It is common for an ordinary person to make mistakes, so there are no people on Earth without sin, only Jesus Christ is sinless (Hebrews 4: 15) for the reason that He is God. However, a conscious violation of God's will is much worse for a person than a sin of ignorance. As the Scripture says:

    But the servant who knew the will of his master, and was not ready, and did not do according to his will, will be beaten much; but the servant who did not know, and did what was worthy of punishment, will be beaten less. (Luke 12: 47-48)

  2. A sin ( flaw )is just a mistake. etymology). If we recall the universal law of life “the fittest [communities] survive”, then it becomes clear that sin is something that interferes with the survival of the community or its adaptation (for the purpose of long-term survival).

    The word “communities” has to be added today, although it is quite obvious that no one will survive individually on the scale of evolution. Only the community can survive: ecosystem, church, civilization, science school, etc.

    Is community survival relevant today? More than that. Because of erroneous actions, languages, peoples, and ecosystems are dying out. It may seem that humanity or life in general is not threatened with extinction (someone will survive in bunkers), but we simply do not know all the threats: from processes in the earth's crust to basically unknown natural phenomena, including cosmic scale:

    http://www.youtube.com/embed/tniANW0JeL4?wmode=opaque

    So the senseless waste of time and resources on ostentatious consumption and unnatural pleasures is also, most likely, a giant mistake from the point of view of the survival of earthly life and humanity.

  3. Many people refer to the Russian etymology of the word “sin”, but this is the wrong approach. Sin is a biblical concept, so you need to refer to the etymology not of Russian words, but of words from the Biblical languages, those languages in which the original texts of the Bible were written.

    In particular, the New Testament was written in ancient Greek. In the original text, the word “sin “is translated as ἁμάρτημα, ἁμαρτία, meaning”miss, error, fault, failure to hit the target”.

    In ancient Hebrew, in which the vast majority of the Old Testament texts are written, the word “sin” is translated חֵטְא — “het”, meaning “unintentional sin, a mistake.”

    So, if there is a goal, then failure to meet this goal ( or non-compliance with this goal) is a mistake, that is, a sin.

    What is the goal?

    “I strive for the goal, for the honor of the highest calling of God in Christ Jesus” Philippians 3: 14

    “until we all come to the unity of the faith and knowledge of the Son of God, to the perfect man, to the measure of the full stature of Christ” Ephesians 4: 13

    Christ's Sermon on the Mount concludes with the following conclusion:

    “Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect” Matthew 5: 48

    So the goal is the knowledge of Christ, the perfection of God. Anyone who doesn't hit that target has missed the mark in life. This is the sin. Judge for yourself how many people missed today.

  4. I am not a clergyman, I am not a “church-bound” parishioner, I am not a member of a sect. I am an ordinary person, a philistine in simple words. But I am religious, that is, I believe in God, that He is the Creator of everything, that He is my only Master, the Owner of my soul and body. Therefore, I am afraid to commit a sin, so as not to lose His protection and help. People can relate differently to what is called the decalogue, i.e., the commandments. For some, sin does not exist, but there is a concept of a law that cannot be broken. Otherwise, you may be punished, you may end up in prison. For me, sin is something that I would not want to receive from anyone. This is a bad act, an offensive word, a lie, self-interest and gossip. A person lives an ordinary life – family, work, communication with their own and strangers. And in this routine, there is always a place for sin, whether involuntary or intentional. Because sin is your malicious feeling or action towards other people. It doesn't matter to your own or others'. If any of your actions are based on malice, then you are living in sin. Therefore, without the help of God, you will not be able to get rid of sin. It becomes first your clothes, then your skin, then your soul. With it, people are imperceptibly reborn without noticing it. Therefore, the concept of sin does not belong to yesterday. It is more relevant now than ever, because society is gradually removing all taboos, motivating people to live only for themselves, for their own pleasure, ignoring others. The main slogan is ” Love yourself – after all, you deserve it.” Now it is even difficult to define sin – there are practically no prohibitions on anything. You can't openly steal and kill. But the fraudulent schemes of banks and financial organizations rob us legally, and murder is legalized-a sport where there are fights without rules. And this is already a permitted murder. So the current time is very dangerous for the human soul. He can't do it without God.

  5. Sin is translated from Slavic as a mistake. the word still remains – Error.

    And the mistake is not to act on the scale of the life of one boy or young man. And on the scale of a country or even a civilization.

    The more people in a country who have mistakes (sins), the sooner this people will either be conquered or (more likely) replaced by a more perfect people. An unmistakable people.

    This is clearly seen, for example, in the case of relaxed and endangered species … French Epicureans.

    The percentage of French people of Arab or African descent is constantly growing and years later ..d) the genotype of most French people will no longer be from the R1b group. And from the group of those nations who commit adultery less than the French, are less lazy, and overeat less.

    From the point of view of the nation, these sins are a mistake.

    But, a nice mistake. In general, it is more pleasant to relax than to work. No wonder it was the French who formulated: “After us at least a flood”

  6. Of course. Sin is something that harms a person. Actions (words, thoughts) that negatively affect a person are a sin. The list is chosen quite correctly. Stealing-killing, robbing cows, adultery, that's all-it harms first of all the person who does all this, affects him. In short, I consider the concept weighty and relevant.

  7. This concept will always be relevant. When and where do not poke yourself with a knife – pain and suffering will always be relevant. It is the same with sin, for sin is a wound inflicted on one's soul. Sin is the cause of sorrow.

  8. No, I don't think so.

    The concept of sin – it is mystical and religious, it is not just “bad”, but something for which you will be punished by some supernatural forces. And here is the problem: it is very difficult to believe in all these supernatural forces today, because they do not reveal themselves in any way and do not give the slightest reason to believe in them.

    This does not prevent atheists from acting morally and correctly, following the “golden rule”, and believers sometimes act sinfully.

  9. do not change, do not steal, do not bear false witness, do not envy, honor your father and mother, do not serve false ideas, concepts, paradigms, teachings, do to others as you would like them to do to you-what is outdated here ?
    The point is not the deactualization of the commandments, but the growth of human greed, lust, selfishness, guile to such an extent that there is no longer any strength to restrain them and a person simply rejects the moral framework..This is a type of coming out – a person hides their homosexuality, for example, and can't or won't quit and is ashamed to admit it…The contradiction accumulates and one thing must outweigh and defeat the other. And he chooses to drop the shame. So it is with the commandments. If, for example, the relationship between the sexes became better, more perfect, ideal, without problems – then we could say that we do not need any commandments, but this is not the case..On the contrary, the chaos in relationships is only growing – you read at least questions about this on thequestion-one thread – I was abandoned, my partner was tired, how not to be jealous, how to restore a relationship, how to start a relationship, how not to get killed, how to live, how to be saved and so on and so on and so on…

    Not relevant ?!?!?Mm..

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