What is Sin?


In a common religious context, sin can be described as the act of willfully violating The Almighty’s or God’s will. In other words, any act that violates the ideal relationship between a person and The Almighty is sin. It you willfully or deliberately diverge or vary from the perceived ideal order for human living or violate some religious or moral principle, you ‘miss the mark’ and commit a sin.
letmesay.in image showing sin separating man from God

Moral sin is perhaps found only in humans because humans are intelligent beings and have the ability to decide what is morally wrong and what is right. A moral sin deprives an individual some moral good. Moral evil or sin occurs when an intelligent individual, who is aware of God and His law, willingly refuses to obey.

God has endowed humans with the abilities to reason and exercise free-will, in addition to a sense of responsibility. The Almighty has also made humans subject to His law, which is known to them by the dictates of conscience. Thus, it is supposed from humans that they will exercise their conscience and their acts will conform to the God’s law. As it has already been described that sin is a morally bad act, any act that not in accord with the Devine law is sin.

Sin can mainly be divided into two parts – sin of commission and sin of omission. A sin of commission can be described as an intelligent creature’s positive act contrary to some prohibitory percept, while a failure to do what is commanded by the Devine law is a sin of omission.

4/28/2016
What is Sin?

In a common religious context, sin can be described as the act of willfully violating The Almighty’s or God’s will. In other words, any act that violates the ideal relationship between a person and The Almighty is sin. It you willfully or deliberately diverge or vary from the perceived ideal order for human living or violate some religious or moral principle, you ‘miss the mark’ and commit a sin.
letmesay.in image showing sin separating man from God

Moral sin is perhaps found only in humans because humans are intelligent beings and have the ability to decide what is morally wrong and what is right. A moral sin deprives an individual some moral good. Moral evil or sin occurs when an intelligent individual, who is aware of God and His law, willingly refuses to obey.

God has endowed humans with the abilities to reason and exercise free-will, in addition to a sense of responsibility. The Almighty has also made humans subject to His law, which is known to them by the dictates of conscience. Thus, it is supposed from humans that they will exercise their conscience and their acts will conform to the God’s law. As it has already been described that sin is a morally bad act, any act that not in accord with the Devine law is sin.

Sin can mainly be divided into two parts – sin of commission and sin of omission. A sin of commission can be described as an intelligent creature’s positive act contrary to some prohibitory percept, while a failure to do what is commanded by the Devine law is a sin of omission.