Questions tagged [sin]

Questions regarding the concept of sin, its definitions, consequences, etc. However, questions regarding specific sins should be tagged under "law", "nt-commandments", etc.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
2 votes
3 answers
390 views

What is James teaching about sin?

James 1:15 But each one is tempted when he is carried away and enticed by his own lust. 15 Then when lust has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it has run its course, brings forth death. ...
  • 1
1 vote
4 answers
84 views

Jesus took away the sin of the world; takes away or will take away the sin of the world?

On the next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, "Look, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! (Jn. 1:29 NET) What is the proper verb tense?
3 votes
6 answers
251 views

In Paul's view: Will Habitual Sin Affect the Believer’s Eternal Salvation?

I want to understand what Paul believed about habitual sin (Biblical theology) according to 2 Thessalonians 3 about habitual sin, considering where Paul touches on the matter elsewhere in his first ...
  • 1,826
6 votes
4 answers
123 views

How did God forgive sins, without dealing with the guilt of the the past sins in their conscience

Heb 10:1 BSB For the law is only a shadow of the good things to come, not the realities themselves. It can never, by the same sacrifices offered year after year, make perfect those who draw near to ...
  • 1,826
7 votes
5 answers
511 views

Ex 34:7 " ... forgiving iniquity and transgressions and sin", how do these three words differ?

What is iniquity? What are transgressions? What is sin? 1 John 3:4 Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law Is this saying that transgression is ...
3 votes
10 answers
404 views

Willful sin and apostasy (Hebrews 10:26)

NOTE: I understand that people have asked about Hebrews 10:26 on this forum. My question is very specific and to my knowledge has not been addressed. Please don't refer me to others who are not asking ...
  • 175
1 vote
2 answers
44 views

Do prophets sin? Genesis 27, Numbers 20, Jonah [closed]

Jacob Jacob is a prophet in both Christian and Jewish traditions. Among his prophetic activities were his dream of the ladder in Gen. 28:13 and the blessings he gave to his sons on his deathbed in Gen....
2 votes
3 answers
262 views

Does 1 Corinthians 5:3‭-‬5 imply that Paul believed salvation is possible for a sinner after he dies?

When you are assembled, and my spirit is present with the power of our Lord Jesus, you are to hand this man over to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, so that his spirit may be saved on the day ...
2 votes
3 answers
2k views

What Was the Sin of Nineveh? (Jonah 1:2)

The Book of Jonah begins with God's call to the famous reluctant prophet: “Arise, go to Nin′eveh, that great city, and cry against it; for their wickedness has come up before me.” As far as I can ...
0 votes
2 answers
149 views

Romans 5:12 - Did Adam cover Eve, until he didn't?

Romans 5:12 12 Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned Romans 5:12 states sin came into the world through ...
  • 3,397
4 votes
2 answers
359 views

Hosea 6:7 Did God make a covenant with Adam? How do we know?

Is the comparison, Hosea makes between Adam and the people of Israel, that they both transgressed a covenant with God or simply that they both transgressed? Hosea 6:7 (ESV): But like Adam they ...
  • 3,397
3 votes
3 answers
162 views

Rom 5:12 - Did death come to Eve through Adam?

Was Eve's death a consequence of the sin of Adam and not a direct result of her own sin? In Romans 5:12, death is blamed as originating exclusively from Adam, and it is Adam from whom death has spread ...
  • 3,397
0 votes
1 answer
78 views

How to explain the Lord permitted the days of Gibeah to happen, and later called it sinned?

In Hosea 9:9 & 10:9, God condemned the days of Gibeah and claimed Ephraim (Israelites) were wickedness and remained sinned since then. The days of Gibeah was generally referred to the event in ...
  • 1,955
2 votes
1 answer
136 views

Is Luke 22:53 a reference to Satan?

I was reading a book on “Satan & His Deception” by various authors (small booklet). In it, A.W. Pink referenced Luke 22:53 to Satan/devil, but I am not sure it is a reference to Satan. Then ...
  • 3,223
3 votes
2 answers
114 views

Does the "body" of Romans 8:10 describe the same "the body" of Romans 6:6 & Colossians 2:11?

Is the striking body language of Romans 6:6... 6 We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to ...
  • 3,397
1 vote
1 answer
64 views

Romans 6:10 and Jesus's relationship with God and Sin

I find Romans 6:10 quite provocative: Romans 6:10 for in that he died [past,prior to resurrection], to the sin he died once, and in that he liveth [present,post resurrection], he liveth to God; ...
  • 3,397
2 votes
1 answer
219 views

What is the difference of the words πόρνος (pornos) alongside μοιχός (moichos) in Hebrews 13:4 compared to πορνείας (porneias) in 1 Thess 4:3?

Q: What is the difference of the words πόρνος (pornos) alongside μοιχός (moichos) in Hebrews 13:4 compared to πορνείας (porneias) in 1 Thess 4:3? Texts to compare: “Marriage is honorable among all, ...
  • 3,223
2 votes
2 answers
124 views

"The sting of death is sin..." Does death sting sin, or does sin sting death? And how do we know exegetically?

I'm trying to get clarity about which one - sin or death - is being stung by the other. Or, is it like a whip that "stings" when it hits? In other words, does Paul envision either death or ...
2 votes
1 answer
97 views

If God gives us enough grace so that we don't have to sin (1 Corinthians 10:13), then why do we still sin (1 John 1:8-10, 2:1-2)?

God is faithful - He always gives us enough grace so that we don't have to sin: 13 No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted ...
user avatar
5 votes
3 answers
111 views

Does Hebrews 9:24-26 imply mankind was sinning since the beginning of the world?

Hebrews 9:24-26 has the following explanation of Jesus' once-for-all death (NKJV, emphasis mine): For Christ has not entered the holy places made with hands, which are copies of the true, but into ...
  • 1,412
4 votes
3 answers
171 views

Strong Exegesis of Hebrews 12:15 "fail of the grace of God" in what sense?

Text body in immediate context: 14 Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord: 15 looking carefully lest anyone fall short of the grace of God; lest any root ...
  • 3,223
3 votes
1 answer
103 views

How do we reconcile Romans 3:11 with Acts 17

We compare: ‭‭Romans‬ ‭3:11‬: There is none who understands, There is none who seeks for God; Acts 17:27: that they would seek God, if perhaps they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not ...
  • 3,223
12 votes
6 answers
2k views

Why did death reign from Adam to Moses?

Rom. 5:14 says: Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam's transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come. In what way ...
user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
278 views

The Holy Spirit's stirring up Samson's anointing in Judges 14:3-4 Vs (Galatians 5:16-17) flesh battling Spirit & (Isaiah 55:8-9)God's Higher thoughts

(Judges 14:1-4) (New American Standard Bible 1995) Then Samson went down to Timnah and saw a woman in Timnah, one of the daughters of the Philistines. 2 So he came [a]back and told his father and [b]...
  • 2,912
5 votes
4 answers
820 views

In Leviticus 12, why does a woman remain unclean longer if she gives birth to a daughter than if she gives birth to a son?

To modern readers, what the Lord instructed Moses regarding women in Leviticus 12 is frequently puzzling, if not outright misogynistic. Leviticus 12:1-5 ESV The Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 2 “Speak ...
10 votes
9 answers
761 views

Why is the unpardonable sin unpardonable?

Jesus says that speaking against the Holy Spirit is unpardonable: "Therefore I say to you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven ...
user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
97 views

Is Jonah 4:2 use of "this" referring to forestalling of the calamity Or forestalling of Nineveh's repentance?

Jonah 3:4 New American Standard Bible 1995 4 Then Jonah began to go through the city one day’s walk; and he cried out and said, “Yet forty days and Nineveh will be overthrown.” Jonah 3:9-10 New ...
  • 2,912
2 votes
3 answers
713 views

Did Jesus encourage Judas to Sin?

“Jesus answered, “It is he to whom I shall give a piece of bread when I have dipped it.” And having dipped the bread, He gave it to Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon. Now after the piece of bread, ...
  • 3,223
6 votes
6 answers
145 views

Is the lamb accepted for the redemption of sin?

The Bible referred to Jesus as the lamb of God John 1:29. The lamb was only mentioned as a sacrificial animal at the Passover, and not mentioned for the redemption of sin. The Sin Offering (Leviticus ...
  • 430
1 vote
2 answers
113 views

James 1:12-16; DRB; is Jesus the only innocent Human being who is tempted? [closed]

James 1:12-16; DRB; 12 Blessed is the man that endureth temptation; for when he hath been proved, he shall receive a crown of life, which God hath promised to them that love him. 13 Let no man, when ...
  • 3,897
2 votes
2 answers
63 views

Does Proverbs 5:22a mean that one particular person's inquities would also cause others involved to be punished/disciplined?

Proverbs 5:21-23 New American Standard Bible 1995 21 For the ways of a man are before the eyes of the Lord, And He watches all his paths. 22 His own iniquities will capture the wicked, And he will be ...
  • 2,912
4 votes
4 answers
643 views

Interpreting the variants in Jesus teaching on the unpardonable sin

Can anyone help me to understand why Jesus spoke of the unpardonable sin in different words? Are they the same instance and the Gospel Authors just changed the words a little? Or did Jesus repeat ...
  • 3,223
4 votes
2 answers
101 views

Why Jesus didn't have sins and how is it possible?

I'd like to understand why Jesus didn't have sins, as it states in 2 Cor 5:21: 21 For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. And ...
9 votes
2 answers
816 views

How can we reconcile God's not tempting anyone (James 1:13) with God's sending evil spirits to torment and deceive people?

God tempts no one: Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted by God,” for God cannot be tempted with evil, and he himself tempts no one. [James 1:13 ESV] Yet God has sent evil spirits ...
user avatar
4 votes
4 answers
244 views

How do we understand the personification of sin in Romans 7?

Romans 7:11,14 (NASB) …for sin, taking an opportunity through the commandment, deceived me and through it killed me…For we know that the Law is spiritual, but I am of the flesh, sold into bondage to ...
  • 3,590
1 vote
1 answer
333 views

( Job 1:5 ) Job seems to be offering sacrifices for his children's "probable/possible" sin and cursing of God in a legalistic/perfunctory manner

In Job 1:4-5 , it mentions that Job's children would often have feasts in order to celebrate. Job 1:1-8 1 There was a man in the land of Uz whose name was Job; and that man was blameless, upright, ...
  • 2,912
0 votes
1 answer
303 views

What were the consequences of Reuben’s incest with Bilhah (Genesis 35:22)? And why is it mentioned here, seemingly out of place?

Most of Genesis 35 concerns movement first toward Beth-el and the sacrifice Jacob planned there, and then on toward Mamre where Jacob’s aged father Isaac lived. Then amid these various details, as it ...
-1 votes
2 answers
124 views

Romans 6:7 Was Christ Set Free From Sin?

Ignoring one's own particular theology and overall integrated understanding of the Bible, for a moment, is it good Greek to translate Romans 6:7 as something like the following? "for he having ...
  • 3,397
1 vote
7 answers
147 views

Matthew 9:2-8 Why was "This man is blaspheming" considered an evil thought without knowing Jesus' identity?

I've been meditating on this amazing story of Matthew 9:2-8 and have a question: Why was "This man is blaspheming" classified as an evil thought without the knowledge of Jesus' identity ...
4 votes
4 answers
1k views

Is it fair to say that deceit is a trait of Abraham's family? Did the Lord ever approve of their lying? [closed]

Abram deceived Pharaoh and Abimelech about Sarai’s identity (claiming she was his sister: Gen 12 and 20). Isaac deceived the second Abimelech about Rebekah’s identity (Gen 26). Rebekah and Jacob ...
5 votes
8 answers
898 views

What does Jesus mean by "if you were blind, you would have no sin?

John 9 39 And Jesus said, “For judgment I have come into this world, that those who do not see may see, and that those who see may be made blind.” 40 Then some of the Pharisees who were with Him ...
  • 346
3 votes
3 answers
419 views

( "Darkness", "Light", "Night", "Dark") in Psalm 139:11-12 verses be interpreted to have multiple meanings, and possibly even overlapping meanings

Could the Psalm 139:11-12 verses be interpreted to have multiple meanings, and possibly even overlapping meanings? To elaborate, does the author of psalm 139 take on? a) -the role of victim of ...
  • 2,912
-1 votes
3 answers
157 views

What are some of the Major themes associated with God's Flood recounted in Genesis 6-9?

Genesis 6:5-18 seems to suggests that God saw man's wickedness, and decides to only allow a relatively good man named Noah, and his family, but then destroy all others belonging to mankind. Genesis 6:...
  • 2,912
4 votes
4 answers
1k views

Is it a sin to be afraid?

Revelation 21:8 says this: But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which ...
  • 5,890
4 votes
5 answers
339 views

Who bears the sin in Leviticus 10:17? The priest or sin offering?

In Lev 10:17 is it the offering or the priest that bears the sin? Does the Hebrew text translated as "it was given to you to take away the guilt of the community" mean that the offering took ...
  • 357
-1 votes
1 answer
71 views

Does 2 Samuel 12:9-11 prove that God will sometimes never stop His chastisements upon a Christian?

We read that after King David sinned against God, Uriah, Bathsheba, and the whole nation of Israel; God said “the sword shall never depart from your house”. Q: Can we find any exegetical grounds with ...
  • 3,223
4 votes
4 answers
345 views

Does Romans 1:30 prove that children can be subject to God’s wrath?

I’ve been studying Romans 1:18-32 since I got saved. I’m not an expert in Greek or Hebrew but would love “such an expert” to help me out here. In Romans 1:18-32, we have God’s wrath against sinful ...
  • 3,223
0 votes
2 answers
104 views

Why does God condition his divine intervention and mercy on intercessory prayer? Ezekiel 22:29-31

Ezekiel 22:29-31 (ESV): 29 The people of the land have practiced extortion and committed robbery. They have oppressed the poor and needy, and have extorted from the sojourner without justice. 30 And ...
user avatar
3 votes
4 answers
476 views

Did the lame man healed at the Pool of Bethesda tattle on Jesus to the Jews who were furious at him for constantly breaking the rules of the Sabbath?

John 5 2Now there is in Jerusalem by the sheep gate a pool, which is called in Hebrew Bethesda, having five porticoes. 3In these lay a multitude of those who were sick, blind, lame, and withered, [...
1 vote
3 answers
328 views

What does 2 Corinthians 4:10-11 mean?

What does this mean? 2 Cor 4:10-11 10 We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body. 11 For we who are alive are always being given ...
  • 548