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

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Does the promise “he will save his people from their sins” in Matthew 1:21 entail victory over sin (holiness) or just forgiveness of sins?

Matthew 1:21 (ESV): 21 She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” Does the aforementioned verse promise freedom from the bondage of sin or ...
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How are we to understand Jesus' words in Matthew 7:21-23, and how do they apply to us today?

Christ speaks some very harsh words in the Gospel of Matthew: Matthew 7:21-23: “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who ...
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Is Psalm 106:14-15 referring to general overall quasi-collective summarization of Israelites numerous quarrels with God Or is it more specific?

I might be just asking the obvious or maybe I'm just being unnecessarily nit-picky but which plague among the Israelites is Psalm 106:14-15 discussing about? The surrounding scripture verses (Psalm ...
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Can a person lose their salvation according to 2 Peter 2:20-22?

2 Peter 2:20-22 (ESV): 20 If they have escaped the corruption of the world by knowing our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and are again entangled in it and are overcome, they are worse off at the end ...
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When did the concept that Leviticus laws no longer apply to Christians first become common, and what scripture supports it? [closed]

I've heard many times that many of the probitions in Leviticus that Jewish people continue to abide by don't apply to Christians. I've further heard a claim that the laws were broken up into 3 types, ...
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Why were Ananias and Sapphira not given a chance to repent? Acts 5:1-11

Acts 5:1-11 (ESV): But a man named Ananias, with his wife Sapphira, sold a piece of property, 2 and with his wife's knowledge he kept back for himself some of the proceeds and brought only a part of ...
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What is the knowledge of good and evil, and why is it lethal (Gen. 2:17)?

Following Adam's and Eve's disobedience, something profound occurred: Genesis 3:7: "Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves ...
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Why did David not just make a sacrifice for his sins ? (Psalm 25:11,18) Why did he seek pardon directly from God?

In Psalm 25 (A Psalm of David) David expresses trust in God (v1), he requests the Lord to shew him, to teach him (v4), to lead him (v5) and to remember him (v6). Then he asks the Lord not to remember ...
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In Numbers 30:15 - Does the Husband become “sinful” when revoking His wife's prohibitions?

In [Numbers 30], a punishment appears to be enforced upon an Israeli Husband who revokes his wife's vows to God. The Torah offers a merciful condition for a wife whose prohibitions [vows to God for ...
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Reading from the book of the Acts of the Apostles (3,13-15.17-19)

In those days, Peter told the people: “The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the God of our fathers, has glorified his servant Jesus, whom you handed over and rejected before Pilate, when he had ...
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What is a reviler?

In the question Why will drunkards not inherit the kingdom of God?, the querent asks about drunkards. My question is about revilers (emphasis mine): 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 (ESV): 9 Or do you not know ...
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Why will drunkards not inherit the kingdom of God?

1 Corinthians 6:9-11 (ESV): 9 Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who ...
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“What then? Are we to sin because we are not under law but under grace? By no means!” - what is meant by sin in the context of Romans 6:15?

Romans 6:15-23 (ESV): 15 What then? Are we to sin because we are not under law but under grace? By no means! 16 Do you not know that if you present yourselves to anyone as obedient slaves, you are ...
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Can a righteous person lose their salvation according to Ezekiel 33:12-16?

Ezekiel 33:12-16 (ESV): 12 “And you, son of man, say to your people, The righteousness of the righteous shall not deliver him when he transgresses, and as for the wickedness of the wicked, he shall ...
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Did death enter the animal kingdom as a consequence of the curses that God declared in retribution for sin after the Fall (Genesis 3)?

As retribution for sin, God declared a series of curses in Genesis 3. Below are some relevant quotes from the chapter: 14 The Lord God said to the serpent, “Because you have done this, cursed are you ...
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Did the sinful woman have a pre-crucifixion understanding of salvation? Luke 7:50 [closed]

Luke 7:48-50 (ESV): 48 And he said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.” 49 Then those who were at table with him began to say among themselves, “Who is this, who even forgives sins?” 50 And he said to ...
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Why does blood have to shed for purification and forgiveness of sins? Hebrews 9:22

I'm trying to make sense and reach a deeper understanding of the concept of blood shedding for the atonement of sins. I'm particularly interested in the why aspect of it. Hebrews 9 is an intriguing ...
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Is there a possibility that Jesus in the whole Matthew 5:27-30 be talking about masturbation?

The subject may be a bit dark for the website but in plain view of reasoning, the line of reason is that: People who masturbate often look at women with lust. For masturbation to occur (in general) ...
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Why is the practice of consulting the dead detestable to God?

Deuteronomy 18:9-12 (NASB): 9 “When you enter the land which the Lord your God is giving you, you shall not learn to imitate the detestable things of those nations. 10 There shall not be found among ...
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When a Christian sins and grieves the Holy Spirit, is the grief experienced by the Holy Spirit only or by the Christian as well?

Ephesians 4:25-32 gives a list of practical recommendations on how Christians should conduct themselves so as to avoid grieving the Holy Spirit. 25 Therefore, ridding yourselves of falsehood, speak ...
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Do the New Testament “sin no more” and “your sins are forgiven” have likely Hebrew models that restrict their interpretation?

The Egerton papyrus has a version of Jesus's healing of the leper that adds further information at the beginning and end: Egerton 1 recto (35) -- And behold, a leper came, saying, “Rabbi Jesus, I ...
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Why did Jesus have the authority to forgive sins, why did the scribes take it as a blasphemy, and was this authority also given to men in general?

In Mark 2:5-12 Jesus surprises the scribes by forgiving the sins of (and miraculously healing) a paralytic. The scribes took it as a blasphemy, as they believed that forgiveness of sins was a ...
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How did the Lord 'put away' the sin of David? 2 Samuel 12:13

And David said unto Nathan, I have sinned against the LORD. And Nathan said unto David, The LORD also hath put away thy sin; thou shalt not die. [2 Samuel 12:13 KJV] How, and when, did the Lord 'put ...
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Same punishment or different punishments? Luke 12:42-48 vs Luke 13:1-5

Luke 12:42-48 (NIV) seems to support different degrees of punishment: 42 The Lord answered, “Who then is the faithful and wise manager, whom the master puts in charge of his servants to give them ...
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In 2 Peter 2:4, when did the angels sin?

“For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell and committed them to chains of gloomy darkness to be kept until the judgment;” ‭‭2 Peter‬ ‭2:4‬ ‭ This is referencing a ...
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Was Jesus made to be SIN or a SIN OFFERING? [duplicate]

the righteousness of God in him. 2nd Corinthians 5:21 (KJV) I have not found a sufficient examination on this site for the true interpretation of this verse. I read my Russian bible primarily and it ...
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In Romans 8:3, what is the extent of the likeness in “in the likeness of sinful flesh”?

[Rom 8:3 NKJV] (3) For what the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh, God [did] by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, on account of sin: He condemned sin in the ...
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Based Ps 84:11 Ps 34:10 Matt 7:11 Lk 11:8 does God give what is needed within good/healthy boundaries? (as opposed to fleshly wants/desires)

Based on the following bible verses from both the Old and New Testament, I was trying to get a better understanding of God's characteristic when it comes to responding to human supplications. Let's ...
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Any language literary devices explaining how God's repent in 1 Samuel 15:35, but also God's Never Repenting characteristic 1 Sam 15:29 & Num 23:19?

Sorry, I know bible scriptures that mention God repenting, and other verses about God Never repenting has been brought up a number of times on this site in order to harmonize/reason how the said ...
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What does 'for' mean in 1 Corinthians 15:3?

1 Corinthians 15:3 For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, Some possibilities I can think of: 'directly because of': ...
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Did David have a choice?

In 1 Samuel 13:14 we read of a David But now your kingdom shall not endure. The Lord has sought for Himself a man after His own heart, and the Lord has appointed him ruler over His people, because ...
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Transgression when there's no expressed command

In one of my previous questions, Dave (Oct 23 at 20:51) wrote a comment which I liked and got me thinking, Except that there was no Law (commandments.) for Job and Noah. In Romans 2:14-15, For when ...
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(Romans 8:38-39) Recipients are believers feeling guilty about sins Vs (Isaiah 59:1-3) Recipients are God's people who willingly sin

I'm trying compare and contrast Romans 8:38-39 to Isaiah 59:1-3 when it comes to what could separate us from God and/or Love of God. Please Correct me if my following evaluation/assessment is Wrong. ...
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Was there a separate offering for unintended sins?

In Ezekiel 45:18-20, God commands a sin offering on the first of the month, and another on the seventh of the month for everyone who goes astray or is naive [other translations read simple-minded]; ...
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There is no one righteous

In certain passages one might be mislead to think that certain persons like Noah (Genesis 7:1), Job (Job 1:1), Zacharias and Elizabeth (Luke 1:5-6) were able to keep God's commandments. Genesis 7:1 ...
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When the woman was caught in adultery in John 8 vs 3, why is the man not mentioned?

In John 8 vs 3, a woman was made to stand before Jesus after being caught in an act of adultery but there is no mention of the man. Why is that?
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If an individual sins because God “hardened their heart”, does that make God the direct responsible of the sin (i.e. a sinner)? [closed]

In the Bible we find passages such as: Exodus 7:3-4 3 But I will harden Pharaoh’s heart, and though I multiply my signs and wonders in Egypt, 4 he will not listen to you. Exodus 11:9-10 9 The Lord ...
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Who Demands a Ransom?

Col 1:14 - In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: Redemption , from the Greek ‘apolytrōsis, (‘Strongs Lexicon: G729- Liberation procured by the payment of a ransom’...
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Was Jesus tempted in the manner described in James 1:14?

Was Jesus tempted in the manner described in James 1:14? "But one is tempted by one’s own desire (ἐπιθυμίας), being lured (ἐξελκόμενος) and enticed (δελεαζόμενος) by it; 15 then, when that ...
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(John 15:22) No sin without Jesus?

I am really scratching my head on this verse. John 15:22, “If I [Jesus] had not come and spoken to them, they would not have sin; but now they have no excuse for their sin.” It seems from the ...
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(Genesis 4:7) What is Cain Ruling Over? Sin? The Door?

So I was spending some time with the Hebrew under the Cain and Abel narrative in Genesis 4. I noticed a peculiarity in the Hebrew in God's instructions to Cain after his offering was rejected. I ...
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Did Judas have free will to reject Satan's temptation? [closed]

I have this thought and I would like to hear yours. Was Judas destined to betray Jesus or does Judas have the free will to reject Satan’s temptation? Satan has entered Judas’ body at John 13:27 which ...
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Is “idleness is the devil's workshop” a Bible verse? [closed]

If not, is there a verse that similarly encapsulates this notion?
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What about if the blasphemy was a thought? [closed]

as I had a thought earlier that was blasphemous to the holy spirit, i did not (and do not want to) say it out loud. It was in my head, but im concerned if it was if i meant it from the heart. I asked ...
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Why is man condemned if he is incapable of doing good?

Romans 7:15 - 20, Has always puzzled me. Why would God condemn sinful humans if man is incapable of helping himself as Paul states in these verses. Even the so called born again (regenerated) ...
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David as Blameless: 2 Samuel 22:23-25

For all His ordinances were before me, and as for His statues, I did not depart from them. I was also blameless toward Him, and I kept myself from my iniquity. (2 Samuel 22:23-24 NASB) We know ...
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In Luke 2:24, and Leviticus 12, is a second turtledove implying that birth is a sin? [duplicate]

I read about the Law of Moses, mentioned in Luke 2:22, and it seems to imply that birth is a sin. Looking it up, the bible study resource I found referenced Leviticus 12:1-8. The relevant sections are ...
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In sin or into sin? Psalm 51:5

In light of a comment made on another question into sin not in sin I would like to ask the question, how should one read the passage in psalm 51:5 the psalmist was conceived in sin and therefore a ...
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Reconciling God of Israel refusal of King David's request to build a temple, & (2 Corinthians 5:17-19) new creature in Jesus Christ

1 Chronicles 22:8-10 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 8 But the word of the Lord came to me, saying, ‘You have shed much blood and have [d]waged great wars; you shall not build a house to My ...
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Sin Sacrifices Before Sinai?

Is there any case prior to Sinai in which we can identify a sacrifice as being for sin? There are instances of sacrifices of dedication or thanksgiving, but I can't seem to find any I can confidently ...