The idea of sin seems rather outdated. What is sin, anyway? - Sin - TouchPoints

The idea of sin seems rather outdated. What is sin, anyway?

Romans 3:23Everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard.

Sin is falling short of the standards of conduct and purity required by a holy God.

Romans 2:15They demonstrate that God’s law is written in their hearts, for their own conscience and thoughts either accuse them or tell them they are doing right.

Sin is violating God’s moral law.

Romans 6:12-13Do not let sin control the way you live; do not give in to sinful desires. Do not let any part of your body become an instrument of evil to serve sin.

Sin is a power that seeks to influence, enslave, and destroy.

Ephesians 2:2You used to live in sin, just like the rest of the world, obeying the devil.

Sin, in its most basic element, is obedience to Satan.

Romans 6:19-20Previously, you let yourselves be slaves to impurity and lawlessness, which led ever deeper into sin. . . . When you were slaves to sin, you were free from the obligation to do right.

Sin is the most deeply ingrained addiction of every human being.

Romans 7:21-23I have discovered this principle of life—that when I want to do what is right, I inevitably do what is wrong. I love God’s law with all my heart. But there is another power within me that is at war with my mind. This power makes me a slave to the sin that is still within me.

Sin is warfare of the soul, a constant battle inside you.

James 4:17Remember, it is sin to know what you ought to do and then not do it.

Jeremiah 9:3“They refuse to stand up for the truth.”

Sin is not only doing wrong things but also failing to do the right things.

Mark 8:34Then, calling the crowd to join his disciples, he said, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must give up your own way, take up your cross, and follow me.”

Sin is selfishness.