What exactly is meant by sin according to your religion and how to know whether a particular action is sin or not .?

Or is it only a mental concept thrust on the people to behave properly for a happy life in the society

10 Answers

  • Hogie
    Lv 7
    10 months ago

    In the Christian religion as revealed in Scripture, sin is an issue determined by the motivation of one's heart, and not about trying to determine whether an action determines sin.

    One action by one person can be a sin, and the same action by another is not a sin. 

    If you have a sinful nature, then that is what condemns you, and not the actions that follow. If you have the new nature; the "new heart of flesh" aka God's Holy Spirit, then you are motivated by that Spirit, and your actions are not seen as sinful by God.

  • 10 months ago

    Sin is either a violation of eternal laws or an attempt to hinder God's work of bringing to pass the immortality and eternal life of man.

    Study the Bible and The Book of Mormon. Apply the good things that you learn. Give up your sins (the ones you know about). Then pray to God to know if the thing you're asking about is right or not.

  • Paul
    Lv 7
    10 months ago

    Sin is any word, thought or action opposed to the will of God.

  • Anonymous
    10 months ago

    Definition: Literally, a missing of the mark, according to the Hebrew and Greek Bible texts. God himself sets the “mark” that his intelligent creatures are to reach. Missing that mark is sin, which is also unrighteousness, or lawlessness.

    Rom. 3:23 For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 1 John 5:17 All unrighteousness is sin, and yet there is a sin that does not incur death.3:4 Everyone who practices sin is also practicing lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness. 

    Sin is anything not in harmony with God’s personality, standards, ways, and will, all of which are holy. It may involve wrong conduct, failure to do what should be done, ungodly speech, unclean thoughts, or desires or motives that are selfish. The Bible differentiates between inherited sin and willful sin, between an act of sin over which a person is repentant and the practice of sin.

    Man has laws, God has laws,

    both have consequences if your disobedient, so read, study, meditate

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  • Your conscience tells you, what is a sin, God speaks to the conscience of all, including atheists!

    The mental is out of the question, otherwise there is God's law on the sacred Bible, in levitic chapter 20.

  • 10 months ago

    A sin is something that separates you from God.  Things that do that are sins, and things that don't are not.

    - Christian, with a degree in Theology

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    10 months ago


  • Sean
    Lv 6
    10 months ago

    Jesus died for our sins so that they would be washed away from anyone who would put their trust and faith in what he has done. Those who believe in the sacrifice he made are Christian. Those who are Christian are told to flee from sins, and those sins are things that God has told us not to do or to be a part of. Many of these sins are clearly defined in the bible, but some are also personal sins. For me, I should steer away from a certain type of behavior that could lead me into sin, whereas for someone else, perhaps they do not struggle with this and therefore God has not told them to avoid this. A clear example could be an alcoholic, who's past sins in alcohol would lead God to instruct him to stop and turn away from drinking. Where with me, I am not tempted by alcohol and could have a drink if I so wished as I have no desire to be drunk. For the alcoholic, to disobey the order from God and to drink, he would have fallen into sin.

  • Anonymous
    10 months ago

    First Commandment

    “Thou shalt have no other gods before me” (Exodus 20:3). God desires what is best for you. If you put anyone or anything before Him in your life, you hinder His ability to bless you. God knows that Jesus Christ alone can save you; nothing else has that power. So God asks you to choose Him and His Son first: “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might” (Deuteronomy 6:5).

    Second Commandment

    “Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them” (Exodus 20:4-5). Anything you revere and honor over God constitutes a graven image—human-made objects, secular philosophies, or even time and energy spent on fleeting pleasures. God commands you to worship Him to access the power of salvation through Jesus Christ.

    Third Commandment

    “Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain” (Exodus 20:7). Taking the name of the Lord in vain can have various meanings. The most common meaning is using the names of Deity as profanity. Another is professing to have taken Christ’s name upon you as a Christian and yet not living His gospel.

    Fourth Commandment

    “Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God” (Exodus 20:8-10). God asks you to set aside one day a week to worship and rest. The Sabbath is an opportunity to withdraw from worldly pursuits and focus on your spiritual growth. Observing the Sabbath is a sign to God that you remember and love Him.

    Fifth Commandment

    “Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee”(Exodus 20:12). To honor your parents means that you show them respect, directly and indirectly, through your actions. If your parents are good examples, it may be easier to obey, value, and reflect their standards. However, if your parents have not been honorable themselves, you can still choose to keep this commandment by being kind and respectful to them and by living your life in a way that brings honor to your family name.

    Sixth Commandment

    “Thou shalt not kill” (Exodus 20:13). God values life; each son and daughter is precious to Him. Under normal circumstances, you do not have the right to take someone else’s life. Only in times of war, self-preservation, or other extenuating circumstances would killing be necessary or acceptable to God. As a general rule, God makes it clear that killing is wrong.

    Seventh Commandment

    “Thou shalt not commit adultery” (Exodus 20:14). One of the first instructions that God gave Adam and Eve pertained to their marriage relationship: “Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh” (Genesis 2:24). When a husband and wife are faithful to each other, they create the best possible environment in which to raise children. Adultery shreds relationships and leaves spiritual and psychological scars on those involved. In the New Testament, the Apostle Paul emphasized the importance of keeping the seventh commandment under all circumstances (see Galatians 5:19-21). This commandment has not changed and will never change.

    Eighth Commandment

    “Thou shalt not steal” (Exodus 20:15). This commandment encompasses more than just the taking of physical property. It also includes any gain dishonestly acquired. For example, cheating on a time card or failing to disclose income on a tax document is stealing.

    Ninth Commandment

    “Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour”(Exodus 20:16). Simply put, this commandment encourages you to speak the truth. “Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour” (Ephesians 4:25). People who misrepresent others or spread rumors about a person’s character bear false witness. “Be not a witness against thy neighbour without cause; and deceive not with thy lips” (Proverbs 24:28).

    Tenth Commandment

    “Thou shalt not covet . . . anything that is thy neighbour’s”(Exodus 20:17). A person who covets desires something excessively. Simply admiring an item or working hard for an accomplishment is not necessarily coveting. Rather, this commandment cautions you not to make worldly items your priority. “Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for [God] hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee” (Hebrews 13:5).

  • 10 months ago

    Sin is worshipping and praying to ANYTHING such as idols instead of worshipping and praying to YHVH GOD Father of Yeshua the Messiah.

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