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What is sin? Why is Sin a "no-no" ?
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« Reply #1 on: Yesterday at 03:21:09 PM »

Self-alienation from God.
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« Reply #2 on: Yesterday at 03:43:06 PM »

Self-alienation from God.

how does that happen?
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« Reply #3 on: Yesterday at 04:12:26 PM »

Self-alienation from God.

how does that happen?

We take the easier and/or more immediately attractive way.
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« Reply #4 on: Yesterday at 04:16:51 PM »

Sin is missing the mark (the bullseye) or a lack of perfection.

We are to be perfect as the Heavenly Father is perfect.
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« Reply #5 on: Yesterday at 04:21:40 PM »

What is sin? Why is Sin a "no-no" ?

Is self-destruction a good thing?  If not, I don't see why this is even a question. 
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« Reply #6 on: Yesterday at 04:28:34 PM »

Self-alienation from God.

how does that happen?
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« Reply #7 on: Yesterday at 05:16:06 PM »

Stuff that moves you away from God (disobedience) ...
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« Reply #8 on: Yesterday at 08:13:27 PM »

A few thoughts. Sin is error, altho the later understanding of the word is as guilty error. Limited by his mortal nature, man does not know what is good for him and what is not good. Infected by demons, what he does know is good for him he does not do. Sin is also the whole system of error in which mankind toils, a slave to it, although this is also often called just the world. The Church makes an extraordinary claim, to be able to heal man of sin and to guide him in this world of sin. This is a verifiable claim, to use the modernist terminology, and thus daring as well as extraordinary ...
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« Reply #9 on: Today at 09:52:38 AM »

You'll have to define what is Sin, why is Sin and how is Sin. If you know of course Smiley..
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Sin is missing the mark (the bullseye) or a lack of perfection.

We are to be perfect as the Heavenly Father is perfect.

I don't play darts. Smiley
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Didn't God skydive into the Incarnation?
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« Reply #12 on: Today at 09:59:36 AM »

What is sin? Why is Sin a "no-no" ?

Is self-destruction a good thing?  If not, I don't see why this is even a question. 

If don't see why anyone wouldn't see why this is not a serious and vital question to the theological approach.

One of us is blind. Smiley Last time I checked...
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I've been told that every time you sin, if you don't repent and confess, you weaken your soul a little bit. It doesn't take much for what started as one error to develop into a massive bad habit.

There was this time I had an argument with my mother. The first day, I thought I was right. I showed her!  Sad The second day, I felt physically ill. I called her and told her I was sorry.


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If I hadn't done that, who knows how long the problem would have festered? There are families that separate over little things.

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He certainly didn't sin Himself into it.  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #15 on: Today at 10:05:39 AM »

To sin is to accept self-destruction and death just because there's no God "bossing" you around there.

When we indulge in destructive habits we are sinning.

When we learn to feel truly, really happy from destructive habits that is sin.

When we harden our hearts and decide that we *will* be happy with the habits and life that we chose regardless if that is real or not, that is damnation.
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« Reply #16 on: Today at 10:21:33 AM »

You'll have to define what is Sin, why is Sin and how is Sin. If you know of course Smiley..

In order to answer your question in the way you request the answer to be defined, then you will have to look at the Law of Moses.  The law was given in order to show the children of Israel what sin is - and it brought death.  

But it's much much more than a guidebook of right and wrong - much much more than a penal code.  It's much more than breaking the law.

Lawlessness is sin.  

but so is Faithlessness (Romans 14:23) as faithlessness - is also DEATH.  Living without faith in God is sure death.

If you don't have love then you have nothing - no life in you.  (1 Corinthians 13) If you have no life, then you have death - refusing to love - is sin.

You cannot have life apart from God - who is life and who has life in and of Himself.  Apart from God, you are dead.  You receive this life through Christ, our Lord - without Christ, you are dead.  

The wages - the payment or consequence of sin is death.  (Romans 6:23)

He gave birth to a new being when we died and were born again in Him.  He filled us with His Holy Spirit that we might know what sin is - from our conscience that tells us and rightfully so, when we decide to be the god we serve or when He actually is.   When we are self serving, we don't love, when we don't love, do not have God as He IS love (1 John 4:eight (silly smiley faces!) ) - if we do  not have God, we do not have LIFE and we are DEAD.

He writes His Law on our hearts, He has given us His Holy Church to guide us, He has given us the Clergy, the Traditions, the Bible, the Divine Liturgy, The Sacraments, The Feasts, The Fasts - all to help us because He loves us so very very much.  

But most of all, He gave His only Begotten Son that who so ever believes in Him will not perish (DEATH) and will receive eternal life (LIFE).  (John 3:16)

So that we might be forgiven and be reconciled to him when we do decide to taste death. . .walk as a living dead, as it were.

Sin is turning away from God (the only source of TRUE LIFE) in ANY capacity.  Sin is choosing to die spiritually and using the worship of ourselves and the world as the excuse to do so.





 
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« Reply #17 on: Today at 10:28:11 AM »

PS - one more thought to complete.  

Those that have not been reborn in Christ Jesus are ALREADY DEAD. . .so their sin is of no avail until they become living beings.  There is no loss as you can't kill what's already dead.  

They are already on the path of destruction - but even worse, they do not have the Holy Spirit of TRUTH to guide them to actions fill them with LIFE.  

So - it can be said that once saved always saved is a trip up to those of us who are born anew. . . as just as sin kills us, so does piety bring us into His presence and Life.  It is as much a sin to not LIVE and LIVE FULLY in Him.  
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« Reply #18 on: Today at 11:12:42 AM »

I think there's an "Undo Sin" button in Gmail -- but it works only 20 seconds after you sin.
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« Reply #19 on: Today at 11:18:33 AM »

No you misunderstood. Some words have more than one meaning. Sometimes it could mean Shiny or Geh, maybe...I'm not all too sure.

But if you're sincere, go visit a priest.
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