Question: Why is the biblical definition of sin important?
Answer: The Biblical definition of sin under the New Testament covenant is one of the most important questions for believers and non-believers alike.
Is sin any short-coming, as in getting irritated, going 5km over the posted speed limit, being late for an appointment? If these “small sins” are sins, is there any difference between them and the “big sins” like lying, lusting in your heart, and stealing?
Is sin just something we will have to commit daily for the rest of our lives? Are our sins all forgiven past, present, and future?
What does the Bible mean when it says, “He that committeth sin is of the devil” (1Jn 3:8)? Does this just mean continuously practicing the same sin? If so, how many times do you have to commit it before you are of the devil?
Is God able to “make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear” (1Co 10:13) every temptation? Does God expect us to take the way of escape?
When Jesus told the woman taken in adultery to “go, and sin no more” (Jn 8:11), did he really mean that, or was that just an ideal to aim at and she was only expected to try to sin less?
These and many more questions are very important!
I am trying to address these questions in a fair and Biblical way, and that is one of the main concerns I deal with on this blog.