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  • Writer's picturePaul Condello

Sin?

A Christian could explain sin in a basic way as the act of hurting someone.

Guilt is a form of sadness that helps someone who sins to share in the pain of the person who was hurt, which is also a form of compassion and commiseration.

Won’t people ask Christians what sin is as Christianity becomes a regular topic of discussion in the public again? Will they ask if Christians will use this idea only to criticize and condemn people? A Christian could explain sin in a basic way as the act of hurting someone. That is a primary form of it, and Christians should talk about sin to help people avoid hurting each other. In fact, it is in ignoring the idea of sin that people hurt, criticize, and condemn others more.


People hurt each other by ignoring, physically harming, and mocking each other. There are many other ways people mistreat each other, and these are all examples of sin. All people, including Christians, sin. To stop sin, it is first necessary to recognize it. If a problem is ignored, it can’t be fixed. In addition to recognizing sin, it is also necessary to feel a degree of guilt that matches how intentional and hurtful the sin was. Guilt is a form of sadness that helps someone who sins to share in the pain of the person who was hurt, which is also a form of compassion and commiseration.


Someone who allows themselves to feel sorry for hurting another person is also less likely to hurt the same person again in the same way. Someone who is genuinely sorry about hurting another person will also say sorry to that person and ask for her or his forgiveness, which is conducive to a peaceful solution. There is more to learn about sin and forgiveness as well, and Christians should find ways to bring those words of enlightenment back into the public square.

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jajariva23
Jan 27, 2021

Jesus wants us to be perfect as our heavenly Father is perfect. Is this an ideal that we will ever attain? How can we, mortal sinners, even attempt to reach this ideal perfection? The challenge lies in being good to those who do evil; in loving those who are our enemies; in praying for those who persecute us. Jesus teaches us not merely by words but even more by his own example. Our ideal of perfection can never be measured according to the virtuous on earth but only according to the goodness of our Heavenly Father.


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Eileen P
Eileen P
Sep 25, 2020

No life will ever be completely perfect. We all sin, but even if we commit our sins--even if thoughts of intrusive thoughts of sinning slither into our minds--He will never reject us as His children, right?

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sammax
Aug 25, 2020

To err is human. So, even if we commit a mistake, we should always know that God will forgive us if we repent and work on it. Thanks for the blog. It is really touchy. I hope everyone understand the true meaning of it!

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franxua
Aug 16, 2020

Before we can grow as a person it is important to accept our mistakes first. And to genuinely repent for our bad actions and hurting others. Although this should be just the first step, I think it's important to analyze why we did it in the first place, why or who hurt us and learn to forgive and move past that so we can stop that bad behavior.

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