Sin is an ancient Greek archery term meaning “missing the mark” of the target of perfection.
Sin is the antithesis of perfection which is the absolute standard of righteousness and holiness of Almighty God displayed for all humanity in the law of the Ten Commandments (Ex.20:1-17).
Sin in all its fullness is counted against anyone under the law if at any time they break one point (Gal. 2:18; James 2:10).
Sin is a curse (John 8:24; Gal. 3:13).
Sin‘s absolute penalty is death (Rom. 6:23).
Sin is the sting of death (1 Cor. 15:56).
Sin entered the world through Adam and spread through all mankind (Rom. 5:12).
Sin automatically took captive all people in Adam’s blood line, even those who never sinned like he did (Rom. 5:14).
Sin covers the whole world (John 1:29).
Sin automatically infects every conception (Ps. 51:5; Rom. 3:23).
Sin of the fathers is punished to the third and fourth generations (Ex. 20:5)
Sin of a nation can cause God to hand it over to its enemies until it repents (1 Kings 8:46-50; Prov. 14:34).
Sin is not allowed in heaven (Is. 14:12).
Sin overflows in hell (Rev. 20:15).
Sins unforgivable are unbelief and Holy Spirit blasphemy (Matt. 12:31; John 8:24).
Sin supernaturally separates unbelievers from God (Is. 59:2).
Sin of mankind is hostile to God and will never obey Him (Rom. 8:7).
Sin is defined, exposed and condemned by the law (Rom. 3:20, 5:20,7:5, 8-9; Gal. 3:19).
Sin‘s power is manifest in the law (1 Cor. 15:56, Gal. 3:19).
Sin is lawlessness (1 John 3:4).
Sin is all unrighteousness (1 John 5:17).
Sin is anything not done in faith (Rom. 14:23).
Sins in particular can be most grievous or flagrant to God (Gen. 18:20, 2 Pet. 2:6, Jude 7).
Sin is evident in the works of the flesh which include immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions, envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these (Gal. 5:19-21).
Sinners and those who practice the works of the flesh will not inherit the kingdom of God (Gal. 5:21).
Sin crouches at the door; it’s desire is for you, but you must learn to master it (Gen. 4:7).
Sin blinds those held captive by it (Prov. 4:19; Is 43:7).
Sin takes prisoners (Rom. 7:23).
Sin controls and enslaves (Rom. 6:20).
Sin is a hard-driving slave master (John 8:34).
Sin wields degrading power (Rom. 1:24).
Sin easily entangles (Heb. 12:1).
Sin is deceitful, fraudulent, tricky and delusive (Heb. 3:13).
Sin mocks fools (Prov. 14:9)
Sin steals freedom and brings distress. (Luke 7:50).
Sin consciousness brings shame (Zeph. 2:1).
Sin‘s extreme malignity and immeasurable evil is evident in the law (Rom. 7:13).
Sin in the Old Covenant was atoned for mercifully by substituting animal sacrifices for humans who deserved death (Ex. 29:36, 30:10; Rom. 6:23).
Sin is not counted against mankind outside the law (Rom. 5:13).
Sin‘s power over a man is loosed when he dies to the law (Rom. 6:7).
Sin has one remedy provided by God for mankind: the final and eternal Sacrifice of Jesus Christ (Rom. 6:23)
Sin in its fullness cursed and became Christ on Calvary (2 Cor. 5:21; Gal. 3:13).
Sin required God to completely forsake Christ on the cross (Matt. 27:46; Gal. 3:13).
Sin for all time Christ dealt with in totality at Calvary (Heb. 9:28).
Sin is counted in full by God against those who refuse the Sacrifice (John 8:24).
Sin is not counted by God against those who trust in the Sacrifice (Ps. 32:1; Rom. 4:8).
Sin of believers has been supernaturally circumcised and taken away by Christ (Col. 2:11; John 19:30, John 1:29).
Sin is removed spiritually in the new birth as believers are raised from the dead as the new nature (2 Cor. 5:17, 1 Cor. 6:17, 1 Pet. 1:23).
Sin believers may commit is not actually them doing it, but the remnant sin principle living in them (Rom. 7:17, 20,23).
Sin points to Christ (Rom. 7:24-25).
Sin of believers is designed to be confessed to one another and prayed over so that they may be healed of it (James 5:16).
Sin and guilt consciousness can be cleansed once for all (Heb. 10:2, 10, 12, 14, 17-18).
Sin believers are purified from when they walk in the light (1 John 1:7).
Sin, where forgiven, no longer requires sacrifice (Heb. 10:18).
Sin‘s power is deprived over all who accept the Sacrifice (Rom. 8:3 Amp.)
Are your sins still counted against you by God?
Or do you trust in Christ’s sin payment for you?
Genesis 4:7 sin is crouching at your door; its desire is for you, but you must master it.
Genesis 18:20 Then the Lord said, “The outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is so great and their sin so grievous 21 that I will go down and see if what they have done is as bad as the outcry that has reached me. If not, I will know.”
Exodus 20:5 punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me,
Exodus 30:10 Once a year Aaron shall make atonement on its horns. This annual atonement must be made with the blood of the atoning sin offering for the generations to come. It is most holy to the Lord.”
Exodus 29:36 Sacrifice a bull each day as a sin offering to make atonement. Purify the altar by making atonement for it, and anoint it to consecrate it.
Isaiah 53:6 All we like sheep have gone astray; We have turned, every one, to his own way; And the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all
Isaiah 59:2 But your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear.
Isaiah 14:12 How you have fallen from heaven, morning star, son of the dawn! You have been cast down to the earth, you who once laid low the nations!
Jeremiah 6:17 My eyes are on all their ways; they are not hidden from me, nor is their sin concealed from my eyes.
Psalm 32:1 Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.
Psalm 51:5 Surely I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me.
Proverbs 14:9 Fools make a mock of sin and sin mocks the fools [who are its victims; a sin offering made by them only mocks them, bringing them disappointment and disfavor], but among the upright there is the favor of God.
Proverbs 14:34 Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin condemns any people.
Proverbs 4:19 But the way of the wicked is like deep darkness; they do not know what makes them stumble.
Zephaniah 2:1 Collect your thoughts, yes, unbend yourselves [in submission and see if there is no sense of shame and no consciousness of sin left in you], O shameless nation [not desirous or desired]!
Matthew 12:31 Therefore I tell you, every sin and blasphemy (every evil, abusive, injurious speaking, or indignity against sacred things) can be forgiven men, but blasphemy against the [Holy] Spirit shall not and cannot be forgiven.
Matthew 27:46 About three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” (which means “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”).
Luke 7:50 But Jesus said to the woman, Your faith has saved you; go (enter) into peace [in freedom from all the distresses that are experienced as the result of sin].
John 8:24 That is why I told you that you will die in (under the curse of) your sins; for if you do not believe that I am He [Whom I claim to be—if you do not adhere to, trust in, and rely on Me], you will die in your sins.
John 1:29 The next day John saw Jesus coming to him and said, Look! There is the Lamb of God, Who takes away the sin of the world!
John 8:34 Jesus answered them, I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, Whoever commits and practices sin is the slave of sin.
Romans 1:24 Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their [own] hearts to sexual impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves [abandoning them to the degrading power of sin],
Romans 3:20 For no one can ever be made right with God by doing what the law commands. The law simply shows us how sinful we are.
Romans 5:20 God’s law was given so that all people could see how sinful they were.
Rom. 3:23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
Romans 6:23 For the wages which sin pays is death, but the [bountiful] free gift of God is eternal life through (in union with) Jesus Christ our Lord
Romans 6:20 For when you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness
Romans 4:8 Blessed is the one whose sin the Lord will never count against him.
Romans 5:13 To be sure, sin was in the world before the law was given, but sin is not charged against anyone’s account where there is no law.
Romans 7:13 Did that which is good then prove fatal [bringing death] to me? Certainly not! It was sin, working death in me by using this good thing [as a weapon], in order that through the commandment sin might be shown up clearly to be sin, that the extreme malignity and immeasurable sinfulness of sin might plainly appear.
Romans 14:23 But whoever has doubts is condemned if they eat, because their eating is not from faith; and everything that does not come from faith is sin.
Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 6:7 For when a man dies, he is freed (loosed, delivered) from [the power of] sin [among men].
Romans 7:17 As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me.
Romans 7:20 Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it.
Romans 7:23 But I discern in my bodily members [in the sensitive appetites and wills of the flesh] a different law (rule of action) at war against the law of my mind (my reason) and making me a prisoner to the law of sin that dwells in my bodily organs [in the sensitive appetites and wills of the flesh].
Romans 7:8 But sin, finding opportunity in the commandment [to express itself], got a hold on me and aroused and stimulated all kinds of forbidden desires (lust, covetousness). For without the Law sin is dead [the sense of it is inactive and a lifeless thing].
Romans 8:3 For God has done what the Law could not do, [its power] being weakened by the flesh [the entire nature of man without the Holy Spirit]. Sending His own Son in the guise of sinful flesh and as an offering for sin, [God] condemned sin in the flesh [subdued, overcame, deprived it of its power over all who accept that sacrifice],
Romans 7:5 When we were controlled by our old nature, sinful desires were at work within us, and the law aroused these evil desires that produced a harvest of sinful deeds, resulting in death.
Romans 7:8-9 But sin used this command to arouse all kinds of covetous desires within me! If there were no law, sin would not have that power. At one time I lived without understanding the law. But when I learned the command not to covet, for instance, the power of sin came to life,
Romans 8:7 For the sinful nature is always hostile to God. It never did obey God’s laws, and it never will.
Romans 5:14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those who had not sinned according to the likeness of the transgression of Adam, who is a type of Him who was to come.
Romans 5:12 Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned
Romans 7:24-25 O unhappy and pitiable and wretched man that I am! Who will release and deliver me from [the shackles of] this body of death?
25 O thank God! [He will!] through Jesus Christ (the Anointed One) our Lord! So then indeed I, of myself with the mind and heart, serve the Law of God, but with the flesh the law of sin.
1 Corinthians 6:17 But the person who is united to the Lord becomes one spirit with Him.
2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any person is [ingrafted] in Christ (the Messiah) he is a new creation (a new creature altogether); the old [previous moral and spiritual condition] has passed away. Behold, the fresh and new has come!
2 Corinthians 5:21 God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
Galatians 5:19-21 Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions, envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarn you, just as I have forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
Galatians 3:13 Christ purchased our freedom [redeeming us] from the curse (doom) of the Law [and its condemnation] by [Himself] becoming a curse for us, for it is written [in the Scriptures], Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree (is crucified);
Galatians 3:19 Why, then, was the law given? It was given alongside the promise to show people their sins.
Galatians 2:18 Rather, I am a sinner if I rebuild the old system of law I already tore down.
Colossians 2:11 In Him you were also circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, by putting off the body of the sins of the flesh, by the circumcision of Christ,
Hebrews 9:28 Even so it is that Christ, having been offered to take upon Himself and bear as a burden the sins of many once and once for all, will appear a second time, not to carry any burden of sin nor to deal with sin, but to bring to full salvation those who are [eagerly, constantly, and patiently] waiting for and expecting Him.
Hebrews 10:2 For if it were otherwise, would [these sacrifices] not have stopped being offered? Since the worshipers had once for all been cleansed, they would no longer have any guilt or consciousness of sin.
Hebrews 10:10 And in accordance with this will [of God], we have been made holy (consecrated and sanctified) through the offering made once for all of the body of Jesus Christ (the Anointed One).
Hebrews 10:12 Whereas this One [Christ], after He had offered a single sacrifice for our sins [that shall avail] for all time, sat down at the right hand of God
Hebrews 10:14 For by a single offering He has forever completely cleansed and perfected those who are consecrated and made holy
Hebrews 10:17-18 He then goes on to say, And their sins and their lawbreaking I will remember no more.
18 Now where there is absolute remission (forgiveness and cancellation of the penalty) of these [sins and lawbreaking], there is no longer any offering made to atone for sin.
Hebrews 12:1 Therefore then, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses [who have borne testimony to the Truth], let us strip off and throw aside every encumbrance (unnecessary weight) and that sin which so readily (deftly and cleverly) clings to and entangles us, and let us run with patient endurance and steady and active persistence the appointed course of the race that is set before us,
Hebrews 3:13 But instead warn (admonish, urge, and encourage) one another every day, as long as it is called Today, that none of you may be hardened [into settled rebellion] by the deceitfulness of sin [by the fraudulence, the stratagem, the trickery which the delusive glamor of his sin may play on him].
1 Peter 1:23 For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God
2 Peter 2:6 if he condemned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah by burning them to ashes, and made them an example of what is going to happen to the ungodly;
James 2:10 For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles at just one point is guilty of breaking all of it.
1 John 1:7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin and guilt.
Jude 7 In a similar way, Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding towns gave themselves up to sexual immorality and perversion. They serve as an example of those who suffer the punishment of eternal fire
Revelation 20:15 Anyone whose name was not found written in the book of life was thrown into the lake of fire.
1 Kings 8:46-50 When they sin against you—for there is no one who does not sin—and you become angry with them and give them over to their enemies, who take them captive to their own lands, far away or near; 47 and if they have a change of heart in the land where they are held captive, and repent and plead with you in the land of their captors and say, ‘We have sinned, we have done wrong, we have acted wickedly’; 48 and if they turn back to you with all their heart and soul in the land of their enemies who took them captive, and pray to you toward the land you gave their ancestors, toward the city you have chosen and the temple I have built for your Name; 49 then from heaven, your dwelling place, hear their prayer and their plea, and uphold their cause. 50 And forgive your people, who have sinned against you; forgive all the offenses they have committed against you, and cause their captors to show them mercy; 51 for they are your people and your inheritance, whom you brought out of Egypt, out of that iron-smelting furnace.
The Ten Commandments- Exodus 20:1-17 And God spoke all these words:
2 “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.
3 “You shall have no other gods before me.
4 “You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. 5 You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, 6 but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments.
7 “You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name.
8 “Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. 9 Six days you shall labor and do all your work, 10 but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your male or female servant, nor your animals, nor any foreigner residing in your towns. 11 For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.
12 “Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.
13 “You shall not murder.
14 “You shall not commit adultery.
15 “You shall not steal.
16 “You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.
17 “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his male or female servant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.”