Ten Things the Bible Says About Sin

  1. Sin is a violation of God’s express will, as defined by His law (1 John 3:4).
  2. Doing anything that goes against our conscience is a sin (Romans 14:23).
  3. Sin is common to all. Denying that we sin is self-deception (Romans 3:23; 1 John 1:8).
  4. Sin separates us from God (Isaiah 59:1–8).
  5. Sin entered the human family through Adam (Romans 5:12).
  6. Sin has consequences (Ezekiel 18:4; Romans 6:23).
  7. God is merciful and willing to forgive sin (Psalm 103:8–13; 1 John 1:9).
  8. God’s mercy is not a license to continue to sin (Romans 6:1–2; John 8:10–11).
  9. The sacrificial system in ancient Israel foreshadowed the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world (Hebrews 9:22, 10:4–10; John 1:29).
  10. A blessed man is one whose sins are forgiven (Psalm 32:1–2).