Sin

@BunGirl (2639)
United States
December 3, 2006 3:11pm CST
Do you believe that it is possible for any person (other than Christ) to live completely sin-free? Romans 3:23 says "for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." What do you think?
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@lucy02 (5017)
• United States
4 Dec 06
No I don't think anyone other than Christ can live sin free. Everyday I can think of something I've done that will not be pleasing to God even if it was just an angry thought I've had. I ask for forgiveness and try to do better but I know I am only saved by God's mercy.
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@BunGirl (2639)
• United States
4 Dec 06
Right on! I think we all need to recognize that we are imperfect beings and only God himself can ever be perfect. It's not a matter of being better than the other people around you. It's a matter of being good enough for God. And the only way to do that is to be cleansed through faith in Christ.
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• India
4 Jan 07
i don't believ even god is perfect... how can he create an imperfect world
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• United States
17 Jan 07
God did not create an imperfect world...He created a perfect earth and a man and woman with free wills. He gave them a free will so that He could have a RELATIONSHIP with them but instead, they chose to use their free will for what they thought would be good for THEM. It all led to how the "world" is today. We still have a free will and many are still using it to choose what they want for themselves...what can they do to please themselves and not the Creator who breathed life in them to begin with.
@kataztrophy (1839)
• United States
3 Dec 06
I think that for someone to become fully sin free, they would have to be perfect. Perfection is a goal that no mere mortal can ever acquire. With being human, Imperfection is par for the course.
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@BunGirl (2639)
• United States
3 Dec 06
I agree with you 100%!
• United States
29 Dec 06
First, you have to understand what "perfection" is according to God. Its probably something any human can even comprehend, but I would define it as living your life in a way that does gives glory to God in every situation. Since Jesus taught that if we simply think thoughts in our head that are bad, we have sinned (i.e. the sermon on the mount). You could probably argue that this question is sinful because it doesn't give glory to God, butisn't it wonderful to know that we don't have to worry about falling short in the sight of God because we are hidden in the grace of Christ.
• United States
31 Dec 06
I don't know if sin has a good definition. It can be interpreted in so many ways by so many different cultures and religions. One faith may condone something that another would hang you for. Are we sinner based on who's beliefs?
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@loved1 (5337)
• United States
12 Feb 07
The bible says all have sinned. All, not most, not some, not all except babies, but ALL. As far as I am concerned every single word in the bible is true. There is another scripture (I am not sure where) that says Christ is the only one who was without sin. It is amazing to me the many people who walk around thinking that only "good people" get to go to heaven. Nobody is good enough without Christ!
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@BunGirl (2639)
• United States
12 Feb 07
I couldn't be more with you, loved1. In fact I wrote an article on Associated Content about this very topic!
@loved1 (5337)
• United States
13 Feb 07
I read it and thought it was wonderful!
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@BunGirl (2639)
• United States
13 Feb 07
Thanks! I'm glad you enjoyed it!
@5berries (120)
• United States
24 Jan 07
The Bible also says we were born into sin. When Adam and Eve ate of the fruit, it mutated our genetics so that we could not be perfect. Our spirit is not in line with our body like it should be. So no one, not even babies can be perfect.
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@BunGirl (2639)
• United States
24 Jan 07
Exactly my point. Well put!
• United States
14 Feb 07
no i dont think anyone is sin free, not even Christ. Like someone mentioned, to just think something sinful is a sin and no one can through life pretty much not thinking. i mean if you are in a store and see someone wearing something nice..you htinkoh id love to have that. thats envy..one of the 7 sins...and its hat simple..of course i dont think small things like that would be considered sinful. I dont think the entire lust, envy, etcare big sins. i think murder, child molestation, etc ARE.The 7 sins are pretty much human nature arent they?
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@ogtuwan (312)
• Philippines
14 Feb 07
I think nobody can be sin-free... adam and eve commited a sin.. I think that's where we came from right?
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• Philippines
14 Feb 07
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. We all fall short of the glory of God my friend. We are all sinful by nature. We are very corrupt. Even as all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God is universal, so is the offer of being justified freely by his grace. it is open to everyone who will beleieve. The biggest question is, "How do we fall short of the glory of God? It is impossible to describe the every way, but here are four important ways man falls short of the glory of God. a. We fail to give God the glory due him, in our wordsm thoughts and actions. b. We fail to qualify for and thereby reject, the glory and reward that God gives faithful servants. c. We fail to properly reflect God's glory, by refusing to be conformed into His image. d. We fail to obtain the final glory God will bestow on HIs people at the end of all history.
@hopefoo (1145)
• Malaysia
13 Feb 07
We're all born with the original sin, that we get rid of during baptism. It's an interestin question. I was watching this video the other day about the life of Jesus. Jesus lived without sins. He did not even give in to temptations when he devil lead him to the desert. He does not question the existence of God. He does not use God's name in vain. Best of all, he doesn't even work! Everyone else just feeds him. So to be free of sin in this century, one would have to give up a lot of things, including work (which leads to greed), possibly going around just preaching and telling God's good news and be fed by the masses. If everyone were to do that here, our country would face with the biggest problem..the highest unemployment rate. So no, I don't think it's possible.
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@charms88 (7543)
• Philippines
12 Feb 07
As according to the Bible, we are all born sinners. No matter how you like to stay sin-free, its just not possible. I'm not talking about murders, or any capital crimes here. Little things like snapping on someone, hurting your love ones unintentionally. That is why we always pray for guidance and forgiveness. God likes to hear everything we did in our lives everyday.
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@sherinek (3323)
• United States
12 Feb 07
I am a Christian and I believe that we are all sinners. In fact in the morning I was thinking about sin and thought every thing we do in our thoughts, words, deeds and what we forget, all calculate. Jesus has said, if your left eye makes you sin, get rid of it, cos living without an eye is better than being a sinner. We as humans, do millions of sins, every minute, every day. So, God help us.
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@Bytemi (1553)
• United States
24 Jan 07
I think basic human nature makes us sin, no matter how good and honest we are.
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• United States
17 Jan 07
ALL have sinned...that's the Word...that's the truth. But God sent His son to redeem us from sin so that we may have eternal life with Him. He tried many things along the way...punishment(kicking Adam and Eve out of the garden), the flood, tower of Babel, Moses, but no one ever listened. Finally he sent His son. MAny still haven't listened to even that but at least that freedom and redemtion is there when a person does decide to listen. So many are missing out on "the perfect relationship"...the relationship they can have with their true Father, their creator.
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@sherinek (3323)
• United States
4 Jan 07
We are all sinners. period. I think only very small kids are sin-free. Humans are natual born sinners!
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• Philippines
1 Jan 07
nope, i don't think that's possible... i heard from a theologian before that even a good person sins on an average of 7 times a day... whether by action, or by thought, or by words...
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• United States
1 Jan 07
I don't think it is possible for anyone ever to live a sin free life. That is why we have salvation, if we believe in Jesus.
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• United States
27 Dec 06
Nope, no way. We are all sinners, only Christ was sinless. That's one of the things that makes Him so special to me. I love your adorable avatar.
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@wmg2006 (5386)
• United States
27 Dec 06
No this can not be accomplished by any mortal man. When we are born we are born into sin. But it does make you wonder about all the infants that are born and die before they are even a year old. How could they sin when they have not even learned or even know anything. Other than the fact we are all born into sin the babies would be the closest thing of being sin free when they die. That must be why they always go to heaven. :)
@gewcew23 (8011)
• United States
26 Dec 06
I do not believe that any other person can live a completely sin free life except for Christ. Because we are descendants of Adam and Eve we will sin. Even when you are a saved christian you can sin however you are more remorseful and want forgivness quicker than a non christian because you feel so bad about it.
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@ssh123 (31104)
• India
19 Dec 06
What is sin and what is not sin - who decides? I am a vegetarian and I hate killing of animals. According to Hindu religion, killing of animals is a sin. But there are millions who kill animals for food. It is their mainstay. Though I agree with you that the only person is above sin is GOD, I am at a loss to know what is sin and what is not from everybody's point of view. As far I am concerned I am aware of it, I feel so.
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@Darkwing (21588)
16 Dec 06
Absolutely not. If we were all perfect in this world there would be no arguments, no wars and not a lot to live for. Further, I would imagine that every single human being sins at least once, every day, perhaps even without knowing it.
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