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Sin - It's More Than Just Doing "Bad Things"

Sin is more than just doing bad things: it can even include doing good things.

Sin can even occur when we don't do anything. Any time we fail to do something good, which we know we should do, we are sinning - James 4:17.

We are free in Christ. But it is not a "freedom" to trample the souls of those who are spiritually weak, or to ignore our own spiritual growth and purity. Rather it is a freedom to live a life of love toward God and neighbor. Anything else is actually an expression of slavery to sin.

Some of the verses that focus on this issue:

Dennis Hinks © 2002, 2004