|Written by Brett Clemmer|
|Monday, August 13 2012 00:00|
The Bible will keep you from sin, or sin will keep you from the Bible. -- Dwight L. Moody
Part of our problem is that when we call something "sin," we don't always really know what we mean. Some sin is easy to define: lying, stealing and murdering are pretty easy to agree on. Why? Because they're in the Bible.
I'm convinced that a lot of time when we lack clarity in our conversations and prayers regarding sin, it is because we are not laboring to think in biblical categories. Several years ago, someone challenged me to try to keep my conversations about sin tied to biblical words. That way we can speak of sin as sin... and if something is not sin, then we must deal with it in the realm of preference or simply freedom. (bold emphasis added)
He goes on to give a list of Scriptures that define sin specifically. Next, he went through them to create a "chart" of sins separated into three categories: heart, mouth and body. You can see the chart at the link above. (Guess which has the most sins listed in the Bible? Heart!)