Sin is Calculated

Sin is a transgression of God’s moral law, the intent to live supremely for oneself at whatever the cost. It is a premeditated, calculated choice to live in a manner contrary to your original design. There is absolutely no ignorance involved in sin.

Jesus said unto them, If ye were blind, ye should have no sin: but now ye say, We see; therefore your sin remaineth. John 9:41

Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin. James 4:1 7

If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin; but now have they both seen and hated both me and my Father. John 15:22, 24

It is most enlightening to look at the various scripture words used to describe sin. When the root words are analyzed in the original biblical languages (Greek—N.T.; Hebrew—O.T.), the overwhelming evidence is that man is a rebel choosing to violate known requisites. Here is a sampling:

  • To act perversely, to twist and distort
  • To be stubbornly disobedient
  • To refuse to serve God
  • To act treacherously or deceitfully
  • To be rebellious
  • To be lawless, to refuse to conform
  • To be obstinate or noncompliant
  • To deviate from the right
  • To be ungodly, to act impiously
  • To Be unjust, to refuse to do right

Does the Word of God describe sin as a weakness or as rebellion? There are many Christians who derive a certain amount of satisfaction from their sin. Their conscience, of course, refuses to grant peace when they are living in this abnormal condition. The solution to this situation has been a gross rationalization of their conduct and adherence to the soothing concept that they are unable to obey God! This is but a calculated act of treachery and deceit in the continuing insurrection against God’s standard and authority.