Am I A Sinner?
By: Steve Shirley
The Bible says that we are all sinners. Jesus died on the cross to pay for our sin, and through Him, we are forgiven of sin.
Below are verses that say we are ALL sinners, and following those verses, is a list of what the Bible calls sin. There are both sins of commission and omission (omission being those things that we are told to do and fail to do them). If we examine ourselves, we will find we fall short on many counts.
(1 Jn 1:8) If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
(1 Jn 1:10) If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.
(Rom 3:23) For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
(Rom 3:10) As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
(Eccl 7:20) For there is not a just man upon the earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not.
(Prov 20:9) Who can say, I have made my heart clean, I am pure from my sin?
(1 Kin 8:46)(2 Chr 6:36) If they sin against thee, (for there is no man that sinneth not,)...
(Ps 130:3) If thou Lord, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand?
Also see: (Ps 143:2)(Ps 14:1-3)(Job 14:4)(Gal 3:21-22)
What the Bible calls sin:
Sins of commission: (These are the not so obvious ones we commit.)
|Anger (Mt 5:22)||Evil thoughts (Mt 7:21)|
|Arguing (Phil 2:14)||Foolishness (Mt 7:22)|
|Bitterness (Eph 4:30-31)||Fornication (Mt 7:21)|
|Blasphemy (Mt 7:22)||Gossip (Lev 19:16)|
|Breaking promises (Rom 1:31)||Hypocrisy (1 Pet 2:1)|
|Complaining (Phil 2:14)||Idolatry (1 Cor 10:14)|
|Deceit (Mt 7:22)||Lust (Mt 5:28)|
|Disobedience to parents (Rom 1:30)||Lying (Ex 20:16)|
|Doubt (Lk 1:18-20)||Pride (Prov 21:4)|
|Envy (1 Pet 2:1)||Unforgiveness (Mt 6:14-15)|
|Evil speaking (Eph 4:31)||Watching bad things (Ps 101:3)(Isa 33:15)|
If we keep the whole law but fail at just one, we are guilty of breaking all of them (James 2:10).
If we know to do good and do not, it is sin (James 4:17).
All unrighteousness is sin (1 Jn 5:17).
Not believing in Jesus is sin (Jn 16:9).
Failing to pray for someone is sin (1 Sam 12:23).
If we do something that we think is wrong, it is sin, even if what we do is not actually a sin (Rom 14:23)!
Sins of omission (Things we fail to do that we are told to do):
Feed the hungry
Give someone thirsty a drink
Take in a stranger or the poor
Visit someone in prison
Clothe someone who has none
*** All of the above are found in: (Mt 25:34-45)(Isa 58:7)(James 2:15-16)(Heb 13:2-3)
If you are a Christian, your body is God's temple, do you take care of it?
(1 Cor 3:16-17)(1 Cor 6:19-20)
Do you fulfill the great commission? (Mt 28:19-20)
Do you do something that might hinder a Christian brother? (1 Cor 8:1-13)
Love your neighbor as yourself? (Mt 19:19)(Mk 12:31,33)(Mt 22:39)(Lk 10:27)
Do you show partiality? (James 2:9)
Do you fail to trust in the Lord? (Prov 3:5-6)
Do you fail to go to church? (Heb 10:25)
Do you study to show yourself approved? (2 Tim 2:15)
Do you do good to those who hate you? (Lk 6:27)
Do you bless them that curse you and pray for them that use you? (Lk 6:28)
Do you give to everyone who asks of you? (Lk 6:30)
Do you treat others as you would want them to treat you? (Lk 6:31)
Isn't it remarkable that Jesus lived a perfect life and passed every one of these tests? If you are born again in Christ, thank Him continually for paying your price. If you are not born again, please see how you fall short, and give your life to Christ today, confessing you are indeed a sinner and need a Savior. You can do this at our Plan of Salvation link TODAY!