Is It a Sin?

Is it sin? 7 Ways to judge behavior not specifically mentioned in Scripture. #BibleLoveNotes #Bible

If something is condemned in the Bible, it’s wrong. But Scripture doesn't specifically mention every form of murder, pride, lust, etc.

So here are 7 ways to judge behavior not specifically mentioned in Scripture:

1. Does it violate a biblical principle?
If it violates any principle in Scripture, it's wrong even if it's not specifically mentioned. For example, abortion (See What Scripture Says About Abortion).

2. Does this activity involve lack of self-control? Is it addictive or controlling?
Most ungodly behavior involves lack of self-control and can lead to addictions or obsessions.
Galatians 5:22-23
1 Corinthians 6:12 
2 Peter 2:19 

3. Does the activity do physical harm to body, soul, or spirit?
1 Corinthians 3:16-17
1 Corinthians 6:19-20

4. Does the activity harm others?
Matthew 7:12
Romans 13:10

5. Is there any positive benefit in the activity?
1 Corinthians 10:31
1 Corinthians 10:23

6. Is it interfering with our walk with the Lord?
Romans 12:1-2
1 Corinthians 15:33

7. Is it legal?(1)
Romans 13:1
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(1)Please note: God does not approve of everything that is legal. Nor should we obey laws that cause us to disobey God's laws. For more on this:God Wins all Wrestling Matches.

I encourage you to check out today's Bite Size Study for full-text Scriptures as well as additional questions, insights, and resources.


Is it sin? 7 Ways to judge behavior not specifically mentioned in Scripture. #BibleLoveNotes #Bible

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