The Bible’s Naughty Words: Sin, Iniquity, Transgression!
When we think of the Bible, we often think of words like love, faith, and hope. But did you know that there are some naughty words in the Bible too? Words like sin, iniquity, and transgression may sound like words you don’t want to hear in polite company, but they play an important role in understanding the message of the Bible. So, let’s get naughty and explore these words in more detail!
Let’s Get Naughty: Understanding Sins in the Bible!
Contrary to some popular assumptions, when the biblical authors talk about sin, they are talking about something much deeper and more complex than regulatory lists of good and bad behaviours or good guys versus bad guys. They’re talking about a corruption of God’s good world that shows up in human relationships and choices, something that we do and something that happens to us.
The word “sin” in the Bible refers to any action that goes against God’s will. This can include things like lying, stealing, or even failing to love our neighbours as ourselves. In the Bible, sin is not just a mistake or a slip-up, but a deliberate choice to go against God. The consequences of sin are serious and can include spiritual death and separation from God.
Another naughty word in the Bible is “iniquity.” This word refers to a deep-seated sin or a pattern of sinful behaviour. Iniquity is more than just a one-time mistake; it’s a habit that is hard to break. The Bible warns us that iniquity can lead to serious consequences, both for ourselves and for those around us.
Finally, we have the word “transgression.” This word refers to a specific act of disobedience or a violation of God’s law. Like sin and iniquity, transgression has serious consequences. But the good news is that the Bible also offers a solution for transgression: repentance and forgiveness.
Find out more from the Bible Project article:
Missing the Goal, Distorting Good, and Violating Trust