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Susan,

Here's a mistake:

Let's suppose I went to the local grocery store and opted for an inexpensive alternative to my usual premium brand--one pound. One taste of my morning coffee, and I would know I had made a mistake.

Now comes the sin considerations.

If I looked to the Bible for guidance, I'd read about "doing unto others as one would do to oneself." Possibly that means either throwing away (or giving away) the unsatisfactory coffee one purchased, or going back and purchasing or using the unsatisfactory coffee for a few weeks until it's used up. That's a reasonable expression of the Christian way as expressed in the Bible.

Alternatively, one might look for the easiest way to correct the mistake of the least consequence to oneself. The most obvious is to go back to the store and steal one. That's a sin--it's also a crime--and you might be scared off by the possible consequences: risk/reward.

Avoiding obvious risks, one could keep the unsatisfactory coffee, buy and use the preferred for yourself, and serve the unsatisfactory coffee to your unsuspecting visiting friends--a sin that only you would know about.

One could get sneakier. One could bring the coffee back and ask for an exchange--claiming that something was wrong with the coffee. Now, that would be a lie, which is a sin(different from stealing). Or, one could truthfully admit that one made a mistake, asking the shopkeepers if they would take it back anyway. That might not be a sin if one did it infrequently; but if one did it regularly, with a strategy to make it less noticeable to others, it would hop back into the sin category--wouldn't it? Only you could make that determination. Nobody else would know--maybe.

This "sin stuff" gets very complicated very quickly--and even you yourself might not know if you were doing the right thing and avoiding sin--or not.

One needs help. Help in achieving discernment for oneself; help and guidance in living the right way.

Ray

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Sin - do you?! 1057 Susan Doris 26-May-18 12:37
Re: Sin - do you?! 160 Poster Boy 26-May-18 13:38
Re: Sin - do you?! 149 Susan Doris 26-May-18 13:53
Re: Sin - do you?! 146 Poster Boy 26-May-18 18:11
Re: Sin - do you?! 149 Susan Doris 26-May-18 18:36
Re: Sin - do you?! 144 Poster Boy 26-May-18 22:49
Re: Sin - do you?! 151 Eddie Larry 26-May-18 18:34
Re: Sin - do you?! 139 Susan Doris 27-May-18 05:18
Re: Sin - do you?! 135 Eddie Larry 27-May-18 13:20
Re: Sin - do you?! 137 Susan Doris 27-May-18 14:00
Re: Sin - do you?! 138 Eddie Larry 27-May-18 14:11
Re: Sin - do you?! 137 Poster Boy 27-May-18 17:06
Re: Sin - do you?! 135 Susan Doris 27-May-18 17:18
Re: Sin - do you?! 134 Poster Boy 27-May-18 17:22
Re: Sin - do you?! 122 Eddie Larry 27-May-18 19:09
Re: Sin - do you?! 137 Poster Boy 27-May-18 20:57
Re: Sin - do you?! 132 Susan Doris 28-May-18 05:25
Re: Sin - do you?! 141 Poster Boy 28-May-18 14:00
Re: Sin - do you?! 138 Susan Doris 28-May-18 14:13
Re: Sin - do you?! 146 Poster Boy 28-May-18 16:06
Re: Sin - do you?! 179 MLloydHudson 26-May-18 18:43
Re: Sin - do you?! 135 drrayeye 26-May-18 18:59
Re: Sin - do you?! 147 Susan Doris 27-May-18 05:29
Re: Sin - do you?! 177 MLloydHudson 28-May-18 06:28
mistake vs. sin: a example 146 drrayeye 26-May-18 20:03
Re: mistake vs. sin: a example 125 greengirl5 26-May-18 23:14
Re: mistake vs. sin: a example 135 Susan Doris 27-May-18 06:20
Re: mistake vs. sin: a example 136 Susan Doris 27-May-18 06:07
Re: mistake vs. sin: a example 135 drrayeye 28-May-18 03:09
Re: Sin - do you?! 172 drew 27-May-18 05:22
Re: Sin - do you?! 156 Susan Doris 27-May-18 06:28
Re: Sin - do you?! 184 drew 28-May-18 02:28
Re: Sin - do you?! 130 Poster Boy 28-May-18 02:18
Re: Sin - do you?! 135 Susan Doris 28-May-18 05:18
Sin or mistake 135 greengirl5 28-May-18 13:33
Re: Sin or mistake 132 Eddie Larry 28-May-18 13:49
Re: Sin or mistake 135 Susan Doris 28-May-18 14:11
Re: Sin or mistake 136 Eddie Larry 28-May-18 14:30
Re: Sin or mistake 135 Susan Doris 28-May-18 13:50
Sinners and money-lenders 200 greengirl5 28-May-18 23:25
Re: Sinners and money-lenders 131 Susan Doris 29-May-18 05:27
Re: Sinners and money-lenders 126 greengirl5 29-May-18 07:08
Re: Sinners and money-lenders 128 Susan Doris 29-May-18 14:46
Re: Sin - do you?! 136 Poster Boy 28-May-18 14:03
Re: Sin - do you?! 134 Susan Doris 28-May-18 14:16
Re: Sin - do you?! 137 Poster Boy 28-May-18 14:25
Re: Sin - do you?! 138 Susan Doris 28-May-18 15:12
Re: Sin - do you?! 135 Poster Boy 28-May-18 15:52
Re: Sin - do you?! 134 Susan Doris 28-May-18 17:11
Re: Sin - do you?! 147 Poster Boy 28-May-18 17:39
Re: Sin - do you?! 137 Susan Doris 29-May-18 05:45
Re: Sin - do you?! 134 greengirl5 29-May-18 07:27
Re: Sin - do you?! 121 Susan Doris 29-May-18 15:00
Re: Sin - do you?! 134 Poster Boy 29-May-18 22:10
Re: Sin - do you?! 130 greengirl5 29-May-18 23:12
Re: Sin - do you?! 146 Eddie Larry 30-May-18 04:24
Re: Sin - do you?! 162 drew 28-May-18 23:11
A complement--and a reminder 168 drrayeye 29-May-18 19:54
Re: A complement--and a reminder 140 Susan Doris 30-May-18 07:34
Re: A complement--and a reminder 129 drrayeye 30-May-18 08:57
Re: A complement--and a reminder 122 Susan Doris 30-May-18 12:32
Re: A complement--and a reminder 121 drrayeye 30-May-18 16:31
Re: A complement--and a reminder 122 Susan Doris 30-May-18 17:04
Re: A complement--and a reminder 130 drrayeye 30-May-18 20:24
Re: A complement--and a reminder 132 Susan Doris 31-May-18 05:14
A caveat 127 drrayeye 31-May-18 11:45
Re: A caveat 125 Susan Doris 31-May-18 14:48
Re: eloquence with words... 166 drew 02-Jun-18 01:12
Re: eloquence with words... 134 Susan Doris 02-Jun-18 05:19
Re: Sin - denotation and connotation 204 Nolondil 29-May-18 20:41
Deliberate obfuscation 165 drrayeye 29-May-18 23:20
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 198 Nolondil 29-May-18 23:50
I answer the question 135 drrayeye 30-May-18 08:32
Re: I answer the question 130 Susan Doris 30-May-18 08:40
See earlier reply 118 drrayeye 30-May-18 16:35
Re: I answer the question 132 greengirl5 30-May-18 13:05
Re: I answer the question 146 Eddie Larry 30-May-18 13:54
discernment 118 drrayeye 30-May-18 16:24
Re: discernment 153 Eddie Larry 30-May-18 22:32
Re: discernment 123 greengirl5 30-May-18 23:40
Re: discernment 164 Eddie Larry 31-May-18 00:02
Thunderstruck! 123 greengirl5 31-May-18 00:28
Re: discernment 123 Susan Doris 31-May-18 05:18
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 120 Poster Boy 30-May-18 23:14
Of course "sin" exists 130 greengirl5 30-May-18 23:54
Re: Of course "sin" exists 125 Poster Boy 31-May-18 01:16
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 167 Nolondil 31-May-18 00:11
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 131 greengirl5 31-May-18 00:43
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 136 Poster Boy 31-May-18 01:13
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 161 Nolondil 31-May-18 18:25
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 130 Poster Boy 31-May-18 19:00
Original sin--sort of 138 drrayeye 31-May-18 23:26
Re: Original sin--sort of 127 greengirl5 31-May-18 23:44
Re: Original sin--sort of 124 Poster Boy 01-Jun-18 03:59
Re: Original sin--sort of 121 Susan Doris 01-Jun-18 05:24
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 158 Nolondil 01-Jun-18 00:37
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 120 Poster Boy 01-Jun-18 01:35
Very interesting! 166 greengirl5 01-Jun-18 01:42
Re: Very interesting! 128 Poster Boy 01-Jun-18 04:12
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 119 Susan Doris 01-Jun-18 05:18
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 124 Susan Doris 31-May-18 05:28
If not 'mistakes' then what? 129 Poster Boy 31-May-18 15:18
Re: If not 'mistakes' then what? 126 Susan Doris 31-May-18 17:35
Re: If not 'mistakes' then what? 135 Poster Boy 31-May-18 18:05
Re: If not 'mistakes' then what? 122 Susan Doris 01-Jun-18 05:31
Isn't it quite simple? 157 greengirl5 29-May-18 23:55
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 163 greengirl5 30-May-18 00:11
Thinking in earnest now 158 greengirl5 30-May-18 00:40
Re: Thinking in earnest now 197 Nolondil 30-May-18 00:55
Re: Thinking in earnest now 132 Susan Doris 30-May-18 08:37
Re: Thinking in earnest now 146 Eddie Larry 30-May-18 09:50
Re: Thinking in earnest now 138 Susan Doris 30-May-18 11:08
Re: Thinking in earnest now 157 Eddie Larry 30-May-18 17:46
Re: Thinking in earnest now 121 Susan Doris 31-May-18 05:38
Re: Thinking in earnest now 128 greengirl5 31-May-18 12:57
Re: Thinking in earnest now 154 Eddie Larry 31-May-18 14:01
Re: Thinking in earnest now 129 greengirl5 31-May-18 14:19
Re: Thinking in earnest now 127 Susan Doris 31-May-18 14:54
Re: Thinking in earnest now 155 Eddie Larry 31-May-18 17:35
Re: Thinking in earnest now 126 Susan Doris 31-May-18 17:40
Re: Thinking in earnest now 144 Eddie Larry 31-May-18 18:25
Smart/intelligent slime 123 greengirl5 01-Jun-18 08:05
Re: Smart/intelligent slime 105 Susan Doris 01-Jun-18 13:29
Intelligent slime - not that simple! 123 greengirl5 01-Jun-18 23:03
Re: Intelligent slime - not that simple! 165 Susan Doris 02-Jun-18 05:36
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 179 MLloydHudson 31-May-18 02:20
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 122 greengirl5 31-May-18 02:56
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 128 Susan Doris 31-May-18 05:48
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 139 MLloydHudson 30-May-18 22:11
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 132 greengirl5 31-May-18 00:12
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 124 Susan Doris 31-May-18 06:35
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 133 Susan Doris 30-May-18 12:09
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 129 Poster Boy 30-May-18 16:52
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 128 Susan Doris 30-May-18 17:41
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 137 Poster Boy 30-May-18 18:30
Another brainstorm of mine 136 greengirl5 31-May-18 00:56
Re: Another brainstorm of mine 134 Poster Boy 31-May-18 01:18
Re: Another brainstorm of mine 125 Susan Doris 31-May-18 06:53
Re: Another brainstorm of mine 131 greengirl5 31-May-18 13:13
Re: Another brainstorm of mine 109 Susan Doris 31-May-18 15:02
the bible and God 133 greengirl5 01-Jun-18 08:16
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 134 Susan Doris 31-May-18 06:41
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 134 Poster Boy 31-May-18 19:14
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 184 MLloydHudson 31-May-18 03:41
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 129 Poster Boy 31-May-18 04:22
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 135 Susan Doris 31-May-18 07:11
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 132 Poster Boy 31-May-18 17:35
Job 142 Poster Boy 31-May-18 04:37
Re: Job 142 Susan Doris 31-May-18 07:14
Re: Sin - denotation and connotation 150 Susan Doris 30-May-18 08:00
Re: Sin - do you?! 173 Susan Doris 30-May-18 05:02
Sin do you... 239 drew 25-Jun-18 23:44


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