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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?! 1206 Susan Doris 26-May-18 12:37
Re: Sin - do you?! 232 PB Bytes 26-May-18 13:38
Re: Sin - do you?! 221 Susan Doris 26-May-18 13:53
Re: Sin - do you?! 223 PB Bytes 26-May-18 18:11
Re: Sin - do you?! 222 Susan Doris 26-May-18 18:36
Re: Sin - do you?! 212 PB Bytes 26-May-18 22:49
Re: Sin - do you?! 213 Eddie Larry 26-May-18 18:34
Re: Sin - do you?! 195 Susan Doris 27-May-18 05:18
Re: Sin - do you?! 205 Eddie Larry 27-May-18 13:20
Re: Sin - do you?! 205 Susan Doris 27-May-18 14:00
Re: Sin - do you?! 194 Eddie Larry 27-May-18 14:11
Re: Sin - do you?! 210 PB Bytes 27-May-18 17:06
Re: Sin - do you?! 200 Susan Doris 27-May-18 17:18
Re: Sin - do you?! 189 PB Bytes 27-May-18 17:22
Re: Sin - do you?! 179 Eddie Larry 27-May-18 19:09
Re: Sin - do you?! 213 PB Bytes 27-May-18 20:57
Re: Sin - do you?! 191 Susan Doris 28-May-18 05:25
Re: Sin - do you?! 202 PB Bytes 28-May-18 14:00
Re: Sin - do you?! 202 Susan Doris 28-May-18 14:13
Re: Sin - do you?! 207 PB Bytes 28-May-18 16:06
Re: Sin - do you?! 263 MLloydHudson 26-May-18 18:43
Re: Sin - do you?! 206 drrayeye 26-May-18 18:59
Re: Sin - do you?! 216 Susan Doris 27-May-18 05:29
Re: Sin - do you?! 248 MLloydHudson 28-May-18 06:28
mistake vs. sin: a example 214 drrayeye 26-May-18 20:03
Re: mistake vs. sin: a example 193 greengirl5 26-May-18 23:14
Re: mistake vs. sin: a example 192 Susan Doris 27-May-18 06:20
Re: mistake vs. sin: a example 210 Susan Doris 27-May-18 06:07
Re: mistake vs. sin: a example 204 drrayeye 28-May-18 03:09
Re: Sin - do you?! 233 drew 27-May-18 05:22
Re: Sin - do you?! 220 Susan Doris 27-May-18 06:28
Re: Sin - do you?! 246 drew 28-May-18 02:28
Re: Sin - do you?! 189 PB Bytes 28-May-18 02:18
Re: Sin - do you?! 194 Susan Doris 28-May-18 05:18
Sin or mistake 196 greengirl5 28-May-18 13:33
Re: Sin or mistake 192 Eddie Larry 28-May-18 13:49
Re: Sin or mistake 204 Susan Doris 28-May-18 14:11
Re: Sin or mistake 189 Eddie Larry 28-May-18 14:30
Re: Sin or mistake 208 Susan Doris 28-May-18 13:50
Sinners and money-lenders 297 greengirl5 28-May-18 23:25
Re: Sinners and money-lenders 191 Susan Doris 29-May-18 05:27
Re: Sinners and money-lenders 204 greengirl5 29-May-18 07:08
Re: Sinners and money-lenders 187 Susan Doris 29-May-18 14:46
Re: Sin - do you?! 191 PB Bytes 28-May-18 14:03
Re: Sin - do you?! 210 Susan Doris 28-May-18 14:16
Re: Sin - do you?! 191 PB Bytes 28-May-18 14:25
Re: Sin - do you?! 211 Susan Doris 28-May-18 15:12
Re: Sin - do you?! 204 PB Bytes 28-May-18 15:52
Re: Sin - do you?! 193 Susan Doris 28-May-18 17:11
Re: Sin - do you?! 218 PB Bytes 28-May-18 17:39
Re: Sin - do you?! 196 Susan Doris 29-May-18 05:45
Re: Sin - do you?! 203 greengirl5 29-May-18 07:27
Re: Sin - do you?! 192 Susan Doris 29-May-18 15:00
Re: Sin - do you?! 193 PB Bytes 29-May-18 22:10
Re: Sin - do you?! 208 greengirl5 29-May-18 23:12
Re: Sin - do you?! 253 Eddie Larry 30-May-18 04:24
Re: Sin - do you?! 236 drew 28-May-18 23:11
A complement--and a reminder 227 drrayeye 29-May-18 19:54
Re: A complement--and a reminder 212 Susan Doris 30-May-18 07:34
Re: A complement--and a reminder 206 drrayeye 30-May-18 08:57
Re: A complement--and a reminder 185 Susan Doris 30-May-18 12:32
Re: A complement--and a reminder 197 drrayeye 30-May-18 16:31
Re: A complement--and a reminder 190 Susan Doris 30-May-18 17:04
Re: A complement--and a reminder 200 drrayeye 30-May-18 20:24
Re: A complement--and a reminder 215 Susan Doris 31-May-18 05:14
A caveat 191 drrayeye 31-May-18 11:45
Re: A caveat 183 Susan Doris 31-May-18 14:48
Re: eloquence with words... 240 drew 02-Jun-18 01:12
Re: eloquence with words... 210 Susan Doris 02-Jun-18 05:19
Re: Sin - denotation and connotation 266 Nolondil 29-May-18 20:41
Deliberate obfuscation 230 drrayeye 29-May-18 23:20
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 272 Nolondil 29-May-18 23:50
I answer the question 195 drrayeye 30-May-18 08:32
Re: I answer the question 204 Susan Doris 30-May-18 08:40
See earlier reply 181 drrayeye 30-May-18 16:35
Re: I answer the question 198 greengirl5 30-May-18 13:05
Re: I answer the question 214 Eddie Larry 30-May-18 13:54
discernment 181 drrayeye 30-May-18 16:24
Re: discernment 220 Eddie Larry 30-May-18 22:32
Re: discernment 184 greengirl5 30-May-18 23:40
Re: discernment 246 Eddie Larry 31-May-18 00:02
Thunderstruck! 182 greengirl5 31-May-18 00:28
Re: discernment 178 Susan Doris 31-May-18 05:18
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 196 PB Bytes 30-May-18 23:14
Of course "sin" exists 200 greengirl5 30-May-18 23:54
Re: Of course "sin" exists 183 PB Bytes 31-May-18 01:16
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 242 Nolondil 31-May-18 00:11
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 210 greengirl5 31-May-18 00:43
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 198 PB Bytes 31-May-18 01:13
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 227 Nolondil 31-May-18 18:25
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 188 PB Bytes 31-May-18 19:00
Original sin--sort of 201 drrayeye 31-May-18 23:26
Re: Original sin--sort of 200 greengirl5 31-May-18 23:44
Re: Original sin--sort of 179 PB Bytes 01-Jun-18 03:59
Re: Original sin--sort of 196 Susan Doris 01-Jun-18 05:24
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 214 Nolondil 01-Jun-18 00:37
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 189 PB Bytes 01-Jun-18 01:35
Very interesting! 231 greengirl5 01-Jun-18 01:42
Re: Very interesting! 187 PB Bytes 01-Jun-18 04:12
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 200 Susan Doris 01-Jun-18 05:18
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 196 Susan Doris 31-May-18 05:28
If not 'mistakes' then what? 201 PB Bytes 31-May-18 15:18
Re: If not 'mistakes' then what? 188 Susan Doris 31-May-18 17:35
Re: If not 'mistakes' then what? 200 PB Bytes 31-May-18 18:05
Re: If not 'mistakes' then what? 195 Susan Doris 01-Jun-18 05:31
Isn't it quite simple? 226 greengirl5 29-May-18 23:55
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 217 greengirl5 30-May-18 00:11
Thinking in earnest now 217 greengirl5 30-May-18 00:40
Re: Thinking in earnest now 268 Nolondil 30-May-18 00:55
Re: Thinking in earnest now 188 Susan Doris 30-May-18 08:37
Re: Thinking in earnest now 217 Eddie Larry 30-May-18 09:50
Re: Thinking in earnest now 197 Susan Doris 30-May-18 11:08
Re: Thinking in earnest now 234 Eddie Larry 30-May-18 17:46
Re: Thinking in earnest now 198 Susan Doris 31-May-18 05:38
Re: Thinking in earnest now 206 greengirl5 31-May-18 12:57
Re: Thinking in earnest now 227 Eddie Larry 31-May-18 14:01
Re: Thinking in earnest now 190 greengirl5 31-May-18 14:19
Re: Thinking in earnest now 191 Susan Doris 31-May-18 14:54
Re: Thinking in earnest now 222 Eddie Larry 31-May-18 17:35
Re: Thinking in earnest now 200 Susan Doris 31-May-18 17:40
Re: Thinking in earnest now 209 Eddie Larry 31-May-18 18:25
Smart/intelligent slime 181 greengirl5 01-Jun-18 08:05
Re: Smart/intelligent slime 177 Susan Doris 01-Jun-18 13:29
Intelligent slime - not that simple! 196 greengirl5 01-Jun-18 23:03
Re: Intelligent slime - not that simple! 239 Susan Doris 02-Jun-18 05:36
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 267 MLloydHudson 31-May-18 02:20
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 194 greengirl5 31-May-18 02:56
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 187 Susan Doris 31-May-18 05:48
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 204 MLloydHudson 30-May-18 22:11
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 210 greengirl5 31-May-18 00:12
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 187 Susan Doris 31-May-18 06:35
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 202 Susan Doris 30-May-18 12:09
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 188 PB Bytes 30-May-18 16:52
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 197 Susan Doris 30-May-18 17:41
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 209 PB Bytes 30-May-18 18:30
Another brainstorm of mine 198 greengirl5 31-May-18 00:56
Re: Another brainstorm of mine 196 PB Bytes 31-May-18 01:18
Re: Another brainstorm of mine 196 Susan Doris 31-May-18 06:53
Re: Another brainstorm of mine 190 greengirl5 31-May-18 13:13
Re: Another brainstorm of mine 186 Susan Doris 31-May-18 15:02
the bible and God 209 greengirl5 01-Jun-18 08:16
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 189 Susan Doris 31-May-18 06:41
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 202 PB Bytes 31-May-18 19:14
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 261 MLloydHudson 31-May-18 03:41
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 202 PB Bytes 31-May-18 04:22
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 195 Susan Doris 31-May-18 07:11
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 209 PB Bytes 31-May-18 17:35
Job 212 PB Bytes 31-May-18 04:37
Re: Job 202 Susan Doris 31-May-18 07:14
Re: Sin - denotation and connotation 222 Susan Doris 30-May-18 08:00
Re: Sin - do you?! 244 Susan Doris 30-May-18 05:02
Sin do you... 317 drew 25-Jun-18 23:44


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