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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.
Thank you for your reply. The example you give is one which, starting with a simple mistake, goes on to consider what degree of unpleasantness would or could be involved in the solution. At what point would you draw the line between slightly unpleasant and sin? What is the essential difference between the two sides of wherever said line is drawn? How can you tell?
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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.
It is not complicated for me. I could decide to sit down and write a list of the mistakes I have done and allocate them a position on a scale ranging from 0 to 100, least to worst, but at no point would I insert a barrier labelled sin.
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One needs help. Help in achieving discernment for oneself; help and guidance in living the right way.
This should come primarily from parents and subsequently from the people at all stages in one’s life. That is where, with always in the end thinking for myself, I have derived my way of living.

Susan

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Sin - do you?! 920 Susan Doris 26-May-18 12:37
Re: Sin - do you?! 122 Poster Boy 26-May-18 13:38
Re: Sin - do you?! 112 Susan Doris 26-May-18 13:53
Re: Sin - do you?! 109 Poster Boy 26-May-18 18:11
Re: Sin - do you?! 110 Susan Doris 26-May-18 18:36
Re: Sin - do you?! 105 Poster Boy 26-May-18 22:49
Re: Sin - do you?! 112 Eddie Larry 26-May-18 18:34
Re: Sin - do you?! 100 Susan Doris 27-May-18 05:18
Re: Sin - do you?! 94 Eddie Larry 27-May-18 13:20
Re: Sin - do you?! 99 Susan Doris 27-May-18 14:00
Re: Sin - do you?! 100 Eddie Larry 27-May-18 14:11
Re: Sin - do you?! 99 Poster Boy 27-May-18 17:06
Re: Sin - do you?! 99 Susan Doris 27-May-18 17:18
Re: Sin - do you?! 95 Poster Boy 27-May-18 17:22
Re: Sin - do you?! 88 Eddie Larry 27-May-18 19:09
Re: Sin - do you?! 98 Poster Boy 27-May-18 20:57
Re: Sin - do you?! 94 Susan Doris 28-May-18 05:25
Re: Sin - do you?! 101 Poster Boy 28-May-18 14:00
Re: Sin - do you?! 96 Susan Doris 28-May-18 14:13
Re: Sin - do you?! 99 Poster Boy 28-May-18 16:06
Re: Sin - do you?! 132 MLloydHudson 26-May-18 18:43
Re: Sin - do you?! 103 drrayeye 26-May-18 18:59
Re: Sin - do you?! 108 Susan Doris 27-May-18 05:29
Re: Sin - do you?! 112 MLloydHudson 28-May-18 06:28
mistake vs. sin: a example 107 drrayeye 26-May-18 20:03
Re: mistake vs. sin: a example 95 greengirl5 26-May-18 23:14
Re: mistake vs. sin: a example 99 Susan Doris 27-May-18 06:20
Re: mistake vs. sin: a example 99 Susan Doris 27-May-18 06:07
Re: mistake vs. sin: a example 96 drrayeye 28-May-18 03:09
Re: Sin - do you?! 131 drew 27-May-18 05:22
Re: Sin - do you?! 118 Susan Doris 27-May-18 06:28
Re: Sin - do you?! 138 drew 28-May-18 02:28
Re: Sin - do you?! 94 Poster Boy 28-May-18 02:18
Re: Sin - do you?! 97 Susan Doris 28-May-18 05:18
Sin or mistake 96 greengirl5 28-May-18 13:33
Re: Sin or mistake 94 Eddie Larry 28-May-18 13:49
Re: Sin or mistake 97 Susan Doris 28-May-18 14:11
Re: Sin or mistake 93 Eddie Larry 28-May-18 14:30
Re: Sin or mistake 98 Susan Doris 28-May-18 13:50
Sinners and money-lenders 136 greengirl5 28-May-18 23:25
Re: Sinners and money-lenders 91 Susan Doris 29-May-18 05:27
Re: Sinners and money-lenders 88 greengirl5 29-May-18 07:08
Re: Sinners and money-lenders 89 Susan Doris 29-May-18 14:46
Re: Sin - do you?! 98 Poster Boy 28-May-18 14:03
Re: Sin - do you?! 97 Susan Doris 28-May-18 14:16
Re: Sin - do you?! 97 Poster Boy 28-May-18 14:25
Re: Sin - do you?! 98 Susan Doris 28-May-18 15:12
Re: Sin - do you?! 96 Poster Boy 28-May-18 15:52
Re: Sin - do you?! 94 Susan Doris 28-May-18 17:11
Re: Sin - do you?! 110 Poster Boy 28-May-18 17:39
Re: Sin - do you?! 98 Susan Doris 29-May-18 05:45
Re: Sin - do you?! 100 greengirl5 29-May-18 07:27
Re: Sin - do you?! 89 Susan Doris 29-May-18 15:00
Re: Sin - do you?! 96 Poster Boy 29-May-18 22:10
Re: Sin - do you?! 96 greengirl5 29-May-18 23:12
Re: Sin - do you?! 111 Eddie Larry 30-May-18 04:24
Re: Sin - do you?! 111 drew 28-May-18 23:11
A complement--and a reminder 131 drrayeye 29-May-18 19:54
Re: A complement--and a reminder 107 Susan Doris 30-May-18 07:34
Re: A complement--and a reminder 91 drrayeye 30-May-18 08:57
Re: A complement--and a reminder 87 Susan Doris 30-May-18 12:32
Re: A complement--and a reminder 88 drrayeye 30-May-18 16:31
Re: A complement--and a reminder 87 Susan Doris 30-May-18 17:04
Re: A complement--and a reminder 94 drrayeye 30-May-18 20:24
Re: A complement--and a reminder 93 Susan Doris 31-May-18 05:14
A caveat 90 drrayeye 31-May-18 11:45
Re: A caveat 85 Susan Doris 31-May-18 14:48
Re: eloquence with words... 117 drew 02-Jun-18 01:12
Re: eloquence with words... 100 Susan Doris 02-Jun-18 05:19
Re: Sin - denotation and connotation 158 Nolondil 29-May-18 20:41
Deliberate obfuscation 130 drrayeye 29-May-18 23:20
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 148 Nolondil 29-May-18 23:50
I answer the question 98 drrayeye 30-May-18 08:32
Re: I answer the question 95 Susan Doris 30-May-18 08:40
See earlier reply 84 drrayeye 30-May-18 16:35
Re: I answer the question 90 greengirl5 30-May-18 13:05
Re: I answer the question 108 Eddie Larry 30-May-18 13:54
discernment 87 drrayeye 30-May-18 16:24
Re: discernment 106 Eddie Larry 30-May-18 22:32
Re: discernment 87 greengirl5 30-May-18 23:40
Re: discernment 111 Eddie Larry 31-May-18 00:02
Thunderstruck! 88 greengirl5 31-May-18 00:28
Re: discernment 86 Susan Doris 31-May-18 05:18
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 89 Poster Boy 30-May-18 23:14
Of course "sin" exists 94 greengirl5 30-May-18 23:54
Re: Of course "sin" exists 90 Poster Boy 31-May-18 01:16
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 117 Nolondil 31-May-18 00:11
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 93 greengirl5 31-May-18 00:43
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 99 Poster Boy 31-May-18 01:13
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 110 Nolondil 31-May-18 18:25
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 91 Poster Boy 31-May-18 19:00
Original sin--sort of 96 drrayeye 31-May-18 23:26
Re: Original sin--sort of 91 greengirl5 31-May-18 23:44
Re: Original sin--sort of 87 Poster Boy 01-Jun-18 03:59
Re: Original sin--sort of 89 Susan Doris 01-Jun-18 05:24
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 110 Nolondil 01-Jun-18 00:37
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 88 Poster Boy 01-Jun-18 01:35
Very interesting! 114 greengirl5 01-Jun-18 01:42
Re: Very interesting! 91 Poster Boy 01-Jun-18 04:12
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 88 Susan Doris 01-Jun-18 05:18
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 90 Susan Doris 31-May-18 05:28
If not 'mistakes' then what? 92 Poster Boy 31-May-18 15:18
Re: If not 'mistakes' then what? 86 Susan Doris 31-May-18 17:35
Re: If not 'mistakes' then what? 95 Poster Boy 31-May-18 18:05
Re: If not 'mistakes' then what? 88 Susan Doris 01-Jun-18 05:31
Isn't it quite simple? 122 greengirl5 29-May-18 23:55
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 126 greengirl5 30-May-18 00:11
Thinking in earnest now 116 greengirl5 30-May-18 00:40
Re: Thinking in earnest now 150 Nolondil 30-May-18 00:55
Re: Thinking in earnest now 97 Susan Doris 30-May-18 08:37
Re: Thinking in earnest now 105 Eddie Larry 30-May-18 09:50
Re: Thinking in earnest now 101 Susan Doris 30-May-18 11:08
Re: Thinking in earnest now 113 Eddie Larry 30-May-18 17:46
Re: Thinking in earnest now 87 Susan Doris 31-May-18 05:38
Re: Thinking in earnest now 90 greengirl5 31-May-18 12:57
Re: Thinking in earnest now 108 Eddie Larry 31-May-18 14:01
Re: Thinking in earnest now 90 greengirl5 31-May-18 14:19
Re: Thinking in earnest now 87 Susan Doris 31-May-18 14:54
Re: Thinking in earnest now 104 Eddie Larry 31-May-18 17:35
Re: Thinking in earnest now 89 Susan Doris 31-May-18 17:40
Re: Thinking in earnest now 99 Eddie Larry 31-May-18 18:25
Smart/intelligent slime 88 greengirl5 01-Jun-18 08:05
Re: Smart/intelligent slime 80 Susan Doris 01-Jun-18 13:29
Intelligent slime - not that simple! 88 greengirl5 01-Jun-18 23:03
Re: Intelligent slime - not that simple! 116 Susan Doris 02-Jun-18 05:36
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 98 MLloydHudson 31-May-18 02:20
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 88 greengirl5 31-May-18 02:56
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 92 Susan Doris 31-May-18 05:48
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 84 MLloydHudson 30-May-18 22:11
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 93 greengirl5 31-May-18 00:12
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 85 Susan Doris 31-May-18 06:35
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 99 Susan Doris 30-May-18 12:09
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 95 Poster Boy 30-May-18 16:52
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 94 Susan Doris 30-May-18 17:41
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 101 Poster Boy 30-May-18 18:30
Another brainstorm of mine 99 greengirl5 31-May-18 00:56
Re: Another brainstorm of mine 98 Poster Boy 31-May-18 01:18
Re: Another brainstorm of mine 91 Susan Doris 31-May-18 06:53
Re: Another brainstorm of mine 92 greengirl5 31-May-18 13:13
Re: Another brainstorm of mine 79 Susan Doris 31-May-18 15:02
the bible and God 95 greengirl5 01-Jun-18 08:16
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 95 Susan Doris 31-May-18 06:41
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 92 Poster Boy 31-May-18 19:14
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 106 MLloydHudson 31-May-18 03:41
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 95 Poster Boy 31-May-18 04:22
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 98 Susan Doris 31-May-18 07:11
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 93 Poster Boy 31-May-18 17:35
Job 109 Poster Boy 31-May-18 04:37
Re: Job 108 Susan Doris 31-May-18 07:14
Re: Sin - denotation and connotation 115 Susan Doris 30-May-18 08:00
Re: Sin - do you?! 141 Susan Doris 30-May-18 05:02
Sin do you... 172 drew 25-Jun-18 23:44


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