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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?! 1251 Susan Doris 26-May-18 12:37
Re: Sin - do you?! 262 PB Bytes 26-May-18 13:38
Re: Sin - do you?! 251 Susan Doris 26-May-18 13:53
Re: Sin - do you?! 249 PB Bytes 26-May-18 18:11
Re: Sin - do you?! 253 Susan Doris 26-May-18 18:36
Re: Sin - do you?! 241 PB Bytes 26-May-18 22:49
Re: Sin - do you?! 242 Eddie Larry 26-May-18 18:34
Re: Sin - do you?! 225 Susan Doris 27-May-18 05:18
Re: Sin - do you?! 237 Eddie Larry 27-May-18 13:20
Re: Sin - do you?! 233 Susan Doris 27-May-18 14:00
Re: Sin - do you?! 223 Eddie Larry 27-May-18 14:11
Re: Sin - do you?! 242 PB Bytes 27-May-18 17:06
Re: Sin - do you?! 231 Susan Doris 27-May-18 17:18
Re: Sin - do you?! 219 PB Bytes 27-May-18 17:22
Re: Sin - do you?! 207 Eddie Larry 27-May-18 19:09
Re: Sin - do you?! 241 PB Bytes 27-May-18 20:57
Re: Sin - do you?! 219 Susan Doris 28-May-18 05:25
Re: Sin - do you?! 232 PB Bytes 28-May-18 14:00
Re: Sin - do you?! 229 Susan Doris 28-May-18 14:13
Re: Sin - do you?! 241 PB Bytes 28-May-18 16:06
Re: Sin - do you?! 298 MLloydHudson 26-May-18 18:43
Re: Sin - do you?! 233 drrayeye 26-May-18 18:59
Re: Sin - do you?! 246 Susan Doris 27-May-18 05:29
Re: Sin - do you?! 275 MLloydHudson 28-May-18 06:28
mistake vs. sin: a example 245 drrayeye 26-May-18 20:03
Re: mistake vs. sin: a example 222 greengirl5 26-May-18 23:14
Re: mistake vs. sin: a example 223 Susan Doris 27-May-18 06:20
Re: mistake vs. sin: a example 240 Susan Doris 27-May-18 06:07
Re: mistake vs. sin: a example 232 drrayeye 28-May-18 03:09
Re: Sin - do you?! 266 drew 27-May-18 05:22
Re: Sin - do you?! 248 Susan Doris 27-May-18 06:28
Re: Sin - do you?! 280 drew 28-May-18 02:28
Re: Sin - do you?! 218 PB Bytes 28-May-18 02:18
Re: Sin - do you?! 224 Susan Doris 28-May-18 05:18
Sin or mistake 224 greengirl5 28-May-18 13:33
Re: Sin or mistake 221 Eddie Larry 28-May-18 13:49
Re: Sin or mistake 232 Susan Doris 28-May-18 14:11
Re: Sin or mistake 215 Eddie Larry 28-May-18 14:30
Re: Sin or mistake 237 Susan Doris 28-May-18 13:50
Sinners and money-lenders 325 greengirl5 28-May-18 23:25
Re: Sinners and money-lenders 219 Susan Doris 29-May-18 05:27
Re: Sinners and money-lenders 232 greengirl5 29-May-18 07:08
Re: Sinners and money-lenders 215 Susan Doris 29-May-18 14:46
Re: Sin - do you?! 216 PB Bytes 28-May-18 14:03
Re: Sin - do you?! 237 Susan Doris 28-May-18 14:16
Re: Sin - do you?! 217 PB Bytes 28-May-18 14:25
Re: Sin - do you?! 245 Susan Doris 28-May-18 15:12
Re: Sin - do you?! 233 PB Bytes 28-May-18 15:52
Re: Sin - do you?! 220 Susan Doris 28-May-18 17:11
Re: Sin - do you?! 244 PB Bytes 28-May-18 17:39
Re: Sin - do you?! 224 Susan Doris 29-May-18 05:45
Re: Sin - do you?! 229 greengirl5 29-May-18 07:27
Re: Sin - do you?! 222 Susan Doris 29-May-18 15:00
Re: Sin - do you?! 221 PB Bytes 29-May-18 22:10
Re: Sin - do you?! 237 greengirl5 29-May-18 23:12
Re: Sin - do you?! 286 Eddie Larry 30-May-18 04:24
Re: Sin - do you?! 264 drew 28-May-18 23:11
A complement--and a reminder 258 drrayeye 29-May-18 19:54
Re: A complement--and a reminder 241 Susan Doris 30-May-18 07:34
Re: A complement--and a reminder 235 drrayeye 30-May-18 08:57
Re: A complement--and a reminder 216 Susan Doris 30-May-18 12:32
Re: A complement--and a reminder 224 drrayeye 30-May-18 16:31
Re: A complement--and a reminder 220 Susan Doris 30-May-18 17:04
Re: A complement--and a reminder 225 drrayeye 30-May-18 20:24
Re: A complement--and a reminder 242 Susan Doris 31-May-18 05:14
A caveat 217 drrayeye 31-May-18 11:45
Re: A caveat 211 Susan Doris 31-May-18 14:48
Re: eloquence with words... 272 drew 02-Jun-18 01:12
Re: eloquence with words... 239 Susan Doris 02-Jun-18 05:19
Re: Sin - denotation and connotation 294 Nolondil 29-May-18 20:41
Deliberate obfuscation 257 drrayeye 29-May-18 23:20
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 302 Nolondil 29-May-18 23:50
I answer the question 224 drrayeye 30-May-18 08:32
Re: I answer the question 231 Susan Doris 30-May-18 08:40
See earlier reply 207 drrayeye 30-May-18 16:35
Re: I answer the question 224 greengirl5 30-May-18 13:05
Re: I answer the question 242 Eddie Larry 30-May-18 13:54
discernment 211 drrayeye 30-May-18 16:24
Re: discernment 246 Eddie Larry 30-May-18 22:32
Re: discernment 217 greengirl5 30-May-18 23:40
Re: discernment 273 Eddie Larry 31-May-18 00:02
Thunderstruck! 210 greengirl5 31-May-18 00:28
Re: discernment 205 Susan Doris 31-May-18 05:18
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 227 PB Bytes 30-May-18 23:14
Of course "sin" exists 227 greengirl5 30-May-18 23:54
Re: Of course "sin" exists 212 PB Bytes 31-May-18 01:16
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 276 Nolondil 31-May-18 00:11
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 237 greengirl5 31-May-18 00:43
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 224 PB Bytes 31-May-18 01:13
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 258 Nolondil 31-May-18 18:25
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 215 PB Bytes 31-May-18 19:00
Original sin--sort of 229 drrayeye 31-May-18 23:26
Re: Original sin--sort of 228 greengirl5 31-May-18 23:44
Re: Original sin--sort of 206 PB Bytes 01-Jun-18 03:59
Re: Original sin--sort of 227 Susan Doris 01-Jun-18 05:24
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 242 Nolondil 01-Jun-18 00:37
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 214 PB Bytes 01-Jun-18 01:35
Very interesting! 262 greengirl5 01-Jun-18 01:42
Re: Very interesting! 216 PB Bytes 01-Jun-18 04:12
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 231 Susan Doris 01-Jun-18 05:18
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 224 Susan Doris 31-May-18 05:28
If not 'mistakes' then what? 230 PB Bytes 31-May-18 15:18
Re: If not 'mistakes' then what? 216 Susan Doris 31-May-18 17:35
Re: If not 'mistakes' then what? 228 PB Bytes 31-May-18 18:05
Re: If not 'mistakes' then what? 224 Susan Doris 01-Jun-18 05:31
Isn't it quite simple? 254 greengirl5 29-May-18 23:55
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 247 greengirl5 30-May-18 00:11
Thinking in earnest now 242 greengirl5 30-May-18 00:40
Re: Thinking in earnest now 295 Nolondil 30-May-18 00:55
Re: Thinking in earnest now 215 Susan Doris 30-May-18 08:37
Re: Thinking in earnest now 254 Eddie Larry 30-May-18 09:50
Re: Thinking in earnest now 230 Susan Doris 30-May-18 11:08
Re: Thinking in earnest now 263 Eddie Larry 30-May-18 17:46
Re: Thinking in earnest now 232 Susan Doris 31-May-18 05:38
Re: Thinking in earnest now 232 greengirl5 31-May-18 12:57
Re: Thinking in earnest now 257 Eddie Larry 31-May-18 14:01
Re: Thinking in earnest now 216 greengirl5 31-May-18 14:19
Re: Thinking in earnest now 224 Susan Doris 31-May-18 14:54
Re: Thinking in earnest now 255 Eddie Larry 31-May-18 17:35
Re: Thinking in earnest now 229 Susan Doris 31-May-18 17:40
Re: Thinking in earnest now 238 Eddie Larry 31-May-18 18:25
Smart/intelligent slime 211 greengirl5 01-Jun-18 08:05
Re: Smart/intelligent slime 207 Susan Doris 01-Jun-18 13:29
Intelligent slime - not that simple! 221 greengirl5 01-Jun-18 23:03
Re: Intelligent slime - not that simple! 265 Susan Doris 02-Jun-18 05:36
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 306 MLloydHudson 31-May-18 02:20
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 222 greengirl5 31-May-18 02:56
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 215 Susan Doris 31-May-18 05:48
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 237 MLloydHudson 30-May-18 22:11
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 244 greengirl5 31-May-18 00:12
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 214 Susan Doris 31-May-18 06:35
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 230 Susan Doris 30-May-18 12:09
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 217 PB Bytes 30-May-18 16:52
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 227 Susan Doris 30-May-18 17:41
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 238 PB Bytes 30-May-18 18:30
Another brainstorm of mine 227 greengirl5 31-May-18 00:56
Re: Another brainstorm of mine 224 PB Bytes 31-May-18 01:18
Re: Another brainstorm of mine 224 Susan Doris 31-May-18 06:53
Re: Another brainstorm of mine 216 greengirl5 31-May-18 13:13
Re: Another brainstorm of mine 214 Susan Doris 31-May-18 15:02
the bible and God 236 greengirl5 01-Jun-18 08:16
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 215 Susan Doris 31-May-18 06:41
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 232 PB Bytes 31-May-18 19:14
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 303 MLloydHudson 31-May-18 03:41
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 230 PB Bytes 31-May-18 04:22
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 224 Susan Doris 31-May-18 07:11
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 242 PB Bytes 31-May-18 17:35
Job 240 PB Bytes 31-May-18 04:37
Re: Job 229 Susan Doris 31-May-18 07:14
Re: Sin - denotation and connotation 252 Susan Doris 30-May-18 08:00
Re: Sin - do you?! 273 Susan Doris 30-May-18 05:02
Sin do you... 346 drew 25-Jun-18 23:44


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