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