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Sins

Transgressions, iniquities, offenses, and sins are all a little different. Sin is general lawlessness; doing what I want to do (1 John 3:4). Transgression is doing what I want to do when there is a known law telling me not to do it. Iniquity involves a perversion of God's order; doing what to do when it goes against laws of creation. Offenses are sins against another person; whether it be my fellow man, or God Himself. To summarize:
  • A sin is…………………. 'doing what I want to do'
  • A transgression is…… 'doing what I want to do against a known commandment'
  • An iniquity is…………. 'doing what I want to do against God's order in creation'
  • An offense is……...…. 'doing what I want to do against another person's wishes'