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What is Sin?
        , Gen 4:7, is the transgression of the law of God. 1 John 3:4. All unrighteousness is sin. 1 John 5:17. The word is sometimes used for a sin offering, as in Hos 4:8;Rom 8:3; 2 Cor 5:21. In the text first cited reference is had to the eating, either from greediness or in violation of the Law, of that which was brought as a sin offering. The Bible traces the introduction of sin to the fall of our first parents. There is none sinless. But sins differ in enormity. John distinguishes the "sin not unto death" and "the sin unto death." 1 John 5:16. The verse teaches that a man can drive out God's Spirit from his heart and cut himself off from all intercession. There is also an "unpardonable" sin. Matt 12:31-32. This is the result of absolute resistance to the operation and influence of the Holy Spirit upon the heart; it is final impenitence, excluding the possibility of conversion, and hence of forgiveness.

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Schaff, Philip, Dr. "Biblical Definition for 'sin' in Schaffs Bible Dictionary". - Schaff's

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