Sin is an act or state of disobedience towards God.
Sin is any thought, act or state of being which is contrary to God's will. It can be defined as disobedience to his laws or as disbelief.
Use this tag for questions about the nature of sin, or Christian attitudes towards it.
The Westminster Shorter Catechism defines sin thusly:
Sin is any want of conformity unto, or transgression of, the law of God
- What is the essence of sin?
- How should a christian evaluate whether a particular action a sin or not?
- What is the greatest sin?
See also: ten-commandments