What is sin?

Sin is a not a popular word. It is also a word about which there are many misconceptions. Frequently misunderstand people the word “sin” as something from a list of forbidden things. On top of that, you might think that God would only look at you, once you get rid of all your “sins”.

This view however is contrary to the essence of the gospel. In Romans 5,6 it reads: “God shows his love for us in that – while we were still sinners – Christ died for us”. To get a better understanding of what sin means, we can look at some basic bible passages, where this word is used in everyday situations.