Am I a Sinner?

Mark 10:18   And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call Me good? No one is good except God alone.”

Romans 3:23           for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

John 1:8        If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us.

Romans 7:20           But if I am doing the very thing I do not want, I am no longer the one doing it, but sin which dwells in me.

Psalm 119:9,11        How can a young man keep his way pure? By keeping it according to Your word. Your word I have treasured in my heart, That I may not sin against You.

1 John 1:9    If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

NASB Translation 

Before I became a believer in, and follower of Jesus, I had different views of sin than I do now. Many of the same sins were recognized by both Christians, secular people, and even some pagan people. I knew things like adultery, stealing, lying, sex out of wedlock, and many others were sin. During my life time the list of things considered sin by non-believers, and sad to say by even some claiming to be believers, has shrunk dramatically. Most of what was considered sin a few years ago, is now acceptable. I discovered from scripture the Biblical definition of sin is disobeying a known commandment of God. From scripture, and enlightenment by the Holy Spirit, I know God’s commandments are the same as always, so His list of sin is the same as always. To be reconciled to God I needed to confess my disobedience to God’s commandments, and give myself to Him. Along the way He helped me recognize past, and current sins, which I am required by Him to confess and turn away from. In my discussions with the Lord I have confessed many things, many times. One great encouragement I get from scripture is understanding almost all of my Bible heroes, if not all, were sinners. The apostle Paul in Romans chapter 7 confesses his struggle with sin in his life. Thank you Jesus, because of You I don’t need to be perfect, which is impossible, I just need to believe in Him whom the Father sent.

John 6:29     Jesus answered and said to them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He has sent.”