Sin and sinning is a fundamental topic found in all of God’s religions.


211. Sin and sinning is a topic found in all of Gods religions: Sin and the committing of sin and the forgiveness of sin from out of Gods grace and mercy, is a topic found in all of Gods religions. Sin, as an action, is strongly discouraged by Gods prophets and is considered to be an act worthy of punishment by God. The concept of sin and the actions and reactions to sin, from God, seems to be a subject that is universally the same throughout all the religions of God, whether the religion is old or fairly recent: Jewish symbols star-8pix Judaism: Genesis 4:7 “If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door.” Deuteronomy 23:21 “When thou shalt vow a vow unto The Lord thy God, thou shalt not slack to pay it: for The LORD thy God will surely require it of thee; and it would be sin in thee.” Proverbs 14:34 “Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.” Psalms 4:4 “Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still.” Ecclesiastes 5:6 Suffer not thy mouth to cause thy flesh to sin; Ezekiel 3:20 “When a righteous man doth turn from his righteousness, and commit iniquity, and I lay a stumbling-block before him, he shall die: because thou hast not given him warning, he shall die in his sin, and his righteousness which he hath done shall not be remembered; but his blood will I require at thine hand.” Ezekiel 3:21 “Nevertheless if thou warn the righteous man, that the righteous sin not, and he doth not sin, he shall surely live, because he is warned; also thou hast delivered thy soul.” the cross-5pix Christianity: John 8:34 Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin. Matthew 12:31 Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men. 1 Corinthians 8:12 “But when ye sin so against the brethren, and wound their weak conscience, ye sin against Christ.” 1 Corinthians 15:33 “Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.” 15:34 “Awake to righteousness, and sin not;” 1 John 5:17 “All unrighteousness is sin: and there is a sin not unto death.” Hebrews 3:13 “But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.” James 4:17 “Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.”

The shrine-17pix BABI RELIGION: “If ye follow the Cause of God, We will forgive you your sins, and if ye turn aside from Our command, We will, in truth, condemn your souls in Our Book, unto the Most Great Fire. We, verily, do not deal unjustly with men, even to the extent of a speck on a date-stone.”

(The Bab, Selections from the Writings of the Bab, p. 61)

Islamic symbol-10 pix ISLAM: 40. “To those who reject Our signs and treat them with arrogance, no opening will there be of the gates of heaven nor will they enter the garden, until the camel can pass through the eye of the needle: such is Our reward for those in sin.”

(The Qur’an (Yusuf Ali tr), Surah   7)

Islamic symbol-5pix Islam: 111. “And if anyone earns sin, he earns it against his own soul: for Allah (God) is full of knowledge and wisdom.”

(The Qur’an (Yusuf Ali tr), Surah   4)

Islamic symbol-5pix Islam: 13. “Generations before you We destroyed when they did wrong: their Messengers came to them with Clear Signs, but they would not believe! Thus do We requite those who sin!

(The Qur’an (Yusuf Ali tr), Surah  10)

Zoroastrian symbol-12pix  ZOROASTRIANISM: 4. “As Thou, O Ahura Mazda (God)! Hast thought and spoken, as thou hast determined, and hast done these things (effecting) what is good, therefore do we offer to Thee, therefore do we ascribe to Thee our praises, and worship Thee, and bow ourselves before Thee; and therefore would we direct our prayers to Thee, Ahura! with confessions of our sin.”

(Zoroaster, The Zend-Avesta, Avesta – Yasna 39)

Zoroastrian symbol-5pix Zoroastrianism: “Evil is not wholly evil. In tackling it the soul acquires moral strength i.e. competence for nearness to God. This is a relieving feature of sin.” “Even evil operates for the ultimate good.” (ZOROASTER, Hymns of Atharvan pp. 120 and 121)

Hindu symbol-10pix HINDUISM: “Yea! whoso, shaking off the yoke of flesh Lives lord, not servant, of his lusts; set free From pride, from passion, from the sin of Self, Toucheth tranquility!

(Hindu, Bhagavad Gita (Edwin Arnold tr) chapter 2)

Hindu symbol 5-pix Hinduism: “Better thine own work is, though done with fault, Than doing others’ work, even excellently. He shall not fall in sin who fronts the task Set him by Nature’s hand! Let no man leave His natural duty,”

(Hindu, Bhagavad Gita (Edwin Arnold tr) chapter 18)

Buddhist wheel symbol-10 pix BUDDHISM: 15. “Whoever has tasted the sweetness of solitude and tranquility Becomes free from fear and sin while drinking the sweetness of the truth.”

(Buddhist, Dhammapada – Sayings of the Buddha 2 (tr. J. Richards))

Dharma wheel Buddhist symbols-5pix Buddhism: 23. “Better is it to fare alone; There is no friendship with a fool. Fare alone and commit no sin,”

(Buddhist, Dhammapada – Sayings of the Buddha 3 (tr. J. Richards))

Dharma wheel Buddhist symbols-5pix Buddhism: “Happy is virtue until old age. Happy is faith that firmly stands. Happy is it to gain insight. Happy is it to commit no sin.”

(Buddhist, Dhammapada – Sayings of the Buddha 3 (tr. J. Richards))

Mandaean symbol-15pix SABEANISM: “There will be forgiving of sins and I shall be pure in all my words. And Life is victorious.” (Sabeanism, Ginza Rba- chapter 1)

Mandaean symbol1 Sabeanism: “Great First Word, which assured me sight in mine eyes, pour wisdom into my heart! Open the eyes of my understanding! Be there forgiveness of sins for me, and for my father and mother, for my wife and children, for my priests and for all souls who stood for The Name of Life (Haiyi, God) and were firm in the sign of Manda-d-Hiia with a sincere and believing heart.” (Sabeanism, Ginza Rba- chapter 171)

Mandaean symbol1 Sabeanism: “Health, victory and forgiving of sins be there for me, Adam, who have prayed this prayer and (these) Devotions. Forgiving of sins be there for a man whose eyes wait upon his Father and whose thought is directed to The Life and whose mind doth not stray from Knowledge-of-Life.” (Sabeanism, Ginza Rba- chapter 410)

The shrine-17pix BABI RELIGION: “Forgive us our sins. Thou art, verily, the Eternal Truth, and unto Thee, our infallible Retreat, must we all return.”

(The Bab, Selections from the Writings of the Bab, p. 44)

The shrine10 pix Babi Religion: “O children of men! If ye believe in the one True God, follow Me, this Most Great Remembrance of God sent forth by your Lord, that He may graciously forgive you your sins. Verily He is forgiving and compassionate toward the concourse of the faithful.”

(The Bab, Selections from the Writings of the Bab, p. 44)

the greatest name-12pixBAHA’I FAITH: “As for those who commit sin and cling to the world they are assuredly not of the people of Baha.”

(Bahá’í Faith, Abdu’l-Baha, A Traveller’s Narrative, p. 42)

the greatest name 8 pixBaha’i Faith: “It is my dearest hope that you may all become a blessing to others, that you may give sight to the spiritually blind, hearing to the spiritually deaf and life to those who are dead in sin.”

(Bahá’í Faith, Abdu’l-Baha, Paris Talks, p. 100)

the greatest name 8 pixBaha’i Faith: “If ye become aware of a sin committed by another, conceal it, that God may conceal your own sin.”

(Bahá’í Faith, Baha’u’llah, Epistle to the Son of the Wolf, p. 55)

the greatest name 8 pixBaha’i Faith: “Should anyone be afflicted by a sin, it behoveth him to repent thereof and return unto his Lord. He, verily, granteth forgiveness unto Whomsoever He willeth,”

(Bahá’í Faith, Baha’u’llah, The Kitab-i-Aqdas, p. 37)