Some interesting questions and scriptures below to get us thinking....
HOW DO WE KNOW WHAT SIN IS?
ROMANS 14:23 ...... WHATSOEVER IS NOT OF FAITH IS SIN
ROMANS 3:20, Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: FOR BY THE LAW IS THE KNOWLEDGE OF SIN.
ROMANS 7:7, What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid. No, I HAD NOT KNOWN SIN, BUT BY THE LAW: FOR I HAD NOT KNOWN LUST, EXCEPT THE LAW HAD SAID, YOU SHALL NOT COVET.
1 JOHN 3:4, Whoever commits sin transgresses also the law: for SIN IS THE TRANSGRESSION OF THE LAW.
JAMES 2:10-11 For WHOEVER SHALL KEEP THE WHOLE LAW, AND YET OFFEND IN ONE POINT, HE IS GUILTY OF ALL. , For he that said, DO NOT COMMIT ADULTERY, SAID ALSO, DO NOT KILL. NOW IF YOU COMMIT NO ADULTERY, YET IF YOU KILL, YOU ARE BECOME A TRANSGRESSOR OF THE LAW.
Sin is not believing or rejecting God's Word and breaking anyone of God's commandments.
HAVE WE ALL BROKEN GOD'S LAW AND SINNED?
ROMANS 3:23 FOR ALL HAVE SINNED, AND COME SHORT OF THE GLORY OF GOD
ROMANS 5:12 WHY, AS BY ONE MAN SIN ENTERED INTO THE WORLD, AND DEATH BY SIN; AND SO DEATH PASSED ON ALL MEN, FOR THAT ALL HAVE SINNED
ROMANS 3:10 AS IT IS WRITTEN, THERE IS NONE RIGHTEOUS, NO, NOT ONE
All of us have sinned and fall short of the glory of God and stand before God guilty of sin and the wages of sin is death (Romans 6:23)
WHEN ARE WE HELD ACCOUNTABLE TO GOD FOR SIN?
ACTS OF THE APOSTLES 17:30-31 , And the TIMES OF THIS IGNORANCE GOD WINKED AT; BUT NOW COMMANDS ALL MEN EVERY WHERE TO REPENT: , Because he has appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he has ordained; whereof he has given assurance to all men, in that he has raised him from the dead.
HEBREWS 10:26-31 , For if we sin willfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remains no more sacrifice for sins, , But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries. , He that despised Moses' law died without mercy under two or three witnesses: , Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace? , For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongs to me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people. , It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
JAMES 4:17 Therefore TO HIM THAT KNOWS TO DO GOOD, AND DOES IT NOT, TO HIM IT IS SIN.
God only holds us accountable for sin once he gives us a knowledge of the truth of Gods' Word at which time he calls us to believe and follow what His Word says
WHAT IS THE PENALTY FOR THOSE WHO CONTINUE IN KNOWN SIN WHEN WE HAVE RECEIVED A KNOWLEDGE OF THE TRUTH OF GOD'S WORD?
HEBREWS 10:26-39 , FOR IF WE SIN WILLFULLY AFTER THAT WE HAVE RECEIVED THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE TRUTH, THERE REMAINS NO MORE SACRIFICE FOR SINS, , BUT A CERTAIN FEARFUL LOOKING FOR OF JUDGMENT AND FIERY INDIGNATION, WHICH SHALL DEVOUR THE ADVERSARIES.
ROMANS 8:13, FOR IF YOU LIVE AFTER