Jan 06, 2015 - 06:44 AM
Sin is to miss the mark, to error, be mistaken or wonder from the path of righteousness.
Transgression is rebellion, to rebel against God.
We see in scripture that sin is the transgression of the law. (1 John 3:4) In other words, righteousness is to follow and to obey the laws of God. Those who do not obey the law of God find themselves in transgression, or sin. Iniquity, sin and transgression all have to do with the act of being disobedient to God’s law.
We are required by God through scripture to follow His laws. But not the laws of Moses, or the Ten Commandments per say, for this was to teach us of the law, but we are now required to follow the New Covenant law.
Faith is to hear the voice of God through His spirit. Works is to be obedient unto God via His faith. Jesus was obedient unto death. (Philippians 2:8) Abraham heard God tell him to take his son Isaac up upon the mountain to be sacrificed (Hebrews 11:17). This was his faith, to hear the command of God.
But Abraham’s works is shown to us in James (2:21-23) when Abraham obeyed God and actually took Isaac to be sacrificed. Thus James shows us Abraham’s works. This was the law of God prior to Moses. But then God instituted the Mosaic Law until the seed would come (Galatians 3:19).
When the seed came (Jesus), we then see the reinstatement of the original law through Jesus and the teachings of Paul. This is all well explained in scripture, but is not really understood by our church leaders and therefore we are ignorant of it.
If we hear God and obey what He tells us to do, then we are no longer under the laws of Moses, but we are now under the new covenant law of faith (Romans 3:27).
Just my take on it....