Learn more about "bad" words in the Bible, like Sin, Iniquity, and Transgression.
Crouching at your door.
Sin is the most widely used "bad word" in the Bible, but it's also the most varied. In its most basic form, Sin simply means to miss the mark, or fall short of a goal. In this video, we’ll explore the concept of “moral failure” that underlies this important biblical word. Get ready to discover a profound and realistic portrait of the human condition.
Khata / Sin
Forgive me my transgressions.
Most people would probably admit that humans can make a mess of things, and that evil is undoubtedly something that exists in the world today. The Bible actually has a lot to say on this topic, but it uses strange vocabulary to describe the problem of human evil. Since we don't use this type of language on a day-to-day basis, we often ignore some of the profound wisdom the Bible has to offer. Transgressios is one of those words that is no exception.
Pesha / Transgression
Avon / Iniquity
The weight of my iniquity is more than I can bear.
Iniquity is a biblical word that very few people use anymore, and even fewer people know what it means! In this video, we’ll explore the significance of this word in ancient Hebrew, and discover a whole new way to think about our selfish decisions and their consequences.
We hope that the three words and concepts presented in these videos give you a more clear picture of human evil from the Bible's perspective.
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