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Sin often harms another person, but, ultimately, all sin is against God. The Bible contains many references to people admitting, 'I have sinned against God' (Exodus 10:16; Joshua 7:20; Judges 10:10...
Sin separates us from God. All have sinned and fallen short of the Glory of God.
The word sin is used in Scripture over 400 times. In all cases whether in Hebrew or Geek the word carries a meaning of an offense against what God has clearly delineated as His Way. God's creation whether angelic or human or cosmic or nature was created in perfection[ Genesis 1:26-27 and Ezekiel 28:12-15 ]. When Adam and Eve missed the mark God had established and disobeyed, it automatically brought death and flawed perfection. From that time forward every sin flaws perfection and eternal life. Since God is Perfection by being Holy and Righteous [ Isaiah 5:16 ], every sin is against God.
The simple answer may be the most obvious, in my opinion. We know that there is a “contest” being waged between God and the Devil. This was exemplified in the trials of Job. (Job 2:3-6) Apparently, this same type contest also involves the whole of humanity as well. (Revelation 12:10) If a New Testament person is in Christ or an Old Testament servant strives to follow God’s commands, than any personal sin is consciously committed against God and acknowledged as such. For those that have never been involved with God or Christ, any personal sin supports the Devil’s side of the issue and is likewise indirectly against God. That includes everyone and so all sins are against God one way or another.
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