What is Sin?

I've heard so many competing definitions, and I'd really like to have a solid answer--what is sin?

Can Christians live above it?
Are Christians forgiven when they do it?
Do Christians lose salvation when they commit it?

If you've a good answer, please share it.

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jqlogan said: "I don't see

jqlogan said:

"I don't see how you reconcile the belief that "Christ's own only acceptable Sacrifice" for sin can be co-mingled with human penance especially a penance which is offered to remit the debt of sin for another."

jwmcmac comments:

It is purely a matter of application of the One Only Acceptable Sacrifice of CHRIST.

Ask and you shall receive.

Ask not and you shall not so receive.

Somebody has to be doing the 'asking' (Praying) in order for somebody to Receive the Merits of CHRIST's One Only Acceptable Sacrifice.

It's that works thing.

Faith without Works is Dead.

Faith without Love is clanging cymbals.

If we don't 'work' to 'apply' CHRIST's One Only Acceptable Sacrifice to ourselves and to our Brothers . . . we will not receive it.

It seems that you don't believe or understand this, but this is what the Church and Paul and James and Peter and all the rest has always preached and Believed.

CHRIST died for all . . . but all do not apply this reality to their Lives.

The Prayers of Mothers and Fathers for their Children have effect due to the Sacrifice of CHRIST which they invoke upon their Children.

Neighbors can do the same and even praying for our enemies can have effect in CHRIST.

GOD Bless us all.