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Know the sin and redemption doctrine of Christianity this Christmas
The doctrine of sin is central to Christianity since its basic message is about redemption from sins in Jesus Christ. It is held that all of us are sinners who need God's mercy and forgiveness as well as should seek His grace of absolution and redemption. In Christianity, a sin is regarded as transgression of God's Law.

Here is what Jesus Christ had said regarding an incident, "Let the one among you who is without sin be the first to cast a stone." The incident is about the woman taken in the act of adultery and brought by a shouting crowd for being stoned before Jesus, expecting Him to pronounce such a judgment. He, however, told the crowd that the one who was without sin should throw the first stone. Suddenly, silence fell and one by one, the condemning crowd left. Then Jesus told the woman, "Neither do I condemn you. Go and sin no more."

Here is my acrostic that attempts to describe 'SIN' in brief. S: Speech, deed, or desire in opposition to the eternal law of God or His commandments / I: inherited from Adam as a condition of fallen human nature that / N: Negates the principle of divine or spiritual life in a person.

Seven main sins in Christianity are the lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy and pride. According to the mainstream Christian theology, it was at the moment that Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit to become lusty; both sin and death were born. Since Adam represented the human race, he is held responsible for the fall of man and lust is referred to as the 'Sin of Adam'.

Many hardcore Christians believe that even an idle word, excessive laughter, gossip, backbiting, bragging and so forth are venial sins by reason of their genus. It is believed that even such sins impair full healthy activity of a person and result in wasted life by destroying the principle of spiritual human life.

In Christianity, atonement refers to the redemption achieved by Jesus Christ by his virgin birth, sinless life, crucifixion, and resurrection. Often, confession and penance are undertaken as a remedy for sins. In other words, atonement exemplifies an underlying spiritual unity with God or Divine Love in Christianity. Hence, it should be the goal of every Christian to "sin no more," as a free will choice after asking forgiveness.

Recently, Pope Francis had termed fake and sensationalised news 'a very serious sin'and advised journalists to provide precise, complete and correct information by refraining from providing one-sided reports.

The Pope stated, "You shouldn't fall into the 'sins of communication:' disinformation, or giving just one side, calumny that is sensationalised, or defamation, looking for things that are old news and have been dealt with and bringing them to light today."

Here are my haiku on doctrine of sin.

No trespasses, sins -
Self-observe for righteous path
for atonement.

Sins are bondages
Redeem - atone from all sins
for bliss to arise.

Reclaim salvation -
the most precious divine gift
with freedom from sins.

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