Partial List of Sins
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Appendix C:

A Partial* List of Sins


*This list is partial because of James 4:17, which says, Therefore, to him who knows to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin.

Addictions (drunkenness, revelries, drinking parties), Gal. 5:21; 1 Peter 4:3; 1 Cor. 5:11; 6:10
Adultery, Mark 7:21; 1 Cor. 6:9; Gal. 5:19; Ex. 20:14
Anger (outbursts of wrath), Eph. 4:26-27; Col. 3:8; Gal.5:20; James 1:19-20, 26

Any behavior that gives a poor witness for Christ because by this God is blasphemed, Romans 2:17-24;
1 Tim. 6:1; Titus 2:1-5
Bitterness, Eph. 4:31; Heb. 12:15
Blasphemy (contempt for God; irreverence), Mark 7:22; Col.3:8

Covetousness (Webster's: having an inordinate desire for wealth or possessions, or for another's possessions; greed), Mark 7:22; Luke 12:15; Rom. 1:29; 1 Cor.5:10; 6:10; Eph. 5:3; 1 Tim. 6:6-10; James 4:1; Ex.20:17

Dishonoring God (taking Godís name in vain, not observing the Sabbath), Ex. 20:7-11; Hebrews 10:25
Dishonoring a spouse, Eph. 5:33; Col. 3:18-19; 1 Peter 3:1-7
Disobedience to God, Heb. 4:6, 11; James 1:22
Disobedience to parents, Col. 3:20; Eph. 6:1-3; Ex. 20:12
Dressing or acting provocatively, Titus 2:5, 7; Rom. 13:12-14; 1 Cor. 6:9; 1 Peter 2:11; 4:3; Gal. 5:19

Failure to give an employer good service, Eph. 6:5-8; Col. 3:22-25; 1 Tim. 6:1
Failure to treat an employee well, Eph. 6:9; 1 Tim. 6:2
Failure to obey governing authorities, (except when they dishonor God) Rom. 13:1-7; 1 Peter 2:13-17
Failure to raise children in the Lord, Eph. 6:4; Deut. 6:7
Fear, because this is the opposite of faith, 1 John 1:18; 2 Tim. 1:7; Rom. 8:15
Fighting (contentions, dissensions, factions, strife, clamor), Gal. 5:15, 20; Eph. 4:31; James 4:1-2; Heb.12:14-15; 1 Cor. 3:3; 2 Cor. 12:20-21; Titus 3:9-10
Filthy language (coarse jesting, dirty jokes), Col. 3:8; Eph. 4:29; 5:4; James 1:26

Hatred, Gal. 5:20; Prov. 10:12, 18; Ps. 109:3, 6
Heresy (teaching false doctrine, leading others astray), Rom.16:17-18; 2 Cor.11:13-15; Gal. 5:20; 1 Tim. 4:1-3; 6:3-5; Titus 1:10-11; 2 Peter 2:1-22; 2 John 1:9; Jude
Homosexual acts, Rom. 1:24-27; 1 Cor. 6:9; Lev. 18:22
Hurting other people by teasing or verbally abusing them, or by bullying or threatening them (revilers, extortioners), 1 Cor. 5:11; 6:10; 1 Peter 3:9

Hypocrisy (pretending to be what you are not), 1 Peter 2:1

Idolatry (Webster's: 1. the worship of a physical object as a god; 2. immoderate attachment or devotion to something), 1 Cor. 5:11; 6:9; 10:14-22; Rev. 9:20; Ex. 20:2-6
Jealousy (envy), Rom. 1:29; Gal. 5:21; James 3:14, 16;1 Peter 2:1

Knowing to do good and not doing it, James 4:17

Lying (deceit; false witness), Mark 7:22; Eph. 4:25; Col. 3:9;1 Peter 2:1; Ex. 20:16
Lewdness (indecency), Gal. 5:19; 1 Peter 4:3
Lust, 1 John 2:16; 1 Peter 2:11

Malice, maliciousness (Webster's: ill will; intent to cause harm), Rom. 1:29; Col. 3:8; Eph. 4:31;
1 Peter 2:1; 3:9
Murder (including abortion), Gal. 5:21; Rev. 9:21; Ex. 20:13

Occult (consulting any spirit who is not God, or not from God; examples are astrology, fortune telling, sorcery, Tarot cards, witchcraft), 1 Cor. 10:20-21; 2 Cor. 6:14-18; Gal. 5:20; Deut. 18:10-13; Lev. 19:31; Rev. 9:21
>>>Test the spirits, 1 John 4:1-3; 1 Cor. 12:3

Pornography, Gal. 5:19; Eph. 4:17-19; 1 Peter 2:11; 4:3
Prejudice in any form, James 2:1-9; Gal. 3:26-29; 1 Cor. 1:26-29
Pride, Mark 7:22; James 4:6, 10; 1 Cor. 4:6-7; Gal. 6:3
Provoking children to anger, Col. 3:21; Eph.6:4

Self-centeredness, James 3:14, 16
Selfish ambitions, Gal. 5:20; Phil. 1:16
Sexual sin (fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire), Mark 7:21-22; Rom. 1:29; 1 Cor. 5:10; 6:9; Gal. 5:19; Eph.5:3; Col.3:5; 1 Thess.4:3-6; 1 Peter 2:11; Rev.9:21
Slander (speaking evil of another person; judging another person, backbiting), Rom. 1:29-30; Eph.4:31; James 1:26; 3:9-10; 4:11; 1 Peter 2:1; Matt. 7:1-5; James 2:12-13
Stealing (theft), Mark 7:22; 1 Cor.6:10; Eph. 4:28; Rev. 9:21; Ex.20:15
Suppressing the truth about God, Rom. 1:18-32

Unbelief, Heb. 3:7-19; 1 John 5:10
Unforgiveness, Matt. 6:14-15; 18:33; Rom. 1:31; 12:19


1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Isaiah 1:18 Ö"Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall be as wool.


Diana Clancy
Copyright November 2007