We all know some things are prohibited by the Bible.
You shalt not lie, kill or steal and must keep the Sabbath holy. Yet, violating these rules is not always sin.
We would say it was not a sin to kill someone if the greater good was served by doing so. What if you told a lie in order to save someone’s life? Probably no sin.
If a person was on the verge of starving to death and came upon a farm that had food but no one was home, would it be considered a sin to steal something. I think not.
When I was growing up, it was a serious sin to do field work with a tractor on Sunday. Taking care of the animals was not a sin, even if one used the tractor.
All of these “thou shalt not” sins, then, have a context in which they are not sins. As times change new contexts come along.
Many say homosexuality is considered a sin in the Bible. But, are there any contexts in which it is not a sin? For example, what if we find gay couples serve the greater good and do not harm anyone?
What if it serves the greater good to have people in relationships because they care for one another and don’t require government services? If marriage serves the greater good so much we give it tax breaks, why would it be sin to include gay couples?
I don’t understand these sin rules.