A Complete List of New Testament Sins

A Complete List of New Testament Sins

These are the sins mentioned by Jesus and the apostles as being opposed to God's rule.  They are not based on the law, which the disciple of Jesus need not obey, but based on the Kingship of Jesus.

The disciple of Jesus should avoid all these sins.  However, if someone claims that you are "sinning" but you are not breaking one of these, you might seek the Lord, but you need not accept their claim.  Only God declares sin and only Jesus is the Word of God. 

Sins of rebellion

Rejection of God—Disobeying God,  not trusting in him, denying God or Jesus or the gospel, idolatry.  Opposite—Love of God, submission to God, faith in Jesus, boldness.
Ephesians 5:5-6; Matthew 7:21-27; Deuteronomy 5:8; Matthew 6:24; Matthew 10:32-33.
Rejection of authorities—Disobeying God-ordained authorities (even if they are evil), as long as they do not directly oppose God’s command.  Opposite: Submission even to evil authorities.
I Peter 2:13-14; Titus 3:1; Matthew 5:39-42.
Rejection of God’s people—Disobeying the elders of God’s people; refusing to meet with God’s people; refusing to assist God’s people; divisiveness.  Opposite: Considering others as better than yourself.
Hebrews 13:17; I Corinthians 10:9-10; Hebrews 10:24; I John 3:17; Jude 1:19.

Sins where we replace ourselves for God

Hostility—Murder, slander, insults, excessive force, threats.  Opposite: Gentleness, meekness, long-suffering.
Genesis 4:3-8; Matthew 5:21-24; Mark 3:1-5; James 4:1-3; Ephesians 4:26-30; Galatians 5:14-22.
Arrogance—Thinking of yourself as better than you are.  Opposite: Humility.
Luke 14:11; Matthew 23:12; Philippians 2:3.
Grasping for power or authorityOpposite: Lowering yourself for the sake of others.
Luke 22:24-27; Mark 10:42-45.

 

Sins where we replace material things for God

Greed—Desiring and striving for what does not belong to you; idleness, envy, theft.   Opposite: Giving freely to those who have need.
Luke 12:13-21; Matt 6:19-24; James 4:2; I Thessalonians 3:10-11; Ephesians 4:28.
Service for money—Focusing on money or the things that money buys as what will give you peace. Opposite: Giving your money away to those who have need.
Matthew 6:24; Luke 12:33.
Hoarding—Keeping any excess for yourself when someone else needs it.  Opposite: Giving your excess possessions away to those who have need.
Luke 16:20-25; I John 3:16-18.
Drunkenness/drug abuse—Seeking a substance that will ultimately harm others.  Opposite: being filled with the Holy Spirit.
I Corinthians 6:10; Matthew 24:49; Ephesians 5:18.
Orgies, course jesting—Participating in entertainment that encourages greed, violence, the degradation of others, or sexual immorality.  Opposite: Rejoicing in the salvation and spirit of God.
Luke 21:34; I Corinthians 10:5-8; Ephesians 5:4.

Sins where we replace other powers for God

False religions. Opposite: Worshiping and serving the God of Jesus Christ.
Exodus 20:2-3; Deuteronomy 8:19-20.
False teachings.  Opposite: Submitting to the teaching of Jesus alone.
II John 1:7-10; I Timothy 6:3-6.
Occultism.  Opposite: Seeking our strength and power from the God of Jesus alone.
Deuteronomy 18:10-12; Galatians 5:20; Revelation 21:8.
Nationalism.  Opposite: Seeking salvation and security from God and his ways alone.
Isaiah 31:1-5; Matthew 22:21.

Other sins that are an indication of some rebellion against God

Unfaithfulness—false witness, not keeping promises, lying, divorce (except if your spouse commits adultery)  Opposite: Speaking what is true, not going back on your word.
Matthew 5:37; Colossians 3:9; Exodus 20:16; Matthew 5:31; Matthew 5:27-28.
Hatred – Murder, unforgiveness, false separation, divisiveness, not giving to those in need.  Opposite: Loving your neighbor as yourself
Matthew 5:21-22; Ephesians 4:26-27,31; Mark 7:21-22; Romans 14:4; I John 3:15-17.
Gossip—Speaking negatively about others without their consent.  Opposite: Speaking the truth in love.
Ephesians 4:31; I Peter 2:1.
Sexual immorality—Having sex with anyone apart from your spouse; sexual speech or imaginings about someone who is not your spouse.  Homosexuality, bestiality, incest.  Opposite: Purity, monogamy.
Leviticus 18; I Thessalonians 4:3; Mark 7:21-22.
Causing others to sin.  Opposite: Encouraging others to love and good deeds.