Is it a sin to break the law?

Excluding the obvious like rape, murder, and all the heinous crimes that the Bible forbids. Is it a sin to speed, drink underage, etc?

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  • 4 weeks ago

    It is what you think it is. If you think it’s a sin, don’t do it. 

    You have a built-in guide - your conscience. 

    Judge by that and I wish you all the best x

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  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    Not if you're a Satanist.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! For yourself and the other innocent victims that may be hurt by stupidity.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    Using a fake ID to drink underage is a sin that the Bible specifically forbids. If a person selling alcohol can't see that you are underage by looking at you, then the person is "blind" in a sense, and the fake ID is a "stumbling block" in that it stops the person from following the law against selling to underage drinkers. So it's a stumbling block before the blind.

    Speeding is also a sin that Bible forbids. Although cars weren't invented, it repeatedly states, in many contexts, ranging from animals to architecture, that a person must not endanger the lives of others. For example, it says that if you dig a deep hole in the ground, you must cover it so that no one falls in it. Speeding is like leaving a hole uncovered.

    Prior to 1776, it was thought to be a sin to break any law, because God had put the King in power and disobeying the law was disobeying the law of the person God had chosen to reign. It's not clear to me whether this reasoning would apply to an elected government.

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  • 1 month ago

    To me, like "common sense" says

    Laws are laws, sins are sins

    A sin is religious based

    A law is govermentual based

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  • 1 month ago

    Laws are laws.

    Sins are sins.

    Let's say, in the case of infidelity....There may still be some states in which that behavior is   against the law.  If you take religion into play, yeah, infidelity is a sin. Two for one. 

    Therefore, yes, it is entirely possible for one to break the law and commit a sin at the same time. 

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  • 1 month ago

    NOT IF YOUR A DEMOCRIT... IT is not even a sin to KILL UNBORN babies if you are a democrit.. 

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  • Clive
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    What does a religious question have to do with law and ethics?

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  • Satan
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Romans 13:1 "Let every person be in subjection to the governing authorities.

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  • 1 month ago

    Wrong category. Religion has it's own.

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