The commonsense thinks generally of the ordinary sins such as theft, lye, adultery, worshiping of idols or fetish, etc. Evangelist, preaching to touch sinners’ hearts so that they may give their lives to the Lord while repenting themselves for their bad ways or works, asks to criminal, to murderer, to she or he who does abortion, etc. to stand up and repent for his crimes in the sight of obtaining from God his forgiveness. The thematically approach of the Sin consisting in listing, enumerating sins topic after topic, the Bible itself shows its limits from the Old to the New Testaments as mentioned in the following passages:
“You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his manservant or maidservant, his ox or donkey, or ANYTHING THAT BELONGS TO YOUR NEIGHBOR”. Ex. 20:17, NIV version.
“If a man or woman living among you (...) and contrary to my command has worshipped other gods, bowing down to them, or to the sun or the moon or [ALL] THE STARS OF THE SKY”. Deuteronomy 17:2-3, NIV version.
“(…) Sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, AND THE LIKE”. Gal. 5: Protected content , NIV version
“We also know that law is made not for the righteous but for lawbreakers and rebels, the ungodly and sinful, the unholy and irreligious; for those who kill their fathers or mothers , for murderers, adulterers and perverts, for slave traders and liars and perjurers – AND FOR WHATEVER ELSE IS CONTRARY TO THE SOUND DOCTRINE (…)”.1 Tim.1:9-10, NIV version.
Protected content THAT BELONGS TO YOUR NEIGHBOR; [ALL] THE STARS OF THE SKY; AND THE LIKE; AND FOR WHATEVER ELSE IS CONTRARY TO THE SOUND DOCTRINE” proves that a thematically approach (through specific topic) will never permit us to end listing the sins and then finish up knowing one day what the Sin is really.
It is why, Peccatology, the general theory of Sin, proceeds through a Systemic Approach, I mean, gives the ‘universalizable’ definition of the Sin making use of the Infinite Sets Theory. Building a scientific theory means finding the fixed guiding principles and unchanging laws. Therefore, once the laws of particular experiences of the Sin and the principles of the Sin are known, Peccatology gives us possibility of "retro-telling", telling and foretelling ["retrodict", "dict" and predict] upon whichever of the peccaminous acts [that are plenty of sin]; it means that the potential of peccability of a past, present or future sinful acts becomes detectable.
Thus, you’ll see the sinners’ circle widening because the ordinary sins Algorithm is also valid and works wonderfully with the one of the extraordinarily invisible sins.
“The sins of some men are obvious, reaching the place of judgment ahead of them; the sins of the others trail behind them. In the same way, good deeds are obvious, and even those that are not cannot be hidden”. 1 Tim.5: Protected content , NIV version.
Key words: Systemic approach, universal definition, general theory, principles, laws, algorithm, retrodiction, diction, prediction upon Sin and Holiness; structural formulas, visual basics of Sin & Holiness [peccatological & cadoshological pictograms].
Rev Dr J. N’GORAN,
Promoter of new biblical sciences: Peccatology and Cadoshology.
Peccatology (< Latin, peccatum, "sin"): science of the Sin study.
Cadoshology (< Hebrew, kadôsh, "holy"): science of the Holiness study.