If you’re forced to do the wrong thing is it still a sin?

Nick 03/08/2018. 30 answers
Society & Culture Religion & Spirituality

30 Answers

Mephistopheles 03/09/2018.

Sin is an invention of religion. Right and wrong still exist although it is a very debatable subject.

hillbilly 03/09/2018.

Yes. You must stand for God, even if they kill you.

Althea 03/09/2018.

According to Rom 7:20-23 it shows of the fight of the law of our mind against sin’s law this fight is daily and no one forces us to sin because according to Galatians 6:9 that we’re accountable individually so that we have to carry our own load.

Larry C 03/09/2018.

Yes, you did it due to your free will to oppose it.

SBR32277 03/09/2018.

There is always a choice.

Nighwolf 03/09/2018.

Genocide for oil is not a sin as it’s for the greater good and longevity of a nation

Campbell Hayden 03/09/2018.


Nothing is a sin unless `God` says so, and so far, God's rules apply ... NOT the rules of religion.

Anonymous 03/09/2018.

1859 Mortal sin requires full knowledge and complete consent. It presupposes knowledge of the sinful character of the act, of its opposition to God's law. It also implies a consent sufficiently deliberate to be a personal choice. Feigned ignorance and hardness of heart133 do not diminish, but rather increase, the voluntary character of a sin.

1860 Unintentional ignorance can diminish or even remove the imputability of a grave offense. But no one is deemed to be ignorant of the principles of the moral law, which are written in the conscience of every man. The promptings of feelings and passions can also diminish the voluntary and free character of the offense, as can external pressures or pathological disorders. Sin committed through malice, by deliberate choice of evil, is the gravest.

1861 Mortal sin is a radical possibility of human freedom, as is love itself. It results in the loss of charity and the privation of sanctifying grace, that is, of the state of grace. If it is not redeemed by repentance and God's forgiveness, it causes exclusion from Christ's kingdom and the eternal death of hell, for our freedom has the power to make choices for ever, with no turning back. However, although we can judge that an act is in itself a grave offense, we must entrust judgment of persons to the justice and mercy of God.

1862 One commits venial sin when, in a less serious matter, he does not observe the standard prescribed by the moral law, or when he disobeys the moral law in a grave matter, but without full knowledge or without complete consent.

Racket 03/09/2018.

No If life is at risk.

megalomaniac 03/09/2018.

Sin can be anything since it is an arbitrary concept made up by religious authorities. Ask your local religious person, but don't expect a consistent answer.

Mark 03/09/2018.

This question is too vague for me to give a specific answer.


If you were forced to drive your car into a crowd of people that killed many.

I believe this would not be a sin.

God is intelligent and knows what is in your heart to determine whether this was intentional or an accident!

God is fair!

Wake up, people!


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Fuzzy 03/09/2018.

Without specifics, it is hard to say. There are degrees of coercion There is also times when people die before they submit to do the wrong thing. Your problem is most likely not so dire.

As an example of where a person is powerless to stop someone from raping them, even if they scream, they are not at fault unless they were stupid to go into or with a person into a place where they couldn't stop this rape. So, many who are raped are innocent, others not so much.

ari 03/09/2018.

Yes it's still a sin but God does not hold the person responsible that is forced to do the ACT

Anonymous 03/09/2018.

We need an example please. Thank you.

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pat c 03/09/2018.

Sin is an imaginary concept. It's complete nonsense.

Fireball 03/09/2018.

if u mean rape no..Rapist is the criminal.

Hal 03/09/2018.

No. For something to be counted as a sin, one has to know it's wrong (Romans chapters 4 and 5) and intentionally do it, with a real choice available, where one could have done otherwise without causing some other serious harm.

Generally our conscience will tell us when something is wrong to do, at least the first few times.

Anonymous 03/09/2018.

I do not know. Ask your pastor

Anonymous 03/09/2018.

Human law recognizes the concept of doing something under duress. How much more so do you think divine law would recognize that concept?

If a perfect and loving God holds something against you that you were forced to do, there is something very wrong.

WwwdotBibleSelectordotcom 03/09/2018.

If you are LITERALLY forced to do so...then "No".

Misty 03/09/2018.

Sin doesn't exist, don't let a fear based religion ruin your life.

Peter 03/09/2018.

Yes, but there is forgiveness.

Pamela 03/09/2018.

Many think that they have been forced when they really haven't been. They consider it force because they determined the alternative is worse than compliance.

We hear people say- 'I had to do it. I didn't have a choice.' What they mean is the choice they were given was between 2 things they didn't want to do and so they chose the easiest one- the lesser of 2 evils (as they see it).

To me, the only way you do not have a choice is if you're unconscious or if someone over powers you and physically controls you.

Otherwise- you Do have a choice- you just may not like it.

Even if someone puts a gun to your head and says 'Deliver this bomb or I'll shoot you' -you still have a choice. You can choose to be shot. So naturally we say- 'I didn't have a choice.' But actually, we did have a choice.

We often chose the lesser of 2 evils and then hope no one holds us accountable for it.

Christian sinner 03/09/2018.

I guess. So, if you don't you are not a sinner anymore? What my point is, why all the talk about which is a sin or not? The nature of sin is in us, the problem started like that. So the sin quantifying and managing seems to have become a hobby, rather than trusting in God for what Christ did with sin. Everyone seems to want to live in a traditional Christian guilt trip. If God wants to get your attention, he will. Why not trust him for that instead of trying to micromanage sins? You are wasting your time and opportunities for greater faith!

Keith J 03/09/2018.

you can always resist

Anonymous 03/09/2018.

its a double sin. you're not supposed to let people force you

Gary B 03/09/2018.


NO ONE, not even Go, can FORCE you to do something you don't want to do.

YOU make the choice. "NO" is always an option. It may result in your punishmtn. It may result in your death. But "I WON'T DO IT" is still an option, and do that which God does not liek is still a sin.

Randie 03/09/2018.

There are situation that situations are done where a person is physically forced.

Rape, child molesting, a weapon held against you if you do not do what they say. We have to fight for what is right, we have to scream and and call for help. When we do our best to stand up for what is right and we are forced---- it is not a sin.

(Deuteronomy 22:25-27)

Truth is within you 03/09/2018.

We all have free will but have the temptation to blame other people

Ryan 03/09/2018.


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