There is a large part of professing Christianity that considers errors, faults, and mistakes to be sin. If you ask them if they are free from sin they will boldly tell you we are all human and sin. If you ask them what kind of sins they are talking about they will usually note things like not keeping the speed limit or missing commitments they have made.
This is just a trick of the devil to get Christians to profess to be sinners so when temptations come the devil can tell them to go ahead as they are sinners any way. This way Satan blurs the line before faults and mistakes with willful acts of disobedience against known laws of God.
Under the old covenant there were sins of ignorance (Lev 4:2, 13, 22, 27, 5:15, 18) as the law was not written in their minds and or in their hearts as it is in the new covenant (Heb 10:16). Under the new covenant sin is rated by light and understanding (Joh 9:41; Rom 5:13; Rom 14:22,23; Jam 4:17).
One of the things that the devil wants a new Christian to do is hold that mistakes are sins and start to profess they are a sinner and start asking for forgiveness of their sins every day. Then the devil will set a trap for them. He will try to get them weak by getting them not to pray and read the scriptures and then will set them up for a fall by bringing a temptation when they are weak and when he tempts them will tell them they are a sinner any way, God understands we all sin, its the flesh that is sinning and you can’t help it and there by uses this vile teaching that all Christians sin and deceive and slay the new Christian.
Of course the new Christian is stuck with guilt and condemnation and will weep bitter over his fall. But when he goes for counsel the false Pastor will tell them, oh we all sin, Paul had problems with sin in Romans 7, and there is none righteous, our heart is deceitful and wicked, and we will have to wait until we get to heaven before we are free from sin.
You must stand hard against this false teaching of Sin-you-must and the Mistakes-are-sin teaching that mixes mistakes and sin into one group. When we are presented with this light properly and we continue to hold these false teachings we will be judged by God for those we lead into a sinning profession.
I have yet to meet one person that held the Mistakes-are-sin teaching that has keep their allowance of sin in their life to errors, faults, and mistakes. Most of the time the reason people don’t want to give up the Mistakes-are-sin teaching is because they are covering for the hidden willful sins in their own life.
When we go to the scriptures we quickly find that there is no place for sin in a Christian life what so ever.
John tells us that he wrote that they “sin not” (1Joh 2:1) and further noted in a number of other places in his letter that “whosoever abideth in him sinneth not” (1Joh 3:6), “he that committeth sin is of the devil” (1Joh 3:8), “whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin” (1Joh 3:9), and “we know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not” (1Joh 5:18).
Further we have Jesus telling us “whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin” (Joh 8:34) and “no man can serve two masters” (Mat 6:24), Paul told Timothy “them that sin rebuke before all” (1Tim 5:20), and Peter talked about those “that cannot cease from sin” but he called them “cursed children” (2Pet 2:14).
So when we compare the above scriptures this idea that Christians sin in word thought and deed daily we see that clearly this is not the case.
This Mistakes-are-sin is the brother of Sin-you-must and they are both blind guides that will lead you into the ditch of bondage.
Don’t call those errors, faults, mistakes, and lacks sin that are not sin. Hold with the Word of God that there is no place for sin in a Christians life what so ever. Renounce these Mistakes-are-sin and Sin-you-must teachings and stop reckoning yourselves alive unto sin but “reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin” (Rom 6:11).