They were known as men of the sling, with a deadly accuracy which never missed the bull’s eye.
On the other hand, the Bible contains no record of a man, save Jesus Christ, who never missed the moral standard of Almighty God Every man has failed to do what he ought, therefore the term is fittingly applied to sins of omission.
(2) Ultimately all sin is a positive rebellion against God and a transgression of His standards. (4) Man’s responsibility is definite and clearly understood.” This is a valuable listing of the words and their root meanings; however, I would like to expand one or two of the ideas.This same minister, who calls himself “The Christian Agnostic,” also said, “Paul’s words that ‘through one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin’ (Romans ) can be dismissed as nonsense.” Well, to such blasphemy I can only reply that God knows the thoughts of men and is able to answer their questions before they are asked. But when any man exalts the human mind to the place of deity and goes so far as to rule God out altogether, that man is on the brink of destruction.The Bible condemns human intellect as the supreme court. Charles Ryrie has given a listing of Hebrew and Greek words which describe sin.Yes, all without exception, for, says God, “We have before proved both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all under sin” (Romans 3:9); that is, both Jew and Gentile have missed the mark.The Book of Judges contains the record of 700 men in the Tribe of Benjamin, all left-handed, and “everyone could sling stones at an hair breadth, and not miss” (Judges ).