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  • Just one really - Pride. Every sin has pride at its core. Including any notions that one can completely give up being prideful and thus achieve perfection....
  • I think quilt and pride are a few + 5
  • Depends which Christian denomination. Some you can confess sins receive absolution and then start all over again. May not be the way it was intended but many deal with christianity in that way.
  • Becoming a Christian is not just a matter of giving up this or that: it is a life changing event and a life long journey. Firstly, we ask God to forgive us all our sins past, because of the death of Jesus on our behalf (His death paid the penalty for all sin), then we ask God to take over our lives and fill us with His Spirit, so that we are gradually transformed into the image of Jesus. When we have given our lives to the Lord, sin begins to fall away like old leaves off a plant. We find that some of the things that once seemed so natural to us (eg lying, stealing, hating) begin to become unimportant and we start to look for good things to take their place. As the old Pantene commercial said "It won't happen overnight, but it WILL happen". LOL
  • A person should endeavor to give up all sin and live a virtuous life. This includes people how wish to become Christian. Sin is a deliberate thought, word, deed, or omission contrary to the eternal law of God. In other words, sin is anything that hurts your relationship with God. For more information, see the Catechism of the Catholic Church: http://www.usccb.org/catechism/text/pt3sect1chpt1art8.htm With love in Christ.
  • "Sin" does not preclude you to become a Christian, which is why Jesus died on your behalf… unbelief does. I am not sure if you are serious becoming Christian or not, but I will assume you are… You don’t take a shower so you can take a bath? Do you? You can’t clean you self up so you can “become” a Christian. The Blood of Christ does the “cleaning” All you have to do is repent, ask God the Father to forgive your sin of unbelief an ask Him to reveal Jesus to you. Then pay attention to you toughs, there, will be first changes you will notice and that is where all will start. What you taught before was all foolishness and nonsense, will slowly turn into a spiritual nourishment. If nothing (no change) happens in a while, keep petition (praying) God, don’t give up…
  • You will NEVER give up sin. EVER. It's not humanly possible. To become a Christian it's as simple as believing that Christ died on the cross for your sins. He knows you will sin and do so until the day you die. He died for them. You just have to believe that He did so. You then just try to control your sinning. And when you know that you sinned, you ask for forgiveness and Christ will wash away your sins. He knows your heart and knows if you mean it. It's between you and Him and no one else. You can fake it to the rest of the world, but He knows.
  • It's not that you have to give up sin...nobody can not sin (excuse the double negative). Being a Christian is recognizing sin as something that needs forgiving.
  • Christians will tell you that Jesus died on the cross for your sins which you will do until the day you die. To become a Christian you just have to believe that He did so. The implication of all that is - stop worrying about which sins to give up and which to keep, all your sins are taken care of. Unfortunately 1 - Jesus did not say that. To the person who called him good he said "Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but IF THOU WILT ENTER INTO LIFE, KEEP THE COMMANDMENTS."(Matthew 19:17) 2 - Ezekiel 18:20 in plain and simple language says "The soul that sinneth, IT shall die. The son shall NOT bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son” 3 - The above is supported by HQ 35:18, translated as "And no burdened soul can bear another's burden. And if one, heavily laden, crieth for (help with) his load, naught of it will be lifted even though he (unto whom he crieth) be of kin." implying that no one no matter how much they loved you can take your sins.
  • The Sins You Must Give Up To Become A Christian: ALL OF THEM. Everything that is labeled as a Sin in the Bible. For STARTERS: Greed, Envy, Murder, Lust, Sloth, Wrath, Deceit You must live your life TRULY attempting to not sin At All. yes, it May happen. but not easily... if you want to be accepted as a Christian & be deemed worthy of Heaven. On the very rare chance that you commit a sin, you must confess your sin to our lord, in prayer. & Truly do your best to not sin again. God will know if you are sincere about your intention & vow to not sin. By not sinning you will be rewarded A TON. It will definitely be worth it not to!!!
  • Christian, now I know many people have different interpratations of what a Christian is, most of which are legalistic. It all boils down to Grace and Works. Either Works: You have to work to get into heaven. Or Grace: It's a free gift. To give up sins is to give up actions, now Christ didn't come to earth to die and make you work for your salvation. Jesus Christ (according to the Bible, not my opinion) died for everyone's sins so you wouldn't have to work for your salvation. Before Jesus Christ, people killed sheep for god as offerings. Jesus Christ came to earth to be that sheep. So if we still had to work for our salvation, then Christ's death would be meaningless.
  • Ok.. let me just say that you do not have to just "quit sinning" to become a christian.. NO christian is without sin...(although they like to brag and boast that they are.. bull) Being a christian does NOT make you without sin. You do not have to pressure yourself to quit all sins (which cannot be done.. you will sin again and He will be there for you) You must not change a thing except to accept Him into your heart and allow HIM to HELP YOU. He will work with you.. trust me I speak from experience. I could not do it alone.. He helped once I turned it all over to Him. Anyone that tells you that you have to give them all up and that if you do not.. you will go to "hell" is lying.. I would read the Bible for yourself and ask Him to open you up to His word. You will get so many different words of advice from us on this but you really need to develope a personal relationship with Him.. and ask for His help and allow Him into your life.. Read His word and get to know Him.. People will be much more condemning than He will.. do not put your trust in man.. put it in Him. Once you turn to Him .. He will work from within you. You will never be without sin and a perfect person is not walking this earth.. Only one man walked on water.. we cannot and He knows this.. He knows us better than we know ourselves. You cannot weigh each sin against each other.. a sin is a sin. You have to want the desire to please Him and do His works....To know Him and His absolute love for us.. When you sin.. He does not cast you aside. If you let Him.. He will keep you going in the right direction. Without Him.. I personally.. cannot go far.
  • For a Christian the attitude is not, what sins do I have to give up, as though I still loved my sins and I only want to do the minimal required to get a free ticket to heaven. Such a question is how a lost, unsaved person thinks -- still in love with sin and thinking of it in a legalistic way, as though the sins are more enjoyable than a holy life of praise to God. When God changes the heart of a sinner, the saved sinner is in a state of such gratitude and thanks, realizes who God is as well as his own humble state -- and hates his sin. The regenerated Christian understands at least a glimpse of the all-powerful God, and that even my very existence, every cell of my body and every breath I take, comes from God alone. And as a child, newly adopted into God's family, wants to please his/her Heavenly Father, similar to how a young child in a family wants to please their father. The result is far from perfect, due to indwelling sin, but the desire is there in the regenerated child of God, and through God's sanctifying power the believer gradually comes closer to perfection. Along the way, at the beginning the young Christian may see some obvious sins in his life that he needs to repent of and overcome; yet later in the Christian walk, as we come closer and closer to God we see our imperfection and sin that much more clearly -- even though the lost person may think that the person is a very good or godly person. I think of the story of an old Puritan preacher. He's in a building, sorrowful and praying for forgiveness to God, pouring out his heart over his terrible guilt. Two schoolboys outside overhear him, and get really curious, wondering what terrible sins the preacher has committed. Afterwards the boys ask him about it. Oh, the preacher explains, it is that my mind wanders so much.
  • In order to be saved and be a Christian, you have to simply believe, repent, and confess. You must believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of the living God, that He shed His blood and died for your sins on the cross, and that God raised Him from the dead. You must repent(meaning "to have a change of mind") of your sins, and confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus(Romans 10:9-13). When we become Christians, we still sin in our flesh, so it is impossible in this life for us to "forsake all of our sin"(even though we can forsake certain sins with God's help) in this present life as the heresy of "Lordship Salvation" teaches. I do not believe that Lordship Salvation is Biblical and I believe purely in salvation by grace through faith(Eph.2:8-9). God will save anyone who repents of their sin and puts their complete faith and trust in Jesus Christ and what He has done for them. I hope that this helps. :) -In the Master's service. Thank you and God bless you!
  • hmm I'm pretty sure there's 7 of them...somewhere... :P
  • All of them (to the best of your ability). I thought you would have had that one down by now Peter... ;-)
  • Intelligence and good judgement, my social life and everyone i know :D
  • Not one. Jesus takes them all away. Otherwise, its just a change of life.
  • In my opinion..just the sin of admitting you can do it on your own (pride) and don't need a saviour. Which you turn from that when you become Christian...admitting you are a sinner , believe on what Jesus di and willing to turn from sin and are repentant about the sins . For me...and sure with others, its a life long journey. A perfect christian, is an oxymoran. Its a process..but all God wants is to know you are Loved enough that He sent his Son to die on your behalf and that you are willing to accept that and have a relationship with Him. He loves you as is, and loves you so much He won't let you stay the way you are and He will change you for the better. He wants the best for all. And one is not alone in the process, God is with you. Salvation is free but you will be changed /reborn within and want to live a Godly life, do things God way..instead of your way. Even though at times...it can be a struggle , will still human, but God will see you through. I am rambling..sorry! Just know God accepts you for who you are now, come as you are...sins and all, God will clean you up
  • Blasphemy. As long as you believe in Christ, you're a Christian. Doesn't necessarily make you a good one, though.
  • I have to TRY to give up ALL sins. :) The important word there is "try". We're all humans and will continue to sin, Christian or not. The difference is we as Christians try to not sin but when it happens, we ask for forgiveness and make an honest attempt at not repeating it again.
  • Lemme guess? = All of 'em?! ;-)
  • Give up supporting any church that preaches hate in any kind of sense; hate is not a Christian virtue.
  • A person shouldn't look at what they have to give up to become a Christian, rather they should look at what they will gain by turning away from the world and turning to God. What a person gives up is the sinful life style that is leading one to eternal damnation. What they gain by giving up this life style is eternal life, happiness, and a face to face welcome home by the Creator, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, fellow brethren, and lost loved ones.
  • 2 many!! Why not consider becoming a B'nai Noach or Son of Noah? There only seven laws. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noahide_Laws
  • To become a Christian you have to believe in salvation through Jesus Christ and make a commitment to try your hardest to live according to his rules. If you want to be Christian you have to give up all the things you consider to be "sins": you have to make a commitment to try to never commit them again. Of course, you probably will commit them again, but the operative word is TRY. Christianity is a process.
  • “Christian, n. One who follows the teachings of Christ in so far as they are not inconsistent with a life of sin” – Ambrose Pierce (The Devil’s Dictionary)
  • None, God would not want you to be unhappy.
  • There are many good answers here. But you do not have to give up anything except your soul to Jesus and to accept Him as your Saviour. The only real sin is rejecting Jesus and God, for that there is no forgiveness. Many things listed as sin are mainly church laws according to various denominations and not actual Biblical laws. If Christians and others could live by the two commandments given us by Jesus in Matthew 22:37-40 and understand what is being said there then you do not need to be concerned about "sin".
  • "CHRISTIAN, n. One who believes that the New Testament is a divinely inspired book admirably suited to the spiritual needs of his neighbor. One who follows the teachings of Christ in so far as they are not inconsistent with a life of sin." The Devil's Dictionary
  • You just have to give up the intention of sinning. But God doesn't expect you to be 100% perfect. No human being is; only Him. You just have to hand yourself and your spirit over to Him. It can be one of the most warm and comforting things you may ever experience.
  • Christ died for our sins. Dare we make his martyrdom meaningless by not committing them?
  • You have to deny all sins and live just for Chirstand not of the world. The bible says come as you are so technically you dont have to "give up" sin. dont misunderstand me tho you do have to change but that change will come from the heart when Christ allows it.
  • None...but as your relationship with God develops, you will want to please Him and sin less. God wants you just as you are. :D

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