“Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.” 1 John 3:4,
“The sting of death is sin.” 1 Corinthians 15:56,
“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 6:23,
“If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.” John 8:36.
To transgress or violate any known law of God is sin. This is clear and comprehensive. For instance, a man knows it is wrong to steal, therefore if he steals it is a sin. A man knows it is wrong to tell a falsehood, therefore if he speaks falsely he commits a sin. A man knows it is wrong to become intoxicated, and yet he does become so; he has violated a known law of right and wrong, and has therefore committed a sin. Who is the man of common sense that does not know it is wrong to lie, steal, swindle, defraud, curse, drink, get angry and cross; to refuse to help a needy neighbor when he can, to talk foolishly, to tell unseemly tales, to backbite, slander, commit adultery, hold enmity against another, or to be proud and vain, etc.?
All these, and many more, the Bible i.e. the Word of God says are wrong, and man knows them to be wrong; therefore to do them is a sin. John 8:34 says “Sin brings man into bondage”. Thus, Man is unable to liberate himself from sin, but God has sent a Deliverer. Praise God!