1 Jn 3:4 Everyone who practices sin also practices lawlessness; and sin is lawlessness. (NASB)
1 Jn 3:4 Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law. (KJV)
Sin is the breaking of Torah, as prescribed in the O.T. (the N.T. did not exist when this verse was written). Torah is the set of instructions for living with each other and worshipping the Creator; given to us by God. Chapter 3 of 1 John goes to great length to show how sin within us separates us from God. Man, being carnal in nature and unequipped to make such decisions because of our fallen state cannot define what sin is on his own. The Church cannot define sin either; it's simply an institution of man. The Bible is very clear on this point. Torah defines what sin is! Wait! Didn't Adam and Eve commit sin in the Garden? Was Torah active then? Yes, of course they did commit sin in the Garden and Torah was active then. It always has been. Our walking, living, breathing Torah has been here from the beginning - Jesus (Yeshua)! Just go read the book of John. Now, let's look at one sin and follow it's path through history. It's time to get piggish!
Eating pork has always been a sin. Oh wait! Pork was made clean when all foods were made clean! Uh, no, but we'll get to that - let's look through biblical history first. Searching on the Internet for, "did humans eat meat before the flood" will bring up all manner of sources showing how man was a vegetarian in the antediluvian period. Most of the sources also cover the beginning of meat eating with the story of Noah and the 7 pair of "clean" animals post flood. Please notice that Noah and family knew the difference between clean and unclean animals even then. Clean animals were to be for food, not unclean! As biblical history progresses through Abraham and up to present day it's readily apparent to all that Israelites and 'Jews" never ate pork. Lev. 11 makes this prohibition against pork very clear. Later, in Isaiah 66, pork eaters are spoken of as to be destroyed by God at the Second Coming. But didn't Christ make all "foods" clean? Watch this teaching and tell me if you still believe that.
Speaking of Christ, the Church teaches that Jesus made many changes. They tell us Torah has now been "nailed to the cross" and discarded. They tell us it's OK to sin now by eating pork.
If this is true, folks, then the Church worships another Jesus (2 Cor. 11)! They worship a Greco-Roman antinomian pagan "Christ" that has NOTHING to do with the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob! And, this is exactly why our Jewish brothers and sisters WILL NEVER accept the Messiah presented by the Church! The Church literally presents the world with an anti-Messiah, an antichrist! This makes the teachers in the Church FALSE teachers and ministers who teach us to go after other Gods!
Deu 13:1 "If a prophet or a dreamer of dreams arises among you and gives you a sign or a wonder,
Deu 13:2 and the sign or the wonder comes true, concerning which he spoke to you, saying, 'Let us go after other gods (whom you have not known) and let us serve them,'
Deu 13:3 you shall not listen to the words of that prophet or that dreamer of dreams; for the LORD your God is testing you to find out if you love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul.
Deu 13:4 "You shall follow the LORD your God and fear Him; and you shall keep His commandments, listen to His voice, serve Him, and cling to Him.
Deu 13:5 "But that prophet or that dreamer of dreams shall be put to death, because he has counseled rebellion against the LORD your God who brought you from the land of Egypt and redeemed you from the house of slavery, to seduce you from the way in which the LORD your God commanded you to walk. So you shall purge the evil from among you.
Deu 13:6 "If your brother, your mother's son, or your son or daughter, or the wife you cherish, or your friend who is as your own soul, entice you secretly, saying, 'Let us go and serve other gods' (whom neither you nor your fathers have known,
Deu 13:7 of the gods of the peoples who are around you, near you or far from you, from one end of the earth to the other end),
Deu 13:8 you shall not yield to him or listen to him; and your eye shall not pity him, nor shall you spare or conceal him.
Deu 13:9 "But you shall surely kill him; your hand shall be first against him to put him to death, and afterwards the hand of all the people.
Deu 13:10 "So you shall stone him to death because he has sought to seduce you from the LORD your God who brought you out from the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.
Deu 13:11 "Then all Israel will hear and be afraid, and will never again do such a wicked thing among you.
Deu 13:12 "If you hear in one of your cities, which the LORD your God is giving you to live in, anyone saying that
Deu 13:13 some worthless men have gone out from among you and have seduced the inhabitants of their city, saying, 'Let us go and serve other gods' (whom you have not known),
Deu 13:14 then you shall investigate and search out and inquire thoroughly. If it is true and the matter established that this abomination has been done among you,
Deu 13:15 you shall surely strike the inhabitants of that city with the edge of the sword, utterly destroying it and all that is in it and its cattle with the edge of the sword.
Deu 13:16 "Then you shall gather all its booty into the middle of its open square and burn the city and all its booty with fire as a whole burnt offering to the LORD your God; and it shall be a ruin forever. It shall never be rebuilt.
Deu 13:17 "Nothing from that which is put under the ban shall cling to your hand, in order that the LORD may turn from His burning anger and show mercy to you, and have compassion on you and make you increase, just as He has sworn to your fathers,
Deu 13:18 if you will listen to the voice of the LORD your God, keeping all His commandments which I am commanding you today, and doing what is right in the sight of the LORD your God.