Video from The Bible Project
"Transgression" is one of those Bible words that seems clear until you have to explain it to somebody. In this video, we'll explore the fascinating and sophisticated meaning of this biblical "bad word." Get ready for a sobering reflection on human nature." from video introduction
From "transgress," to pass over or beyond; as any rule prescribed as the limit of duty; to break or violate, as a law, civil or moral. In the Old Testament pesha`, occurs 80 times, rendered in all versions by "transgression."
Our sin must be made right if we are to be fit for God’s presence. The only thing that can cover our sin is the blood of God’s Son. With Jesus’ shed blood, God blots out the transgression of every person who comes to Him in faith (John 3:16–18; Matthew 26:28). “For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us” (Psalm 103:25–26).