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Is this a sin or not, and if so should you be on the safe side if you don't know?

Discussion in 'Requests for Christian Advice' started by JohnB445, Dec 7, 2021.

  1. JohnB445

    JohnB445 Well-Known Member

    United States
    I will give one example.
    I go to sleep in the morning and wake up in the night, it seems strange but pulling all nighters made it this way and I feel like there is not enough time in the day.

    It doesn't seem God designed man to sleep during these times, and there may be health consequences for it.

    But anyways I thought to myself, "Try to do the correct thing always, and then I won't have to worry about if it's a sin or not".

    And if it happens not to be, I just made a sacrifice for the love of God, which is probably better than ignorantly sinning and finding out later.
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  2. Pavel Mosko

    Pavel Mosko Arch-Dude of the Apostolic Supporter

    United States
    Oriental Orthodox
    It's not a sin, or at least is not one unless you want it to be.....

    I have worked my share of nonstandard work shifts, especially grave yard. That shift is good for some people, with certain needs. Not to mention, there is the business of eating and having money to pay rent etc. and sometimes those kinds of jobs are the ones where you can be hired on quickly with no fuss.
    Granted our bodies were not designed for it, but somebody has to work to keep things running in this modern post industrial society that we live in.

    By the way there is a lot you can do to help yourself if you work this shift. Like using Black out curtains on your bedroom, becoming more disciplined in your sleep schedule, and if necessary taking Melatonin before bed to help you sleep.
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  3. MMXX

    MMXX Brian

    United States
    Some people, like me, are wired to stay up at night and sleep during the day. It's even hereditary. My mom was the same way.
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  4. timothyu

    timothyu Well-Known Member

    I agree, but be careful. The modern generation once again believes a wooden stake is the cure.
  5. SuperCow

    SuperCow Active Member Supporter

    United States
    At least you can visit Europe or Asia without worrying about jet lag.
  6. SavedByGrace3

    SavedByGrace3 Whoever calls on the name of Jesus will be saved Supporter

    United States
    I worked third shift for years. I would get home at about 8:30 am generally sleep from 10am to 6pm in the evening.
    Gotta do what ya gotta do. I think you are fine.
  7. lastofall

    lastofall Active Member

    The watchman watches in whatsoever capacity he is appointed to: this is not a matter of sin, but vigilance to keep ourselves away from sin.