Scripturally Based Answers For life's Questions
Most people in the world would consider themselves to be sinners and acknowledge that they do sin, They base that thought on a general understanding of what sin is, and what it does. Most would believe that sin is simply: stealing, lying, murdering, cheating, and disobeying authorities etc. All these things are sin, but let us consider sin in a deeper sense.
Four aspects of sin:
Where did it come from?
What is it?
What are sin s consequences?
How can one be freed from it?
Click-Romans 5:12 The Bible clearly states where it came from, or more specifically, how it started. Click-Romans 5:19” In the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve were given the direct command by God not to partake of the forbidden tree, but they disobeyed and, through that, sin into the world, From them the nature of sin was passed on to all of humanity.
Anything that is not of faith.
Failing to do the right we know to do
All wrong doing
Sin does not necessarily present itself as sin. It is deceitful. To understand sin fully, we must know God and His righteousness. That is how sin is exposed.
Sin is imputed into our human nature
This death is not just a physical, but a state of the spirit, soul, and body. Adam and Eve died spiritually the day they sinned against God. That dead spirit was passed to all the human race though their offspring.
On this earth, people die physically, but then there is another death that they must face after the physical death. The death of the soul which separated a person eternally from God. This death penalty is placed upon the whole human race, unless they personally accept the salvation offered through Jesus Christ
Separation from God
Sin is always waiting at the door of our life, always presents itself as an option, and those who choose to sin, either willingly or unwillingly, are trapped by sin s power. There are only two options, rule over sin, or have it rule over you. The truth that we must realize and accept is, that with our own natural power we have no way to rule over it, Only with the power of Christ and the grace He gives can we become free from the bondage of sin.
Jesus came to save us from the power, penalty, practice, and ultimately the presence of sin.
Acknowledge our sin
We must take responsibility for our sin. We must not blame others, but acknowledge to God that we are indeed the guilty one before Him.
Confess our sin.
God does not save individuals from general sin. He saved me from my sin, and He will save you from only your sin. Confess the sin for which you are guilty.
Forsake our sin.
Then forsake the sin and walk with God in His ways. This is clearly illustrated in I John chapter one.
and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we have not sinned, we make him a liar and his word is not in us What if we sin unknowingly, or fail to live up to God s requirements? This is described in the next chapter of first John.
Abide in Christ.