The Fundamentals of Sin
Updated: Feb 17
Hi & welcome back, reader! I pray you're having a blessed day, and may Jesus Christ be your Perfect Peace!
Today, we are gonna talk about sin, and specifically:
"What Is Sin?"
"When Did Sin Enter Man?"
"Why Did Jesus Come?"
"Why Did Jesus Have To Die?"
& "What Are The Wages of Sin?"
A disciple's #1 resource should be the Bible, and that's where I'll show you the answers to these questions.
PAUSE: Whenever someone asks you a question about The Word of God, EXCLUDE your feelings, thoughts, opinions, & ONLY give them answers derived from The Word of God. Answers to questions about The Word of God should be Holy-Spirit filled and derived from The Word of God. Do not give your personal opinion or alter The Word of God because it does not fit your agenda. The Lord Jesus Christ did NOT give us the authority to do so.
Back to the topic at hand,
Disciples should know the answers to these questions because we are called to make disciples in the world (Matthew 28:19), and what happens when an inquiring mind asks you, "What's sin?", "Why do I have to repent of my sins?" etc. Will YOU be prepared? This is ONE of the reasons why studying The Word of God is imperative:
1 Peter 3:15, "But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:" KJV Version.
At the end of this post, I will insert the TikTok video I did on this topic (just incase you are a visual or audio learner).
What Is Sin?
1 John 3:4, "Whosoever committeh sin trangresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law." KJV Version.
When you see "law", this includes commandments. For example, if Jesus told me "Go and do this", and if I do NOT do it, then I have sinned against Him. Whenever God has commanded us to do something (in the Bible or personally), & we do NOT do it, we have sinned against Him. Sinning is disobeying God.
In the Blue Letter Bible (www.blueletterbible.org), sin is described as "to miss the mark"; "to err, be mistaken", BUT this is my favorite,
"to miss or wander from the path of uprightness and honour, to do, or go wrong".
Transgress is to "turn away"; "to go away"; "to depart"; "the condition of without law (ignorantly or violently); "contempt or to violate the law". Synonyms are "iniquity", "wickedness", & "unrighteousness".
Sin, Wickedness, Transgression, Iniquity, & Unrighteousness all fall under the same umbrella: "What God Hates".
When Did Sin Enter Man?
This would be "The Fall of Man". The Fall of Man is when Adam and Eve transgressed against the commandment of God,
Genesis 2:17, "But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die." KJV Version.
As we continue to read, we come across Genesis 3:6, "And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and die eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat." KJV Version. Before I continue I want to show you something:
1 John 2:16, "For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world." KJV Version.
Now re-read what Eve did in Genesis 3:6:
"...the woman saw that the tree was good for food..." (Lust of the flesh)
"...that it was pleasant to the eyes..." (Lust of the eye)
"a tree to be desired to make one wise..." (Pride of life)
Just something for you to ponder on, but this is how sin entered the world through Adam & Eve transgressing against the commandment of God. If that is not enough, view the following scriptures (Read Romans 5:12-21):
Romans 5:12, "Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:" KJV Version.
Romans 5:17, "For if by one man's offence death reigned by one..." KJV Version.
Romans 5:18, "Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation..." KJV Version.
Romans 5:19, "For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners..."KJV Version.
Why Did Jesus Come?
1 John 3:5, "And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin." KJV Version.
The Word (Jesus Christ) became flesh to fix the error of Adam. Sin separates us from God. Jesus came to reunite man back to Him.
I will go more in depth about "sin separating us from God" in the next post, so look out for that!
Why Did Jesus Have To Die?
(Read Hebrews 9:16-22 because I'm only mentioning a select few).
Hebrews 9:16, "For where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator." KJV Version.
Hebrews 9:17, "For a testament is of force after men are dead: otherwise it is of no strength at all while the testator liveth." KJV Version.
Hebrews 9:18, "whereupon neither the first testament was dedicated without blood." KJV Version.
Hebrews 9:22, "And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission." KJV Version.
According to Blue Letter Bible, remission means "release from bondage or imprisonment"; "forgiveness or pardon of sins (letting them go as if they had never been committed"; "remission of the penalty." Synonyms: "forgiveness"; "deliverance"; "liberty". Jesus' blood releases us from the bondage and wages of sin.
If you read the Old Testament then you know whenever a covenant or testament was made, the blood of an ANIMAL sacrifice was required. Please read the next line, carefully:
GOD HAS NEVER AND WILL NEVER REQUIRE A SACRIFICE OF A HUMAN BEING. THAT IS WITCHCRAFT!!!
Back to the topic,
The New Covenant would not take place until the One who made it shed their blood. God is the One who made the covenant, so He had to shed His blood. Jesus even said,
Matthew 26:28, "For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins." KJV Version.
"But why Jesus' blood?" It specifically had to be blood WITHOUT blemish (sin):
1 Peter 1:19, "But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:" KJV Version.
Since God is WITHOUT sin, He manifested into flesh to die for us. He was the only acceptable sacrifice (Now if you're a Christian, you'll probably treasure John 3:16 more!).
Jesus Christ is the propitiation and the atonement for YOUR sins and MY sins. He is our Advocate to The Father whenever WE sin:
1 John 2:1, "My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous." KJV Version.
1 John 2:2, "And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world" KJV Version.
What Are The Wages of Sin?
Romans 6:23, "For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." KJV Version.
The wages of sin is death. It will always be death. It will never change.
"Where are we shown God saying this Himself? " Let's go back to,
Genesis 2:17, "But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the way that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die." KJV Version.
"...thereof thou shalt surely die."
Because the day Adam ate of that tree, He would be transgressing the commandment of God, & when you go against the commandments of God, that is sin. & The wages of sin is death. Is it not beautiful how The Word of God just fills in the blanks? It's like a puzzle. Romans 6:23 was the piece that connected to Genesis 2:17.
Now there are three types of deaths (I CATERGORIZED THIS, pay attention to "I"): a quick death, a long death, or the everlasting death.
"a quick death": An example is in Acts 5:1-10, the story of Ananias and Sapphira. Go read the story. When Peter accused them of lying to God, they fell IMMEDIATELY to death. They received the payment(wage) quickly. God still does this today, and to be honest with you, we are about to see more of it. When you sin, you'll immediately see the repercussions. Imagine seeing someone drop dead right in front of you, interesting huh?
"a long death": People continue to sin because they don't immediately see the wages of sin, but don't worry the effect is coming... in the long run. An example, people can be diagnosed with long-term/terminal illness in like their mid-40s or even younger. The illness does not have to be as severe as cancer, but it'll be a nuisance.
"the everlasting death": "Everlasting?" Yes, everlasting. I am talking about the second death which will occur in the lake of fire.
Revelation 20:14, "And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death." KJV Version.
Revelation 20:15, "And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire." KJV Version.
If you do not use your time wisely and you DIE in sin, your reward is hell and then that hell will be casted into the lake of fire.
The everlasting death. The torment will never end. You will be SEPARATED from God FOREVER.
Pay close attention to the next line:
If you choose to live a life of separation from God, by habitually living in sin, then the Lord will let you do so, even in eternity...
Well, this is the end!
I thank you for taking the time to read this blog post. I pray you use this information for the edification of yourself and others. Even though I provided scripture and you're not sure what I said was accurate, ALWAYS go before the Lord in prayer about what I said.
Never take my words for it that's why I try my best to provide scripture.
***Before you view the video, I mentioned MORE verses in the written format, so you will not see it in the video. That's why I suggest reading the whole post for yourself, and then the video. Thanks!***
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