What is Sin?

You have probably encountered the word “sin” many times in your life. And perhaps, you even easily explain this word as a transgression to the law of God to people who ask.

Although you already have a general perception of the word sin, there is still a lot to know about it. So what is sin, really?

Here are some biblical truths that can give you an in-depth understanding of sin:

Origin of Sin

In the beginning, God made a perfect world and all that is in it. But then, Adam and Eve committed sin. You can read the account in Genesis 3.

Adam and Eve violated God’s command to not eat the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil in the garden of Eden. They had the freedom to enjoy everything except that fruit, yet they did not obey the commandment of God and sinned.

 ”The woman was convinced. She saw that the tree was beautiful and its fruit looked delicious, and she wanted the wisdom it would give her. So she took some of the fruit and ate it. Then she gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it, too.” (Genesis 3:6 NLT)

Here, sin clearly originated from the disobedience of man. Adam and Eve overruled the will of God in their lives by deciding to disobey Him.

Causes of Sin

But before their disobedience, it is also important to see that it was the lies of the enemy deceived Adam and Eve that caused them to sin in the first place.

Then the Lord God asked the woman, “What have you done?” “The serpent deceived me,” she replied. “That’s why I ate it.” (Genesis 3:13 NLT)

Even today, this is still happening to every person, to non-Christians, and much more to Christian believers.

The lies of the enemy are always around you, causing you to sin. This deception makes your heart to rebel against God and sin.

So, it is crucial that you guard your thoughts and heart against these lies at all times.

“Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” (Proverbs 4:23 NLT)

Forgiveness of Sin

When you fail to guard your heart and eventually sin, you will die. As said in Romans 6:23, “For the wages of sin is death…”

But the good news is God will not let that happen to you. And as you continue to read the same verse, “…but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” 

God made a way to save you from this pit of unrighteousness and bring you back to His presence.

Through the blood of His son, Jesus Christ, you could have salvation and a new life, free from sin and shame.

God’s redemption is always available for you. The question is, are you willing to accept the salvation God freely gives you?

Call the CBN Asia Prayer Center today at 8-737-0-700 and experience a changed life in Jesus Christ!

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